Friday, April 20, 2012

  How have you been these past two months?
 Oh, I may have not been talking, but I've been listening!  Everyone seems to be having a creatively wonderful time.

How were your Spring celebrations? 
Easter, Passover? 
Personally, we celebrate Easter.  There's a large Jewish population here, so I have learned alot about the culture and celebrations.  We aren't so different, you know.
We spent the weekend at our daughter's, 2 hours North.  You know, the one with the golden, only grandchild??  We colored eggs, had an egg hunt, played Rock Band!  I got to play the drums.
 Oh, I am sooo Cool! 

Our meal has evolved from the traditional ham and fixin's, which years ago we decided it was too hot to cook!!  So, we switched that to a picnic, in the back yard mostly.  We have subs and potato salad, easy peasy.  And relaxing for Mom!!

The beginning quilting classes I've been teaching are going really well.  The gals are delightful, and I love watching them "get it".  The first group is about to graduate.  Proud of them.

Have I told you??  We are going to be grandparents again.  Our oldest in Ct. is expecting her first, a boy, in August.  Now, I have a large family, lots of nieces and nephews, around 15, and great ones too---like 20 of them, but it's been over 40 years since a baby boy has lived near me.  Seriously, he'll be like a novelty.  When I was 14, I learned by trial and error, of course, the intricacies of changing a little nephew.  How many times did we have to change those sheets??  It will all come back, I'm sure. 
His  name will be Daniel, after his Daddy, and we cannot wait to meet him. 

Certainly, I've been busy making something.  Still working away on Marianne Wenn, and I've learned to knit socks with a pattern!!  And my DH had me paint a project he made.  Painting is the hardest thing for me, not easy to control the brush, but here it is.

It was a fun project to work on, especially because it was a joint effort.  I think he'll be hanging it on the patio.

And, drum roll please!  Finally a quilt for our 3 year old grandaughter.  Her first. 

Initially, I was waiting to see her personality to inspire me, then I didn't want to do difficult piecing for a peanut to drag around, but not so simple it didn't have any soul.   Finally I settled on a wonky nine patch.  Fun color, enough design for interest, and I used up scraps. Still needs quilted, we shall revisit it when it's Fine.

In the meantime, I've ordered yarn to make Daniel his first blanket, so I have my work cut out for me!
Everyone be safe,  And to my new followers, thank you so much for joining me,   I enjoy your responses, so be prolific!! 
I plan to make this an interesting journey!



Katie M. said...

Congrats on the new upcoming g-son. Lots to get done - knitting, quilting and painting! You are a busy lady...

Linda said...

Hi Katie
Thanks again for the award, and I have passed it on. I let the recipients know, but no on has responded yet.
Love your blog. I'm now one of your luck followers.