The baby shower was this weekend. Mom and I headed to Chesapeake Saturday morning, went to the shower Saturday afternoon, visited with my brother and SIL (the "thank God you are alive" one) Saturday evening and watched a football miracle (UVA vs UNC) Saturday night in our hotel. Sunday morning we visited James and Ashley (parents to be) and stopped to visit my other SIL and niece in Newport News on the way home. It was a quick trip but very worthwhile.
Ashley loved all of the blankets and has designated a use for each of them. I did give them permission to give any of them to another baby but they insisted that they were keeping them. Our visit to their house was the first time we've seen it since they moved and I had forgotten that they have FOUR wall quilts that I've made and they are using all of them. They have requested a set of placemats for the newly remodeled kitchen and they will certainly get them.
We were asked to give the baby a book. I gifted two. One is a new book and the other is a book that my Grandmother gave to me in 1966. At some point in my young life I became very possessive of my things and I wrote my name really large on the front blank page. James was happy to have something handed down from family.
It was a nice day and Ashley looks great for someone about to have a baby in 5 weeks!
In the hotel I started a new kid hat. I will make 2 of these for my brother's step-grands. I worked on it more last night when I got home.
Before we left, I got a little quilting and sewing done on Friday. I've started the 12 star blocks on the raffle quilt. 3 are done, 9 to go.
I also got all of the corner blocks trimmed for the blue quilt and started sewing them into bow ties.
Today I have my annual eye doctor appointment and tomorrow is my annual physical. The restof the week should be dyeing, sewing and blowing leaves.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.