Saturday, July 25, 2009

Elaine's Quilt Update & New Blogs


Oh, my Kellan..playing with the new Tommy the Train pieces that Grammie Debi sent him. He loves these little trains. His t-shirt says, "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Mommy, Jessica, says now that he's getting around faster, he's able to have his favorite "no-no Kellan" treat.....the dog food!!! Yeck!
ELAINE's QUILT is coming along every day! I received our first swatch this Thursday from Margaret...who is from NY. I'll be posting the swatch when a few more come in. But, I want to say, Margaret, it's as if we went shopping together. The piece you sent is absolutely perfect for the quilt!! Thank you so much! :) *Note to Barbara: No, it's not too late to be included in Elaine's Quilt project. Please do send your piece!
NEW BLOGs (at least new to me!) I've had the most fun today looking at new blogs and seeing what's going on with stitchers I've never met or seen before. As quilting is in my mind these days, I found the most wonderful blog to share with you. Please go by and see Kim at http://bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/ . She has such awesome quilts and things, and she has great links. I love her personality, too.
Another new blog to me, and one I thoroughly enjoyed is: Vanessa's V and Co. which you'll find at: http://www.vanessachristenson.com/
Wendy Jo's http://wentostitch.blogspot.com/ was fun for me to see because Wendy Jo and I and several others are just beginning to start our "Emblem of Love" Quaker RR. You'll like seeing her, too, I think.
Reading List for Summer that's left:
Dark Lover - A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward
Fractured - by Karin Slaughter
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - by Muriel Barbery
The Proper Education of Girls - by Elaine DiRollo
East of the Sun - by Julia Gregson
Books on Tape and Audiobooks:
Mary Cassatt - The Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman
T is for Tresspass - by Sue Grafton
The Historian
Undone - new one! by Karin Slaughter
I've also been fabric shopping online on Moda and Etsy's Two Love Birds shop for patterns and fabrics to make my Hadley a couple of Summer and Indian Summer dresses. Couldn't resist the gorgeous fabrics!
Have a stitchfilled weekend. Thank you very much to all my consistent friends who keep up with me, share new things with me and keep up their own blogs so I can have such fun visiting.
Love you all,
Deb

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh Deb, I'm soooo glad you liked the fabric I picked! I thought it would go nicely with what you described as Elaine's tastes. :D Kellan is absolutely adorable! My son loved Thomas the Tank too! And your reading list. I have to go off and find some of these books. I just finished Elegance of the Hedgehog -- good book, if a bit on the philosophical side. You'll have to let me know what you think of that Pride and Prejudice Zombies -- sounds so bizarre, but I'm tempted! lol! I'm off to look up some of these other books on your list! Hugs to you.

mainely stitching said...

Glad I'm not too late - will try to pop it in tomorrow's post!

LOVE the picture of Kellan!! :D

Jessica said...

I love your new background Mom! It is adorable. The picture of Kellan is so cute here too. I would love to help with Elaine's quilt too. I love you Mom.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I've been blog browsing too and found you :)

My son (now 18) loved Thomas and we've had many happy hours playing.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb. Thanks for visiting my blog and adding me to your bloglist. Greatly appreciated.

What a lovely grandson Kellan is. He reminds me of my grandson Ethan with his dark hair and love for Thomas Train.

I enjoyed visiting some of the recommended blogs. I look forward to visiting all the blog you have listed.

I see your a Beatrix Potter fan, as I am. Have you seen the new movie about her called Miss Potter. Loved it. I have now watched it at least a million times. VBG

Have a wonderful day. Hugs Judy

WendyJo said...

What a sweet little boy you have there Deb.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I look forward to stitching the Emblem of Love RR with you as well.

Hugs,
Wendy Jo

doris said...

Woo, you've been a busy girl. Don't you just love when little kiddos eat things like dog food? Ew!

Siobhan said...

Kellan is too cute!! LOL about the dog food--eww! I loved looking at your book list--there are some nice goodies on it!

Tammy said...

Cute pic! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one wanting to read Pride Prejudice and Zombies, lol. I MUST have that book. He has a new one out too.......thx for the links!

Meari said...

Kellan is a cutie, Deb! Your WIP is coming right along.