Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Babies, Birds and Quilt!


It was quite the holiday weekend, I hope your's was much more relaxing. Our DIL went into labor on Saturday and was in labor for two days, so no family cookout, this year. This morning she started pushing and that lasted 4 hours, ugh, mine was in and done in an hour, that is the way to do it, lol.

And here is our new Grandson, Nicholas William St. Germain.


And just in time, I put the label on his quilt today. I had the quilt and finished yesterday and waited for his birthday to add the label.

I finally got my machine back, after repairs and started by doing a simple X in the small blocks. Then I went to do free motion in the larger blocks and couldn't find the free motion. She went and upgraded my computer system and I couldn't find the button to switch over and the shop was closed, so I had to do straight stitching and I cannot sew a straight line. I kept it simple, at this point, I gave up, nothing seemed to be working, the thread was jamming and turning into nests, so whatever was quickest, is what I did. I left the outside border plain, since it was starting to bunch and quilting would have left bad puckers;) This is after a wash, so I left the crinkles.


I looked online and found this saying and thought it was a cute idea for the label, then I just added by grandma. I printed out what I wanted to say, from the computer, then I traced it onto the fabric, using a Faber-Castell artist pen. I used some of the yellow dot fabric from the curtains as a border. I still do not know what to do with the curtains, I made a mess and not sure if my idea is good, so I might give up on that, not my week for thinking.


One thing we did yesterday, was take a walk at one of our favorite parks by the ocean. I wanted to stay close to the hospital, just in case. We noticed a bird on the path and he just stayed there, so I took some photos. Once we started walking, he flew up ahead of us and waiting till we got close and then flew forward. I noticed he had bands on him and found a local breader and sent him an email. He knew who bred that type and the owner emailed me and said he has been missing all week. I sent him a map with a dot of the location we saw him at, so i hope he finds him. I guess he is a young one and hasn't gotten his bearings down, too well.



30 comments:

Terry said...

Congratulations on the new arrival! When Brian was born, I went through 16 hours of labor followed by a C-section. That wasn't much fun! LOL

The Evening Stitcher said...

How wonderful, Deb! Such a beautiful baby boy! I love the quilt and the saying is just precious. Whew....what a long, long labor for your daughter-in-law...but what a prized possession in the end! Congrats to all of you!

Fiona said...

Congratulations Debbie... he looks so sweet ... and what lovely words on the quilt label... something to snuggle up in..
Hugz

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats to you! What fun it will be spoiling that bundle of joy!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

marie said...

Congratulations! A new baby is so fun to spoil.

appleberrycottage said...

Congratulations on your new grandson!

Carol said...

Congratulations! Being a grandma is just the best thing ever. That quilt and label are so precious and beautiful...just like your grandson! :O)

Dorothy said...

Hi Grandma, Congratulations. Grand- kids are great.

Karen said...

Congratulations on becoming a baby. Mom sure had a tough time getting that baby here. I am glad you got the baby quilt done just in time even if it gave you fits getting it to that point.

Colleen said...

Congratulations on your new grandbaby! What a handsome little boy!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congratulations to all of you on your sweet lil' arrival. You are going to have such fun being a Grandma :)

jackiero said...

Congratulations to you & yours about your newborn grandson :) Loved your label! And how kind of you to help the Pigeon :)
Jackie in NC

Barbara Stanbro said...

Congratulations! Lucky you!

Deborah OHare said...

Congratulations Debbie!

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, how sweet! Congratulations :)

Raymond Homestead said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby! What a sweet quilt for him!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

What a darling baby...congratulations! And the quilt is darling too!

Vicki W said...

What a sweet quilt for Nicholas.

Melody said...

Congratulations on the arrival of such a sweet little boy

Nancy in MT said...

Congrats!

Soggibottom said...

Huge congratulations nana and grandpa :-) x x x

Libby said...

Welcome Baby Nicholas and congrats to the proud parents and grandparents!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Yippee! Congratulations on the new bundle of joy in your family! So sweet!
I love the label you made so much, I'm going to use the saying for the quilt label I need to make for our grandson, Peter's, quilt...I never got one made, but it was on my to-do list for this week.
Thanks for the inspiration Debbie.

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world Nicholas!

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute little bundle of love! Enjoy being a Grandma!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your new grandbaby. so exciting.

Kathie said...

thats so exciting congrats , he is adorable. I love the quilt and the label.
can't wait to see the next quilt you make him
Kathie

Dawn said...

Wonderful News! Congratualtions to you and your family. Very sweet label.
The bird looks like his head is turned posing just for you. Hope he finds his way home.

Natalie Santini said...

Congrats! You can spoil this one to bits with all your lovely sewing & cuddles! ♥

Quilts And Pieces said...

Just catching up! Oh all your kayaking looks so wonderful. I think I would love that! I used to do it when I was younger. And congrats on the new grand baby! He is absolutely beautiful!