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Friday, July 8, 2011

I'm the lucky guy (again)

One of my favorite prim blogs to read is Christine's at Preferably Prim. Christine lives in Ireland but she definitely has a flare for Americana. I won this stocking that she made, and I love it. It's hanging on a door just inside our house; I think it looks perfect. Thanks Christine! Please check out her blog.

And my blogging/quilting bud Melanie at Covered Porches sent me two pieces of a sagey green fabric to use in my Hop To It quilt. I think this shade of green will really add the spark to this quilt that I've been looking for. I'm also thinking maybe one of the fat quarters needs to be made into a miniature quilt, but I'm still thinking through that one.

If you haven't checked out Moda's Bakeshop yet, here's the link for Angela's quilt. Angela, a couple of my daughters, and a couple of our friends started a small quilt group. We've only been able to get together a couple of times, and then summer came. I'm looking forward to sewing with this group once summer winds its way down. She is a real inspiration to me, and her modern style of quilting is really growing on me. Angela, thank you so much for your friendship!

And if all this isn't happy enough, we'll be getting a new granddaughter on Monday. Jenny and Randy's doctor has decided it's time for this baby to be born, so they will be making an early-morning trip to the hospital. This is the third grandchild that has been born because of a doctor's decision instead of the Lord's will. But that seems to be the way things go now, so we roll with the flow and pray for the best.

Generous friends, great mail days, family, and one more baby to squeeze. Life just doesn't get much sweeter or better than this.

11 comments:

Angela {fussycut} said...

you are the sweetest, I am thankful for our friendship too! And I'm so excited for you, another granddaughter! That is wonderful, they will be in my prayers.

Donna said...

Love your stocking! I will be sure to visit Angela's blog too.
How exciting to have another grandchild! I will be thinking about you on Monday ... keep us updated!
Hugs,
Donna

Elizabethd said...

How lovely to be waiting for your newest arrival. Praying for safe delivery.

Christine said...

So glad the stocking arrived safely, Mary!
I have been on vacation this past two wks in Annapolis MD!
Thanks for posting about this, you are too kind!
Congratulations on the lovely news!
Best wishes
Christine

Barb said...

Congratulations Mary, such good news all around! I love the stocking you won...and what a wonderful surprise to receive the *greens*, quilters are the best! My prayers will be happening even more on Monday morn...blessings abound! Hugs and good thoughts to you my friend!

Plain Ol' Vanilla said...

Mary,

God is good. How exciting to add a precious granddaughter to your little flock. I'm sure photos will be forth coming.

Blessings,
Joyce

Linda said...

Love the stocking...I will go over and visit Angela's blog too! How exciting to have another Grand baby to hug!!

Carrie P. said...

Love the prim stocking you won. Congrats. Great header too.
Praying all goes well with the baby's arrival.

Leann said...

Well aren't you just the lucky one. A new granddaughter is at the top of the lucky list - blessings!

Leann

Siobhan said...

Please God everything went well with the delivery and you have a safe & healthy new grandchild. I can't wait to read all about it!

What a great stocking! Congrats on the win. I recently 'discovered' Angela's blog and am now stalking her (in a good way, really!). She is so talented, as are you.

Angie Berry said...

Oh YAY for you! I love Christine's blog also, she is so talented! How wonderful it would be to own something made by her hands.