So sweet!!! .... little fingers and toes to kiss.... little fluttering eyelashes to watch in fascination ...... little bellybuttons to gaze at in awe ..... little cries for Grandma to hold him ....
|a future little Baby Boy knitting project??? LOL!!!|
Okay, pulling myself back from the edge of the Baby Love precipice!
Suffice it to say, we are very excited!!!
Sew ........... to get back to quilting.....
Even though we have a new little boy on the way, I do not have very many BABY BLUE scraps - anyone surprised by that announcement? No, I didn't think so! LOL!!! Actually, I don't even have very many BABY BLUES in my stash either. But I did pull a few fat quarters to add to my scraps to make enough different fabrics for my RSC blocks this month.
A lot of my chosen fabrics are not technically "baby" blues. Some veer off into the lavenders, some are more aqua. But all of them are more pastel than bold colors, so they're going in. I suppose I'll have to call my blocks PASTEL BLUES-ISH rather than baby blues :*D
And of course, I saved the selvedges for another project, another day :*)
|I'm in love with those sweet oriental fans!|
|And how appropriate is this fabric? Backyard Baby in baby blue - too cute!!!|
With all that being said (I know, more than you really wanted to wade through, right?) here is my first block for September.... Fantasia in PASTEL BLUES-ISH!
Angela pointed out in her post that a lot of us tend to want to stick to the bright rainbow colors - and of course you know I'm all about bright colors, right?!? But I also think those bright colors pop so much better when they have the lighter colors to back them up and let them take the spotlight. I think these baby blues will really help the bright colors shine so much more brightly in the finished quilt :*)
On a final note, I'd like to introduce to you my newest member of the family - although she is definitely not a baby and she is not blue, I really think she is gorgeous!!!
I haven't yet named her, but she is a 1957 Featherweight - a very proper, well-behaved older lady with impeccable manners. I'm in love!!! My first Featherweight died in March - she just decided to grind to halt at a retreat and refused to sew another stitch. I guess you could say I sewed her to death LOL!!! So I have been without a good working light-weight machine for sit-n-sews since then. I'd been keeping my eyes open for an affordable Featherweight in good working condition - and this one exceeds all my hopes! She is a beauty with hardly even a scratch on her pristine surface. This little lady has been keeping herself for me it seems :*) We sewed together very happily today, and I couldn't be more delighted with her!
And lest I forget the other "little lady" in this house - not so well-behaved and with slightly less impeccable manners - this is what Gypsy was doing while I was working so hard on my RSC blocks.... do you think she has enough pillows there? LOL!!!
|In case you can't read cat expressions, she is telling me to go away and mind my own #@*&^% business!!!|
Hugs & Blessings!