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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Arrival

Most of you know we have been expecting a new addition to our family.  Macarty Lee arrived on Sunday March 20th at 2:14 pm.  She weighed 6 lbs. 12.3 oz and 19 1/2 inches long.  She had a lot of dark hair and is absolutely precious!!!!  She tried to give her parents a little scare-----when she was born she had an irregular heart rhythm, so she had lots of EKGs and X-rays of the heart.....we know God is good and He gave her strength.  Specialists from Denver have given her a clean bill of health--she will have another EKG in about 4 weeks, but she is doing great!!  As for Mommy, well she is an amazing young lady!!  She got down to business and had an easy delivery and is back to her routine.   Daddy is a great help and Macarty already has daddy right where she needs him!  They are a beautiful family and we could not be happier!

24 hours old with her new baby doll that grandma and grandpa thought she just had to have.  She is so beautiful!

 She is 5 days old and is probably on of the best babies.  She is so happy and content!  I got to spend a couple days with them.  I thought our daughter might need me to help out with a few things......well, I was wrong, she is doing so good that I really didn't need to go help.  She absolutely amazes me with her strength.  She and her husband are so good at this parenting thing....I don't think I was that good at the routine thing when I had my first child, but they are pretty darn good!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cozy Beginnings

I started this quilt with my sewing buddy, WISE OLE' "E".  She is like have a wise ole' owl, but knows everything about quilting you may need to learn.  Our sewing day started around 8:30 Sunday the 6th of March and I decided to start a new project that she will be teaching.  I chose some yummy fabrics......warm and down right cozy..
I am always changing things and have chosen the green with a maroon dot on one side and on the other there is a stripe running thru the fabric......very unique. I am using the dotted green in place of the typical red for the center of a log cabin.  I will be using the striped side later in the border.
 Creams, chocolate brown and pinks. 

Starting by sewing a normal log cabin and then when you are all done.......you are going to cut it up.  I know it sounds crazy, but it turns out so nice and it is a beautiful display of colors.

After cutting off corners and rebuilding a square,  squaring up to     8 1/4"----Not much left over so you have to be careful!

9 finished squares positioned  and ready to sew!  It looks really nice and I think it will add warmth to any bedroom!!

I am thinking this quilt will be named "COZY  BEGINNINGS"

The green center gives the block just the right pop and shows that you can step out of the box and make your own statement.   Go for it girls!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Here comes the gift!!

I am working on a quilt that I am going to have quilted before June 18th. I have a wedding and plan to give this as a gift to the bride and groom.  With the top being totally finished....I should be able to start the quilting this week.
I really like the colors together....Cream with a little yellow flower it it, bright yellow and then some green to a navy blue.

It looks like a spring meadow in a rain storm.

 I am thinking about a name for the quilt.....Meadow???  Any ideas?