Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WOYWW? 178

 What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! Yep it's back again the weekly blog hop Miss Julia created for all of us nosey bloggers.  So tonight (as it is still Tuesday here in California for an other 45 min.) this is dear Betsy, quite cluttered with an assortment of stamps, ink pads, and scissors.  Not much creativity lurking about on Betsy this week.  I have been busy searching, and cropping and printing photos for a Christmas present for my DIL. I decided to make her a memories quilt.  I've made a couple in the past and they do take some time to make. Getting the pictures cropped and printed take the longest, but I finally got the last sheet printed this morning.  Then a couple hours of cutting them apart and trimming them( oooph! I hate that part)  So here is a pic of the quilt, it's a twin size, meant more for a throw than a blanket. 

 Here it is all laid out again with all 62 pictures!!  She loves purple, so every picture is framed in purple with a purple and hot pink daisy in the corner.  The word Family runs through the middle ( also printed on the PC)  Sine there was still a lot of space left, and I'm out of transfer paper I chose to use some stamps around the edges.  There is a flower boarder all the way around it, then in between the pictures I used a butterfly and a dragonfly stamp.  I was not about to try and color each image, but it needed something........... Since the paper backing was still on each pic. I chose to use a couple stencil brushes and and eggplant purple and a plum ink pad and just softly shadow around each pic.  There is one picture, under the I that has a white frame around it, that is my son and daughter in law the day they were married.  It's the Kiss of course, and the caption says "It started with a kiss".

Here is a closer view of one of the corners ( pretty little granddaughters there too)

I haven't gotten started on my Christmas cards yet, but here is one gift finished!!  I had planned on making two of these this year, but youngest son and DIL announced they are expecting in March, so theirs gos to the back burner for awhile.

My Waahoo moment is.........wait for it................
We are going to be blessed with our first grandson in March!!!!!! Yes I have already bought a couple of "blue" items.
Sorry Julia, this is just as short as I could keep it this week.  Oh you don't know Julia?  Then you must go to: Say a How do and join this crazy weekly blog hop. (pssst! you can hop in any order you want LOL)
Until later
Inky Hugs,


  1. What a lot of work in that quilt, I'm quite exhausted just imagining what was involved. Fairly quick and easy is my motto lol.
    Cheers for a great crafty week.
    Elaine #27

  2. Congrats on your news... and loving the quilt - what a labour of love!! Happy WOYWW, Helen #4

  3. your quilt is awesome and what great news re the grandson
    have a fab woyww
    kay #75

  4. First of all congratulations on your news (March) and then quite what to say I don't know. That quilt, it is absolutely fabulous. What a heirloom! Am just wondering how long it took to make.
    Thanks for visiting me last week when I was AWOL - Hugs, Neet 23 xx

  5. I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
    Big hugs,
    A x #93

  6. What an incredible talent, I would not know where to begin.

  7. That quilt is fabulous, and such a wonderful gift. Congrats on the grandson news, thats brilliant.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #86

  8. congratulations on your wonderful news and for sharing it with us all.the quilt is amazing what a wonderful idea and labour of love what talent... the finished result is beautiful you must be so pleased with it.have a wonderful week x #77

  9. What a wonderful quilt and such a keepsake! This is incredible and I can't even imagine the countless hours that when into this gift! Congratulations on your first grandson! WooHoo! Happy Halloween!

  10. That quilt is beautiful! What a fabulous gift!!!

    Happy Halloween and WOYWW!
    Katie #114

  11. oh that quilt is just amazing! How much work and love is put in it! I can just imagine how lovely the feeling must be - covered and all cosy with your family! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. What an amazing piece of quilting and so very personal - a wonderful heirloom for future generations.

    Congratulations on your news about becoming a grandparent - it's so much fun!

  13. Wow, that quilt is not just a work of art but also a work of heart too! Congrats on your good news, hope everything goes smoothly for them. Yes, the English countryside is very beautiful and also very diverse too for such a small country.

    Brenda 1

  14. Hi Krisha,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. You have a great idea there for a quilt. Something to treasure. I am knitting my son a blanket.
    JB *128

  15. Thats a beautiful quilt . Very special. Have just got my first grandson three weeks ago. He is gorgeous and I'm busy thinking up some ideas for the Christmas season. Hope all goes well for the Parents to be and the grandparents too. Its a special moment.
    Tricia 111

  16. Wow! A quilt! I never would have thought or knew it possible to make a quilt with pictures. That is an excellent gift with so many memories. What good mother in law you are!

