Today I got to spend some special Grandma time with Beckham. He was such a good boy. I can't believe he is going to be 1 month old on Saturday. Time is passing far too quickly.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
While on retreat, Linda and I visited a local quilt shop. I was doing so well, thinking maybe I would get out of there without spending any money. WRONG! As soon as I saw this baby panel, I knew I had to make another quilt for Beckham. Two borders were added to the panel and voila, another baby quilt top is born.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday morning I left home for a 4 day quilting retreat. It was held at a beautiful resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. Before my friend, Linda and I arrived at the resort, we stopped at two quilt shops along the way. Of course, I found something to purchase at each one. Once at the resort, I got to meet lots of old friends and some new ones too. It was such a pleasure to be able to share a love of quilting with so many others. The great thing about a retreat is the fact that everyone brings their own projects to work on, so you get lots of new ideas. You also receive feedback on your own projects. There is always something new to learn. I had a wonderful time and can't wait for next year's retreat. This table runner was my first project. I didn't have a pattern, so it took me a lot longer to complete. I had trouble figuring out that outer border of squares on point. A math whiz I am NOT! It still needs to be sandwiched and quilted, hopefully before Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I never got to see Beckham on Halloween (he is in high demand these days). So, yesterday Ashley, Mike and Beckham came for dinner. I finally got to give him his Halloween pumpkin. Don't you love it? It is a kit that comes in a box. You provide the pumpkin, you also need an awl or some kind of poking tool and the kit provides the body parts. Kind of like a Mr. Potato (make that Pumpkin) Head. There is no picture of Beckham because Grandma (me) was too busy holding and kissing him to worry about taking pictures. Sheesh.