Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baby Blankets

I have to work late tonight…. The bright side is I don’t have to go in so early. The pups wake up at the usual time so I leave Don sleeping and get up with them. I’m a morning person anyway so no complaints. A friend over at V & Co. is requesting baby receiving blankets
so I printed out the instructions and made a couple this morning to send. I just love working with flannel. I’m in no hurry--- but I’m going to be an awesome gramma one day….

We’ve missed out on the last two snowstorms that have hit the Midwest. I guess there is a perk to living in the “Way Up North” of the U. S. .

I’m finishing up a 2009 BOM project with only 1 ½ blocks left. Hopefully it will be completed by this weekend. We’re having dinner with friends Saturday night and a quilter will be there. We usually slip off unnoticed and share the projects we’re working on right now….

Chelsey’s learning life lessons--- the Radio station she’s working at was sold. The new owners came in and fired everyone and rehired some (including her). Tough lessons….hard lessons, but life lessons she’s learning first hand. I told her she needs to write down ' Life lessons they don’t teach in college textbooks.' But she presses on…..

Eric's is learning cool stuff -- has a class on herbal remedies. I just love talking with him. We're going to see him in March. The weather is too unpredictable for him to come home right now. Plus the heavy load of classes. I stress over him, but he and Chels talk daily so she's the thermometer for Eric--- "Mom, he's fine..."

I better load up the jeep and get to work…..

Baby flannel
Ruffles—my new thing
Phone call from a friend


Kate said...

I've been doing quite a bit with flannel's and corduroy lately. It's funny how we get into trends sometimes. Love your posts about your kids and especially how you end your posts with gratitudes. Great habit to get into....thanks for posting. I read almost every day and don't always leave a comment so today I thought, hey you should leave some hugs behind. So here's a (((hug))) for you today. :)

Cara said...

Yeah the weather's been crazy. The in laws in NC have had WAAAAY more snow then us in the "Great White North" lol.
Those receiving blankets are adorable. I'm sure at some point in the appropriately distanced future you will be an awesome grandma.

Sue said...

I cannot wait to be a grandma either and think it will be fun. Our daughter and her husband are making plans so that is at least a start:)

We got blasted with ten inches of snow last night. I am looking forward to spring, but the snow really is pretty.

Thank you for sharing the info. on the baby blankets. They are fun to make.

I love how you end all of your posts with 'gratitudes'. That is really nice.

Have a great week

Quilts And Pieces said...

My middle daughter in college is learning some tough "love" lessons right now too. Oh it is so hard.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Yes, you will be a wonderful gramma. It'll come naturally!

I was home from work yesterday as we had a bit of the snowstorm. Bad enough that the roads were a mess and I almost rear ended someone! So I spent the day stitching and had a pretty good time.

ohiostar5 said...

Didn't read post in time to send V a receiving blanket so I will make some for our local hospital and pass on the love. I enjoy making newborn and preemie quilts for the county hospital in FtWorth, the receiving blankets would take no time at all. What a great way to celebrate your birthday----I just had my 75th on the 1st.BettyLou

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Are those little baby mittens with the blankets? Soooo cute! I used to make little fleece mittens when my son was samller. When my son was a baby my favorite blanket for him was 2 pieces of jersey sewn together. You don't have to be fancy to be nice! Very nice donation! Cheers! Evelyn

Judy Sinclair said...

Where did you find the pattern for the baby blankets?

Tanya said...

Hey there! I have been checking in on you but I haven't "chatted". How are you? You have been busy, busy, busy! I love your blankets. I have had that on my list to do, but haven't. :( Hope you are well!!

maria said...

Love those little receiving blankets.

I,too, enjoy working with flannel, it's so soft.

Like you, I am not a grandma but still hoping.