Thursday, January 19, 2012

Random Stuff...

Quote for the Day:
"A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do."
~Lois Wyse

I'm very excited to announce that we are going to be grandparents again!!!  :)   We found out a couple of weeks ago, but I was waiting for my daughter-in-law to make the official announcement before I let the news out!   Trinity made her announcement today, so I feel free now to shout it from the rooftops!   :)

Last fall I made this scrappy baby quilt top, Scrappy Carpenter's Star, but didn't add borders, yet, because I figured I'd wait until it was "needed" and then I'd add borders based on the sex of the baby.  

I can't wait to find out what color borders to put on and then finish this off for my new grandbaby!  (Secretly, I think the borders will be pink!)  :)

While machine quilting today on the feed sack quilt, I ran out of white thread.  Who runs out of white thread???  It's such a basic color!   LOL   Oh well...I had seen I was getting low, so last Sunday I ordered a bunch online, as well as some other basic colors.  My order should be arriving soon so I can get that quilt finished up.

In the meantime, I decided to pull this quilt out and get it into the hand quilting frame...

It's a vintage, hand-embroidered block quilt that I purchased off of Ebay several years ago.  The embroidery was complete and all of the blocks were sewn together.  All I did was add the two borders using fabric from my stash. 

The above picture shows it being loaded onto my 3-rail Hinterberg hand quilting frame.  It's now all loaded and ready for the first stitch!  

I just love embroidered quilt tops and am excited to quilt this one!  I'm hoping to have it done by Spring and ready for the bed this summer!  :)  I think it should take me 3-4 months to get it done. 

Here's a close-up of the embroidered block...DAFFODILS!  :)


Except for my quilting, I'm not very "domesticated" and don't cook very often.  But tonight I thought I'd make my special home made potato & ham soup...a favorite with my family...

Hubby loved it!  And that makes me happy! 



  1. Congrats on the ham & potato soup, er, I mean, congrats on being 'gramma' for the 3rd time!! LOL But seriously, if YOU had the weather & temps WE HAD last eve, then ham & potato soup would've been oh so Delish! Mom made up a double batch of Banana bread last eve: Some for us, some for friends...yum yum

    Oh - Mo also hopes you'll be adding pink borders to your scrappy quilt.... ;-) ;-)

  2. I vote for a girl too!