Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's a BOY!

Last week this beautiful baby boy was born into our family.  He is as sweet as can be.  He weighed 8.15 and is as healthy as can be.  We are enjoying all the snuggle time we can get between his parents, 3 sisters and big brother.  We are so grateful for the blessing of this new little one.

Got to go, he needs some Grandma time!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I think I need a 12 step program...

For years I have had an obsession with buying furniture (as my family can attest to) and when you live in your house for 25 years you don't really need to buy more furniture at some point.  

Last year when I remodeled my kitchen and studio I found this chair at Pier 1 that really caught my eye.  Well, with all the remodeling expenses I just couldn't justify buying it, after all, I was getting a whole new kitchen.  

So now, a year later, I was going through the mail and started flipping through the Pier 1 catalog and there it was!  The chair I really wanted!  I convinced my husband to take me to dinner that night and stop by Pier 1 just to "take a look".  Well, needless to say, the chair followed me home. 

As I said, I think I need a 12 step program...
Am I the only one?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

An even dozen!

This month we will celebrate the birth of our 12th grandchild, a baby boy!  We couldn't be more excited.  He will join his older brother and 3 older sisters and no doubt be just as cute as each of them are.  I have been busy stitching on a new quilt for him.  Each of my grandchildren get a quilt from Grandma when they are born.

The quilt I made is from my new pattern called Scrumptious and has a raw edge finish so
 it was quick and easy. 

It's made with jelly roll strips or you can cut strips from yardage which is what I did to get the colors I wanted.  I used the greens, grays, and aquas from our new Vintage Modern line.

I had to use Snuggles on the back to make it extra cozy and I quilted it on the stitch lines so it had a
zig-zag pattern on the back.

My daughter in law Cecily gave me a cute plaque that says
"Some of my greatest blessings call me Grandma".
and that is certainly true.

Can't wait to snuggle that little one soon!