Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This Is What's Entertaining My Head This Week

It's the dog days of Summer and I am feeling
pretty sluggish.
However, I have been dabbling in my sewing
room a little and although I am not doing as much as
I would like to, I have been playing  in the early
morning hours when it is cooler.
I had purchased this fabric group while I was at my retreat a couple of weeks ago.
It's by Bari J.
On the Lecien website is a downloadable pattern for the collection.
I have started to cut it out and slapped it up on my design wall...
for a ruff idea of the arrangement. But I seem to be needing the yellow.
 It wasn't available at the Wooden Gate when I picked up the other fabrics.
What do you think?
Or can you tell? It's not a very good picture.

The blocks are cut at a strangle little angle but what is fun about the pattern is the
raw edge collage border.


I did have my Simple Things quilt top put together and
the parade over at Brown Quilts and Charming Chatter
came and went before I got the borders put on...
but I have it on my work table to finish up, pronto!

I started working on the shop sample using Amelia
I just need to do the pink blocks now.

It is still running through my head that I get to be a grandma!
I wanted to share with you
the special day when I found out the wonderful news.
My DDIL was in town and asked if I could join her and her mom for lunch at a
near by Tea House. (We all get together occasionally, so nothing unusually there).
But while we were enjoying our salads a little plate appeared with something rolled up
on it. Certainly it wasn't to wipe our hands on... nope, it
was a cute little bib that Jill had made that said "I love my grandparents"!

the moment couldn't have been any sweeter!
After a moment of fussing over the new mother-to-be I called my son
and interrupted his class to tell him congratulations!
Evidently he sent out a text to his brothers at that point and there was
lots of fun and commotion!
I felt so lucky to share in that moment with Jillybean and her mom.

And of course I left my phone on my desk at work... so I had to resort to my camera
on my cell phone for pictures! Dang it. But at least we have the moment captured!
I guess I am going to be seeing a lot of these

little things in the future!

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Dandelion Quilts said...

What a fun way to find out the big secret...I bet it was a commotion!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations grandma-to-be!! It's the BEST!

sunny said...

Congratulations! I love the way you found out.

sandra said...

Congratulations, there is nothing sweeter than a grandchild, I just love my two grandsons so much they bring so much sunshine into my life.Blessings

Michele said...

Congratulations :-) I'll bet you already have some quilts in mind :-)

Carol said...

That's awesome Sinta, grandma to be. What a cleaver cute way to tell you the news. Let the baby quilt sewing begin!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a cute way of announcing! Congratulations again!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh and your Amelia sample is really sweet. My Amelia blocks are at a stand still right now. Not feeling the sewing urge.

Unknown said...

Awesome! Congratulations!! :)

Karen said...

Oh congratulations!!! With less than 2 weeks left until my sweet granddaughter is due, I rejoice with you in this celebration of a new generation!

Kay said...

I bought some of the yellow while visiting Thimble Creek, how much do you need? I will share :)

Mary said...

Congratulations! My friends were grandmothers long before I was and went on and on about it. I really didn't get it until I had grandchildren, too. They're just so absolutely amazing. I can't think of any news more exciting!

chatterboxblondie said...

Sinta thanks so for sharing your special moment with us. I just loved reading it. I know I already told you, but I am just so darn excited for you! Hugs Leisa

Sherri said...

I think this is the most fun way I've ever heard of to find out about the wonderful news! Congratulations!

Karen said...

Congratulations! How many quilts have you planned?

Unknown said...

Aww! How sweet, congrats! Love your quilt creations.

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Have a beautiful weekend.
Marydon said...

Congratulations! How wonderful and what an amazing thing your DIL did for you (the bib, I mean)! You're a lucky lady:)