Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Whirlwind Of A Week-Phewwww!

What a lot of stuff packed in to a week and sprinkle some computer related problems on top of that - which means no post for a whole long week!! A very occasional email here and there, but for whatever reasons I could not post on blogger. Then my girl came to the rescue AGAIN, and here I am back in business.

The work shower last Sunday was wonderful. Photos you ask?? Well, seems as though my camera was set on video and pictures that were taken for me were not able to be downloaded to a file ....I am sure they can be I just can't figure it out! My friend Pat who was there taking pictures has a disk for me that I will get tomorrow, so pictures coming soon! So many wonderful friends were there. It was very overwhelming to Megan and myself and we are very grateful for all the work the girls went to for putting the shower together and to all those who came. Here's a picture I took before the shower of The Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt I made for Megan. The kit was from Fons and Porter and worked up really fast.

Today was the family shower. What fun! Megan's sister Gena gave the shower (she is pregnant also and due in November). I was in charge of punch and I found this really great recipe for a blue rubber duckie punch. Not only cute, but really tasty!! Here's Megan opening a giftie!!

.........say cheese! My two best girls posing for the paparazzi. I am a lucky mom! Myself and my sister-in-law Joanna. I always wanted sisters growing up. Who knew I would end up with two amazing sisters later in life who always are there for me no matter what! Here's Katie with a box of blocks that Matt and her use to play with at Grandma's house. John's mom presented them to me. All the great grand kids have played with them over the years and now it is time for our grand baby to use them. My kids loved these blocks and the box has been all taped up and kept in tack for all these years. It was such a thoughtful gift and OK, yes I got teary eyed over it! Thanks Mom...this meant so much to me!
This is Corey with sweet baby Ava. My son Matt's best friend Matt's wife and baby (we called them the Matt Matt's when they were in high school). Don't you just love those cheeks:-)?!

My last post was the day of late sewing with the Monday gals and our silly lil friend happened to join us. Here's a few of her quilts for show and share.
Love this Ocean Waves quilt .......
and isn't this one just Swell????!!!! The always wonderful pinwheel quilt. I guess the girl never sleeps, but boy does she make beautiful quilts.
And I know you all know the poem "When I Grow Old I Am Going To Wear Purple". Well I have a new one......When I Grow Old I Am Going to Wear Two Different Shoes!!!! Yep, I showed up to sewing wearing two different shoes and of course I had to point it out to everyone! Hey if you can't laugh at yourself......? !!!


So nice to be able to post again and visit around. I have missed what everyone is up to. There is still more secret grandma sewing going on, but I should be finished up this week. And did I tell you that grand baby boy is going to be named Luke? Love the name and we are all so excited about meeting him in person. Luke, you have lots of people waiting to give you hugs and kisses. Hope every ones week gets off to a great start. See you later alligators!

24 comments:

Doe said...

Love this long post not only because I was mentioned (heehee!) but bec (oh what the heck) I was mentioned. lol! I miss Monday night group. I'm glad I'm able to attend the once-a-month Friday night marathon quilting. Hey, you didn't tell me you were going to take a picture of my face looking dorky/nerdy like that! LOL! I forgot about the mismatch shoes! Too funny!

The caterpillar quilt looks great! Luke will definitely love it coz its from Grams. Glad to know that both showers went well! Both your girls are looking pretty as usual. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. Can't wait to see more!

I'll see you tomorrow. Hope to see SeeSueSaw as well! Take care, Grams!

Carol said...

Luke's quilt is sooooo cute! Hampton loves the Hungry Catepillar. What great shower pictures...I love the block story...oh you are in for some fun really soon!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, the "Granny Hormones" are just oozing out of this wonderful blog! Luke is a perfect name! How lucky he will be, to be so loved! Lucky Luke! and the quilt is awesome, too!!

I have done the same thing with the different shoes, but mine weren't so closely matched! tee hee

Nan said...

I'm glad you posted - I was getting worried about you! I'm loving all the baby showers pics and all the excited "grandma" words! You will be a wonderful grandmama to Mr. Luke, I just know it!
It's also wonderful to see Miss Doe and her gorgeous quilts!! I want them all - think she'd give 'em to me? LOL!

jen duncan said...

Hi Cheryl! So am I to understand this is the first grandchild you're gearing up for? OH MY GOSH. Prepare to give your heart away. Nothing else compares, in my opinion. We'll chat again in a few months and compare notes on it ;-)
Lovely pics, lovely day. Life is good, heh?
Thanks so much for the email. I'm adding you to my blog reader now so I can keep informed on the big event! Take care and have a great week.
jen

eileen said...

What a beautiful baby shower, and beautiful girls! Love the rubber duckie punchbowl, and those wooden castle blocks are awesome! That is so neat that you have them to pass on through the family.
Also loved the quilt show, and that is hilarious about the shoes.

Glad you are back posting.

Janet said...

