Thursday, March 24, 2011

Drive by shooting

On our recent trip, I saw something I've never seen before.

I had my camera at the ready, as we were driving past these farms. I was so excited when I saw the first one on the barn, but my hubby did not slow down much, so I had to do a drive by shooting :-)

I got really tickled when my hubby said -
"I bet that lady really appreciated her husband painting that quilt for her."

WHAT!! I laughed so hard. Yeh, right, maybe he held the ladder.

That's okay, he doesn't know much about quilting, but he sure knows how to bless his wife. He bought me a Bernina for Christmas 7 years ago, no promptings, just went out and bought it ;-)

He also bought me this little jewel.

Yep, he's a keeper.

Hope you are having a great quilting day!

20 comments:

Jo said...

WOW!...these photo's are fun, and I'm excited to see such beauty, painted on these buildings, this is so ironic,I told the hubs I wanted to paint on the tractor shelter,only thing is I can't paint,hehe.
But I think I'll try anyway, this looks amazing!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Snoodles said...

I love that many areas now have "Quilt Trails" with beautiful displays on barns and outbuildings! I would love to do it around here, too!
What wonderful choices he makes for your gifts! Nice!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Awesome... thanks for the laughs!! (drive by shooting anyone!) Yup, your hubby IS a keeper!

Bunny said...

What a great capture love that and have never seen anything like it before thanks for having your camera ready. Love it

Lee said...

I love the quilt barns! My girlfriend and I plan our girl outtings around them sometimes - some in MI and lots in Ohio!

SueWis said...

A hubby that will go out and buy you not one, but two sewing machines is indeed a keeper.

It's fun to see those quilts on barns. :)

Julia said...

Those quilts are all over the south. I love them.

Pat said...

I've never seen one on a barn but hope to eventually. Thanks for sharing!

CJ said...

Got a chuckle from your post. Your hubby thought that the men got up there and painted those quilts and yet he wouldn't even slow down??? LOL! Okay, then. Where were these great barns??

regan said...

Yep....he's a keeper! And maybe he'll hold the ladder for you, right? lol

Barb said...

Love those photos....

I would say he is a keeper....

Quilter in the Gap said...

Quilt blocks just like those are all over the area I live. We have the Appalachian Quilt Trail. check it out... http://www.vacationaqt.com/ there are several in my small town (pop. 210)

Sonia said...

Cool!! I love the quilt paintings on the barns and that's a pretty sweet sewing machine you got there too. :)

Heather said...

My friend has a barn and one of these days I'll ask to paint a block there. it won';t be seen from the road, but it will be nice for her.

Val said...

This is so funny to me because that is exactly the way sweet hunter is. I see something, have camera ready, point, and take it while driving by. Then he says, Oh did you want me to stop?? Duh...... I feel your pain! Love the barns!!! But you are right, they are keepers! Your featherweight looks just like mine!!!

Pokey said...

Sometimes they make you smile, don't they? I love my sweetie, too, but I'm always glad to hear even the best ones have those quirks ~
:-}pokey

Crispy said...

How fun to see the blocks on the barns. I wish the farmers would do that out here. Oh yeah, your hubby is certainly a keeper!!

Crispy

Kathy said...

Great quilts for the barns and other buildings. I like your new featherweight too.

Talin's Corner said...

Yes, he is definitely a keeper. You are going to love your featherweight!

Carrie P. said...

I have spotted those barn blocks around our area. It is like a surprise gift when I spot one.
Yes, your hubby is definitely a keeper.