Saturday, October 11, 2008

Extra, Extra Read All About It!!

Extra, extra and a BIG WOO and a HOO to our very own Nan. She has started her own online pattern business, www.nanniesquiltpatch.com/. What a wonderful website she has set up and so easy to navigate around. It was a dream that was stirred up by her husband and his sister and Nan, and she tells all about the planning and work that went in to this venture over on her blog. Nan, we are all so proud of you and know how hard you have worked for this moment. And did I mention the patterns are stinkin cute!!!! Please give her a look see!!!
A sweet mail day for me! Nan sent me this yummmmy chocolate candle and Hershey's magnet from her recent vacation, and let me tell you it smells so good I think I am going to be tempted to eat it!! Then from my Secret Angel Stitcher, present #2. She sent me a pair of her favorite scissors with a wonderful hand stitched fob attached and two additional fobs!! I am one lucky stitcher :-)!!

The kids best friends had a baby boy on Tuesday...baby Calvin Matthew made his appearance. His mommy had bought fabric for bumpers and a quilt, so that's what I worked on today. The quilt and backing are done and ready to be quilted and bumpers are cut and just need to be sewn! Since making bumpers for baby Polka Dot I have gotten a little wiser about buying the bumper forms. Sometimes they don't fit the crib!!! The girls figured that I need to trim down 4 of the bumpers for the perfect fit. Another finish, Block 5 of the Designer Mystery Block Of The Month - YIPEEE!!

Friday was a fun day visiting our girl at her new apartment and her cat DC, such a sweet cat that she inherited from the person that lived in her first apartment. I can believe someone would leave such a wonderful cat. She could not have picked a better kitty. And here's how our girl spent her Saturday....flying thru the air with the greatest of ease - WOW!!! I really admire her for giving that a whirl! You go girl :-)!!

So is everyone busy on Christmas projects?? My next 4 reindeer blocks are all cut out and then some buttonholing...no problem!! They should be done by Christmas 2010!

We are off for a few days of camping at the beach. The Santa Ana winds are expected to blow, so we should have some crisp clear weather. A great time to spend warm and cozy in the trailer sewing.

Hard to believe it's the middle of October ....soon all the ghosts and goblins will be out trick or treating...happy Fall to one and all. See you later alligators :-)!!


18 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your swap goodies look fabulous!! Love the look of your chocolate candle - probably wouldn't help chocolate cravings though :)

Threeundertwo said...

I can just imagine a chocolate candle! How fun that would be!

I can't believe I haven't received block #5 yet. 3 and 4 came really close together and now I feel like I've been waiting forever. I'm loving this project. Nice job!

Mar said...

camping at the beach sounds awesome! Love your Oct snowwitch, too cute!!

Jackie said...

Definitely a lot going on in your neck of the woods. Congrats to Nan... I will pop by and give her a look! I have to tell you what really caught my eye in your post was the kitty and the trapeze! The kitty looks like a cat of mine who died a few years back, just the sweetest boy Humphrey was. The trapeze "wow" was all I thought!

Carol said...

Have tons of fun camping at the beach! Wonderful swap goodies...I'm so excited for Nan. What a sweet kitty...how in the world could anyone leave that sweet thing behind? Katie is one brave girl...OMG!

Kim said...

Everything looks soooo yummy! I am going to check out Nan... Have fun camping!!!

Kris said...

So much going on at your house! Love the gift and the finishes. Have a great time camping!

Carrie P. said...

I wish I was camping. Fall is a great time to camp. Love the October Snowman. So cute.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute stuff Cheryl! Nan is very talented. I wish her well. She sent me a pattern and I was soo impressed!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Cheryl, you have been a busy lady. Your snowwitch is so cute. Is that a quilt you made? Have fun camping.
Bonnie

Tracey said...

love your block you have done great colours, halloween wall hanging is wonderful

Melanie said...

Hia Cheryl, wow you've been busy. I love your halloween hanging. Well done for getting the next block done. Yes cots can vary so much. I made my children a bumper set in white broiderie anglais with mint trim. They were too high for my sister to use for her baby.

I hope the rest of your week goes well.

Thimbleanna said...

boy, you're a busy girl! Have a great time camping!

Nan said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your very kind words of praise for me and the venture! You're too good to me, Cheryl! Thank you, thank you!
I'm so glad you liked the chocolate goodies, too, and I love the treasures you received from your Secret Angel Stitcher - too cute!
I love the fabric on Calvin's quilt, too.
Hooray for Katie - what a brave girl! Love the kitty photos, too.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Again with the Chatty Cathy!!!! You are on a roll. ooohhh I wanna smell that candle from Nanna!!! It just looks yummy. And did you say you were working on Christmas??? Hellooooo we havent even had Halloween!!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Ok so I totally missed the photos of Katie flying thru the air. OMG I would freak out up there. She's one brave gal. Just like her momma. LOLOLOL!!! Good seeing you today!! And that adorable little baby boy and Megan. She is sooo nice. Especially since she promised me I would have a grandbaby soon. Is she phsychic?? LOLLOL

~Jess said...

Just found your blog through google reader: I'll certainly be adding you to my blogroll!

I love the halloween wall hanging with the snowman! :-)

My quilting blog is
http://withlovebyjessica.blogspot.com

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