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Friday, February 20, 2015

Another Lovely Day

This year is just too busy!
It has been non-stop for one thing or another and
no rest on the weekend either. 

I wonder if that is because winter just hasn't hit us yet...
on a normal year, it would be cold and there could be snow 
so staying home, keeping warm, and making soup
 would be about the only thing on the agenda.

Other than being in short sleeved shirts...
(I know you're jealous)
the real news of the week is
the arrival of this cute baby!

This sweet little one is Noah. 
He arrived on Wednesday! He is grand child #3 for us!
My stepson Matt and Cara are his happy overjoyed parents!

Underneath that cap... he has a full head of black hair!
I still can't get over how much hair he has!

I am  happy to get this quilt home from the LAQ.
 It hung at my LQS for a year or more...
and now it's finally quilted!

The binding will begin this weekend.
I love this fabric, Going Coastal, so much... and I am happy to say I 
still have a small stash of it.
The bottle cap fabric was fussy cut for the star centers. 
I wanted the quilting to resemble fancy kelp... kind of like those seahorses.

Round and Round by Thimble Blossoms is such a versatile pattern. Fun to make
and it looks great in any theme of fabric.
 I think 4 blocks made up in 
boy fabric would be a great baby quilt too.

Just saying.

Not that I need to make one more...
 wait... I always need to make ONE more, don't I?

oh... there is one more thing to share.

I was asked to be a guest speaker and to do
 a trunk show at a quilters retreat... 2 of them, 
that is hosted by Quilter's Paradise Quilt Shop.
How exciting is that???
I need to wrap my head around it and start pulling quilts out in preparation.
The first engagement will be next Thursday!
I guess I will get it all figured out while I am binding quilts this weekend.

Honestly, I might not get a whole lot done.
I am picking Evie up for a sleepover at Grammy's house tonight..
after a quick trip to the market.

Oops, gotta go!

17 friends stopped by to chat:

Sue said...

Congratulations Sinta ! He is ADORABLE !!

LOVE your quilt ! JUST GORGEOUS !!!!

Polly said...

Ohhh, so jealous! He is absolutely a cutie-patootie!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful baby and beautiful quilt!

Kris said...

Oh Sinta, he is so beautiful! You know we have abNoah too. Congratulations to all!
And how exciting to have been asked to do the trunk shows!!! What an honor for you!
That quilt is fabulous!!!!
XO Kris

Karen said...

Congrats on your baby, he's precious. And your quilt is wonderful, the quilting is so pretty .

Helen L said...

Congrats on you new sweet grandson!! Of course you need to make a new quilt, for a little boy, I'm sure! :-) And the star quilt is just wonderful! I love the fussy cut star centers, and the quilting is just perfect for it too! I have that pattern: need to make it! Who does your quilting? Thanks, and hugs from H in Healdsburg

paulette said...

Little Noah is absolutely gorgeous!! So incredibly is your beautiful quilt! How honoured and pleased you must be to have your very own trunk show!! WOW!!Congratulations all round!!

JoAnne said...

What a wonderful event! Congratulations on little Noah. What a sweetie. Have fun doing the trunk shows, too! I recently presented 5 of my quilts as part of a "Newcomers" trunk show for our guild. It was fun and I really enjoyed seeing all of the different talent.

Hildy said...

Today's baby day! A dear friend just visited with her adorable 3 month old daughter and now the picture of your cute grandson, congrats!
And congrats to your great quilt and the good news! I'm sure you'll doing great on thursday:-)


Hi Sinta--oh what lovely news--give him a hug from me--along with his sister!! what does she think of him?? love that quilt too--
keep stitching and hugging grands--

Kim said...

Congratulations on #3--he's adorable!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...


Sherry said...

Congratulations on your 3rd grandchild. The quilt is beautiful, I love the quilting and the fabrics.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations Sinta! I love the name. Wish I could attend your trunk show - I know I would be in awe!

Jane S. said...

You've got a beautiful grandson! What a serious little man he is, he has the wisdom of ages in his eyes. :)

Thimbleanna said...

Congrats on that cute new little baby! And boy -- you need a vacation! You're one busy girl -- and it looks like you're having a blast!!!

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Congratulations on your new grandbaby AND your upcoming trunk show. That's going to be fun!