Friday, August 1, 2008

Not Yet!

No baby yet!! Mommie and I spent part of the day Wednesday at a beautiful outdoor mall shopping, walking, eating lunch and having a great visit together. We had gone to the mall to return a baby food processor/cooker that she had received as a gift. She had heard that the plastic in the bowl where the food is processed is the "bad" plastic, but we were happy to find out from the manager at Williams Sanoma that that was not the case. So we managed to do a little retail therapy and lots of chatting. Lots of chatting about BABY!! Thursday a friend of mine begged me to go shopping, OK it was totally my idea, so more retail therapy was happening!!!!

Last night I finished this Christmas quilt for Luke. This fabric just cracks me up. 12 Dogs Days of Christmas from the Happy Howlidays line from Moda. The border fabric says things like Happy Howlidays", "Very Hairy Christmas" and We Woof You A Merry Christmas!! ROLF - Ok, I am very simple and very easily amused :-)!!!! I have my second Designer BOM cut and ready to go and I plan to finish that today. Also I thought I would share this quilt with you. It was made by my friend Jan. I really love this quilt. The picture isn't that great (operator malfunction!), but boy it's a beauty.

Since Wednesday was the day we were convinced the baby was coming I was all full of excitement and anticipation and just couldn't get to sleep. I was up hopping around on the blogs VERY LATE and thought I would list some things of interest that I came across.

*May Britt is having a giveaway for her 2 year blogiversary
*Helen is hosting the Stitchers Angel Swap. I have been
seeing this badge on other blogs and finally decided to
check it out. Wow this is going to be a fun swap!
*T at Purple and Paisley is on vacation but her dad is
her guest blogger. Start back to the beginning of the
week and check out his posts. Very creative and funny
with lots of good quilty related items tucked in!
*Nanette at Freda's Hive has the most wonderful
Parcheesi quilt on her blog complete with some wonderful applique tips.
*Kim at Kims Big Quilting Adventure.. all I can say is you have to read her post
from Wednesday 7-30. And like she warns, make sure you are not drinking
anything when you read it!!! Talk about funny :-)!
...and I won the cutest bag over at Sharon's for being the 6,000 person to comment on her blog ......6,000 comments, now that is pretty darn amazing!
Lastly, a sweet picture of the baby giraffe....so cute!!!
So now it's back to baby watch, or wait for us. Are you as shocked as I am that it's August? Hope that everyone has a great weekend with some quilting tucked in here and there. See you later alligators ! PS: My blogiversary is August 10th and there will be a give away !!!

16 comments:

~D Spack~ said...

Cheryl-I'm so excited for your little guy to arrive! and those parents are cute! Is that your pool??? I'm jealous! I love love love that blue and brown quilt! Mmmm Best Wishes! Let us know!

Mar said...

I keep checking! We are all waiting with you! retail therapy is catchy eh?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I completely understand your excitement, believe me! When's the next full moon? Thanks for the blog-hopping highlights!

Jeanne said...

what a cute Christmas quilt for Luke! Any day now, okay?

Carol said...

Little Luke's quilt is as cute as can be. I won't be home for your Blogiversary so I'm going to wish you an early HAPPY HAPPY Blogiversary...see you when I get home. My fingers and toes are still crossed.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am sure all that retail therapy is helping to keep you mind of the impending arrival! How exciting!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your doggy Christmas quilt for Luke. Now if he would just show up!!! LOL
Love the quilt Jan made too. very cute.
I just knew you would have baby news today!! I cant wait much longer over here. So come on LUKE!!! Out with yourself.
Oh sure your doing a give away when I'm gone and cant enter. Well now I'm gonna have to find a spot to plug in and enter.
Mailed your prezzie today. should be there tomorrow. Enjoy!!
Love you!!!!!

Lorraine said...

You will be too busy with baby Luke to think about your blog on the 10th....but we will all visit anyway! there has been a lot happening in blog land...I have had a bit of a catch up over the past couple of days. Hope he doesn't keep you waiting too much longer....!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cheryl, best of luck to you and Luke, what a great feeling when that little one arrives. Your quilts are gorgeous.
Best wishes,
Bonnie

Doe said...

I went straight to the giveaway blurb. I think I'm entitled to have whatever you're giving away since I'm your BFF and all. Bwahaha! Just kidding you know that, right? Congrats!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend with the family.

Kris said...

This is my first time here! We have so much in common. My first grandchild arrived in June (a little boy) and it is such an exciting time! Hope your guy comes soon. I've just joined all the same swaps you have too. Isn't the blogasphere a great place to play? See you again soon!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Cheryl-- make her chili for lunch. That seemed to work for my mom. I love Luke's Christmas quilt.

Melanie said...

Hia Cheryl- love that dog quilt- I think we share the same sense of humour. My 3 are all greyhound rescues so even the pics are appropriate.

Having not had coffee throughout my pregnancy (it hated me and tea!) I had a freshly ground cup which kicked off labour. Mine were home births- 3 hours each as that is where I knew I'd feel most relaxed. Maybe coffee would work? Can't wait to meet the little guy.

Purple and Paisley said...

can't wait for the baby to arrive! then you'll be a grandma just like me! =)...thank you for mentioning my blog and my dad...=)

Perry said...

Just checking to see if that boy child had arrived yet, lol. Hmmm, looks like he is going to be a stubborn young man, lol, does he relate to anyone in the family for that charactistic? lol....love that blue quilt!!! Do you have any idea what that pattern is? I would love to know. And that baby is really cute!

Nan said...

Luke is almost here!!! Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!! Woo Hoo!!! I absolutely love the quilt you made for Luke - where did you get that fabric? Your blog-hopping highlights were wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!