Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Baby Update, Happy Birthday To Our Mommie To Be and Some Quilty Suff

After work today I stopped by to have a peek at baby Polka Dots sweet little bed! All his friends are waiting so patiently for his arrival which we found out today might be sooner than later!! In a week and a half, depending on how things have progressed they might, ( A BIG MIGHT), induce her!! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy :-)!!! And speaking of mom to be, a very happy birthday to you tomorrow. We love you bunches!!

I have made some more progress on my Christmas project of a month challenge. Isn't Christmas Jolly - I just love this fabric and this quilt worked up REALLLLLLY fast. Two more projects and I am back on track!

This week Lettie of Polka Dot Pineapple fame was nice enough to give me an award.................. If you haven't visited over at her blog you might want to take a peek. She has some wonderful tutorials, and a blog just brimming with tons of great ideas. I just love her yo yo gift tags. Thanks Lettie! Next week when we are back from vacation I will pass the award on to 7 other fellow bloggers.....oh and speaking of vacation, why am I not packing??? Well I have made my pile of sewing projects to take ....some were cut for last summers vacation, so let's see if I make any more progress on them this year!! The Christmas project in the upper right is new this year. Thanks to my Silly Lil Friend, I now have ventured in to the world of mosaic pictures!!!

Some other news around here. I have decided the end of August to retire from my job. With the baby coming, Mr. retiring, a big old retirement vacation in the works, plus a quilt retreat in November and lots of other family stuff going on, we figured the time was right!! I will definitely miss being involved with the shop and all the peeps, but hopefully I can now join some of the classes! Well I really, really need to be packing, so off I go and I'll be checking back the middle of next week. Off to some cool weather, a couple Angel games and lots of relaxing! Have a good one everyone and see you later alligators!!

24 comments:

Janet said...

How excited are you!!!? I'm sure the parents to be are too. You may be on the grandma bus before me (tho we had a false alarm yesterday!).

Congrats on the retirement decision. I'm sure you'll enjoy spending more time with your hubby and family. Good luck!

Carol said...

OMG Cheryl I am so excited for you I can hardly sit still. Congratulations on your big decision about retirement...you will never regret making that decision...I PROMISE! And Luke may be here sooner than you thought...YIPPEE! sooner to love on him. You're just not going to believe what happens to you when you hold that little man for the first time...he'll steal your heart right away and it's the most wonderful feeling in the world.
I love you Isn't Christmas Jolly quilt...will you share what pattern that is please?
Oh and I love the mosaic picture idea...I think I need to learn how to do that...it looks so neat. Have a wonderful vacation...hope you get lots done.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What an exciting time for you - new baby in the family, retirement, trip etc. Love Luke's nursery = everything looks ready for his anticipated arrival.

Darlene said...

WooHoo - Master Luke will be arriving soon! Strike up the band!!!!

Way to go on the retirement decision.

Love your new quilt - darling!

Purple and Paisley said...

congrats on retiring! and i just can't wait for little luke to arrive - you will be over the moon, trust me! =)

Linda said...

Ohhh a granny sooner than thought, how exciting, and retirement...Enjoy your time away, hope it's totally relaxing.

MM said...

I loveyour Christmas quilt. Was this a quilt or a pattern? I'd love to make one similar.....just wonderful!

MM said...

Sorry........I meant was this a KIT!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! I'm positive you'll be busier than ever, but with different things. Counting down the days until Luke makes his appearance.

jen duncan said...

How exciting for everyone...there's nothing like a sweet new baby to put everything into perspective. You will SOOO enjoy your time not working. yay for you! Don't know where you're going for vacation but HAVE BIG FUN!!

Thimbleanna said...

Congrats on your pending retirement! That baby room looks adorable -- I especially love that baby quilt with the jumbo ricrac.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Way to go Cheryl!! Your gonna be so happy to get to stay home and play. And to be with that adorable little baby boy that's coming. And OMG did you say next week??? WOW!!! I'm so happy for all of you. And Happy Birthday to your Megan too!!
Love the nursery and your Mary E. quilt.

Kim said...

Oh Cheryl .. how exciting. You will certainly be missed at the store. I know you will be so happy in your new endeavors!! Congratulations.....

~D Spack~ said...

Wow Cheryl, happenings and news from your house!!!! So exciting. Love your sewing. Where are you going on your trip? Hey, do you have the pattern Merry Go Round by American Jane Quilts???

Perry said...

You are retiring! Congratulations! Now you will really get some fun stuff done, like babysitting, lol. Love the little quilt you have done. It is precious! And a trip to boot, like is good!

Melanie said...

What a lot of excitement in one post! I hope you have a wonderful retirement now you have made the decision.

I hope your grandchild isn't induced but comes out soon and naturally- doesn't take as long and is less complicated for the mother and baby. I'm so excited for you!! He's a heart stealer and he isn't eve here yet! Such a sweet cot!

Well done for catching up a bit more with your Christmas goal. It looks so good.

julieQ said...

How fun! Excitement is the word! Love your sweet one's little bed...

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations on grandbaby and retirement!

I absolutely love that quilt - what pattern did you use? I'm all about fast and easy these days.

On your advice I joined the Christmas Mystery BOM from Fat Quarter shop and made the first block. Love it. Gotta love polka dots!

Leanne said...

Retirement hey...now you will be wondering what ever happened to the week not 5 days.......ohhhh how exciting a grand son soon. Have a lovely vacation.

Doe said...

Waaah, waaaaah! I suppose you need a break from me constantly teasing you. I will miss you and your smiley face behind the cashier/cutting table, quilty chit-chat, and of course, once a month Friday night quilting. Boo-hoo!

Angela said...

Congrats on your new life!!! That is wonderful. Enjoy it to the fullest.

CJ said...

What a cute cupcake cake!
I love your ME quilt too. Do tell which pattern you are using for that. Is it Charms and Jelly rolls??

Auntie Darla said...

Retiring! Will I see you in Long Beach? I'll also be down the first week in August .. to finish packing up :( see one time or the other

Mar said...

Wow so much going on in your life, congrats to you. I love how the nursery turned out, its soooo adorable. Retirement??? oh my! does this mean no more bindings?