Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gingham for Ivie

 I'm a new Great-Aunt! My great niece's name is Ivie, and I made her a quilt. Machine pieced, hand quilted.


 The 2 1/2-inch strips are raspberry, lemon yellow, and apple green gingham, kona white, and a fruit-and-flowers print. The thin border is a pink-on-pink print.  
 
 

And there's a different pink-on-pink for the backing.  I hand quilted with perl cotton and bound it with more of the green gingham.
I'd tell you the size, but I forgot to measure it and now it's in the mail. I hope Ivie likes her quilt!




Make it a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Heart in NYC

 





Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, July 6, 2012

City Onesies


Kate and Jed live in New York City, so Beckham's a City Baby.

 
Some friends decorated onesies with ironed-on designs. 
Not wanting to assume his political leanings, he has both elephant and donkey logos...

Here are a few more, all on a variety of sizes.  


 When one of the husbands arrived after the get-together, he said he wanted to make one too. He's a scientist, so came up with the bubbling flask.

 Kate was 4 days overdue, so while we were waiting, we stitched every piece to make sure it was secure.
 It was a fun way to pass the time together. Oh, and the other thing we did was eat cake. Four pieces for the two of us at a cake shop called Lady M. Yes, we ate all four pieces. They asked if we were planning a party or something. We said  "um....no, we just couldn't decide which ones to get, they all looked so good!"

YUM...

signature12 layer crepe cake, mocha ganache cake
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Beckham agreed to pose in the laundry basket with the quilt I made for him. Kate says I can't leave the city without making a label for his quilt. Maybe this afternoon...if I can put him down long enough to sew a few stitches.

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My New Grandboy!

I'd like to introduce Beckham Sanders Cowley, born July 2, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. My daughter and her husband couldn't be happier, and I was honored to be present for his birth. I know babies are born every day. Lots of them. An everyday miracle. And this one's mine. I'm his grandma and he's my new grandboy!

Make it a Wonderful Day!