Friday, July 29, 2011

Quilting Baby Shower

My friend Amy K email me last week with this really cool idea......
A baby shower where everybody brings a piece of old clothing with the color pink( yes the Mom to be Brittney is having a girl). The during the shower they cut out quilt blocks. I had some extra fabrics in pinks(why wouldn't I after 2 grand girls and another on the way) that I took in case some one wanted to mix fabric. Well all these wonderful ladies brought their clothes, some skilled and not so skilled at crafty things and made blocks, solid , 4 patch and 9 patch pinned them together and pinned them to the backing material. I won't have too much to fill in and some other girls who couldn't make it the night of the shower will be getting their blocks to Amy and eventually to me so I can work on putting this quilt of friendship and love together. It's late so I will add a picture tomorrow.....
Last thoughts:
1. Baby is due in December so I have plenty of time!
2.Isn't that what all quilters say....
3. I borrowed this from a quilt buddy...Live long enough to be a problem to your kids!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Very Sad Face!

Last Wednesday we went to dinner with our son Josh, DIL Ginny and gbaby#2 Emma. During dinner they announced that they were moving. I thought for a split second, okay they have every year in August, they have been renting trying to find the best location between their jobs and the baby sitter., BUT then they continued their sentence with TO ARKANSAS! I was holding Emma and almost dropped her. They were not joking either and then they said in 2 weeks. By then, I had tears slipping form my eyes with my heart breaking into a thousand tiny pieces of which I am sure I will never fully recover. Why you ask? Ginny has been talking about going back to school to become a dentist, Josh had been the hold out saying he'd never move there but with wanting more for their family in the future, the time had come when they couldn't justify passing up the opportunity. I understand all the logic - I do but I am a selfish grandma. They say they'll be back but I know how much I will be missing in Emma's life and I am sorry to say skyping is NOT the same as holding your grandchild. :'''(

Monday, July 4, 2011

Red White & Blue Picnic Throw

I woke at 4:30 AM today and couldn't get back to sleep. I decided that I would sort through my to do projects. I found the Red White & Blue fabric I cut last year and never put together. So I sewed to my hearts content and ta da the top is done. I can't believe I put that off for so long and it was so quick to finish. It can be used as is BUT I really did want to put a backing on but realized I used that fabric to make the really DARK curtains in my bedroom. It was a great trade off, both the hubby I are sleeping better with our bedroom completely dark. The blocks finished 20" square.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rag Quilt x 3

Most of you know I have 2 grand daughters and a third one due in September. I made the first rag quilt. Both my daughter and daughter in law wanted it for their girl. So at the beginning the solution was to keep it at my house. :( they weren't happy. I went back to my quilt shop and purchased the same (well almost the same they were out of a few) fabric. So now each of the grand girls has one of their own. Look how simply re-arranging the lay out they look different. They are shown in reverse order for some reason but the top and backs are next to each other.
Yeah! Next maybe I will finish my quilt top of Snowballs In Spring. I just have borders left to do.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Locks of Love - 12 inches donated

Well today was the big day! I went to the salon and donated 12 inches of my hair to "Locks of Love" the organization makes wigs from natural hair for children with hair loss due to medical conditions. I went Ooh La La Beauty Boutique in Summerville, SC they are hosting a Locks Of Love promotion and they did a great job. I am very pleased.