Friday, January 11, 2013

Having fun

I am having the most fun making this quilt top:

It is made up of dolls cut from a panel and some old hexagon flowers that I made back in the 90's, when my children were small.  The more I work on this quilt top, the more I'm loving my Brother sewing machine, which is now almost two years old.  

Another fun thing for me is looking for thrifty quilt fabric.  I found these two 100% cotton pillowcases at Goodwill yesterday for 50 cents each.  I figure I have approx. a yard of pretty fabric for $1.  (oh yeah, the white fabric for the quilt top above, is also a cotton thrift store sheet)

And look at this little fun thing that's joined our family.   Chandler is almost 6 months old and such a sweet baby.  We teased his parents that this child would be a terror, because his big brother was such a good baby.  But guess what?  This one is even sweeter....if that is possible!!  Full of smiles and such a good boy!

And Chandler had fun rubbing Papa's 'retirement' beard.  I mentioned before that my husband retired from his 'real' job back in November.  As a law enforcement officer, he was required to have short hair and a shaved face, all the time.  (when I married him, he had a beard)  Of course, the first thing he did after retirement, was grow his beard back out.  It's a lot whiter than it was before and what hair is left, is also a lot 'lighter' in color.  :))  He is so much busier now that ever before, and claims he hasn't had time to get a haircut...I think he's had one haircut since he retired!  We definitely have to sneak that one in on his calendar, soon.

*It's only Jan. 11, but so far,  my secret new years resolutions are coming along pretty well.  How about you?


Co. said...

Oh, what a great quilt.
Corina from germany

Melody said...

Such a charming quilt. Little Chandler looks adorable

Debbie J said...

Your quilt top is so pretty Penny!

And what a sweet baby boy!

I don't blame your hubby for letting the hair and beard grow after years of keeping it cut close.

I'm trying to find my sewing mojo. :o(

sunny said...

I love your quilt! And that little guy is pretty darn cute.

ancient one said...

Love the new/old quilt top... We went to the Trenton Fire Department inside flea market today and they had about 5 hand made quilts for sale. Saw a lot of men going through those quilts. There were a lot of outside vendors there, but it started raining and they all had the tarps up when we got back outside...
I am loving all the pics of the children. Chandler is such a happy baby.

Sandy said...

I love this is so you , too

Gretchen said...

Your quilt is really pretty. I have a quilt with hexagons like that all over that belongs to my Mother.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the quilt, I always love those dolls. Love the beard and little Chandler is adorable. By Saturday at 5pm my Christmas decorations were all packed away and put up!!! I'm still taking a break but reading a few posts this morning.

Nancy Jo said...

Oh another beautiful baby boy, too cute!!
Your quilt is going along good, I have paper dolls like that little girl. Yes lots of good material can be found at the thrift stores.
Nancy Jo

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(Rose) Mary Briggs said...

You have the cutest grandbabies! I know you must enjoy them so much!

That quilt is really cute. I love that you used the doll panels with the flowers. The flower garden pieces remind me of my grandmother--she made so many in that pattern:).

Together We Save said...

That quilt is beautiful, very impressive! Love the grandbaby pictures too.

Anonymous said...

Chandler is so cute!!! <3
Can't wait to see your finished quilt. I love those dolls. They are precious!


Lisa D said...

Hi Penny
Love the quilt ... how have you been?