Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teaberry Stars--Oh Baby!

Has anyone out there missed me? I have been in Arizona for the past three weeks as my Dad suddenly ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. As I arrived he was transferred to a rehab facility for another week and a half. (heaven help we call it a nursing home). I seriously hope we never have to see that place again. He is home at his apartment now and recovering quite nicely I am happy to say. It has been nice to be here and spend time with him. When I think of all he has been to me in my life, it is a pleasure to be able to do for him for a change.

I feel bad that I don't get into blogging when I am away. There is just so darn much keeping me busy and running around. Once again I am getting a few things done at our house in Mesa while I am here. Yesterday I ordered carpet and am so excited to have that installed. Coughing up that much money has not been easy. After that we can begin moving in. Just waiting for my husband to retire to make the move official. It is so beautiful here this time of year and I don't miss the onslaught of pollen that is clouding the skies in Virginia Beach this time of year.

So here is some exciting news to share. McCall's Quilting May-June 2012 issue, is featuring a baby quilt that I made for my granddaughter Ellie who will be less than a year old when she finally receives it! McCall's also featured her brother Isaac's baby quilt, so I am delighted that they will both be able to say that their quilt was published by McCall's. That is when they can speak! 
 These are five inch blocks made primarily with a darling fabric line called Little Pink Stars designed by Margo Krager.You may be able to find some online if you check. There is also fabric from my stash included. I love pink, so I am always collecting it! McCall's also has an online pattern available for this quilt using 10" blocks to enlarge the quilt to bed size.  I have considered making it larger in blue. Wouldn't that be pretty?

Tomorrow I am leaving to drive to Utah with my son-in-law. He has been here helping me on the house and making himself very useful. He is done with school and about to embark on a new career as a pharmacist. A man of many talents! My daughter, Polly, is driving to Provo, UT from Missoula, MT and meeting us there. This is the home of my darling twin grandsons, and also Ellie and Isaac, so my life will be filled with grandbabies for the next two weeks!

I doubt I will be blogging until I return to Mesa, and then I will have baby pictures! Thank you dear readers for coming to visit me once again, and check out my Pinterest boards--see the link at the top right.





16 comments:

Sue said...

WEll I have not been blogging either, but pop in every now and then, and I can say that I've missed your posts. But I was thrilled to see that beautiful quilt of yours in McCall's magazine when it arrived. Golly gosh that is a sweet one. Very sweet.

I hope you have tons of fun with those handsome grandbabies.

Blessings,
Sue

Cathy said...

Congratulations on another design in McCall's! I got my copy today and noticed your quilt right away. It is perfect for a baby 9or toddler) girl.

Good luck with the house and move to AZ.

Me and My Stitches said...

I have missed you! Glad you are back, at least for a little while! Love your pink baby quilt, and also love Little Pink Stars fabric - can't go wrong with those pinks. Glad your dad is doing better - that has to be a relief. Have fun with all those grandkids!

Sharon said...

Love this! Saw it on Pinterest today...so sweet! Glad things are looking better for your dad!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful and sweet pattern...congrats again. I'm glad your father is better now. You are missed.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Glad to hear you Dad is recovering. I just got my McCall's today and saw your lovely quilt.

onlymehere said...

Enjoy those grandbabies! The last I looked at the weather here for Utah it's supposed to be a beautiful conference weekend! Love that quilt too and when your babies are old enough to understand they'll be so proud that it was featured in a magazine.

Glad your dad is doing better too. We ended up having my dad move in with us after mom passed away bz physicially he was just too worn out. I hated it when he eventually had to go to a nursing home/rehab center. That was rough to see him in there for me and the kids.

Hope everyone travels safe. Sounds like you're in for fun!

fitzy said...

Glad to hear you father is on the mend! Also happy to hear your finishing up some of the major house items. Every time I'm thru Mesa I think of you! Hurry home!

Janet said...

How exciting!! Congratulations! It is a lovely baby quilt. From the cover it looks like a good issue - I'll be watching for it. Enjoy those grandbabies :0)

Katie said...

Oh my! I can relate to your pollen comment. Yick. It's been awful.

Hope you get settled in Mesa soon. Happy grandparent time! :-)

Libby said...

Have a delightful time with those little ones! Hug 'em up *s*

Congrats on your new pattern - I think I may just have to go snap up an issue for my every own.

Judy Hansen said...

Congratulations on your pattern in the magazine. It is really cute - love all the pinks.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Marcie - I just bought tht magazine today and was admiring that very quilt -- and then I noticed the photo of the designer - YOU - I couldn't believe I first recognized a blogger from her photo and then of course from her name. Congrats!.

So sorry to hear of family health woes. But happy things are working out.

Rose Marie said...

I was admiring your pattern in the magazine and have just discovered that it is your pattern! I love it even more so now and have printed out the pattern for the larger size. Congrats on the publication!

Mary said...

Congrats on being published in McCall's. I'm on pg 86 of that issue. I came over from Humble Quilts. How fun to have time with your grandbabies! Good luck on your move to Mesa.

Michelle said...

That's so gorgeous! I'm going to have to watch for the magazine.