Well here we are to spring, and TWO full months since my last post....I have been very busy with all of my usual things...sewing, grandkids, housework, sewing, bible study, re-decorating my house, and oh did I mention sewing? It seems as if the longer it gets between posts, the less likely it seems I will continue at all. And yet...I DO miss blogging. I come on and read YOUR posts way more often than you might think, because I seldom comment anymore, which is difficult for me as I do feel like I've always got something to say. But today I woke up without a whole lot on my agenda, rain falling outside which makes me want to just stay put, and a full on desire to TRY and catch things up a bit. I've no idea if anyone at all will read this as I've been sooo absent from the blogging world, but I REALLY want certain things to be documented in my books, so here I am. Truthfully I am not even sure where to start. I guess I will just tell you about the Sip and See I had here for my niece Jessie a week ago.
I have no idea if I mentioned that my niece Jessica (who is not only Melody's cousin but life long best friend as well...not to mention my hair dresser) adopted a sweet baby boy they named Davis John last Oct. They already have a son, Weston, who I have probably mentioned a time or two before as well. So my sister Danae (Jessica's mother) and I decided to throw her a party to celebrate this new baby, and welcome him into this family. Melody decided to bring Claire and fly out for the party, and trust me I couldn't have been more elated. They were here for 4 days which was just wonderful. Jessica's brothers and a couple of my sons, plus my other sisters and their kids and grandkids all gathered, and it was just such a fun day. Some of the cousins had not seen each other since my mother's funeral, which was almost 5 years ago now, so that was really nice. It truly is scary sometimes how fast time goes.
I think I did mention that I made the quilt for the new baby's room. I might have even shown it already, which if I did I am sorry. I don't think I showed it all finished though, lol. It was a lot of fun to make, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Trust me, I look for reasons to make a quilt, or to make baby items, so it was a fun few weeks for me.
|I MIGHT HAVE MENTIONED THAT SHE DID THE NURSERY IN BLACKS AND WHITES (with pops of red and mint green) I MADE UP SOME OF THESE SQUARES, AND PLAYED AROUND WITH IT A LOT, BUT WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE WAY IT CAME OUT|
|THE QUILTING ON THIS WAS DONE BY A FRIEND OF MINE WHO HAS HER OWN QUILT SHOP AS WELL. SHE DOES A FANTASTIC JOB, AND I REALLY REALLY LIKE WHAT SHE DID WITH IT|
|THE BACKING WAS DONE IN THESE CUTE LITTLE CLOUDS.|
|I LOVE THIS BIBLE SCRIPTURE, THOUGH THE WORDS HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM I TO WE!|
|I PUT HIS NAME ON AND ADDED A DECORATIVE STITCH FOR SOME OF THE QUILTING. I HAD ALSO ADDED A LAYER OF BATTING TO GIVE THE FRONT JUST A LITTLE MORE UMPH...BUT THE REST OF IT WAS JUST STITCH IN A DITCH|
|HERE IT IS WITH THE FINISHED QUILT|
|PRETTY SURE I ALREADY SHOWED YOU THESE LITTLE BASKETS. I STORED THE LITTLE TOYS AND TEETHERS I MADE IN ONE, AND SOME OF THE BIBS IN THE OTHER. SHE HAS SOMEWHAT OF A LLAMA THEME IN THE NURSERY AS WELL|
|LEGGINGS...SOFT AND COMFY|
|TOY...ALREADY HAD THIS EMBROIDERY DESIGN, AND ALL THE FABRIC AND RIBBONS TO MAKE THIS, SO WHY NOT?|
|SHOWED HIM BEFORE TOO. THIS IS A NEW EMBROIDERY DESIGN|
|SNAPS....THE BACK OF THE ROMPER IS ALL THE MILK PRINT|
Sooo here are a few pics of the day, and the time spent with Mel and Claire...
|MEL (in the blue) AND JESS IN FRONT OF THE DESSERT TABLE GUESS I DIDN'T TAKE A CLOSE UP PIC OF THE CUPCAKES AND COOKIES WHICH IS JUST A SHAME AS THEY WERE JUST DARLING|
|STAR OF THE SHOW|
|DAVIS AND I|
|SHE IS NOTHING LIKE HER MAMA AS SHE IS SUCH A GIRLY GIRL, AND MEL WAS ALL TOM BOY TILL SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, LOL...OH HOW I ENJOYED HER|
|BE STILL MY HEART|
|CAPRI, JEFFIE, AND JD...A FEW OF MY GRANDS|
|CODY, PRISCILLA, TELLA, AND VINNY....A FEW MORE|
|SOME OF THE OLDER COUSINS|
|EACH OF MY SISTERS AND I HAVE ONE DAUGHTER A PIECE. HERE WE ALL ARE...FROM LEFT TO RIGHT..JESSICA AND DANAE, MEL AND ME, KATIE AND DONNA, AND DIANE AND MICHELLE|