Friday, August 22, 2014

Snuggly for Olivia

"Granny?" asked Olivia, "can I have a snuggly like those baby snugglies that you made for the baby showers?".
"You want a snuggly, hunny?" I responded.
"Yes, Granny, a great big one to keep me warm!" Olivia replied..
"Ok, sweetheart, let's go to JoAnn's.  They are having a sale on polar fleece" said Granny.
"Oh, Granny, you always have to have a coupon, don't you?" asked Olivia.
"Yup!  That's why Granny is so wise.  Granny uses her pennies wisely so she has extra pennies to buy her Grandies all the snugglies they could ever want!" proudly stated the wise, old Granny.

pink when she's in a "pink" mood
blue when she's in a "blue' mood

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

131 Mama-To-Be Rachel makes her baby a quilt

Update... and here he is, in all his precious perfection!  Baby Issac.

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Rachel has such an eye-for-design.  She picked out wonderful fabric and we enjoyed a day of sewing together.  Today her sweet baby-to-be's quilt finally made it to the long arm machine.

such cute lil' elephants

The absolute most beautiful country baby shower in the world!  Those are John's baby clothes :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

130 Ruthie's Quilt - 50 years of friendship

Ruthie has been my friend since 2nd grade.  She and I got to know each other when the teacher sat me next to her during Art Time.  I copied her wonderful picture of an apple tree.  Ruthie didn't like me copying her.  

But now, after 50 years, she's gotten over it and laughs whenever she hears me talking about how I "recently" drew her apple tree again.  Last Sunday, in fact, when I was trying to inspire the 2nd Graders at Table Time in Sunday School. 

Maybe her colorful apple tree is why I love bright, bold colors in my Happy Scrappy quilts?  

OK Ruthie, here's your very own Happy Scrappy Quilt made with love from one of your BFF's.  XO
Ruthie's Happy Scrappy Quilt - my favorite quilts to make!  Below are some of my favorite squares in the quilt:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

129 A Quilt for Baby Eli - Judi's Grandson

Judi & I found this sweet froggy fabric and knew Rachel would love it for Eli because she calls him her little foggy.  Rachel's got Monkey Caden and Foggy Eli - and each will have their own theme quilt to enjoy.  Isn't this such fun!

Friday, August 1, 2014

128 Judi's Grandson Isaacs' Quilt

Update!  oh how I just love these updates!  Issac... you are scrumptious!
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And here is a cute Pinwheel Quilt for precious Judi's Grandson Isaac who will be here in September.  The Baby Shower is in a few weeks and we've sewn mama-to-be Rachel a laundry basket full of things:  nursing apron, hooded baby towel, lots of flannel-covered burp diapers, the quilt, a polar fleece blankey for stroller or car seat.  Plus the Dreft and the baby boy hangars and the closet "sizes" dividers.  And we're headed to the store to complete the "Laundry Shower Basket" by getting washcloths, bath toys, "I Love Grandma" bibs and more!  I love bringing this basket to baby showers, it is always fun.
Sweet retro fabric with little boys playing and riding trike

Side-by-side Sewing Grannies

Another BFF memory to add to the books

Pinwheels made the fast & easy way:
sew 1/4" seam all the way around the squares, slice into 4 pizza pieces, resew, viola!