Friday, 16 July 2010

One quilt + one small boy = ?

I am just back from two weeks at our farm, pruning the garden into shape. I took the opportunity to take some photos of a quilt I made for my son a few years ago.
The pattern is called 'Road to St Louis', and I made it in the brightest of colours, tempered by a dark navy & tan microcheck for the background.
The backing is a brilliant purple swirl fabric, and for the label, I asked my boy to draw a picture of himself at the time!
My baby boy is now eleven, and ever so willing to help me with photographing his quilt. "How about I run around like a lunatic Mum?"
"Or perhaps take my quilt for a bike ride in the mud to get the mail?"
"How about this Mum? Is this good?"
We did have fun taking these photos together, and it was the perfect tonic for taking my mind off some medical stuff that is going on for me. I had a benign tumour removed from my spine 14 years ago, and have had no further trouble until just recently. Recurring neck pain has raised suspicions of a further tumour, culminating in an MRI today. I will not receive the results until next Tuesday. I am working hard at not worrying until I have something definitive to worry about. Thankfully, I live with the perfect distraction - a cheerful, 11 year old boy!
Lovely to be back chatting with you. Bloom x

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt for a great kid!

    Fingers crossed and prayers sent for good news regarding your scan, hoping everything works out okay.

    I love your blog (and just made a tutorial of yours the other day), especially your gorgeous photos. You certainly have two hands full of green digits - more than the usual green thumbs some people have!

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  2. The quilt is very beautiful and I hope your boy continues with his antics to help distract you. I'll keep you in my thoughts on Tuesday and I hope that all goes well.

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  3. the bike shot is my favorite of a beautiful quilt and a little boy who would probably fit right in at our house with the three we have (one of whom will be turning 11 in Sep)!

    all my best hopes and wishes for you at the upcoming appointment!

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  4. Great pictures and tell your model he may have a future in the "biz", lol. I've always liked that pattern, yours is sparkly beautiful.
    I do hope your health is not an issue soon. I'll be remembering you and hope all will be well.

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  5. Gorgeous pictures...I love the one of him running with the quilt.

    Sorry to hear about your neck pain...hopefully it will be nothing, but it is better to know than to ignore.

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  6. Love they photo shoot pictures with your cute boy! Hoping the best for you. I love this quote:
    "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength." -Corrie Ten Boom
    Best wishes!

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  7. Oh, what a striking quilt! I love it! Will be thinking good thoughts for your test results. Take care.

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  8. What a great boys quilt! Love all the shots with your 'helper'!!! Thinking of you and hoping it is only good news on Tuesday xx

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  9. Love all the shots, especially the running one!

    Prayers are for you for good results from the tests.

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  10. Thinking of you! Hope all goes well. Thankyou for sharing the quilt pic...it is lovely!

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  11. Your quilt is beautiful. Your small man is a wonderful, helpful model. I hope all news is good news for you in the next few days.

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  12. oh what fun pics with ds........it's a lovely quilt........
    must get in a prune my roses and clean up all the umbrella grass....it is still stuck in everything....
    hope all goes well with the tests.......

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  13. Wonderful quilt and fantabulous pictures!!! I will say a prayer that all will be well for you.

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  14. gorgeous photos of your boy.

    My fingers are crossed and I am hoping that everything will work out ok for you. Sending you lots of good wishes xx

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  15. The quilt is great - and your model is great too. I love the idea of his handdrawn label... perfect...
    Lots and lots of good thoughts coming your way...... Hugz

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  16. good luck with your medical things...worrying is never fun and hard not to do. The quilt is beautiful adn the tag precious!

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  17. Couldn't think of a better distraction, keep positive and my thoughts are with you.

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  18. Chin up and keep positive. I am hoping like crazy for you. What a fun - typical 11 year old boy. That's a lovely bright quilt.

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  19. Wow what a great place to be.... a farm. It is great how boys just LOVE helping their mums. I Love his quilt....

    I hope everything is ok with your results...

    Caring..

    Sandyn

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  20. Gorgeous quilt; your son obviously treasures it.

    Good luck with your test results, but dont worry until you need to.

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  21. One of my favorite quilt patterns - plus I live in St Louis! Did you know that Trudie Hughes designed that quilt after seeing it in STL? I made one many, many years ago - I may have to make a new one in today's fabrics! Thanks for the pictures!

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  22. positive thoughts and prayers being sent your way : )

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  23. Gee Ros, what a shock to read about your news. Fingers crossed for you. Thinking of you, positive thinking is a powerful tool. Quilt looks fantastic! xx

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  24. Good luck with your tests results Bloom. I love your blog and have missed you lately. Hope all goes well,
    Mandy Hawkins.

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  25. sending lots of good thoughts your way and hoping for the best.
    ah yes our kids can be great distractions...
    very cute pictures!
    kathie

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  26. Fun pics.
    Sending you lots of good vibes for your results.

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  27. Great Pics & Love the Quilt...Hope the results are Positive for you...
    take care
    cheers

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  28. I'll be thinking of you and sending fiercly good vibes your way

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  29. love your photos ,great colours in the quilt. hope you hear some good news from your tests. will be thinking of you Ros

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  30. Hey Ros, nice to read your post. Great pics - looks like lots of fun. "Praying for you" doesn't seem to cut it...but will do. Hugs. Leanne.

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  31. Sending very positive thoughts and prayers across the world to you - so glad that you chose not to ignore the pain and to get the MRI.

    What a lovely quilt and how nice to have a such a cute and willing helper.

    Hugs - Gail

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  32. Sending very positive thoughts and prayers across the world to you - so glad that you chose not to ignore the pain and to get the MRI.

    What a lovely quilt and how nice to have a such a cute and willing helper.

    Hugs - Gail

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  33. i am simply loving that last photo! too cute!

    also, glad to hear that your tests came out clear. :)

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