Friday, July 16, 2010

sew & tell - another knitted gift


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Hey! Do you want to hear some great news?  Baby is sleeping from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.!!  Do you know what this means?  It means my brain is starting to function on the closer side of normal.  I actually sewed this week!  It's the first sewing I've done in almost 3 months!  Unfortunately, I didn't quite finish it.  But I should have it finished for next Friday - it's the Amy Butler LOVE quilt I've been working on for the baby.  I'll make it her, I'm-sleeping-through-the-night gift.  I just ordered the rest of the fabric for her bedding too, so I'm excited to get all that put together!  Now, if I could just figure out what beds to get the older kids so that I can put her in the crib instead of the pack-n-play...

So, because I don't have anything of my own (again), and I forgot to coordinate with Leslie who was going to guest post for me (she's been with us since the beginning and always has fun things to share.  Sorry Leslie!), I have another item to feature that I received as a baby gift.

If you've been reading here for a bit you might have heard why I named my blog what I did.  My dear neighbor is a VERY creative person and excellent knitter.  I had no words when I opened her gift.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS??? I LOVE IT!! The Amylouwho family tree immortalized in knit! I assume most people are familiar with Dr. Seuss and his Whos.  She patterned this picture after one of the illustrations in Horton Hears a Who

She knit the blanket and the figures and then appliqued them to the blanket.  Seriously! The talent!
amylouwho and daddywho

aliwho

andywho

and babymaggiewho

I still get giggles and fall in love with it even more every time I look at it!  Thank you Ellen!!


What sewing project did you finish this week?


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1. Link to your specific  post  about a sewing related finish you had THIS week.
2. Please mention sew   & tell in your post and link back to this  post (link or button) so  everyone can join in.
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32 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Congrats on the baby sleeping and being able to sew! :o)

Kristen said...

Yeah on the sleepie sleep! I was so happy when that happened! All three times! Ahh... now I see why they name is so!

Miri said...

Adorable!

Lucky you...a baby who sleeps through the night!

trish said...

Oh what a special gift! :o)
There is a new little page on my blog titled "bartering" and wanted to extend the invitation. :o) I am looking to trade fabric scraps for quality handcrafted jewelry. :o)

Sincerely ~ Tricia

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is just about the cutest blanket I've seen! I wonder how she knit the people? So cute!

Penny said...

First time here to join the link party.Thanks :)
Hugs, Penny

Anna said...

Love that throw. Just amazing!

Nicole said...

That is the most creative, amazing thing I've ever seen! How did she do it?! What a great, unique gift.

I don't think I've thanked you lately for hosting Sew & Tell every week. I really look forward to it. :)

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

What a cute feature! Thanks for hosting the party :)

Jen said...

I have no such excuse for not sewing lately :) That's great that you're back to it ...

P. said...

Congrats on the baby sleeping through the night, and for being able to get back to sewing! That knit baby blanket is just the cutest thing! How in the world someone could knit those little people is waaaay beyond me. What a dear gift!

Tori said...

Can your baby teach my baby that awesome art? :] I can't wait to see your finished quilt.

pinksuedeshoe said...

A-Maze-Ing. Makes me wish I could knit! Love it!

Quiltstory said...

Love it! And yay for sleep!

QuilterMary said...

Holy Cow ... what an awesome blanket, what an awesome knitter, what an awesome friend!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That is super cute! What a fun gift and your friend is seriously talented! Thanks for another fun Sew & Tell Friday! I love it when I have something to share!

xo -E

Cecily said...

Lots of awesome stuff this week! Thanks for a great link party!

coldspaghetti said...

What a beautiful piece! A lot of nice links, but I think the Whos rock it!

Jenn said...

Amy, I think of you every time I run across that amy butler fabric and can't wait to see the finished baby quilt! So glad she's sleeping thru the night! Glad you're back to more sewing!
My favorite part of the the knitted picture is the ponytails! So cute!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Yeah for sleep! Yeah for the super-cute family snapshot! Yeah for even getting to the machine. I think they only thing I accomplished when my "little" one was little was cross stitch!

Michelle said...

Wow! Your neighbor is sooo talented! So very awesome.

Congrats on baby sleeping through the night! Can't wait to see the quilt you are making for her.

Rita E said...

That is so amazing! For sure a family heirloom! Thank you much for hosting Sew & Tell Friday ... I too look forward to it!

patchworkdelights said...

What a beautiful blanket, sure to become a heirloom!

Tere said...

Thanks for hosting..have a great weekend!

happy zombie said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!!!! That is an amazing work of art from your wonderful neighbor. How beautiful on so many levels!!

Candied Fabrics said...

That is so awesome! What a wonderful friend!

Lappedamen said...

What a great gift! Good to hear that your baby is sleeping well.

Julie said...

How fun, your very own family of Whos!!! Very cute :)

Jenny said...

Amy - it's been too long since I've visited this amazing blog. How are you??? I know you're insanely busy. I thought about you today and hope we can catch up soon!

This gift from your neighbor?? To die for! Her creativity and talent are unbelievable!

Hope you are well! Sending love from Mechanicsville :)

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Roslyn said...

Tried to link up again but I can't so need some guidance.

sewtakeahike said...

your blanket is just amazing Amy! she put so much thought and time into it, what a treasure!

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