Sunday, December 16, 2018

A Great Grandson

So, I am a great grandmother three times now and  if anything is calculated to make me feel my age, that is it, LOL.
Last Saturday we welcomed Sterling Daniel Atwood, to join his Mom and Dad Ashlee and Daniel and 14 month old sister Paisley. He weighed in at 6lb.2 ozs and just over 19" long and at a couple of weeks early he spent an extra day or so in neonatal to ensure all systems were working perfectly.
Here shown in neonatal in his adoring grandfather's arms,[our son Lucas]
 And at home a few days later.
Mom and baby are well for which we are praising God. We haven't had cuddles yet but next weekend for sure.
Meanwhile our newest great granddaughter Layla has gained over 1.5lbs her first month, so her Mom is doing a great job! 
Well, Dad too, he is a great helper with all that is necessary.
Last night I shipped off the quilt below to the owner in CA., it is for her great grandson! I cannot remember how many baby quilts have come through my hands this year but easily upwards of 20. It has been the busiest year I remember for new babies in our friends and family circle, all healthy thank you Lord!
You can see that Hannah made a few words with the alphabet letters.
 And the last of my quilting until the new year is this lap size quilt below for some dedicated lay workers in the children's program at our church.
In gratitude for all the children whose lives they touch in Jesus Name, including our grandson Matthew.
I hope to sew a little more this week on the Bonnie Hunter mystery "Good Fortune".  Maybe I will post a bit on my progress during the week. I have completed a couple of clues, still working on one of them. But- I also have to clean house and hopefully do a little Christmas baking!
Cheers, y'all!

Catching Up A Bit On Quilting!

Life here has been super busy, I cannot even begin to tell it all!
Below is another of Angela's quilts, 54" square and another Bonnie Hunter design. I really like this quilt and had fun quilting it. Angela use two different blocks, together making an eye catching secondary design.
So I repeated two different quilting designs freehand 
 and made an interesting pattern on the back.
 Standard piano key in the border.
Last Saturday was the QOV presentation for Sgt. David Stassenhofer. I only have a couple of photos from my camera but many more were taken that I hope to get!
 Many of his friends from the Patriot Guard showed up. Across Arizona, David was the lead flag bearer at the funerals of the Fallen for many years and as such was called"Flag Dud".
 Below, the presentation case with his name.
 Custom quilting was the only way to go with this quilt to show off it's red, white and blue beauty. Several friends from my Sew Creative MeetUp group contributed blocks for the so I did not have to make them all, and no two are quite alike but together they make a stunning patriotic display for a military hero.
  And I aways love the solid fabric back that makes a whole quilt on it's own.