Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ashley Jo is here....

My first grandchild arrived on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m.
She weighed 7 lb 8 1/2 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.
She's perfect!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Doll To Be Thankful For

Isn't she beautiful!
Patty (Magpie's Nest)
sent her to me last week.
I was blown away by her generosity.
Her dear Mutti made this doll.
Patty lost her sweet mother earlier this year.
She sent it to me as I am about to become a grandmother for the first time...
I am so thankful for my friendship with Patty and I will treasure this doll.

I knew you would want to see her.
And I knew you would want to see under her dress.... I know you!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Purple Stuff

I gave
my daughter the purple Log Cabin quilt that
I made years ago... crib size!

Who knew when I made it that it was for my first grandchild!!

 In case you haven't paid attention.... my daughter has done the nursery in shades of purple..

She bought paper mache letters at Hobby Lobby and some scrapbook paper.
I took them home and traced the letters on the backs of the paper and cut it out and glued them on!
We ended up making a hole in the back of each letter and then hung them on nails and using sticky tak to hold it askew!

   Here is my son's dog with my daughter....
he knows she's going to have a baby and he wants to stay right by her!

and here is the A that I made with
all my purple buttons and all of

Natalea's (Kandeland)
 purple buttons!

Thank you, Natalea!

  I'll show you the other things I made after we hang them in the nursery.... and this letter A will get suspended with purple ribbon. (I bought a stretched canvas, sprayed adhesive on it and then laid the fabric on top.  I printed out an A and cut it out and drew it on the fabric after I glued it down... drew it with a blue fabric marker that washes off.  Then I sewed each button on.  Use a thimble!  It's so easy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Etsy Faves!

I love these from Nathalie!!
 (note to my children.... do not order for me... I think I'm getting one as a gift..don't tell)

these are big favorites of mine!
I love those dresses at Messie Jessie's!

and then...
Porcelain baby doll head planter eclectic vases

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just Some Goodies!

 These are photos from a recent shower for my daughter...
her friend, Brittany (no blog but putting a link on her to her Pinterest) made some things for it that I thought you'd appreciate.
Above is a wreath that we've all seen on Pinterest!!!!
Britt actually got one made...isn't it darling!

 Cutest diaper cake anyone has EVER seen!

and below...are some picks that are precious....
 closeups of the diaper cake....

 The cake has various sizes of diapers.... and they are all larger sizes that she won't need for a few months, so the cake can stay in tact for awhile! 
 It's in the nursery at my daughter's house now!
Here is mom-to-be sitting on the floor of Reliant Center

on Friday while we were at The Nutcracker Market.

(photo from my phone)

Yes, I was able to pull her up!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

International Quilt Festival 2011 Part III

 Loved the bee!
 Loved those girls and that background!!

They took photos of historic Texas homes and digitized quilts hanging on the porches...
here are a couple...


Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Festival Favorites

This one you saw when you first walked into the convention center...
 It was a winner.....
 Here are a few of my favorites.... that we could photograph...

 I took this close-up to remind myself how simple it really CAN be...

 Yes.... if you stood and stared into the center it would make you dizzy....
Still have a few I can show you next time....
(remember you can click on the images for a closer view)

Friday, November 4, 2011


 Haven't we all wanted to make a slipcover for our car!!!
This one was awesome!

Okay.... International Quilt Festival is exhausting and I seem to get older every year.
And whereas we use to stay til it closed at 7 pm.... yesterday we left about 5:30ish....
I say that before I show you my photo..... I'm so glad I'm in charge of the photos I show you!
 I look best in an altered photo! ha!
We are approaching the time of no more pictures of moi!
 Although... I suspect the key to enjoying getting older is to dress as wild as you can..
I may have to change my style...
 ...isn't she cute! I asked her if I could take her picture!

...for a good cause.....

 Maybe I should have bought these?

Next post will have some pictures of quilts.... that I was allowed to photograph... so many wonderful ones you can't take pictures of!!!