Friday, July 22, 2011


There's lots of joy in our little home on our red dirt road.  Maybe these pictures of my latest purchases and projects will give you a hint :) 

Our baby is expecting a baby!  Our younger daughter, Maggie, and her husband are expecting their first baby in early February.  And this will be our first grandbaby!  Many of you will understand the joy we are feeling.  I dearly wanted our two babies and delighted in them.  I've been told that the joy of a grandbaby is that delight multiplied many times over and I can't wait for that experience.  

So other projects will have to wait while I indulge in knitting and crocheting tiny sweaters and hats, sewing bibs and burp cloths, making diaper covers and baby quilts and helping my sweetheart refinish saved baby furniture including Maggie's own bassinet and the bedding I made for her. 

We won't know the baby's gender until fall so, for now, I'm using mainly yellow and green as I did for my own girls (back in the days when you didn't know gender until the baby arrived!) but I'm going to do a bit of  pink and blue just because.

Thank you for understanding while I do my happy dance and, from time to time, share my "grandmother passion!"

My choice in Christian music is gospel and my favorite Southern gospel group is the Southern Prophets out of Patrick Springs and Stuart, Virginia.  You can hear a sample of their music here and see them here and here.  One of their songs I love is "Drinking From My Saucer."   This is the chorus:

"And I thank God for all His blessings on me
And the mercy He's bestowed.
I'll keep drinking from my saucer, Lord,
Cause my cup has overflowed."

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings on our family. 

Praying that your blessings will abound and that you will be drinking from your saucer as you keep stitching.


Monday, July 4, 2011

God Bless America!

Happy 4th of July!!  What a privilege to be an American in the "Land of the free and the home of the brave!"  Thank you to all those who founded this republic and those who have served to protect this country and preserve our liberties.  I pray that God will continue to bless America.

The month of June just flew by!  May was a month of real recovery and June has been a month of gaining strength.  In fact, I have felt so much better that I slowly cleaned the house...such a pleasure to get things back to normal.   Most of my time was spent on the house with just a little bit of sewing.  I got a number of hexagons made for the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  Those little hexies are the perfect project for evenings when I'm tired after housework. 

I did have my "Betsy Ross" moment this month!! Actually many moments as I completed this flag wall hanging made from a Connecting Threads kit.  Sewing so many curved seams and matching the seams on the long rows was a challenge...spent lots of time taking out stitching and repositioning but I'm so happy with the final project.  Here's the little quilt hanging on our front door.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!