Shhhh…It’s a Secret!!!

A post from Kelli–

If you missed the post this morning, I told mom not to worry about blogging today.  I know she’s been pretty busy this week and has some things she’d like to do before hosting Thanksgiving so, I gave her the day off….but I also have other plans!!!

On December 14th, Mom is turning 29 for the 22nd time…also known as 50!  If you know mom at all, she’s not a person that would ask for anything for her birthday, and has requested nothing except for us kids to come home and spend time together.  I, however, do not quite think that this is sufficient to celebrate such a milestone and I would like to do something a bit different.

This is my plan–but I need a bit of help.  I want to make her a quilt, but not just an ordinary quilt.  This is where I’m hoping all of you blog readers out there will be able to help!

My plan is for any of you wonderful interested blog friends and readers to send her a quilt block of any kind that measures 3 1/2″, 6 1/2″, 9 1/2″, or 12 1/2″ unfinished (would measure, 3″, 6″, 9″, or 12″ finished).  After she oogles and googles them, my plan is to arrange them all into a quilt top that she can treasure.  I know she’ll love it!  You can make any kind or color of block that you’d like.  Some things that she really likes are the color red, polka dots, and stars of any kind.

If you’d like to send her a block, her birthday is December 14th.  You can send it to arrive on her birthday or anytime before.  I’m hoping to start arranging blocks and get the top put together over my Winter Break from school.

If you want to send a block, here’s her address:

Jo Kramer

111 2nd Ave NE

Waucoma, Iowa 52171

And if you happen to have any questions, you can reach me at and I’ll try to respond to you as soon as I can!  Thanks for your help!  I’m hoping to make this one of her best birthdays yet!

Ha-Ha Mom…you can’t delete this when you see finally see it because it will be too late!

12 thoughts on “Shhhh…It’s a Secret!!!”

  1. hi kelli, I so enjoy your posts. I love your sense of humor. and I think you are a very good daughter. I will get a block made for your mom, with pleasure!!!!! she gives so much to all of us. I love your book and i’d love to know if you will be signing the new one coming out soon.
    I don’t have a questions for Jason, but I would like to tell him he is brave than I am. I could never climb that high!!!!!!


  2. You are a mess, Kelli! I love your idea for a special birthday. I’ll look for something to send, too!

    You all take care.

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