Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Little This-n-That for Thursday


First, how about a little more Throwback for this Thursday.  A certain Little Someone had a birthday yesterday, so how about we “throw back” to five years ago.  T#4 in NICULike her older brother and sister, she had to spend time in the NICU before she could come home (praise God – her time there was a lot shorter and a lot less dramatic than T#3’s time in the NICU).  T#1 with T#4Wow, T#1 looked so young back then!  Someone needs to tell him to stop growing up!


And while we’re at it, let’s “throw back” to four years ago … this is my favoritest picture of two of my favoritest girlies.My girlies



I’m almost done quilting the interior blocks of T#1’s spiral log cabin … then I’ll have the outer row of blocks and the borders.  I’d like to have it done by Halloween, but I’m not sure that’s very realistic … a lot will depend on how much life happens between now and then.  I need to take a photo today to share my progress.  Winking smile


I’m making progress on my Christmas ornaments.  I have all the hexies basted and one wreath pieced (I left an opening for the jingle bell and for the hanging loop).  IMG_2483Trust me when I say that the fabric is greener than it appears in this photo … it’s a muted, grayed green, but it’s most definitely green!  I even got some piecing done on ornament #2.



It appears that our Cardinals’ season may be ending sooner than we’d hoped.  Annoyed  I’m still not convinced that it’s better to have made it to the postseason only to fizzle out prematurely (and ignominiously as may be the case this year … and was in 2012 and 2013 … ugh! is there a trend here?) than to have not made the postseason at all. 



The sun is actually shining this morning … not brightly, but there is sunshine coming in the window!  After rain and cloudy skies for 14 of the last 15 days, I’m beyond ready for some sunshine … and the warmer weather in today’s forecast won’t hurt either.  Winking smile


I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!


  1. That picture of your grandbaby in the hospital breaks my heart - so glad to hear she is okay and thriving!!! My son had to spend time in the hospital when he was a baby all "hooked up" - it's a scary time! Love the pic of your two girls - beautiful!!! Looking forward to pics of your quilt :)

  2. I had a son in the NICU and a grandson, so that photo evokes strong emotions. Glad your grandbaby is doing well now!
    Sweet photo of your girls!
    What a fun ornament idea. I have that same fabric--Pam Buda, isn't it?--so I know it is green. : )

  3. So love your this n that post today... love your heart page breaks you have been adding :)
    I hope your daughter cherishes you as much as you cherish her and I think she does from what you share... you are very blessed... both of you to have the friendship you have.. and for all your T;s to be flourishing now is also a blessing! Thanks for sharing :) Kathi

  4. I miss the sun... we haven't had it in forever either.

    Your ornaments are going to be great!

  5. Send some of that sun our way! Please. Enjoy!

  6. So glad all your T's are happy and healthy now. They must be, because of how great they are doing in their swim meets. :)

    Love the pic of your 2 girls - so cute.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt and the completed ornaments.

    Have a great day!

  7. You had three that had to go there to NICU?
    Your girls are beautiful!
    Your quilts are coming right a long.
    I am glad you are having a bit of sunshine too.

  8. You have been busy, what beautiful girls you have there! I went thru that with the Atlanta Braves in the nineties, bitter sweet most times.

  9. Babies in NICU sure pull on the heart strings. A blessing everyone happy and healthy years later. Since the Detroit Tigers aren't in the series, I am now pulling for KC Royals.

  10. Oh how scary it must have been to have had 3 in the NICU...but praise God they are all thriving now. I LOVE the picture of your daughter and your grand daughter. They are both beautiful! I can see why you love that picture. The ornaments are going to be so pretty. And your getting there on your quilt! Yep, I bet you were glad to see the sun today. Enjoy your week-end Kathy. I've been running around like a mad woman ALL day and I have a feeling as fun as it should be my week-end is going to be more of the same. lol

  11. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. I think Angels watch over the babies in NICU. You are busy; tomorrow I will hope to get a photo of the quilt to send you. It will be really warm and as much as I like it, it is not my favorite. There are areas I really need to improve on, kwim? For some reason, I seemed to have issues with the binding. I've got the batiques in the dryer and tomorrow after I work on my study, I hope to begin. I still wish it was a civil war reproduction; hopefully the next one will be. Have a great Friday.
    Hugs, Noreen

  12. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. Is there a way to follow you. Pat Speth's book is my favorite all time quilting book. There are very few quilts I don't want to make in her book. Love most of the patterns. She has great instructions. Have a great day.


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