For a while now, winter in the Northeast seemed to be here to stay...forever? And similarly, I seem to be fallen of the face of the Earth...? Well, of course not!
TA-DAAH!! We have BLOOMS!! (and pardon for my slightly blurry photo - when you walk with a 120lb pup, you move fast!). These just started blooming in our front yard, they put such a smile on my face! :)
Morning walks are not so bundled-up any more and it is so beautiful to walk with sushine in your face and feel its warmth.
This morning, I was even inspired to pull out some fancy clothes, some cute shoes and dress up a bit for work! Hey, why not? At this age, I am done with "saving it for special occasion", every day IS special, right? So what do you think?
Do you get inspired to dress-up when sun shines, birds sing beautifully and spring is finally here?
I hope you do!
Sew...what about quilting, you may ask?
OOH I have been quilting, sewing, quilting again... trying my best in-between a flu and bad back and all other craziness of life, which is why good blogging fell by the wayside...but lets not talk about bad, lets talk about good!
Babies! What can be better than that?
Remember I told you I will be first time grandma in May? So, baby shower was one big fun, beautiful, emotional experience! I sewed and sewed, made decorations, party favors and all that fun stuff - all in the company of my beautiful girls - mommy to be, my daughter-in-law Lauren, aunties-to-be, my daughter Jelena and Lauren's sister-in-law Michelle, Lauren's mom, Sue... Just spending time with them and having fun was such a gift in itself. Few action shots from the baby shower:
Isn't Lauren just a beautiful mommy-to-be?
This grandma made the quilt of course!
The idea came from Pinterest, the fact that new mom loves elephants and pale pinks and purples are the colors in the nursery. Oh fear not - the making of this quilt will take a whole new blog post, but here are few peeks:
Started from a great pile of soft grays, pinks, purples and a touch of sunshine...(all picked by mommy-to-be!)
And then some half-square triangles went up on the wall...
...and daddy, mommy and baby elephants were drawn and cut...
And journey was just so, so special to me - I can hardly find words to describe it. But I WILL find them and report back here in a day or two. :)
For now, here is a little peek of that baby elephant - little miss Peaches:
Mommy and auntie went on to make their own quilt for this lucky baby - here is their progress:
This will be a play-quilt and yes, it will be plenty big too! :)
Oliver, future furry brother, approves!
I am certainly partial, but isn't he just too cute for words?
To end this little update, here is a photo of some baby-shower sewing I did - I made these flower shaped table toppers, to go underneath the flower center-pieces that were at the tables. Who won the centerpiece, also got the table topper to go with it - they were quite popular! :)
I had soooo much fun making these (made total of 10) and quilting each one differently! They were easy to make and no real pattern needed. You can imagine making them in all different flower colors, right?
Hmmm...maybe a tutorial is in order? What do you think?
With a promise to be back now for good and regularly, wishing you some wonderful cheerful days of spring,