Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday was wonderful.  We had a family dinner and spent the day being thankful for all of our blessings.  This past year has been filled with difficulties and joys but always the assurance that God has everything in His hands.  I am so thankful for God's love and my salvation through Jesus Christ, for my precious Sweetheart who is loving, faithful and a man of character, for my dear daughters and their husbands who are a source of joy and pride, for the coming grandbaby who already has her special place in my heart, for health restored, and for extended family, good friends and my church family who bless my life. 

I haven't been blogging but I have been sewing.  I'm so pleased with the little quilt I made for our expected granddaughter.  I wanted something small to match her newborn size and something in colors to match the pink and lavendar chosen by her mother for her nursery.  I also wanted the quilt to look like the old quilts I treasure and loved as a child...all wrinkled and snuggly.  I did machine quilt for durability expecting this quilt is the right size to be dragged around by a toddler and washed often :) 

It's been laundered and is folded hanging on the end of a little white crib waiting for a baby girl to use it :)
The stack of sewing is getting smaller but there are burp cloths, receiving blankets and bibs to finish before I try my hand at some "dressy" diapers.  Also there's a little Winnie the Pooh quilt top calling out to be finished.  No Christmas sewing this year...but, of course, I don't mind. 

There's frost on the ground today and this week should be chilly...highs in the 40s and 50s and beautiful sunshine.  We are having a cycle of rain each week and it is so desperately needed and much appreciated. 
Some of the ponds are beginning to refill and the ranchers are happy to see the water.  The drought has been extreme in Oklahoma...rivaling the 1930's and the Dust Bowl.  Oklahoma is a state of weather day a couple of weeks ago we had tornadoes and a record breaking earthquake all at the same time...but life here is never dull.

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and are looking forward to the Christmas season.

Many blessings and happy stitching to you,


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww the quilt is adorable! I love those colors, too. :) I know you are having a great time making all these beautiful things for the new little sweetie to be. May she only know love and joy all the days of her life. Babies are such blessings aren't they! :)

Hope the weather settles down a bit for you and that we don't have a hard winter this year.

I'll be looking forward to seeing your projects as you post them.

Blesings to you and yours always

Barbara said...

You are having fun planning for that new baby girl and doing so much sewing! The quilt is perfect with it's nostalgic wrinkly look. Machine quilting was the best thing to do for a hard-used (and loved) quilt. Pink and lavender together is lovely!
I remember those OK weather extremes!

rosie said...

Your little baby quilt is just lovely.. how much longer now??