Thursday, March 26, 2009

Here's our beautiful daughter, Amy. Doesn't she look cute with her new hairdo. I think it really suits her. Amy is in school to become a nurse practitioner. She is an RN and works in the ER on the weekends. She has blessed us with three absolutely, adorable, wonderful grandchildren. I hope she knows how proud we are of her. Her independence and talent for working hard for what she wants make her a special person. Good Job, Amy. We love you!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Here's Misty. Thirty-five weeks in this picture. And baby Julianne is breech. So Misty is trying to decide if she wants the doctor to try to turn her or schedule a C-section. There's always that slight chance that she will turn on her own. The thought of a C-section makes her concerned because of the recovery period. If she didn't have Ben already, I don't think it would worry her so much. It's been a really rough pregnancy but the baby has done well. Wonder when baby will get here. We're excited to meet you Julianne!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Here I am having "a cute as can be day"! It was a beautiful day and I was looking especially cute that day so I didn't want to let this cuteness get away. I took this pic myself with my camera set on timer. At least I thought it was a cute day, until I noticed my big belly in this shot. I guess this is what happens when you're off work for eight weeks. Hopefully, starting Monday when I go back to work, I'll start losing this extra flab.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Saturday, one of the local quilt shops was having a sale on their fat quarters. When, I got there it seemed like all the shoppers were on a mission. They had a plan and they were sticking to it. When you walked in the door, one of the ladies who work there met you at the door and handed you a shopping bag to load. Me, I had no plan. I had no projects in mind. I was just there with a shopping bag and a pocketbook with a little cash in it. Once I started gathering up the fabrics, it looked like there actually was a rhyme behind my reason. I gathered a few retro pieces and some oddball pieces and just started jamming them in the bag. By the time I finished, I had thirty-five fqs. I love each and everyone of them. I still am not sure what I'm going to use them for, but whatever I do, I think I'll be happy

Friday, March 6, 2009

Whirly Giggle

Whirly Giggle
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Here's what I decided to do with those dot fabrics I've been collecting. I saw this quilt and tutorial for this quilt on blogger. I love the simplicity of it and the whimsy, too. Can you find the block I made that is different? I like to throw in an oddball block in all my quilts. This one is for my sweet granddaughter, Kaitlyn. She wants her bedroom done with dots so I thought this would be perfect. Now, I just need to quilt it!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wow! What a day! Ben was a little wild man this morning. I went to the OB with Misty for her appointment and it's a good thing I did. We were there for two hours. Dr. wanted to make sure the baby was growing so he wanted an ultrasound. So we waited and waited. Poor little Ben, he did really good being confined to his stroller for about an hour and ten minutes, then he needed up. Did you know two year olds can run fast? I mean really, really fast! As soon as he got the opportunity, he was down the hall and checking into the surgery scheduler. He did not want to be held. He did not want to sit in his stroller, he did not want to do anything but run. Finally, we went back for the ultrasound and he was not one bit excited to see his baby sister on the computer screen. By the way, baby is fine. At 33 weeks she is measuring 4 lbs. and 5 oz., up from 3 lbs. 6 oz. just two weeks ago.
After we left the Dr.'s office we went to lunch and headed to BabiesRUs. On the ride home, I looked back at him in his carseat and his eyes rolled back and the next thing you know he was snoring! I wanted to join him but I was driving. All in all, considering how long he had to be restrained, I thought he did really good.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I love dot fabric. I have been considering what I should make with these wonderful fabrics. The more I see them the more I love them. And the more dot fabrics I need.