What a wonderful grandma you're going to be! Lil Luke will be so lucky. Hope I can live up to "expectations"! Our grandbaby will be Joseph - and I'm working on a name quilt right now. The Hungry Caterpillars quilt is darling! As are the rest of your quilts. Looks like a great shower! Looking forward to seeing pics of the grandma shower.

Lorraine said...

Amazing what we can pack into a week really!! Great photos and little Luke will be just the luckiest little guy to have you all around when he arrives.....I saw one of my little grandsons on the weekend....just adorable....so cute....I will post some pics when I catch up at work....yes back at work after a fabulous two week break....the different shoes were a hoot.... and loved the punch bowl with the ducks...you are having way too much fun with this!! Enjoy....but I don't need to tell you that....LOL

Marcie said...

Too funny about your shoes. Apparantly you like that style! I love your ducky punch! So cute! Your girls look lovely. Such an exciting time. Luke is a great name and his quilt is wonderful!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Luke is going to love his hungry caterpillar quilt...I know I sure do. How sweet.

Candace said...

I hadn't heard of the "Hungry Caterpillar" before, and it is funny because today on quiltvillechat, there were 2 mentions of it. One lady had just gotten some adorable fabric, and another has the book on her shelf, and gave some very interesting information about it.
I liked the picture of your 2 different shoes. You look to have very tiny feet.
Looks like some very good times, isn't it nice to be surrounded by family and friends.

Mary Anne said...

Looks like you all had a really nice day .... and the caterpillar quilt is the CUTEST thing!!! ..... 2 different shoes?!? where????

Ginger Patches said...

I love the very hungry caterpillar quilt!!! That was a favorite book over here!

O.k. when I was pregnant I did the shoe thing lol! At least your shoes were similar so it's understandable how it happened lol!!

I love Doe's quilts, I'm glad you showed a full shot of the swell quilt! I saw a little tease picture on her blog a while back and had hoped to see it all finished!

I'm glad you got your computer issues straightened out (for now anyway, right? lol) I am just holding my breath waiting for mine to start up again!

Michelle said...

I love the pinwheel quilt. Do you happen to know the name and the source of the pattern? I'd love to make it. Please e-mail me with the info (if you have it) at
mdoty6@comcast.net Thank you!!

Perry said...

Love all the pictures you posted. And congratulations on going to be a gramma. I bet you will spoil the child rotten, right? lol Don't you just hate it when you do something dumb like wear 2 different shoes? Mine has always been wearing a pullover t shirt wrong side out, lol. I used to do that regularly when I was working.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How lovely that those blocks ar going to be used by a new generation! I have kept lots of my chicldrens toys and hope that one day will have some grandchildren playing with them!

Love the Hungry Caterpillar Quilt - love that story and the quilt patterns looks fabulous.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

It took me a few seconds to realize those shoes were different. I have done that a few times myself :-). Love the rubber duckies floating in the punch! What a great idea! And The Hungry Caterpillar Quilt!!! Eric Carle would be proud!!!

Darlene said...

So much goodness and happiness in this posting! And, the excitement is so obvious. :-)

Love the shoes - bet you have another pair just like that pair. LOL

Cute quilts by Miz Doe - wish she'd post them on her blog. HMMM

Jackie said...

Wow..what a wonderful shower! Great memories for everyone. What was in your rubber duckie punch??? I love the hungry caterpillar quilt and all the quilts by Doe. Wonderful day...have a great weekend!

Jean C. said...

Your first grandchild!!!! We got our first/only about 2 1/2 years back... he is so much fun! Just wait! Remember when your kids did such cute things, messes etc.... and it was all fun and games until "you had to clean it up"! Hold onto your hat! It's so great! You will be hearing stories about how sweetie did this and sweetie did that and how on earth did you survive mom? Just wait! Now I know why my folks used to look at each other and then sorta smile! I'm sure after my 4 kids... they were laughing all the way home!
I think we sometimes just forget how much fun they are. Of course, we were the ones that had to cope with everything, and sometimes that makes it harder to enjoy them as we should.
My prayers go out to you and your extended family to be!

Melanie said...

That Hungry Caterpillar Quilt is amazing! I haven't seen anything like that before.

Congratulations on nearly being a grandmother. Looks like a lovely baby shower.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

The girls look adorable Cheryl. Megan looks so cute pregnant. You did a great job on the Catepillar quilt. Very cute. And I love the story about the blocks. How exciting, now you just have to wait for Luke. Great name!!!

Simply This That and the Other... said...

Thanks for the awesome comment on my blog! I love your blog too! And that blue rubber duckie punch is to die for! Oh my gosh. Two different shoes! LOL. So funny. And so funny you posted about it! LOVE it. A friend at work once, came in two different shoes, it was the sunshine of everyone's day. LOL. Thanks for visiting. ;o)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That Hungry Caterpillar quilt looks adorable -- I saw something similar in Chicago and just loved it. Are you getting excited for the big event? How Fun! Oh, and can you share your punch recipe -- it looks just wonderful!