Thursday, September 10, 2009

Melinda's Quilt Give Away, Granny's Quilt and My Kids

My friend Melinda from Melinda's Fabric Fancies is giving away this awesome quilt for her 250th post. I can't believe she's giving away a quilt!! Melinda is amazing and so is her work so (even though I don't want to many people to sign up because I want to win!) go to Melinda's blog and see her work and you'll agree she is amazing. Someone is going to be a very happy and warm person this winter!

Next I have to share with you this wonderful quilt I bought from my friend Val's Granny. I met Val through a swap and I look forward to her posts on her Granny every week. Granny is 96 years old and she makes a quilt every week. They are machine quilted and get this, she only uses 3 pins at the most to hold the quilt in place while she is quilting it. That amazes me! I am a pin and stitch witchery freak when I machine quilt something. Anyway, I received the quilt from Val on Tuesday and Jace immediately claimed it. He threw the quilt off of him that he had on and said, "Oh, that's for me!". The quilt is going to stay on the couch because everyone wants to use "Granny's Quilt". Ezie wants me to buy one for him and I probably should buy one for myself since Jace has laid claim to this one!
PLEASE excuse my couch!!! The slipcovers are in the wash.

This is a big quilt too! Thanks so much Val and Granny! I will treasure this quilt forever!!

Lexie on her first day of college. Whoo-Hoo!
I'm so proud of my daughter!! She's going to a 2 year program to become a Medical Assistant.

The there's Jace. Yesterday he got his backpack ready and Ezie packed him a snack in a old lunch box and he was on his way to the bus stop to go to school. He was so serious and so cute!
He wasn't even upset when he didn't get to get on the bus......because him and his Dad raced back to the house and he came in and opened up his backpack and had his snack.

Jace loves this one show, Yo-Gabba-Gabba. I knew when it came on last year that he was going to like it and even though I am used to watching kids shows and don't mind them, this show was one I was hoping he wouldn't like......but, he loves it and I've grown used to it. Click on the link though and check this guy out that hosts the show. Anyway on Yo-Gabba-Gabba they have a kid show his special talent. The special talent can be putting a spoon on your nose. Jace has decided that stacking the containers of Play-doh is his special talent. He spends a lot of time rearranging and restacking these containers. Every time he does this we have to clap for him and tell him how great his special talent is. It is pretty special and so is Jace!


Valerie said...

I will have to check out that give away for sure. Thank you so much for buying one of Grannys quilts. I will be posting your sweet card and gifts to me and Granny tonight hopefully. Your children are beautiful. I love seeing them and hearing about them.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love Granny's quilt. It is very special! Thanks for the heads up on the quilt giveaway! Have a nice day! Twyla

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a lovely quilt to treasure! And the school pictures are adorable :)

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Deborah said...

Jace is so sweet. Just imagine how happy he will be when it is actually his turn to get on the bus and go to school.LOL Granny's quilt is lovely and so is Melinda's. Sorry I have been MIA but it's nice to be visting again. I finally figured out how to "follow blogs" so I can keep up with my favorites (at least those on blogger).

Arden said...

I loved the crochet cross bookmarks and they would be perfect for my Sit and Stitch holiday swap coming up. Could you reference the pattern?

mama to 8
ages 17 to 11 months

Valerie said...

Sherry, I posted about your gifts last night. I will be going to Grannys this morning to let her pick out which cross she wants. I can't wait until she sees them. She will be thrilled. Thanks again, Val

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