Monday, January 25, 2016

Special Pictures

You do know that I recently became a Great Grandma... (well, I always thought I was a great grandma) and here is my Granddaughter with my Great Grandson. (See the little piggies sticking out of the blanket?)

Look how alert he is... and this is still in the hospital!  Ashleigh says he looked at her right after delivery and when he heard his Daddy's voice he turned his head to look at him. Have you ever heard of a baby doing that - less than an hour after birth?  My kids were all geniuses (just ask me, I know) but this one takes the cake. He also held up his head for 10 seconds or so. WOW. Since he's been home he has tried to roll over, too. I thing she has her hands full with this Bright Penny.

Thanks for the pictures Ash.  Love you.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Starting a New Quilt

You know the problem... You have two other quilts to make, but you want to make a new one.
I've cut some fabrics already.

 White 2.5" X 10"ers and 2.5" X 8" colors... for the Stacks quilt shown recently on the Missouri Star Quilt Company You Tube show. Don't know if I've got enough fabric cut, but I'm going to start sewing this afternoon.
Here's my focus fabric I used to pick other colors. Hope it looks good. I'm hoping to use it for my contribution to H2H this year.
Thanks for tuning in.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bits and Pieces

Some random pictures today...

 One of my CA roses blooming indoors because other wise there is snow, ice and below 0 temps. as seen below.  Did you ever notice that roses bloom different colors in adverse conditions. I had a white one that would bloom pink when the weather got cold. This one is usually bright red one side of the petal and white on the other. White is still there, but there's pink on the other side of the petal... They also seem to have developed a peco on the petals that wasn't there before. Oh well, it sure cheers up the place.
 All our windows in this house (the 'new' one in Superior Wisconsin) have blinds inside the 2 panes of glass. Can't see out very well. I love to see it snow, but it's a bit difficult with these 'new and improved' windows. On this picture it's snowing, can you tell? This is the view out the back of the house.
I got some wonderful Christmas gifts! This one included fabric. I thought you might like to see it. The white has gold in patches - looks like gold leaf - very pretty.

Thanks to all who stop to see and leave me a comment. I've missed this lovely community.


Monday, January 18, 2016

New Great Grandboy quilt finished

Let's see if I remember how to do this.

I guess I do. Granddaughter chose the colors and most of the fabrics. I did "straight" stitch in the ditch one way, and a narrow wobble across that. I made the label on the computer. I hope it lasts.
Broc Edward William Meyers was born on the 14th. I'll try to figure out how to put a picture up here.

I did also finish the Outlander series of 8 books. Luckily it had a wonderfully happy ending.

So now I've got time to sew again. I've got 2 granddaughter's that will probably wed this year. Working on the one quilt for a year already - but not very much.

Now I'm off to see what you all have been doing in my absence.