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

Flowers at the Center

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

In Chihuly's Garden

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Heart in NYC


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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!"


signature12 layer crepe cake, mocha ganache cake
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.

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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!