Did you ever seem to have so much going on that you felt like you couldn't do one more thing? I've felt like a one-armed paperhanger these past few weeks; finally things are getting back to normal.
My daughter Jenny and her husband Randy are expecting their first baby in July. They had a baby reveal party a couple weekends ago. Have you heard about these? I don't read mommy blogs, so it was new to me. They organized a Saturday lunch and had a cake baked for the dessert.
The frosting between the two layers was to be tinted either pink (for a girl baby) or blue (for a boy). Everyone invited to the party was asked to wear either a pink or blue shirt; the color depended on what you were hoping the baby would be. The verdict? It's a girl!
Poor little Max. At 17 months old, he could care less; but I'm sure someday he'll wish he had a boy cousin.
My cousin Cathy and I got an invitation to spend a weekend with Cousin Audrey. Her husband was going to be out of town, and she invited us for a sewing weekend. Cathy had plans to travel to Italy for a 3-week vacation, so she wasn't able to join us. I was treated like royalty; Cathy, you missed a great weekend! I slept in 'the gramma room' which was full of Audrey's beautiful 30's fabric quilts. She bought me my own coffee mug (red with white dots!!), and even had a small dish of candy next to the bed.
We spent a lot of time sewing for an upcoming retreat, and I also got to work on the basket blocks for the quilt I'm making with the last of Mom's fabric stash. Did I say I thought I needed 300 blocks? I may have to rethink this!
And I finally got to meet and get to know this little bundle of goodness. This is Aubrey Faith who was born the week of Christmas to our Canadians - Mandy and Shane. They were home for the past week. It was so nice to come home from work and just hold this little sweetheart.
I am way behind on my sewing. Evenings have been spent in the living room with Larry and catching up on stitching. I'll be posting soon with some of the projects I'm working on.
The Hop To It blocks that Sue, Melanie, and I are making will be shown the last day of each month. Our first reveal will be next week. I have figured out I'm the weak link in this chain as I still have a lot of work to do on my block. Please check back and see how this all turns out.
And because I showed pictures of two of our grandbabies, I felt I should show you Natalie, too. This is her back-to-preschool picture from September. I think they are all so precious, and I can't wait to meet Miss #4!