Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Litttle "This and That"

Starting with the little (or not so little) Baby Emmy. I just happened to get a couple of pictures this morning after she got back from her first doctor visit. She is 5 weeks old and weighs in at a whopping 10lbs. 13 oz. She has been smiling for a while, but I got my first big smile today. Of couse not for the camera. Don't ya just want to pinch those sweet cheeks.

Today, I finally put together 29 (of 30) fat quarters I needed for a quilt pattern I got from I had many of these in my stash.  Some from 10 yrs ago when I first started collecting 30's reproductions, some from my red, white and blue collection, some I had Amber send me that I liked in her quilt and a couple I picked up at my favorite quilt store, Strawberry Patches.  I still need one more, but I started cutting them out today. Here are the fabrics.

Here is the quilt.  I am doing this for my grandson Cade who will be 6 in July.  His room is sports and red, white and blue.  I really thought this would be perfect for him.  These pictures are from Amber's blog (click on the link above) She has an Etsy Store where you can get her patterns.

Today, my prize from the giveaway on Barb's blog arrived.

She made the cutest little gift card with a really sweet note. You can't see it very well, but she sent me a vintage hankie too. (not part of the giveaway). It was her Nana's. Isn't that just the sweetest gift of all. Little did she know, that I collect hankies. But this one I will treasure.
I truely have met the nicest ladies through my blogging and feel so blessed by each of you.

One of the blogs I visit often is Southern Inspiration.  Suzanne is having a giveaway that ends on Friday. She sells "Southern Living @ Home" products and is giving away two of them in celebration of changes in the company and name change.  If you have a chance to hop over there and enter, be sure to read some of her posts. I have really gotten a  lot of inspiration and encouragement from her. Very sweet lady.

That's all for now. I'm working on a couple of cute little dresses for models at Strawberry Patches and made some more purses. I'll show those soon and have a yummy recipe to share on Friday.


southerninspiration said...

Thanks, Beverly for your sweet will definitely get an entry for every day one way or the other!!! :D
Take care and have a great week!


~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

You had a great day! That quilt is going to be so nice for your grandson...and Emmy is adorable!

Sally said...

Baby Emma is a doll! Those big, bright eyes -- she reminds me of Brandon.(?) Congratulations on your giveaway prize. What fun. Your quilt is going to be so special for Cade. So sweet. Sew away, Beverly -- the queen of all things handmade.

Suzanne said...

Aw... I wanna see your dresses. Feeling a little home sick for my store now that our trip is coming to an end. Can't wait to see the fabric you girls chose.