As usual, I started my day with a bit of applique. I completed this block from my Happy Day quilt. I think it's one of the prettiest blocks I've ever done...
I'm a little at odds with my applique at the moment. So many projects, so little time. Since I've finished my FlowerGarden quilt, I'm not sure which quilt will be my main focus.
I know it should be my AuntieGreen's, but I just don't feel like it at the moment...
I do still love this quilt and I know I could just put it aside for a couple of months and come back to it. The thing is, once this quilt is done I am sure I'll be thinning out the stash and I am so looking forward to that.
Hmmm, maybe I'll do the prep work for the next border and that will get me going. I think that's what stalls things sometimes....the darn prep work!
Yesterday was packing-day for my trunk show that I'm doing Monday evening.
Every time I do a trunk show I say it's to be my last...but here I go again!
I've never considered myself a person who speaks in public. When I do, I try to imagine myself putting on an imaginary jacket of one who is a public speaker. Funny enough, now that I've done this a number of times, I guess I have become a person who speaks in public. If you'd have told me five years ago that I would be doing this, I'd have bet quite a bit of money saying you were wrong.
This is definitely the last time!
My family has been growing by leaps and bounds lately. We've gone from having one grandson to having seven grandchildren by the end of February 2017!
My eldest son and his wife have a two-year old and now are expecting twins!
There is something that the expectant parents do now to find out the gender of their baby....it's called a Reveal Party.
A lot of times a friend of the pregnant couple will have results from the ultrasound and get a pink or blue cake made up. Then, in a gathering of family and friends the cake is cut open to reveal to all, including the expectant parents, the gender of the baby.
For our Reveal Party, the friend of my DIL had two large balloons hanging from the ceiling...
They popped the first balloon and had blue confetti sprinkle down....
....at this point I started bawling my eyes out and didn't get a picture of the second one which contained lots of pink confetti!
So, a boy and a girl!
I must admit, I'm kind of old school and think the ultimate surprise in life is when a baby is born and the doctor says, "it's a boy/girl!", but this was so exciting and fun, I can see why its a "thing".
I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching and with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh, Scrap!.
Have a great day and hope you can enjoy some downtime with your needle and thread!