Thursday, March 15, 2012

Playing the waiting game...

This is the week....and tomorrow is supposed to be 
the day...but I don't know if it will happen...


My sweet daughter Jen and her man are awaiting the 
arrival of their first little one...

We have been sticking close to home in 
anticipation of the newest GB's arrival
since they live 8.5 hours away from us 
and we will make the drive...
 Did I mention that I am EXCITED????

Sew...I have been keeping busy with lots 
of work...and some fun items to pack
up and take with us!

This is finally the finished little quilt for 
my sweet baby grandson...



Remember this is the little quilt that I didn't have 
a pattern - I only had the picture
of a doll quilt to go by...

 I restarted this quilt and the second time 
was the charm!


That stitching was something new to me..
Didn't really know what to use.
I ended up just using embroidery thread-
all six strands doubled.



 I was a little worried when I washed it - 
I wasn't sure it would just bleed all those
glorious colors all over that brilliant white.


I threw in a couple of color catchers and it did just fine!



 I think all in all, this took about 50 hours to finish...


but it will have a lifetime of wear for my little man...




I have to say, I did become a little addicted to the hand
stitching and am excited to do more in the future!!!

My Jen wrote ever so lovingly on her twitter account
the following sincere message to her unborn son yesterday...

"Dear Riggins, I mean this with all the love in my heart:
Get Out. 
Get out get out get out get out get out
getoutgetoutgetoutgetoutgetoutgetout!"

and GiGi said 
AMEN!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! Little Riggins is one lucky little boy! I hope he arrives soon.

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  2. Yaaaay!!!! I can't wait to get it in his room!!! Great job GiGi :)

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  3. That quilt is just absolutely stunning. You are so gifted. I hope you get to meet him really soon.
    All my Love Always
    Patti xxx

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  4. Love your baby quilt. You spent a lot of time making the perfect quilt.

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