Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dr. Seuss at the lake and a GIVEAWAY


  "How did it get so late so soon?" Dr. Seuss
The above quote sums up my feelings of late. Another birthday, another season at the camp and memories of my former life are all contributing to this sense of time going by.

This quilt is for my grandson. I made one for my granddaughter earlier in the spring. Hopefully they will be here next weekend and I can give the quilts to them then.
I fell in love with the fabric. I used to read these classic books to my children.



"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss
Is this not the truth?



"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." Dr. Seuss


 Theodor Seuss Geisel was the author of many books for children. His quotes are wonderful. You can read about him here.

My GIVEAWAY is coming up soon. There will be 3 drawings - one for each 100 blogs! 1 entry for each comment and 2 entries if you are a follower!

24 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a cute quilt Carol! I'm sure the kids will be thrilled to get them:@)

Lee said...

I love your quilt!

podso said...

What a neat post! The quilt is wonderful--what a treasure for years to come! Hope you are having a nice weekend--probably cooler than here!

Vee said...

Those are both wonderul and amazing quilts. Your grands are going to love them!

(I was not allowed to read Dr. Seuss books as a child because my mother considered them insipid. What a surprise when I started reading them to my children and found them perfectly delightful. My son has committed "The Cat in the Hat" to memory and can do command performances at the drop of the proverbial hat. This has put us all in stitches on many occasions.)

From the Kitchen said...

I love this post--and the quilt. When my boys were little, we lived in La Jolla and Dr. Seuss was our neighbor. We could purchase his books at the local village bookstore and his wife would take them to him to sign. We lived near him for three years but I never saw him!!

Thanks for the memories.

Best,
Bonnie

Maggie said...

Dear Carol,
another wonderful quilt, how very talented you are, I know your grandchildren will love them.
Dr Seuss certainly spoke a lot of sense!
Maggie

Rettabug said...

What a HAPPY Fun quilt, Carol!!! He is going to love & cherish this one for a long time. He may even take it to college with him, its so dern cute! tee-hee

I see you've been busy, filling up your plate. Me too but more dresses for Ms. C. I'll have some to show shortly.

Hugs,
Rett

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these bright and fun quilts for your grandchildren. I'm sure they will enjoy them too. You do fabulous quilt work. Pamela

Deb said...

Perfect post!!

ShirleyC said...

I love the quilt! I just love all of that Dr. Seuss fabric too. I really need to get some for my little GD.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Wonderful quilts, they capture the whimsy of Seuss perfectly.

Nihal said...

What a bright quilt, I just loved it. I like the colors, the soul and patience you poured in are so appreciative:)

Candace said...

What fun quilts, Carol! I love the bright colors. I know that your grandchildren are going to cherish the quilts that you make them. We are HUGE Dr. Seuss fans in our household. I just found out a couple of weeks ago with a visit to the Dartmouth Bookstore that he has ties to this area of NH. There is a book about him there that looks so interesting. I can't wait to read it. Hope you are managing to stay cool in this heat. We were in Maine last weekend doing some sight seeing. It was just beautiful! Take care and enjoy your summer!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, the quilt is gorgeous. Your grandson is going to love it. I recognize some of the quotes of Dr. Seuss. I enjoyed my visit today and I would love to be sitting on that chair by the lake.

Pam said...

The quilt is gorgeous and perfect for your grandson with that great Dr Seuss fabric. Your creativity amazes me Carol and I wish I had half of it.

Sheila said...

Your grandson will love this quilt. i was just thinking that I would love to stop by the quilt shop sometime soon to see what's new. I don't have grandchildren but I was thinking i could be starting a "Grand" hope chest.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

How talented you are to be able to make quilts for your grandchildren.

Jean said...

This is so cute. I work in a school library so have thought about making something Seuss-y for school. I did make some wall art and pillows using the Eric Carle fabric.

Cathy said...

Hi Carol - I absolutely LOVE your quilt. The colors are so bright and cheerful and I would smile every time I looked at it. I know your grandchildren will love their gifts from grandma.

Sall's Country Life said...

Love the Dr. Seuss fabric in these great quilts! Your grand kids will love them! Can't believe I caught this post today - the same day I happened across an old T-shirt I haven't worn forever! I'm baby-sitting today so I put it on for the kids...now you'll have to hop on over to my blog to see it! Congrats again, and sign me up for your drawing please!

Tina said...

Gratulation to 300 posts! - This one is very nice, so colourful and so many blues (for Picstory) :). So if you like...
LG Tina

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!

Very cute quilt, it will be treasured.

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON 300+ POSTS!
THIS QUILT IS SO BRIGHT+CHEERY-I REALLY LIKE IT! MAYBE I'LL MAKE ONE SIMILAR! I KNOW THE RECEIVER WILL TREASURE IT ALWAYS! BLESSINGS!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

barb said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute quilt! b

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