Friday, May 30, 2008

Life is Good.........and a really BIG surprise!

Life is good, I'm just sayin'!!! Busy time for us. Donna and the girls at the shop are throwing a baby/grandma shower for Megan and I at Donna's house this Sunday. We are both so excited. Pictures to follow :-)!! There is lots of top secret grandma sewing going on around here, but no pictures till after the shower.

With all the grandma sewing I haven't done any quilting but thought I would show you a quilt that I pulled out to decorate my front bench with. It's the watermelon quilt pattern from Black Mountain Quilts. It was so much fun to make. The watermelon seeds don't show up very well in the picture, but they are a wonderful touch to this quilt. My friend Carol (Nurse Carol as we call her) still continues to amaze me. Here's a quilt that she made to hang in the playroom in the pediatric unit where she works. So bright and cheery and I am sure it will bring some happiness to the room. The pattern is one of Marcie's.
I have been very lucky to get some goodies in the mail. First off it is my pleasure to introduce to you Mr. Hammie Uncle Sammie straight from The Polka Dot Pixie. I have wanted one of her creations for a long time but they are very hard to come by! And then late one night when I was doing some blog hopping I came across this wonderful site, Teresa's Primitive Treasures.........being a lover of everything country primitive I needed some of these!!!! Love those little stitchery ornies, and that pin keep is so cute as well as the candle light!! Then some sweetness came to me at work from some silly little person! It's a Betz White original...yummmmy! Looks good enough to eat. Speaking of work, I am having a little problem. This quilt is tauting me on a daily basis...buy me, buy me, buy me. My only hope is that the customers scoop up the kits to save me from myself!!!! Then my friend Evelyn gifted me with these leftover HAND PIECED stars! Wow am I lucky or what! As soon as her quilt is quilted I will make sure to get a picture to show you!
Now for that realllly BIG NEWS! Weighing in at 139 pounds and standing 6 feet tall is my daughter's newest charge. Isn't he the sweetest ever, well that's until our new grandbaby comes! And here's mom just checking him out - can you imagine the drop he made!! Here's dad with a buddy checking out the new baby.....and then finally trying out those looong legs .........hello world!!! Mother and son are doing well. I can't wait till we can go for a visit!

Well I definitely have been a jabber jibber, but there is just so much going on that I had to share. Like I said life is good in so many, many ways and I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family and such a supportive group of friends around me. Have a great weekend everyone and I hope you have time for some quilting. See you later alligators!

16 comments:

Ginger Patches said...

That watermelon quilt is adorable!! I clicked on it and when it's enlarged you can see the seeds perfectly. And what a lot of fun shopping you've been doing...lucky girl! Love it all! And that baby giraffe...adorable. What a great place to work!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that is one big bouncing baby boy isn't it?? LOL!!! You must be so proud. Are you making him a quilt cause I think you should. I've got some extra fabric over here cause your gonna need a boat load. LOL!!!! Congrats grandma!!

Carol said...

Oh that Watermelon quilt is as cute as can be... what a cute, cute baby! Have fun at the shower.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Thanks so much for showing Sammie on your blog! I am very happy that you like him and thank you so much again for purchasing him from me :-)

The watermelon quilt is absolutely lovely!!!

Doe said...

Love your quilts, Grandma!!! Cuuuuute baby giraffe!

Marcie said...

Oh wow, you have lots of good stuff to show! I love your watermelon quilt! And your friend's Happy Place turned out wonderful in the 30's prints. I think it will look wonderful in pediatrics. :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

She gave you hand pieced stars? My oh my what a nice person. I love them. The cupcake is delightful. And I have that blackmountain book for the watermelon quilt. I've always loved it and wanted to make it.

Candace said...

Boy, when you're a new grandma, and there is a shower brewing, what could be better than having crafty sewing friends. Have a good time at the shower tomorrow. What a visual treat your post is. I had the pleasure of seeing a 6 ft new born baby (a few days old) at the Jacksonville Zoo. They are so cute.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I am enjoying my toy, and one of these days will finish my quilt.

Granny Lyn said...

I love the watermelon quilt! the seeds are perfect if you enlarge the photo.

And that baby,,,,be still my heart! how precious is that? for anybody who hasn't been close to a giraffe, they have the softest, most beautiful eyes of any animal I've seen!

Lorraine said...

What a happy post!! .....and why not....it is great to stop and count our blessings...that grandbaby of yours must just feel the love that surrounds him/her already!! I saw a giraffe born on a TV program recently and they have one big drop....that would bring you around with a start I think!! Hope you had a great time at the baby shower....Enjoy!!!

eileen said...

Ok.. THANK you for the picture of the watermelon quilt. That is very cute, and it is helping me think of something. :)

Adorable baby giraffe. And I can't wait to see what all is being made for the shower!

Life is good. :)

Miss Jean said...

Saw your previous post and you had a wonderful trip back east! My son is in Virginia but we haven't been able to make it back there. He's going to be moving hopefully to Denver, so maybe this time we can visit.

Where abouts in California do you live? Your quilting looks wonderful and I'm always looking for someone to quilt my stuff.

Nan said...

Can't wait to see the shower pictures, and what Grandma is sewing!! I love the quilt Nurse Carol made - it makes me happy just looking at it! The watermelon quilt is gorgeous.
What an adorable baby - Katie is a lucky girl to be watching over him.
Love all your treasures - too cute!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Life is Good indeed! Enjoy every, single moment!!

Janet said...

There's top secret grandma sewing going on here too! Can't wait to see photos of your projects. I bet they're adorable!
Love the watermelon quilt. We went directly to summer with very little spring - so bring on the watermelons!

Karen said...

Mr. Sammie is great! And he has polka dots! Who would have guessed?