Thursday, November 11, 2010

My next quilt---for my son

My next quilt is for my grandson, with my son in mind......He loves fish and has a web page about it here. This cute little fabric with the goldfish was made just for him. I found it on etsy and I bought a pajama leg panel of it. Doing some fussy cutting and piecing the fish together to make a 45 inch panel

The colors will be browns, and light aqua. Going to look for another bit of fabric. I'm just going to cut strips of varying widths similar to the picture and have light gray minkee for the back. It needs to be done by Dec 2nd and I leave for Israel next Saturday. I've got work to do. Why does work seem to get in the way ALWAYS?


I have to say that this is one cute baby. Look at that little precious, and he's highly advanced in his activities too! When you are 2 weeks old that's important! How can you describe a grandmother's love. I don't feel like a grandma (how do gramma's feel?), but somehow it happened. This baby looks just like my son did 28 years ago. BUT I think he's cuter.....his mommy must have made him cuter....thanks Carmen for this little bundle of joy!

This is me holding my baby right after birth. His head is still cone shaped here but by the next day he had a perfect round head. I just love this little guy....

This is the day two (24 hours old) and look how
he is looking at his daddy. Isn't that just precious?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Life Changes

This has been quite the year, I had a grandson delivered October 13th. He arrived weighing 7 lbs 9 oz. Such a perfect healthy boy. Elias is his name, looks just like my son.

Mother and baby are doing fine, although she did have to have a C-section, just like I did with the baby's father!.

The baby's room is light green with white baby furniture. I hope I have the right greens here. If not, it can be a on the floor quilt.

The back is minkee, that super duper soft stuff that I now want to have for a quilt of my own!! I think everyone needs one.

While this pregnancy was going on, Grandma (me) was busy preparing for a divorce. Life changes......I am now out of the house, living in a temporary living situation, life has been tough and rather abusive. How did that happen? It's an unfortunate situation which had to stop. Not much quilting or other sewing has been going on with me, but now that I am halfway situated, the quilting has begun,,,,off to make another baby quilt. This one is going to be inspired by my son's love of fish.

I hope my writing and quilting will help me with my life changes, cause things are really crazy for me right now, sewing needs to be my stress reliever......