Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Long time, no see!



Helllloooooooo~~~~~ there is definitely a big echo here.

Its been a long time since I have posted anything here. Not because I haven't had anything to show or talk about....just life seemed to get in the way. I have missed the Blogworld terribly and I have been pining for months to get back to it.

What have I been up to??? Sadly stitching has taken a back seat in recent months, and baby stuff making has been in the works. Because there are 3 little grandbabies cooking away and getting ready to make their entrance into the world in a few short months. And when I think of how much time I have left to get everything ready, my crafting mojo goes into overdrive.

And up first some pics of the baby quilts~
This is a twisted log cabin design done in beautiful bright colours. I love this quilt, it makes me happy just to look at it. Here you can see a pic of the fabric used for the backing. I used a jelly roll to make this quilt, so just used pieces of the leftovers joined together to use for the binding. I like the scrapiness of binding strips like this and it fits in with the scrappy log cabins. This quilt is for my future grand~daughter!

And next up ~

This is from a pattern in the book called Schnibbles x2. I used a layer cake called Lily & Will by Bunnyhill (love their patterns!). I had this layer cake in my stash for a few months, anticipating the need to make a baby quilt.

And then I learned, I needed to make another one when my daughter found out she was expecting twins! Luckily, Bunnyhill made this fabric line in a couple of different colourways :-D
So another layer cake was on the way~
....and a blue one this time, once I found out the twins were going to be boys!

So as you can see I have been spending a lot of my free time here:
But eventually I hope to get back to this lovely sampler~
Heaven Doth Ask, by Brenda Keyes
Stitched with DMC on 40 ct Lt. Sand linen

Remember the sweet baby puppy I showed in my very last post? She grew .... a lot! (and needs a day at the doggy spa)And Bella says hi too
Okay, enough already, I get the hint....

9 comments:

valerie said...

Wendy, it's wonderful to see you posting again! Congratulations on becoming a soon-to-be gramma 3x over. Wow! Wonderful quilts and stitching!

The puppy is so cute...look at that yawn!

Melissa said...

Hi Wendy,

It's lovely to see your post! Congratulations on all the upcoming grand-babies! You'll need to grow another arm or two!

I can see you've been busy with making lovely quilts etc!

Bella looks sweet and I can't believe how time has flown!

Lynn said...

Welcome back Wendy! It's wonderful to see you blogging again. Congratulations on the upcoming births. You'll be a very busy Grandma!
I absolutely love your quilts! The colours are fantastic. Pretty sampler too!

kimstitch3 said...

glad to see you posting. Your blog looks lovely

Siobhan said...

Wow!! It is so good to see a post from you! What wonderful news to read, too, that there are 3 babies on the way, two of them being twins. My twins are now 17--but I remember how busy and wonderful things were when they were babies. Love the quilts, especially the Lily & Will fabrics. Nice job on the sampler, too.

Sharon said...

Wow! What exciting news! The quilts are gorgeous and those will some lucky babies to grace them. Nice to see you back!

Beatrice said...

Oh Wendy 3 grandbabies to stitch and quilt for..such fun.
I know you are excited, Congrats to you and the proud parents - to- be.
Everythings looks wonderful.
The puppy is a cutie too.

Felicity said...

Woo hoo! Grandchildren! Wonderful!

shakatak66 said...

Your quilts are absolutely stunning - I agree with you about the colours of the multi-coloured quilt, it really does feel super 'happy' :) Congrats on your Mirabilia finish too, she's just beautiful :D