Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kellen's Happy Dance

My grandson Kellen has been through alot in his short 8 months (almost 9) of being in this world. Thankfully he's doing great since finally being home from the hospital these 2 + months.
You can tell he's really happy being the center of his Mommy and Daddy's attention.
Shannon sent me this short video of him doing his "Happy Dance".

It just kills me not to be able to hold him and love on him! What a cutie pie!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happiness is.........

Happiness is.....many things really. One of them is going to Ferndale to "Peaceful Day" and quilting. As you can see it was a beautiful day. Even the cows in the field behind the building were enjoying themselves!

Lots of us finished things that we had started, like Pam B. Here is her beautiful quilt from Sally Frey's retreat in Benbow. Pam does beautiful quilts, but doesn't like her picture taken.

Liz Scott from Scottie Dog Quilting finished a quilt she made for her sister.
She said, "If I had know how much I would like it when it was finished, I would have kept it for myself!"

It's always great to be able to spend time with some of my favorite Brenda Lou from Scottie Dog Quilts, (Liz's Mom). She showed us how to make a braided rug that she found on Moda's Bake Shop.

I started the cute bear quilt for Kellen that I ordered from Connecting Threads. It's going to be super cute!

I also won a pattern using 36 charm squares. It was VERY tedious, but I managed to get this much finished. I just have to put the borders on. I will never make this pattern again, so I gave it to Pam.

Well, that's what I got to do yesterday. Friends and quilting. Life is good. the way...that sneaky Angie tried to get me to eat sugar by getting that cute little Cade of hers to give me a cookie! You have to watch that Angie like a Hawk!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The sugar challenge is on......

Yesterday when I was using the long-arm over at All Washed Up, Angie asked me if I wanted to join her in a challenge of giving up sugar for a month. I said, "Sure!!!".
So now the challenge is on........

Just to give us both some incentive, Angie suggested that if either of us gives in and falls off the sugar wagon, we had to buy the other one a Jelly-roll. That for me is keeping me commited.
I'm just going to have to turn to more healthy subsitutes when I get that craving. I'm really excited to see how it helps get some of these pounds off. (A never ending battle for me!)
I'm going to do some research and see if there are any non-sugar recipes out there. If I find any, I'll share them...
Wish me luck guys!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wonderful Neighbors

It's great to have wonderful neighbors. We are blessed to have great neighbors on both sides of us. A few days ago our neighbor Linda and Jay showed up at our door with a surprise.
Linda had made me a quilt rack. It's beautiful!!!! She's been working on it secretly since Christmas after I gave her a quilt that she had admired. I never expected her to make me a quilt rack!!! I quickly found a place of honor just inside our front door and loaded it up with some quilts. She said she might want to make them to sell if there is enough interest.

I just ordered the cutest quilt kit from Connecting Threads. It's their brand new pattern called "Baby Bear". I'm going to make it for our sweet little bear Kellen.

It reminds me of one of my favorite pictures of Kellen with all of his "stuffed up" bears.

I also got a call from Kellen....breathing into the phone. He got the 3 soft books I had made from panels. His daddy says he loves them. I forgot to take a picture of them before I sent them, but hopefully they will take a picture of Kellen reading them.

I'm almost finished piecing the quilt I'm making for Shannon's friend's wedding. Just the outer border to go. Then I can go quilt it!

Chirp, Chirp,


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool.......on me!!!!

Well...let’s try it again! Have you ever written an e-mail, filled with all the latest news and written with such flair and finesse that you thought you were the next NY best selling author? Then just as you were going to push “Send” your computer wigs out and you loose all your hard work? Well….it just happened to me!!!!!!! I was happily blogging along, minding my own business and then my computer locked up and wouldn’t save what I had already written. Grrrrrrrrr!
I’m sure it won’t be nearly as wonderful, but I’m going to attempt to post a new message.

I can’t believe we are in April already! Where did the days go? I’ll just save some time and wish you all a Merry Christmas now since it will be here in the blink of an eye.

I’m looking forward to some warmer weather. I know, I know...I don’t know what cold is, but it’s been cold enough for me!! It’s almost here…..
I got Erin and Joel’s wedding quilt finished except for hand sewing the binding. It took me 3 hours on the long-arm at All Washed Up. I’m going to call it, “Purple Bride” since Erin wore a purple dress for her wedding. The happy couple are flying to Europe as we speak for their belated honeymoon. I’m sure they are going to have a wonderful time visiting England, Ireland, Scotland and Paris.
Here is a picture of the finished quilt.

I’ve also been making another table runner from Angie’s pattern on Moda Bake Shop. (You’ll have to scroll down a little to see it) This one is for Jodi at work. I used two charm packs so that’s why it’s so long. Now all I have to do is get it quilted.

I’m also going to start a quilt for one of Shannon’s friends that is getting married. Their colors are blue and green. I’m going to use my pattern, “Sporting Chance”. It’s kind of a “sleeper” on the market because people can’t seem to see past the sporting theme. My friend Claudia LOVES this pattern. It’s fast and easy and turns out great no matter what theme you use. Here is the fabric I am using:

We got some super cute new pictures of our precious Kellen yesterday. Of course being the obnoxious grandma that I am, I’m going to share them with you.

CCFN, (chirp, chirp for now)