Friday, March 28, 2014

Waiting for Brinley Kate

It's almost time!

Grandma has finished our first baby girl grandbaby's quilt.  I bought this quilt kit at least five years ago, as a birthday gift for myself, while visiting a quilt shop during our beach vacation.  (maybe 6 years ago?)  I had promised myself I would make this quilt for my first grandchild.  Well, he is 4 years old now and he is a boy.  The next grandchild is almost 2 years old and he is also a boy.  This quilt looks a little too girly to give to a little boy.  (just because the kit had so much pink and lavender in it)

I'm not crazy about those face 'puffs' on the back side of the quilt, but I really didn't want to quilt through the faces on the front.   I am hoping after a few washes, the puffs won't be so visible.

This is the first quilt back I've made, incorporating a block from the front design.  I really like it.  :)

I didn't have her quilt finished in time for her baby shower, but she received LOTS of pretty outfits at her shower.  She is going to be a living baby doll for us to play with and change her many pretty outfits.   Don't you just love this shower invitation?  Her Nana made these and I cannot bear to throw it away.  I have it hanging in my sewing room now. 

So, Brinley's mommy saw the doctor yesterday and there are definite signs that Miss Brinley will be here soon.  Hopefully, we will meet her in the next 2-3 weeks.  We already love her!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chandler Boo Boo

This is what happens when a sweet boy falls onto Grandma's brick fireplace.  I've been looking at Pinterest for ideas on how to pad the bricks.  Has anyone else done this?  This is definitely my urgent project for next week.  So glad it wasn't worse than it was... so sorry, sweet boy!  I love you.

Monday, March 17, 2014

When Pinterest goes Viral

I guess I've been using Pinterest for a couple years now.  Up until last week, I allowed the site to send an email to me, each time someone liked or repinned something I had pinned.  No big deal.... a few emails a day. 

Until this:

Beautiful photo for wedding day
Oh my goodness!!

I pinned this onto my ' photo ' board several months ago, with very few responses.  And all of a sudden, within the past couple weeks, my mailbox was FULL of notifications.  It surely must be wedding season, because over 1000 people have repinned this photo in the past couple of weeks. 

Yes, I have now changed my email settings.  I no longer receive a notification each time someone likes this photo.  But, I can appreciate why everyone loves this photo.  Isn't it great?  Mom, daughter, and grandmother with their wedding rings.  Precious photo.

You can go to this link to see if for yourself.  But be warned: if you pin it, it just might go viral. ;)