Weddings and Babies

It has been a busy week with cooler temps bringing relief from a 3 day heat spell. Here we are in August and I feel like summer has actually arrived. The big news this week was a sister in law is expecting a 2nd grand baby. She had posted some birthday gathering photos on her FB page and the ‘couple’ were photographed and I thought – hmm do I spy a baby bump? Our phone call – “I may be out of line but” “I know what you’re gonna ask, I have been getting quite a few calls” “do I need to start a baby quilt?” “Yes – we were waiting to let everyone know till they found out the sex” …. The picture was so cute. The couple standing with Dad behind Mom and his hands and hers were cupped under neither her tiny baby bump. It was not meant to indicate a baby and was purely accidental. Now we know the sex, its a boy!

So this week I got busy looking through my fabric stash. Most of my fabrics are flowers and feminine prints and patterns, lots of Christmas too. I was able to come up with a few choices, mostly bits and bobs of stuff but enough of 2 to make a simple 9 patch baby quilt. I had just enough of the sweet material with the children to get enough blocks for this. So far I have 4 made. I will need to get to the store to find backing and sashing material.

I wanted to share another journal I made that I am presenting this evening. We had a wedding in our family back in January. My husbands brother was married and this late afternoon much of the family will be gathering for a bbq and surprise party for them. I am all prepped and ready so I thought I would share the journal with you. It is a 2 ring bound book made from a cereal box. The cover is from a Chagall themed calendar. Many of the printable are from and wedding photo prints from my collection of wedding photos.

There are a few more blank pages specifically for journaling and all of the tags have space for jotting down a memory or two.

Quilting and Journal making ~ so many fun things to do!

8 thoughts on “Weddings and Babies

  1. Laura August 7, 2022 / 1:50 am

    I love the children print that you have for the baby quilt! And the journal…WOW! So nostalgic and beautiful! πŸ™‚

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    • Sharon August 7, 2022 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you Laura. I love the children print too and only had a small amount. I am fudging and barely getting enough blocks to make this quilt but I just had to use it πŸ™‚

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  2. Christina August 7, 2022 / 5:50 pm

    Love the journal. It’s beautifully made. Great idea using old newspaper articles!

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    • Sharon August 7, 2022 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you Christina. Using newspaper articles is fun and just finding them is a trip!

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  3. Deb August 7, 2022 / 8:58 pm

    The journal is just great! The baby block adorable,and yes with crafting one can always keep happily busy.😊

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    • Sharon August 8, 2022 / 1:10 pm

      Than you Deb ~ ‘bored’ is not even in my vocabulary πŸ™‚

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  4. kathyreeves August 7, 2022 / 10:00 pm

    You have such an amazing sense for git’s, Sharon, these will be cherished!

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