Friday, September 9, 2011

Tickled Pink!

We are so happy!  The doctor says our grandbaby is a baby girl!!!!   The expectant parents are delighted since that is what they were praying for and the entire family is thrilled.

Now the sewing REALLY begins.  I've stocked up on pinks and have visions of ruffles and bows.

I'm off to the sewing room to work on the pink border for the pastel Pooh quilt.  Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings. 

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ready for Fall!

Labor Day is past and I'm so ready for fall.  We got a little taste of it this weekend when temperatures fell into the 60s at night and 80s for the day...goodness, I had to put on a sweater...quite a contrast from 106!!  We are still praying for rain and for our friends and family in Texas where wildfires are taking lives and homes. 

I finished the first baby quilt. This quilt is meant to be a play put in the playpen or on the floor so I made it with higher loft batting and tied it.  My friend, Barbara of Pinelands Treasures, had blogged about her tied quilts and was so generous to explain the process to me.  I was reminded of how my babies used to love to take those tiny fingers and feel of textures so I thought the little ties might appeal.  I really enjoyed tying the quilt especially since this is a very traditional way of finishing a quilt.  I will definitely using tying again. 

I'm still working on the little soft green, yellow and white baby afghan in a shell pattern.  

Hope you had a nice holiday weekend and will have a great week.  Blessings to you and yours.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Time for Football!

We've survived the hottest summer in Oklahoma history and a wildfire on our red dirt road this week that came very close to our close I had the car packed and keys in hand.  Sweetheart flew home from work in OKC and we monitored all electricity for many hours as the fire burned utility poles.  Many thanks to the firefighters from surrounding communities (many of them volunteer), sheriff's department, police and tribal police and caring neighbors who warned and fought the fire as well.  About 300 acres on our road burned but only one house (being renovated so no one there) and one barn were lost.  Wildfires are burning across our state daily and only rain will help us.  We are praying fervently! the face of all this, there is always the promise of fall and football!!!!   High school football in Oklahoma is almost an obsession and college football is all-consuming.   We are big OU Sooner fans so we are looking forward to tomorrow's game with the University of Tulsa.  OU is ranked #1 in the nation in the pre-season polls.  I'm a graduate of the University of Tulsa but I'll be cheering for OU!!! 

I have more news and projects to show but I'll save that for another day. 

Meanwhile, can you hear me  "BOOMER SOONER!  GO OU!"

Wishing you a wonderful day and many blessings!