Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More happy mail!

In addition to my lovely new pincushion package that arrived Saturday evening, I received a package from Kim (Bitty Bits and Pieces). She had a fun give away recently and I won this wonderful quilt pattern. Kim designed this pattern. I am always so impressed by the abilities of others! I love this pattern and can't wait to get cracking on it! She also included some little 2" fabric charms and a fun pencil from her Quilt Shop Hop that I enjoyed reading about so much. Thank you so much Kim! I just love them! Finally, I wanted to include this picture.... (However, if Ragan knew I posted this, she will be mad....so mum's the word....) I was able to get some sewing done before Mark got sick. This is one of the skirts from the vintage patterns. She loved the skirt until she saw herself in this picture. She says she looks pregnant....Spare me, I say....If she looks pregnant, then I look like I ought to be going into labor any minute! Anyway, it was an easy skirt to make. That is, easy once I got the hang of folding and pinning all the soft pleats. I will admit, that at first, I was cussing like a truck driver. Under my breath, that is....well, sort of...:) I have finished the straight skirts from the other pattern as well. I haven't sewn a thing since Mark got sick. But now that he is feeling better, things might change. He finally is eating some solid foods. He likes oatmeal and was even able to get a little chicken down yesterday. I expect he will be back to normal very soon.

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

wow sound like you had a great day

lera said...

That is a cute skirt and it does NOT make her look pregnant!!!! lol

I'm glad to hear that Mark is able to eat some solids. Sounds like he is making progress.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Love that pattern. I wish I could quilt.

You daughter looks beautiful. Tell her she did a great job picking the fabric and the sweater to go with it.

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Mary

erica e said...

you've had some scary stuff going on lately! i'm so glad your son is doing better!
what an adorable outfit she has on! I LOVE that skirt. can't wait to see more vintage creations.

Julie said...

That skirt is darling. Let's see, I will take two--one for the 12 year old and one for the 15 year old...=). I love the pattern you won. Happy sewing. Make sure you show us when you get it finished. Glad your son is eating some solid foods. Hang in there. Have a great day. Julie

Sara Adams said...

That skirt is so stinkin cute! I love the whole outfit! Glad to hear Mark is feeling better!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love that skirt and the whole outfit actually:)
So happy Mark is doing better, I hate when my kids are sick too!

*Rondell*

This Country Girl said...

I think the skirt is cute and she looks cute in it!

I'm glad to hear Mark is feeling some better! I know you're relieved too! I'll keep him in my prayers!

~ Tammy ~

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the skirt - it looks great on your daughter. And I'm so glad your son is on the mend..
Kris

tumbleweed said...

So happy to hear that Mark is feeling better! The skirt is great and I love your humor! Have a great time starting your quilt!
Blessins'
Shayne Louree

Kim said...

Thanks for the shout out and I'm glad you liked the pattern. I'll probably showcase some of my other patterns when I get around to it. I have a really cute one I did for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Brandy said...

WOW! If Ragan is your daughter and Mark is your son you must have had them when you were 10!

I see the family pic but it won't let me click on it to get a better view. The pic of you and your husband make you look about 28 (?) and him early 30s. If you are 25 and those are your siblings than I am REALLY embarressed LOL!

Thimbleanna said...

Cute skirt! You're so funny -- and I agree -- if she looks pg then I'm having twins LOL!

Jackie said...

The skirt is lovely! And she looks great wearing it - pregnant - phoooey! I have a child that I have to sneak things onto the blog about too. ;)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Beautiful gifts there, well done. Tracey