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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday





This has been a great year for Vintage Thingies Thursday. Sadly, today will be the last visit with Coloradolady for 2009. No doubt 2010 will be even more exciting for us all. Looking forward to seeing you then.





This is a little Batman night light. I have had it a very long time.It burns all the time. It was made in 1966 by the General Electric DC Comics Inc. It is only 1/4 inch wide and shows a number on the back 924B. Some treasures you hang onto but know not why.
This is no way a vintage item. However, the owner of this quilt fits that category quite well. I had a wonderful, blessed Christmas However, this quilt is a most prized gift. When someone with a very busy life and schedule, takes time to hand make me something, IT IS SPECIAL.

I was told this was the backing of the quilt. To me, it is just as lovely as the front of the quilt. I will use it both ways. It is like I have two quilts in one. These pictures in no way show the real beauty and work of this quilt.
As you may have figured out, one of our blogging buddies just learned to make quilts this year. Now that she knows what she is doing, she has gone quilt wild. She made five for the holidays. I was one of the fortunate ones on her list.

She did not stop after the quilt. She took scraps from the quilt, cut them in very small stripes and made a guilt ornament. How clever is that!

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart Coloradolady.

33 comments:

marian said...

oh wow what a gorgeous quilt, LV and what a delightful label too.. Suzanne certainly outdid herself!..love that sweet little ornament too! Happy New Year, LV see you in 2010 for more VTT fun! cheers, Marian x

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful thing you have shared with us on this VTT. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. You must be a very special lady to receive such a heartfelt gift!

Happy New Year to you,

Jo

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Both sides of that quilt are lovely! I would call it a reversible one, double the fun, double the beauty and utility!

Postcardy said...

I like both sides. You can alternate sides with the season. The top picture looks like summer and the bottom like winter.

Jane said...

That is a beautiful quilt and Suzanne did a beautiful job creating it. Wow....5 quilts for the holidays...one busy lady. It looks lovely in your room and I know you will treasure it.
Jane

CC said...

Oh my goodness!!! Such a gorgeous quilt and I love the little ornament. What a special lady you must be to Suzanne. It's so heartwarming to see such love in a family. Hope you coming New Year is filled with love and happiness..
Happy New Year

Teresa said...

What a wonderful way for someone to let you know how special you are. I have made quilts and they are no small undertaking. YOu must be very dear to her. Good for both of you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow I LOVE your quilt! But being a quilter it's right up my alley! And it is beautiful on both sides. Enjoy it!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy New Year and Suzanne did great job on it!.. precious gift and thanks for sharing..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a fabulous gift, LV... I received a quilt once from a group of young people at our church... It was one of the nicest gifts I have ever received...

YOUR quilt is gorgeous. What a neat gift from your niece. I'm sure that that one gift MADE Christmas for you this year. Congrats!!!

Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Betsy

Diann said...

Hi LV!

Wow! What an awesome quilt!! And a great gift! Way to go Suzanne!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

Barbara Jean said...

Love the colors in the quilts and the ornament.

Blessings to you and those you love in 2010.

barbara jean

Petit Eyekiss said...

Wow! That is a beautiful quilt
made by love to you.
Happy New Year!
Love /Elisabeth

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Cute night light! Love your new quilt. It's stunning! Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

That's amazing that you received such a wonderful gift! Happy New Year to you!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Bonnie said...

Loved your post today. The ornament was very clever.

Julie said...

Beautiful!!! Happy New Year, LV!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh wow! Quilting has always been amazing (and daunting) to me... Thats incredible!

happy vtt!

Ulla said...

Quilting is like that, it can make you a little crazy! You are so lucky to have such a nice quilt from your niece. The label says a great truth!
Happy New year!

Vonlipi said...

I love the nightlight! Thanks for sharing

Beautiful quilt, it's a real treasure

Manang Kim said...

Wow that batman backlit is 43 yrs old -wink- I know it's my birth year hehe!
Your quilt is so gorgeous I thought you have two thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

VTT~Old Yoke

Danica said...

The quilt is so beautiful! Happy New Year LV. I hope 2010 brings many more happy memories.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful quilt! It's even more special since it was hand crafted by a friend! I love all the quilts that my mom made for me and our kids. and a great idea for the ornament.

Wanted to let you know that I have another blog hug (aka an award) for you!

Happy New Year or in Hawaiian:
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! (sounds like "How..oh-lee...Mah-kah...hee-kee...Ho!" ...your Hawaiian pronunciation lesson for the day :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Sunny said...

What a lovely quilt and special gift.
Thank you for you visits and kind comments.
I wish you a very Happy New Year.
Sunny :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a beautiful quilt and ornament! Like Postcardy said, you can reverse it with the seasons.

Happy New Year!

~ TRacy

RainGardener said...

Not only is the quilt beautiful - the saying she put on it made it really special for you I'll bet! Have a wonderful New Year!

Mrs Quilty said...

"Quilt Wild" -- I love that description, it surely fits all of us quilters perfect! It has been a great year of quilting and I look forward to making more, learning more, and acquiring new friends in 2010! That is a beautiful quilt, as you say, both back and front!! You are very lucky to have received it! I wish you a Very Happy New Year!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I bet we all know and LOVE the maker of your Christmas quilt!!

Congratulations to BOTH of you.

Coloradolady said...

Hopefully, I will improve this next year...and a new quilt with a little more detail will be in order....and you know, I love that batman!! Happy New Year...we'll start it off right!!!

Roslyn said...

What cute idea to make the ornament to celebrate the quilt, you are twice blessed!

Elizabeth said...

How lucky to have a ColoradoLady original LV!
Love your nightlight, too.

Dogmom Diva said...

What a stunning quilt, I need to check out her blog..NOW...thank you for sharing LV..
hugs
Barb

The Essess said...

Your new quilt is adorable and it certainly means more when someone takes time to make something by hand! HAppy NEw Year!