Thursday, January 23, 2014

LIFE IS A WHIZZING BY!!!

I don’t know about any of you but Sunday comes and Sunday goes.  Why I mention Sunday?  That is  the only day I know for sure is Sunday, during the week it is “What day is it?”

I kept meaning to show more pictures of my attic finds, this ironing board is one of them.  My eyes popped out of their head when I saw this.  The cover was so rotten and nasty that it had to be
thrown away.
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We are having company today through the week-end.  A young family and four kids.  Oh yes, all you grandmas out there…eat your hearts out!!!  I am a gonna have me some babies in my house.

  I call them my kids but have never met them.  My son mentioned that fact.  The young man is a friend of my sons from way way back, he is brining his wife whom I have met through facebook.  I feel like I know her and well….

I made 3 quillows and one self binding blanket.  I am ashamed to say that I did a terrible job on the self binding quilt. 
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There has been so much going on this week that just getting these made has been a triumph.  So my reasoning is the baby is only going to pee, poop,and throw up on it.  Gross huh???  sorry (not really).

I went and brought lots of fruit, fruit drinks with little sugar in it, animal crackers, and anything else I could think of.  Here I was in the store looking at labels trying to get healthy snacks I can spoil them on.

Maybe one or two of you are wondering why I didn’t make the baby a quillow.  I did have the fabric but…I read that babies might get their heads caught in the pillow so I opted out of making him one.

                             CONFESSION TIME!!!

Now is confession time.  I didn’t have any children fabrics so I went with my husband and we chose the children's fabric.  I told him that I could probably find backing fabric in my fabrics.

Oh my stinking gosh, WHAT WAS I THINKING?   I wish I had just purchased some backing fabric.  Hunting through boxes, bags, drawers….what a frustration.  In all that frustration I found the backing fabrics in the fabrics purchased before New Years.  Didn’t have to go far but made a mountain out of a mole hill here.

So……………………. old old Bejeweled purchased some fabric.   Hand is slapped and I am back on track.

Now it will be a mad dash cleaning up this house and getting it somewhat baby proofed. 

22 comments:

  1. Hi Barb,
    The quillows are lovely. They will be so thrilled to get one with their name on it. I'm sure you'll all have a terrific time. I think you can be forgiven for an important "Emergency" fabric purchase. I've got you beat anyway, I bought a WHOLE BOLT of muslin yesterday - 27 yards!!!

    Take care and enjoy the "grandkids",
    Susan in Texas

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  2. It sounds all so lovely and fun, get your hugs and then you will need a nap.

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  3. You don't have kids-themed fabrics? What a good problem to have... :) Now, you will have the perfect excuse to go buy fabrics whenever you fell like it... it's for the children, don't you know? :)

    Thanks for visiting. So good to hear from you. Happy belated New Year!

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  4. Enjoy your baby time! I think they will love the fact that an adopted g'ma made them a sewn with love item to take with them ~
    :-}pokey

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  5. I had one of those ironing boards, years ago I stapled all my vintage crochet dress/overalls pot holders to it! Bonnie Hunter shows one on her blog today in an antique store.
    Have fun spoiling those kids!

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  6. Is that a wooden ironing board? Lucky!!! Yes, I consider the three "Ps" for baby quilts (or blankets). They are going to Pee on it, Poop on it, or Puke on it.

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  7. ha, ha, I know the feeling Barb. Even with a big stash, I never seem to have the "right" fabric I need. Even for a backing ;-)

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  8. Barb sounds like you are going to have yourself some fun. How long will they stay?

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  9. This was an emergency. Right.

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  10. Hi Barb, those are really sweet and the children will love them and you, I have always wanted to do a quillow but never got around to it I have loads of children fabric too bad I just couldn't run it over to you .
    Love the ironing board now you have to make a really cool cover. Have fun with your company
    Blessings Sandra

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  11. Sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun!

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  12. Yay! for having children come to visit you! The ironing board is another great find! What great gifts you have made for them...like you I would have opted out of making a quillow for the the baby.

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  13. It sounds as though you are prepared for a wonderful time. Babies are wonderful. It doesn't matter whether they are your own or not.

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  14. You are going to have a blast with the little ones and it sounds like you are going to be spoiling like a proper grandma! They will love their very own blankets.

    Enjoy the company.

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  15. Always special to have a baby around, as well as little ones. I bet they are certainly going to enjoy those quillows, as well as all the extra kiddie treats you picked up. But mostly, I think they are just going to enjoy having a getaway and coming to enjoy time with you and your family in your new home.Enjoy!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    PS - Thanks for the insight about babies and baby quillows. I had never heard of that, but it makes sense and I defer to being the safest we can be, especially when dealing with young lives.

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  16. Barb your an amazing woman and I love your posts. All the neat finds are fantastic, but I love the most your family values and times, your "Grandma" time will be so fun, enjoy and can't wait for the next post, Hugs and blessings to you , Marie

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  17. You did yourself proud--Thomas the Train, Green Lantern, and Tinkerbell--I'm impressed. And I love the way you embroidered their names. Now, I'm going to have to make some quillows--what a great idea.

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  18. You are so sweet to do this for a family you don't really know. I hope everyone -and especially Barb- has a wonderful time.
    I don't count it as "buying fabric" if it is for something I make immediately and had to have to make it like you did. I just am not as productive. LOL

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  19. You are so kindhearted. Those kids will love your quillows and, due to the special person you are, I'm sure they will have a great time with you. Enjoy!

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  20. How fun for you. Not the house cleaning but the company;)

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  21. I just went through a box and slapped myself against the side of my head, so know what you mean. Difference is, my box was sitting right beside me. Hmmmm. Did you enjoy the visit?

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  22. Aww, I'm in serious need of some baby time, no grandies yet. :) Tell em we have lots to see and do over this way.... Hehee!

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