  17. That's a wonderful gift. How clever.

    The bears @#100

  18. Such a beautiful quilt - sure to be treasured for many a year by your family! Chris 126

  19. Wow, what a great gift idea, it's fabulous!! ( Can it be washed? ) I really love the pictures on the quilt, so very creative!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I'll take hurricanes over earthquakes any day! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  20. Congratulations on your wonderful news. we have two Grandsons and were so excited when our first Granddaughter was born 2 years ago - all those frilly clothes and dolls to buy.
    Beautiful quilt, a real treasure and family keepsake.
    Thanks for visiting my desk, the sock is very warm - just need to make its twin.

    Ann B

  21. WOW awesome quilt. I can't imagine how much work has gone into it. A treasure for sure. Congrats on the coming birth of the grandson! I have two granddaughters and they are done so I am happy until DD decides to start her family! Thanks for sharing, commenting by my blog, and have a great week! Vickie #38

  22. Lots going on at your desk! :) I tidied mine today and have posted the after piccis too :O)

    Your Memories Quilt is FANTASTIC a work of art

    Ali #88

  23. WOW you memory quilt is amazing, I love the whole concept.
    Congratulations on your news too.
    Karin 127

  24. Wow-what an amazing quilt, how generous of you to spend so much time on this lovely gift - I'm sure it will be cherished!
    Have a good week

  25. Oh my, what an amazing quilt I have never seen anything quite like it! TFS and Happy WOYWW Cindy #66

  26. what a fabulous project ! This looks lovely & I am sure your DIL will love it ! Thanks for sharing - so great to hear about your new grandson on the way !
    Ali #57

  27. Well first CONGRATULATIONS to you, how fun is that, a grandson! (We have two sons getting married next year, so I feel the urge to be a grandma growing stronger every day.)

    And that quilt, Krisha, that is amazing, what a labor of love!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww,
    #32 this week

  28. Huge congratulations Krisha!! And what an amazing quilt you've made. That must have taken forever to complete. You are so thoughtful. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #81

  29. What a week for you! Congratulations gran-to-be! And on getting the quilt done! Thanks for coming my way, and the clear gel pen works the best! Sandi #27 you are now 56 btw

  30. What a labour of love that quilt is - your DIL will be thrilled with it! Will remember your tip about the tape!! :-)
    Bernice #7

  31. What a beautiful heirloom! She is going to love it. I can't figure out how you put the photo's on it. I know you must be able to wash it and the photo can't be paper... Just beautiful! Congratulations on your coming Grandson!

  32. Hi Krisha thanks for the visit. Love your quilt what a great keepsake. Congratulations on the happy news for March too.
    Have a great weekend, hugs Erika.

  33. What a beautiful keepsake that throw is Krisha and such a lot of work. Your DIL is going to be thrilled with it I’m sure.

    Congrats on the baby news too......I feel more sewing coming on!

    Thanks for stopping by this week.
    Happy Crafting!

  34. such a beautiful quilt, I am sure it will be treasured for years to come. Best of luck with your floor plans after solving our kitchen I might venture out to bigger things next time. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @87

  35. congrats on the new grandbaby! wow, big news and what a beautiful quilt! thank you for the sweet blog comment, it means a lot, hugs,

  36. Hi there Krisha wow I doer what you have done with that quilt that is one serious piece of work - great result!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37

  37. Oh Krisha what a fab, fab gift, it will reduce your DiL to tears I'm perfectly sure. lao, huge congrats for having the idea and getting on with it, that's the sort of big project for me that takes a lot of walking around and erm...ignoring!!

  38. now that is my kinda desk! if you're like me it might be cluttered buy you know where stuff is - well mostly any way! Your quilt is truly amazing!!! so much work and is certainly going to be a family heirloom for the future. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment on my WOYWW post.
    hugs, annie x

  39. Wow Krisha, what a stunning quilt! I've never seen anything like that before, with real photos printed onto the fabric. What a work of art, and what a wonderful family heirloom.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment - glad you like my knitting. I've started on the back now, and getting on quite well.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

  40. What an incredible quilt and such a special gift.
    Congrats on your being a new Grandma!!
    hugs Lynn