Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Baby Quilt is Ready

The quilt is we just have to get little Miss Kara Lyn with most newborns she lost some weight the first few days, but at 3 pounds 5 ounces she really didn't have much to lose...but we heard from her daddy that she's starting to gain some weight. We couldn't be more Kara Lyn your quilt is ready for you to come home.
This was a very fun quilt to do...thank you Doe for sharing the pattern with me.

Thanks for stopping by...I am going to try to be a better blogger and not let so much time go by between blogs. See you soon!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope everyone has had a safe and Happy Memorial Day...a time to remember and honor all of the veteran's that have served in the past and all the military men and women who are serving currently in all parts of the world.

Life has gotten back to normal here...Andy is almost good as new...he continues to gain more and more range of motion every day and he continues to gain strength in that shoulder. He couldn't be happier...and you know what...if he's happy, I'm happy. We haven't gone back to the gym yet, after his next doctor's appt we'll probably head back if he gets the go ahead. We have been walking very regularly so we're still getting exercise...getting back to the gym will be tough.

On the quilting front...I got the baby quilt back yesterday from my friend Jami...I got the binding on and the label made...tonight I'll be hand stitching down the binding and I'll show a picture of it tomorrow. It turned out GREAT! I am so excited about it.
Last year in the Fall edition of the Quilt Sampler The Quilted Moose in Gretna, Nebraska was a featured shop...their quilt was was on the front cover. I fell in love with it and ordered it immediately...but it's been tucked safely away...I got it out and cut it and started making the blocks. I LOVE are some of the blocks...
That's about all the sewing since the surgery...I hope to do better cause I sure miss my sewing time.

I got a date from the kids to come to Birmingham for the move. The movers will be coming on the 18th of June and I'm going up on the 14th to help with the packing, cleaning and playing with Hampton...more Hampton than anything else. He has started "swimming" in the community pool and he loves it...wants to go to the pool everyday. I was talking to Katie the other day and she told me to bring my bathing suit so I can take him to the pool...the second he heard pool, he was squealing with joy and ran and got his pool towel...he was ready to go. I can't wait to get there. I always take a gift for him whenever I go to see him...well here it is...Andy and I went to Toys R' Us on Saturday morning and we couldn't resist this..

There were lots of pieces and parts but what a surprise when we opened the box there were 2 bags with all the screws and bolts and washers and all that stuff...imagine that an extra set instead of being short. We were very happy and got it together in no time. I'm hoping he likes his new transportation...he's not a fan of the stroller any more but loves his wagon so now he can pick what he wants to ride on.

I have 3 more bundles to put up today for sale...just like last time...if you're interested in anything just email me at and I'll let you know what the postage will be.

The first one is Day in the Country Wovens 32 Fat 1/4's $45
SOLD-Thanks so much

This one is Garden Magic Wovens by Blackbird Designs 15 Fat 1/4's $22.50
SOLD-Thank you

And last for today is Wuthering Heights by 3 Sisters 44 Fat 1/4's $65
SOLD- Thanks so much

Have a great evening! I'll see you tomorrow (I hope) with the finished baby quilt...OMG it is cute!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Great Visit to the Doctor

This morning was Andy's post-op check up. We both felt like he was doing great, so for me going to the doctor was just to confirm what I already thought. The nurse came in first and took out the stitches and she was very pleased with the way they were healing. When the doctor came in he asked Andy to raise his arm as high as he could...well he raised it up over his head. The doctor nearly flipped. He was grinning from ear to ear. He told Andy that no one has that kind of movement so quickly. He also told him that normally he would perscribe physical therapy...not for my man...he said there was no need for him to do that. He said, "Just keep doing what you're doing." He can't start doing his regular exercising yet...has to wait 3 more weeks, but we're just fine with that. So we've come to the end of this was a quick one...and ended perfectly...we are doing the dance.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Here I Am

Here I am...back to the world again...I think. Andy had surgery on his shoulder last Monday so I've been staying pretty close to him all week. Ice compression machine on his shoulder on 30 minutes off 30 minutes for the first 3 days and pretty regularly since then. He's doing great...we're both very pleased with his progress. He's gotten lots of range of motion back already. We go back to the doctor on Wednesday morning...hopefully he'll be as pleased as we are. Not much sewing going on here...well machine sewing. While sitting on the couch near Andy, so I could get what he needed, I stitched down the binding on 2 quilts...the graduation quilt for my friend Carol Ann's son and for the springy quilt I did last year and just never got the binding done. I'm happy to say that it's done and on the guest room bed.

I prepped a block from Cherie Saffiote's Chritmas quilt before Andy's surgery and I got it done. I must confess I took the easy route and did it with wool...
I figured at the speed that I applique, that if I want this quilt be some Christmas in the near future, I'd better do something to make it quicker.

Saturday night I couldn't sleep so I went upstairs and worked on some Civil War Love Letter blocks...

The purple and gold one is Fight Like a Man...the black and green one is Privledge of Communication and the brown and red one is At Last a Free Man.

That's what I got done while taking care of my man. Yesterday after having brunch with my Mother and visiting for a while we came home and I headed upstairs...while we were at Mom's Andy got a text message from the fella that used to work for him that I'm making the 30's pinwheel like quilt that I showed a while ago. I've had a plan that I'd have it pieced by the first of June and then off to the quilter...the baby was due June 28th...I was in great shape...right on schedule. Well you guessed it...little Miss Kara Lyn was born yesterday morning at 7:54...she's tiny 3 pounds 5 my schedule just went into overdrive...we are having marathon sewing here, in between getting Andy iced down. My friend Jeanne assured me that she wouldn't be needing this big quilt for the floor quite yet, so no need to make myself crazy...I'm trying to remain calm. LOL!

The kids sent me the most wonderful gift for Mother's Day...a digital photo key chain. It's just like the digital picture frames just small. Josh loaded 20 pictures of Hampton on it for me and there's room for 42 more pictures. I can change them or add to them whenever I want. I'll leave you with a picture of my little man...he was enjoying a day at the park.
Oh I can't wait to get my hugs and kisses. I'll be heading up to Birmingham in mid June to help them move into their house. Well, I must confess, I really going to play with Hampton, not to help move. Isn't that what grandma's are for? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!