Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lovin' Life

Oh I am just so excited I can hardly stand it ...last night we got a call from Josh...he, Katie and HAMPTON are coming to see us Monday...they will arrive Monday late afternoon and head home on Friday...so I get to have my little man for several days. So today was spent doing some cleaning, company's coming so I need to clean like a crazy woman...Andy and I cleaned all of the shutters in the house today...I have them on every window...lots of shutters to clean, but you know Hampton will need to look out the window and we can't have any dust on the shutters. Tomorrow will be the baseboards, grocery shopping, need to get diapers, oh my list is getting long...guess there won't be any sewing going on this week, but I'm just fine with that. I'll give up sewing time any day for time with Hampton and his mom and dad.

The kids will leave on Friday and then I'm leaving on Sunday late morning on a retreat with some gals from South Florida. I'll be home Wednesday afternoon. I am so thrilled that they invited me. They have been doing this retreat for years and since I closed the shop they invited me to join them. I've been getting my projects together to go...Andy asked me today how long I thought I was going to be gone, cause it sure looked like a lot of projects going. Well, uninterrupted sewing time, I may get tons done. I'll take lots of pictures.

I finished the binding on the baby quilt that Sharon quilted for me...I just love this quilt...you know the old song "We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends"...well that's the song for this quilt...Sharon quilted it for me and it is wonderful...she quilted the cutest daisies on it that just enhances the 30's fabrics
and then look at this binding
...this was in the goodie box that Cindy sent me...could it be more perfect?...I love how it looks with both the front and the back of the quilt.

And then you know how I love mail...well I got a box from one of my favorite online quilt shops.
When I had the shop, I rarely ordered from online shops, because I pretty much had whatever I needed in the shop. Well since I closed the shop in August I NEED fabric and patterns...this box came from Fat Quarter Quilters...they have great customer service...they are very efficient and get the order out almost immediately. Deb does a great newletter every Saturday and she always has great recipes in each newsletter. I love the Just Around the Corner section...I'm drooling over the keyboard.
I also got these little cuties in today's mail
...I participated in a mini 9 patch swap on the Jo Morton Yahoo group...I just love them.
This got pretty long this evening...thanks for sticking with me...Have a wonderful evening!

21 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh Carol I am so excited for you that he kids are coming to visit. I know Grammie is doing a happy dance. The baby quilt turned out great. Don't forget, check out my blog to make a comment for the give-a-way. Love the baby quilt. Wait to you see the Steeler charm braclet Joe got me. You are going to love it.

Doe said...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures.

Happy Valentine's day to you.

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, you are one busy woman! I love your little baby quilt. Have a wonderful time with the kids -- don't work TOO hard or you'll be too tired to play LOL!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh how what an awesome surprise visit! I just got the Simple City pattern too!!! I love it--do you know what you're going to use it with yet? I'm using it with my Pastel Antique. I love all your stuff you got--I got a package today too...isn't fabric mail the best? Have a great time on your retreat..I can't wait to see what you get done! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh and I meant to say I love how that quilt turned out you and Sharon both did great! :)

mckie2 said...

Don't you find the prices at the Fat Quarter Shop to be rather expensive? I think Z & Z Fabrics is much more affordable and they have great sales.

Have fun with Hampton and at the retreat.

Darlene said...

Enjoy Master Hampton - that's so exciting! WooHoo

Look at your fun mail goodies. I enjoy ordering from Fat Quarter Quilters, too. Deb provides wonderful service.

Love those 9 patches!

Perry said...

I know you are excited about your childen coming! I love your quilt that Sharon did for you. It is really pretty and is definitely a cuddle quilt. Have a great visit and post lots of pictures!

Lisa D. said...

How wonderful that you're getting your grandbaby and kids for a few days - enjoy your visit! I love how your baby quilt turned out, and all your new goodies! I didn't realize you were part of the Jo Morton group! I'm part of the group, but didn't participate in the 9-patch swap. Your blocks are purty!!

Juliann in WA said...

Enjoy the visit and your retreat - sounds like a good time ahead for you.

Beth said...

Carol I am so excited for you that you're going to get Hampton and mom and dad for a few days. I bet you don't have a problem giving up quilting to visit them! How fun you're going to a retreat! I'm sure you'll have a blast. Hmm, a new online quilt shop I have never heard of, I will have to go right now and check them out!

Judy said...

I agree with Beth...a new online site to visit!! I know you'll have th best time next week with Hampton!

Love all the goodies and the quilt...but especially all those little 9 patches! YUM!

Nan said...

Hooray, hooray, Hampton's coming to visit!!! I am totally enjoying my grandbaby time, and I know you certainly will. The baby quilt you and Sharon did together is beautiful. The quilting is gorgeous!
Love the treasures from Fat Quarter Quilters - they are one of my favorite shops, too. Deb is the best, isn't she?
Grandbaby AND then a retreat? Lucky, lucky you - ENJOY!!!

Nan said...

The 9-patches are lovely - I forgot to mention them!!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

That Hampton is such a darling! You will have so much fun. Love the nine patches, and the beautiful binding on that beautiful quilt! Great work.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I hope your having a good time with your little guy. Give him a big old squeeze for me!!! Ok give him two!!
OMG your quilt looks soooo good. Thanks for letting me practice on yours. LOL!!!
Love all your Fat Quarter goodness you got there. Isn't it great when a box shows up from there?
Have fun!!!

Lea said...

The baby quilt is adorable.
You got a great mail from FQ shop and Jo's 9 patch swap, Wow, Those looks beautiful. Have a great time with your grandkind!
:-)

Teresa said...

I just love that baby quilt. Cute 4 patches...and you are right, the quilting is just perfect. I think I want to make one of those...so many quilts, so little time.

Paula said...

I love those little nine patches, so cute! And, of course, the quilt is beautiful. Enjoy your family's visit.

momma said...

Oh you are going to have so much fun!!!!!! I LOVE the quilt Sharon quilted, love those fabrics!!! We will miss you tomorrow!!!!! But yoiu are right, you will be there in spirit!!!

yellowfarmhouse said...

I hope your having wonderful family time. ENJOY

That quilt turned out so cute and I love the binding.

Hugs - Karen