Monday, February 9, 2015


This is what my design wall looks like today. I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. These are the first six months of First Saturday blocks from a LQS BOM program. Each month there is a main block and two alternate blocks. My plan was to sew the February blocks yesterday so they could be added to the mix. That didn't happen.


Grandbaby arrived!!

Saturday at dinner we got the call, she's in labor. They live a little over two hours from here. Her due date wasn't until the 23rd, but we were told to expect the baby a bit early, like maybe next week.

So we hurriedly got our act together and made arrangements for care of the dog. We drove to Columbia and arrived at the hospital around 10:00, to find that they were prepping for a C-section.  So baby grandson came into the world at 10:22pm on Feb 7, at 5 lbs. 14.9 oz. and 19" long.
For the blog I will refer to him by his initials, CJ.
Baby CJ, about 10 hours old

We got to see the baby in the nursery immediately after his birth Saturday night, and we were able to visit again yesterday morning.  Due to unfortunate circumstances, my son and his wife are separated, but amicable. I was afraid she wouldn't want us around. But she was very gracious. She didn't mind us in the hospital room with her and the baby, and when I asked her if I could touch him, she gave him to me to hold. Best outcome I could have hoped for!!!
Baby CJ with dad and grandma
Three generations
So needless to say, the February First Saturday blocks didn't get sewn yesterday, so they haven't been added to the design wall. I think I have a pretty good excuse, though, right?!!!

PS - Stash report: No fabric in or out last week.


  1. Wow!!! Little CJ had his own ideas his arrival timing, huh? What a wonderful picture of you with your son and grandson :)

  2. Congrats! on CJ's arrival. Lovely family pictures. And your blocks are beautiful, too.

  3. Congratulations on the healthy new addition to your family. Beautiful family photos. :)

  4. What a beautiful babe! Congratulations to all.

  5. What a darling baby! So glad you could hold the little angel.

  6. How adorable. Enjoy every moment

  7. Congratulations on the adorable addition. The quilt is lovely too.

  8. Beautiful picture of you and new grandson. What a joy to be there at his birth and that mom is being so sweet.