Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sweet Gals
 Here is sweet Aunt Dot. So pretty on her 94th birthday! She loves her Word Search quilt!
Everyone she showed it too enjoyed seeing it as well. So happy she is using and enjoying it so much!
Here is our new lil grand gal Olivia and her older fur brother Beamer!
Daddy has a leg full with both of them!;-)
Beamer has always been so good with little ones.
He kissed (licked) O after this and she made the funniest face! ;-)
Baby O is growing and doing well. She has almost made it to 10 pounds!
She has a party in a weeks to meet some more family and friends!

We have had beautiful days this week. Low temps and sunshine.
Strange for us in late July but will take it! Had windows open and no AC running!

Sewing here has been slow. I sort of did a sewing crash and burn so hope to get back to it soon.
Have eye dr appt today. Messy one.
Crossing fingers all goes well with it and still stay suspect glaucoma!

DH did not plant gardens this year so we have been enjoying the Smithfield , Va Farmer's Market .
Have enjoyed snap(green) beans and new potatoes, corn, summer squash, egg plant, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, blueberries and peaches. Sure I am forgetting some things.
Not putting up any but just enjoying having fresh veggies for a while.

Almost scary how the days are flying by this least to me!
Here we are beginning the month of August already!
This means Christmas will be here in a few weeks! hahaha.;-)
Well I know for me it will feel like that so really must get my sewing mojo back in gear!
Do have a few birthday(finish) and Christmas gifts I want to make.

Saw something on Facebook was humorous but true.
Went like this: My wish is too keep all the knowledge and wisdom of my years but have the body of a 20 year old and the energy of a 3 year old!!! YES PLEASE!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Word Search
I came across this word search theme fabric online and just knew it had to become a project for Aunt Dot!
She loves her Word Search Books! We always look for ones we think she will enjoy when out and about. The Bible ones are now a favorite along with the Chicken Soup brand.
So after I ordered the word fabric decided on a lap/chair quilt for her 94th birthday gift. Aunt Dot has to use a walker so she sits in her chair most of the time. Besides she is a tiny slip of a gal so no huge quilt. This one is 40x50.
I was looking at a Mo Star Quilt Co. deal of the day and it was a Moda jelly roll called Weeds by Me & My Sister Designs. That was it! The reds, blacks and grays would work wonderfully so ordered it pronto!
Just kept the design simple and it worked up fast. DH decided to take a pic of me quilting!
Thinks I look humorous doing it!
Yes I need a haircut but toying with letting it grow out more....yeah till I get aggravated with it...hahaha!

Anyway had a small table sitting to side and front to help with bulk. Also kept the quilting simple, curving lines, so went quickly. Fully quilted to stand up to washings, not just outline. Found the perfect fabric for binding in my stash. So all good!
Washed up wonderfully! No bleed at all! Did put in some color catchers to be safe. Came out all soft and cuddly! I used a FusiBoo batting , one layer and was not too heavy. Love me some FusiBoo!

Aunt Dot called to say her package arrived an she loves it! That is what it is all about right??!! 
Hope to get a pic with her and her gifts.

So on to next project! Yes that will include some Baby Olivia Grace items!!;-)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wonderful News!!
 Meet our newest sweet granddaughter Olivia Grace. Born July 2, 2014.
She is a doll and we all adore her already! Such a good a baby she is too.
The darling new family!
Our son, sweet daughter- in- law and new baby Olivia!
Has been a long hard, heartbreaking road to get to this happy time.
This sweet family was created by adoption.
So what does adoption mean??? It means a dream come true!
They were in the delivery room and had thier own room with baby.
Just a wonderful adoption experience.
We had to wait to announce it.... which was hard for me ;-)...till after court on Thursday last.

Yes indeedy been a bit busy around here! Gramps and I are loving it all though!
So lots of sewing happened before Olivia was born along with the quilt I had already shared.
Burp clothes, arm saver for baby carrier, made a mobile  DIL saw on Pintrest.
Thought I had pics but nope.
So will take some next time over there.
Have balloon shades to get made for the nursery.
Went and bought the Kona extra wide white cotton fabric for those.
Still more projects in the pipeline as they say!
We did not know the gender before birth as kids wanted it to be a surprise so now can go all out girly! ;-)

Right now I have a birthday lap quilt to get quilted for Aunt Dot.
Her birthday is soon, 94 years young, and I want it sent off to NC next week!!!
Will share that when it is done.
Have other things I wanted to share that got moved to back burnner so hope to have more blog posts soon!!!

Still walking on my Granny cloud!!!