Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Goals, productivity and blessings...

It feels like such a long time ago that I posted. As I have mentioned before, I blog for memories. If you like to read and share some feelings of your own, I appreciate it immensely.

I was sick with the flu for a few days a couple of weeks ago. I was so stressed out (whether from being sick or because stress ran me down and I got sick, I don't know) but things are better.
I got the outfits done for the grandchildren. I was down on myself for not getting them done for the twins' birthday. They were ready the next weekend and I gave all the kids their outfits this past Sunday. Here's a little pic of my productivity and my darling grandchildren. (VERY proud Mimi.)

The picture on the left is my entire family. We are outside the church just before the twins are to be baptized. Picture in the middle is Evie in her outfit. The picture to the right is (from left to right) Nathan, Evie, Anna and Hadley...all dressed in their coordinated outfits from Mimi.

My next project that had a huge time limit was the alteration of a swimsuit for my great niece Allie. Allie is a little like Aunt Helen...a bit on the chunky side...and her "tankini" was a little short and not quite wide enough. Well, that project got completed and a sweet phone call of generous thanks from Allie made it all worthwhile.
I'm now working on my "In The Good Ole Summertime" quilt swap. With all the other projects looming over me, I had a hard time coming up with my inspiration. Once those projects got completed, I got my vision and my small quilt is in progress.
Once that is done, it's time to design another Grandbaby Quilt for my soon-to-be-welcomed-into-the-world grandchild. Grandchild number 5 will be born (hopefully in the middle of) October. We don't know what gender this child will be, but there will be at least one quilt for the new mama to pick from. I've got a couple of ideas...nothing concrete as yet.

I want to get working on my Flying Geese in The Forest quilt. That's come to a bit of a standstill for now, but I have many scraps cut to size and ready for sewing.

Christmas ideas are swimming through my head. Not sure just yet what I want to do, but if I can find some plain jammies for grandchildren in assorted sizes, that might be a great idea. Who knows...maybe no homemade presents this year...just thinkin'.

I've got to think more about another Grandbaby Quilt!! Grandchild number 6 will be coming our way sometime around April of 2010!! Yeppers!!!

So much to be grateful for!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it has been a while, and we missed you!

    the outfits are adorable! and I love it that they all're a good gramma!

    I have three projects going, and don't know which to finish first...I hate when I do that! but I guess I'm too old to change...tee hee

    Your family is growing by leaps and bounds! I sure wish I could get one a year...but I think I have to wait till the next generation now, all my kids are getting tired, LOL


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