Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'M GONNA BE A GRANDMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi All,

I AM DOING THE HAPPY, HAPPY DANCE!!!!!! When I arrived in New York on Thursday night and I walked into the room that Ally and Alex had set up for me, propped up on the pillows of the bed was a Grandma's Brag Book. So of course I screamed and then turned and hugged Ally very hard and didn't let her go for quite a while. She and Alex and his whole family and all their friends have known for quite some time, but she wanted to tell me in person and as I was scheduled to be in New York, she waited for me to come up. So, this time next year, I'll be a Grandma. Ally is due at the end of January, 2009. Inside the brag book was a sonogram of the baby. First sonogram of a baby that I could actually tell it was a baby, without arrows pointing at things. When Ally has her sonogram in September, we will know what we are having, boy or girl. So we will know if Dylan or Ursula Georgina is coming into the world. So, can you all guess what I'm doing? Making baby quilts, of course. I have so many, Ally is going to kill me. I guess I'll just have to make them and then just send them once a month, hehehe. If I could afford it and stand the cold, I would move back to NY in a NY minute. Okay, that's it for now. I'm off to the sewing machine. Keep the piece. Renée

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Very Sad News

I received a call from my very good friend who informed me that she has uterine cancer. I'm very upset. She's up in NY and I'm down here in Florida and I can't help her. I'll be up in NY on the 24th, but I think she will have had the operation by then. She told me that if she could she would have it today. Ugh, yuck, ick. F...

It is thundering here, so I guess that's why I have a headache. I'm going to lie down. Keep the piece.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's Been So Long

Block #9
Block #10
Block #11
Hi Everyone, I'm back. Sort of. I realized it's been a while since I posted anything. I have not been in a quilty mood. Today I finally put together blocks number 9, 10 and 11 for the Star Quilt Along on Amandajean's web page. As you can see, for #11 I did it the way they gave directions on the Quilters Cache page. And what is it about that scant 1/4"? Why can't they just give directions using the regular 1/4"? Most, if not all, of the Quilter's Cache block patterns use that scant quarter. I don't listen. I use a regular quarter. Tomorrow I will cut up fabric for the sashing and see about putting the borders together for Amandajean's first quilt along. I did that one too. The purple star blocks are the second quilt along, the pink blocks are the first.
I just finished my first block swap. That was fun. I was finally picked this month, so I am receiving blocks. I sent out all my blocks to all the lovely ladies in the swap. I was on a roll and just did them all at once. They were Friendship Blocks, also from Quilter's Cache. And of course, the Snowball Swap. The second batch is finished and I go off to the Post Office tomorrow to get them out. I put "fabric" on the envelope in hopes that they don't think there is anything valuable inside. The last batch I sent, I sent fabric pinned to the block, you know, "keep the piece", and maybe someone thought there was something valuable attached. Anyway, nothing attached this time. I also put my name labels all over the plastic bag so if the envelope does get ripped open, at least I might get my blocks back. Time to get back to cutting more fabric. Keep the piece. Renée