I Love Thursday #69
This is our 69th 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.
GE TV commercial. There is the cutest commercial for a GE dishwasher. Dad and Baby Girl are eating in the kitchen. Mom walks in and says, Where is your sippy cup? Dad says it’s in the dishwasher still drying. Mom whips it out and hands it to Dad in a flash. Baby Girl has been drinking her milk this whole time out of a glass measuring cup. Sure Dad, good vessel choice for a beverage for a toddler. They never drop anything or throw things on the floor. And more to the point of the commercial, apparently other people take things out of the dishwasher that are not dry! GE has an ‘enhanced dry’ feature on their dishwasher with just the push of a button. Our ‘enhanced dry’ feature is me, and Sue has to hear me complain about it each and every time I unload the dishwasher. Aren’t you sorry you’re missing that?! ~smile~
Tracie from Richford Streams. Tracie has been writing a series about “Why I Quilt” in 2019. Her recent post really resonated with me, and I asked her if I could share it on here. You can find her whole post in the link shared, along with her first post in the series. Here is Tracie’s list about “Why Make a Baby Quilt:”
- Making a quilt is a labor of love. Even a fast project like this one takes time that could be spent elsewhere. So, the most important reason to make a quilt is the desire to blanket someone with your love.
- You can probably buy a quilt for less money than it costs to make a quilt from quality materials. However, when you make a quilt, you can customize it, choosing colors and prints that bring delight.
- New moms or grandmas often make a quilt as they anticipate a baby’s arrival. The process of making a quilt helps pass the time spent waiting for Baby with a creative, purposeful activity.
- Newborns generally like to be swaddled in a blanket and cuddled, especially during chilly winter days and nights. Older babies often lie on a blanket to play.
- A baby blanket is small, so it makes a great first quilt project. And a baby doesn’t care if seams don’t match or the quilting stitches are uneven. They simply feel the love of a person holding them or covering them to keep them warm.
This so succinctly summarizes exactly why we quilt. Baby quilts have really been our focus although we have shared the love in many larger sizes. Tracie and both of us hope that this series leads others to give quilting a try!
A little Mermaid! My sweet friend, Barbara, of A Snowball’s Chance fame sent along this adorable mermaid sleepsack outfit for Addison back when she was just Baby Girl. We finally got a chance to put Addison in this sweet outfit and take a picture. This deserves it own special shoutout since Addison looks so darn cute in this, doesn’t she? More pictures in the slideshow below (of course!), and many thanks to Barbara. ~smile~
Baby hat! Chris from Chris Knits Sews sent along a little knitted hat for Addison. Luckily enough, Addi was over visiting the very next morning so I snapped a cute picture of her in it while grandma was taking her out of her carseat. Model material she wasn’t exactly, but you can see that the hat fits her! What you cannot see or feel is how soft the yarn is. Thank you so much Chris!
Photo ops are boundless now that there are two of them. Unfortunately, I cannot show you those pictures right now. Until Bloglovin’ resolves the issue to allow for blocking followers, no more kiddo pictures. It breaks my heart, but safety first. If you haven’t already, maybe if we bombard them with that request it may have more importance. I kept the two pictures above in because they reflect such kind gifts. A certain sweet boy received this box of fun recently. Peekaboo Elmo and Clifford the Red Dog were met with great delight!
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~