Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bursting with Blessings

I have been sewing! Yes, it is true! One thing I made recently is this little doll quilt. I love it just the way it is, but kind friends have told me that I should actually have a little stitched sampler in the center. Well, OK, so now I need to work that up after Thanksgiving. But in the meantime, here is a peek at my little doll quilt--not yet quilted, as you can see.
 On other news, my pregnant granddaughter, who I pictured in a post recently, is having twins! Twin boys, in fact! We have never had twins in our family, so we are all aflutter over this. Let's just say that Becky is bursting at the seams with this exciting news! 

I have been sewing like a mad woman this past week and have a terrific quilt as a result. I am not sure how soon I can show it off, but I am very excited! For one thing, it is totally scrappy. Does that sound like anyone you know? Above is a block from the quilt. I made a ton of these! More later on that!

Thanksgiving is once again upon us, so today, like most women in America, I am cooking! I am presently working on cinnamon rolls. They are rising on the counter in the kitchen. I think I can manage the rest of the meal tomorrow, but it is nice to get a start on the rolls. Two of my kids have already called for recipes, so food is on their mind as well. If they lived closer recipes wouldn't be crossing their minds, they would just come here. But alas, they are spread across the county, as I have lamented in the past. Nevertheless, blessings abound, and I am grateful to have a big wonderful family, even tho they are not nearby. The internet certainly contributes to keeping us close. Last Sunday I watched one year old Isaac climb all over the furniture as we visited on Skype. Every so often he would stop and wave to me. What a joy! 

Good wishes go out to you as well, where ever you may be. Enjoy the season and count your blessings. They are everywhere!





23 comments:

paulette said...

Congratulations, Marcie!! TWINS!! How exciting for you and your family!!
Can't wait to see this scrappy quilt...all my favourite colours!! Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Paulette

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhhh, that is just too cute. I may have to borrow that idea. Unless you're going to make it into a pattern that is. Then I'll wait.

Happy "count our blessings" day to you too.

Janet said...

What a darling little doll quilt. So... that's not a sampler in there now??
Scrappy is my favorite - I love the look of the block you show - I can't wait to see the whole quilt.
Twins - how exciting!
Happy Thanksgiving to you. I'll be right over for one of those cinnamon buns :0) I wish!

paula, the quilter said...

Congratulations, Marcie! Umm... that would make you a great-Grandmother wouldn't it?

Tamera said...

Congrats! A friend of mine just had twin girls and they are CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

sewprimitive karen said...

Twins are so exciting; a hearty congratulations! It will be so fascinating to have them around. The quilt is simply adorable, what pretty colors. What is the pink border fabric?

Taryn said...

I like the mixed up border on your quilt. Good for you on the cooking. I should be cooking, but I'm not. Blog reading is easier (and more inspirational).

Karen said...

Twins.....a double blessing!

I like your little doll quilt. I have some of the fabric you used in the center of it.

Michelle said...

Congratulations...twins are so special! I can't wait to see your new scrappy quilt! I hope you got my email before, I received the Turkey in the Straw pattern. Thanks so much! Love it, of course! Happy Thanksgiving!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wowzers...twins! Truly a double blessing!! How fun for you!! Your little scrappy doll is adorable...love all those bits!! I wanted to ask...no small quilt this year for the bloggers? Gosh...I haven't time but just wondered because you've designed some beauties!!

Angie said...

What an adorable little quilt, Marcie! And I can't wait to see what you're doing with the other block. :) TWINS oh my double the fun (I always think of that old Doublemint commercial, remember that? LOL). Happy, happy Thanksgiving, my dear friend!

Lori said...

I love the small quilt!! With or without a stitched sampler I love it!!
Congrats on the twins!! That must be so exciting!!!

Lori said...

Happy Thanksgiving too!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh homemade cinnamon rolls...one of my very favorite things. :) blessings, marlene

julieQ said...

What a darling little quilt! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!

Kelli said...

WOW! Twins! What fun that will be. Love your doll quilt and the "surprise" in progress quilt - look forward to seeing more of it!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love your doll quilt! and what exciting news!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Twins...oh my what fun that will be! There's no greater blessing than a baby, unless it's two. :) blessings, marlene

Rebeccah Louise said...

Is it wrong that I opened up the comment just to see what everyone else was saying about my twins?
That doll quilt is so cute!

Millie said...

What a cute little doll quilt.

Elaine Adair said...

Double congrats to you and all family for the new additions. How happy you must be. 8-)) Oh yeah, I guess new Mom is pretty happy also!

onlymehere said...

Twins! Holey skemoley what a wonderful double blessing for your family! Loved your fusion/confusion story. I'm sure there's much to to it, lol! Good for you having time to sew. Sounds like life is keeping you hopping!

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