I Love Thursday #68
This is our 68th post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
More quilty friends. I could and should have included this in last week’s loves but got distracted by our new little bundle of sweetness. Last November we finished our Fireburst quilt that was a quilt along with Tish at The Madd Quilter. If you haven’t seen her quilt parade that started on January 1st, it is worth checking out. Loads of quilt goodness all from the same pattern. Tish informed me that we were a winner of two of her patterns, Laurel Burst and Star Blossom. She sent along the digital versions with the email announcement. How fabulous is that?! Our list of to-be-made quilts is getting rather lengthy considering it is only January 17th. You can find these patterns on her website under the Patterns tab! Aren’t they cute? I adore stars . . .
Lighting up. Remember Wendy from Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life who sent this sweet and thoughtful package to us at the beginning of this month? I was so thrilled to see and try out this light.
That bendable BRIGHT light is pretty darn cool. And here it is in its new home, cord neatly tucked away. I gave Wendy a giggle, suggesting the picture that could have been taken of me crawling around under my sewing table to plug this in. In actuality, Sue crawled around under my table for me. I refrained from taking a picture. Thank you for your assistance, Susan. I know you thank me for NOT taking that picture. HAHA! Now I need a good dark-fabric project to work on. Hmm, maybe I need to buy some new fabric for that?!! Or maybe Mary’s beauty will suffice . . .
Free shipping! This may be old news to you, but my friend Mary just told me about Hawthorne Supply Co. You can order yardage as small as half a yard, and they offer FREE shipping. I can’t tell you how many times I think about ordering some fabric but the additional expense of shipping just pushes it over the line of being too much. I try not to buy things from Amazon Prime, but they sure make it way too easy to do so. Since not everyone may be aware of this husband and wife owned company, I thought I’d share the info. It looks like they have a fabulous selection of fabrics, etc. AND a fun to read About Us page. The free shipping is a very welcome bonus for me to throw business their way. When the no-fabric-buying ban is lifted, of course. Thankfully it doesn’t cost a thing to look!
Blocks! We bought Dominic some blocks for Christmas because that should just be a staple for small kiddos, don’t you think? Once Addison was born – literally the very night she was born – her grandma and I got a little creative. Of course, Dominic wanted to play with them at the same time and was a block HOG. We looked and looked and LOOKED for the second D for Addison. It seems a young man was sitting on it. Hmph. Here are the results of our playing though! It is called perseverance.
Two adults with too much time on their hands . . . ~smile~
This part of the weekly post is my just favorite. All week long I collect sweet pictures – sometimes there are just too many to share! Dominic and Addison are settling in to a routine, and their parents are along for the ride. Miss Addi gave us a scare for the first few days at home with her bilirubin levels. Oh yes, I definitely have some new gray/white hair strands that are just hers. But once the scare was over, forget about it and praise the Lord with thankfulness.
Mr. Big Boy was just plain showing off, walking in the Mall with mom and dad. Sometimes you just need a break from your new sister, I guess. Then Elmo loves hugs and Dominic loves to give them. A celebration was necessary when Dominic was reunited with his missing orange ring. It was found underneath Addi’s crib! I told them Addi had it, and he’d better get used to it. Speaking of Addison, she had to bundle up for another blood poke at the clinic. Isn’t that the cutest hat? It’s a newborn size that probably won’t fit her next week! Finally, she got to enjoy her special orange quilt hand quilted with love. Auntie Sue and Auntie Rose are babysitting tonight?! No, we don’t want to take a nap Momma. And last of all, a sweet girl gets a bottle and some kind words from someone who loves her a lot.
Happy Happy Thursday! See you next week with more loves. Our Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link for more quilting fun or in the sidebar of our website – check out what our friends are up to. Like/follow us on our Facebook page and share your likes/loves there. We love to see them. ~smile~