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Monday, July 24, 2006

Random Acts of Craftiness

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
Mim at Greenjewls surprised me by offering to make me a baby quilt. Now you must understand that we don't know each other. We read each others blogs, but haven't even had any back and forth emails. She first offered to send some of her son's cute baby clothes, but found them to be too small for my big guy. So, in about a day she sewed up and mailed out this wonderful quilt made of fulled, recycled wool sweaters.

It truly fits into our family's lifestyle. I love it. It's handsome, durable; light weight, but warm; and not too precious, which is important with an active-explorer pre-schooler (jumping, spilling), a baby (spitting up), and a dog (lots of hair). It also reuses materials — good for the world, good for the soul. I love the colors and patterns, they remind me of the hills and furrows of a Grant Wood painting.

Mim also filled the shipping box with other treats for big brother (Thomas train, wooden frog toys), and mom (fabric, embroidery floss), including a limmerick about my baby-poop-colored Martha-Stewart-painted bedroom. Here it is:

There once was a paint chip called yolk*
It looked lovely to almost all folk
for those who make moo
it looked like baby poo
Perhaps it is all just a cosmic joke!

*An Actual Martha Stewart Signature paint color.

Thank you Mim!
Your kindness is inspirational.


Blogger capello said...

What a lovely quilt!

And had I never had children, I wouldn't undertand at all. But I totally get it.

Mon Jul 24, 03:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Dawbis said...

so sweet :)

Mon Jul 24, 03:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mrspilkington said...

that's wonderful! she's cool people.

Mon Jul 24, 04:09:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Kim said...

You've got such a beautiful family.

The quilt is wonderful--what a thoughtful gift!

Mon Jul 24, 05:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mimulus said...

thanks for the gorgeous photos of your guys...and so glad to see the quilt looks right at home. I was so touched by the random acts of kindness that came my way when Ben was born that I have made it a habit pay it foward. an dI like the grant wood reference, must be growing up in the midwest

Mon Jul 24, 08:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Robyn said...

That was incredibly kind. And I really must say that your two kiddos are just adorable.

Mon Jul 24, 10:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Julie said...

Its really beautiful and I love the way you described it. Very generous...

Mon Jul 24, 11:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

First, I must say, you have two of the cutest little guys! Look at the sparkle in Carlo's eyes ... oh, too cute.

Second, if anyone deserves a random act of craftiness, it's you.

Everywhere I go in the craft blog world I see that you've preceded me being supportive, open, fun, down-to-earth, bawdy, and encouraging. I'm sure your life isn't always a bag of sunshine (whose is?), but somehow you consistently project an optimistic and positive attitude.

You make me smile, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Tue Jul 25, 06:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous brenda said...

Your babies are adorable! as is the quilt....that type of quilt has been on my "to do....someday...." list for a long time...what an inspiration!

Tue Jul 25, 08:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Hello all you lovely ladies with lovely comments. Thank you. :)

Wed Jul 26, 12:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous gracia said...

I love the look of that wonderful quilt... such fabulous and practical snail mail!
take care, gracia

Wed Jul 26, 05:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

so many adorable
and so many fantastic creations...

saludos :*

Wed Jul 26, 01:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Aurora said...

I must say, that baby looks....delicious. hmmmmm.

Sat Jul 29, 10:01:00 AM PDT  

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