1.19.2010

House Warming



Amanda Jean (who sadly blogs no more) and I agreed to a swap several months ago. It was perfect timing that the gorgeous quilt she sent arrived days after we moved into our new home - I love what a literal house warming gift it is. We've only turned on the heat twice since we moved in. Now that we're on the paying end of a heat bill, I know why my mother kept telling us kids to bundle up in the house before she'd consider turning the heat up. Amanda Jean's quilt has kept me cozy even when it's a little chilly in here. And like everything she does, it's amazingly well-made, full of great details (did you see the quilting on this one?), and is a great blend of traditional and contemporary qualities. Thank you, Amanda Jean.

19 comments:

Jessica Nichols said...

Gorgeous, utterly gorgeous! Plus it provided an opportunity to sneak us a peek at your new home! YAY for sneak peeks!

Chickenbells said...

What a perfect gift...and how lovely to get a little peek into the new space you've set up! It looks like it's going well? I certainly hope so!

mjb said...

So beautiful, as all her quilts are! Lucky you :)

Cheryl Arkison said...

Lucky you! It looks perfect in the new place.

Artsy Momma said...

super pretty! and from the sneaky pics of the new place it looks perfect for its new home

LeeAnn said...

Lucky, lucky girl! I love the piecing she does on BOTH sides on the quilt. I miss her blog!

Connie said...

impressive quilt. and your new place looks great

traci said...

oh man a first peak into the new abode! it looks gorgeous! as does that quilt. my oh my that's one heckuva swap.

Scintilla said...

your photos are so amazing. i wish i could come over and see your house. i bet it is equally incredible! xoxojen

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house on hill road said...

it's beautiful in its new home!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

More photos of the new house please. Congratulations on the big move. Among so many other reasons to love being a homeowner, I love the feeling of stability + not having a landlord...we are the only ones with keys to the front door, that kind of stuff. Enjoy!

betsy and iya said...

Suzy, I CAN'T WAIT to visit your new home! It already looks amazing, in just a few photos. And that quilt---so warm and beautiful.

beki said...

it's gorgeous!!

Mariss said...

Gorgeous quilt, and what a great friend! I can't wait to see the photographic house tour...whenever that happens :) No rush!

What are the floors? Stained concrete? Cork?

wende said...

Congratulations on your new home!! The quilt is quite smashing as well! :D

amandajean said...

you are much too kind, susan. i'm happy to help you ward off the chills in your new place. the place looks GREAT! i'm so happy for you and barry. (and would you consider photographing all my quilts? you do so well! ;))

AbbieBabble said...

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous!