Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Riggins Everett

Our little baby grandson has arrived!!!!!!!
7 Lbs 10 ozs  21 inches born @3:46 pm CST
Pictures to come!!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ready to go...

No news on the grand baby yet...
but his mama has his room all ready!

AND... I have been busy finishing up 
his little bedding. I added a skirt for the 
crib along with a set of bumper pads.
(Bumper EASY!)

We are packing it all up today and will hopefully
head out tomorrow...the plan was to 
wait until they either called or the 
doctor induces on Wednesday...
but I am a basket case just sitting here
and my sweet man decided to
take me to see my baby before she
has her baby...

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

and GiGi said 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A selfish pleasure

I usually don't make anything for myself...
I don't know why, it's just that I have 
other things on my plate.
Tonight, I took a little break from 
those and decided I needed something...

 Just like the little tutorial for the Easter Basket,
I cut this out the same way.

 When I cut the corners for the squared bottom,
for this one, I cut 3 inches in and 3 inches from the bottom.
On the liner, I stitched up the sides, and about 2 inches 
in on the bottom, leaving an opening to use for later.

 The other difference is that when I put in the liner,
I attached my straps and button holder at the top
of the canvas bag, right sides together
first and stitched them using a scant 1/4 inch line.
Once I had those in place,
I slipped the liner (right sides together) over the 
outside of the bag, pinned it at the top
and stitched 1/4 inch all the way around the top.
Then I simply pulled the inside (canvas) bag out 
through the bottom and tucked the liner inside the bag,
and stitched the opening in the bottom of the liner closed.
Don't you just love that liner fabric?
and I couldn't believe I had a button that actually 
matched perfectly!!!

 Once I tucked it all inside nice and straight and snug, 
I stitched around the bottom of the bag to give it 
the permanent boxed bottom shape.
I used a canvas and it was so forgiving when 
it came to hiding the actual thread line.

Now, instead of carrying two bags to work
everyday...(a purse and a lunch box) 
I can just place it all in this one.

A few years back...3 maybe?

 A little over 3 years ago, our little quilt shop grew up. We moved to a larger space and hired more employees. So much has happened in thos...