While working on all these little houses, I decided to have my own house be the large center block. It was soooo fun to try to replicate my house!
Now I just love “living” among all these nifty neighbors. After all, who wouldn’t want to live next door to a funny giraffe or a pincushion or a pretty rainbow.
But mine is not just a house…it’s a home…through and through. Lots of memories here. This is where my children grew up. See that rose bush by the front door? Mr. Sunshine and I spent a lot of time finding just the right one and planted it when it was tiny. Now it is taller than me. This spring we chopped 15 feet off the top of that cherry tree by the side of the house. It was huge! And from this view you can’t see the maple tree behind it, but I can feel it there…it’s the one my kids spent summers climbing.
Now the hunt is on for just the right “couple” to fussy cut for the front window. The ones to represent Mr. Sunshine and myself. It will be an interesting challenge to see what I can come up with. What better excuse to pour through all the fabric shops I can find.
This quilt is becoming a labor of love.