Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Birthday Gift

Hope everyone is having a great week. Our weekend snow is almost gone. It is great seeing the sunshine.  I'm looking forward to the warm weather predicted for the weekend.

This is my first attempt with clothesline crafting.  I wrapped the cording with strips of fabric and zigzagged together as I coiled it to make the coasters. I also used my embroidery sewing machine for the butterfly and name.  I then attached it to the bag. It was great to surprise Pat for her birthday. 

Have a great rest of your week.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekend Visit

Last weekend brought visits by family.  My brother and sister-in-law, Nathan and Amy, from Omaha and our son, Ryan, from Grand Junction came for a long weekend.  It was so great having time to share conversations, etc. On Sunday we took a drive into Fort Collins Old Town.  We walked thru some of the streets looking at the interesting architecture and store fronts. 

We found a little pub serving beer -- it was St. Patrick's Day.  We are of German descent but didn't let that stop us from enjoying a little refreshment. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Snowy Saturday

BRRR!!  It is a cold, windy, snowy Saturday!!!  It is a great day to stay home and do some of those projects I have on my to-do list.  Wouldn't it be great to curl up in this cozy blanket?? I wouldn't mind but I think Brendan would?  This is the blanket I made him and it is shown in a previous picture.  This idea for a strip quilt came from Pinterest!!!  I love Pinterest!!  It has plenty of ideas for every thought I have.  Anyway, the quilt was very quick and easy to make.  I think I will be making the twins blankets like this as well.  Of course theirs will not have monkeys!  LOL

Desiree shared this picture of the twins this past week.   Aren't they adorable.  I'm sure she would like to see this pose in the early morning hours.

Well I'm off to make some Easter cards, sewing and who knows what else.

Have a great day and stay warm.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Back to Reality


I enjoyed meeting the twin girls.  Alyssa is in my right arm and Hailey is in my left.  They slept most of the time.  It was great to hold them and see how tiny they were.  I wished I lived closer so I could be there to help Mom and Dad like I did when Brendan was little.

Speaking of Brendan -- he was happy I came to visit and "introduced" me to his sisters.  He loved the blanket I made for him.  You can see him all wrapped up in the blanket.  He loves Curious George, so he loved the blanket with all of the monkeys on it.  Brendan and I had a great time playing with his cars, stickers, dragons, etc.  It was so good to see him and hard to leave!!!  I sure miss that little guy. 

I was so fortunate to visit with many friends on my visit to the western slope.  It never seems like my time there is long enough.  I did enjoy surprising one of my friends, Pat, for her birthday.  That was great fun.  She told me I could surprise her anytime!!!  My thanks to Judy who orchestrated the surprise visit!!!

My son, Ryan, brought me back home on Friday.  We enjoyed some shopping time Saturday morning and then welcomed my brother and sister-in-law from Nebraska in the afternoon. They spent the long weekend with us.  We had some great conversations and made the most of our time together. I will have more to share in the next couple of days.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Quilts

WOW!!!  This weekend has flown by!!!  Maybe that is because my sewing machine and I have been creating some wonderful things.  These are the quilts for the twin girls.  I can't wait to give them to Alyssa and Hailey.  Desiree picked green, pink and lavender with an owl theme for the girl's room.  So I picked up those colors and theme in the quilts.  I sure hope she likes them. 

Mommy and girls were released from the hospital yesterday.  I have received some darling pictures.   I just have to share one of them.  Alyssa is definitely bigger than Hailey.  I'm sure Hailey will catch up soon.  I can't wait to give them some love.  BUT Brendan will definitely be my priority because he is "My Little Boyfriend."  He holds a very special place in my heart.  I did get his blanket finished as well.  I will share a picture of it latter in the week. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

They're HERE!!!

I'm so excited to share the wonderful news -- The twins were born Wednesday, March 6th at noon.  Alyssa Lauren weighed 6.12 and Hailey Elizabeth weighed 4.2.  Mommy and girls are doing great.  They will be going home tomorrow.  I talked with Desiree, the new mommy, this morning.  It was great to hear her voice and know she was doing well after having the girl's at 37 weeks by cesarean section.  Hailey is a bit jaundice but she should be great by tomorrow.  I can't wait to meet the little girls and see the rest of the family. 

The picture shows the fabric I am using for the girl's quilts.  I'm happy to say I'm almost finished with the two quilts.  I have the binding to attach and all will be complete!!  YEAH!!  I will post a picture of the finished quilts on Sunday.  I am hoping to finish Brendan's blanket on Sunday as well. 

Have a great day and I'll be in touch soon.