Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday This and That!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, I didn't get a lot done, but I did find some material to use with the baby quilt and today I cut some blocks and laid it out to get an idea of how it looks and what I want to do. I doubt I will get it done in time, but I also may not give it to them. I found out that she is leaving at the end of the month, having the baby in Malaysia and not coming back until September.

So, Grandma is not happy and disappointed that we will not be there for the baby's birth or see Nicholas for 5 months. She plans on having another shower and getting what she needs to use, there, so she won't be taking anything. I can't see giving her a quilt that will sit at home, so I may wait and until the right time or donate it for a raffle or charity. I can decide after it is made and see how it comes out.

I am not sure if I should do some small boats or enlarge the boat and maybe add some shadow seagulls. First I will do the blocks and top, then decide on how to set the appliqué on top. I am also thinking of adding a strip of solid around the design, then varying strips of the other fabrics in the same colors next, then another solid strip. That is the plan, but I may change my mind as I go along.

This is the layout of the base, the borders will give it just enough to make a large baby quilt. I may trip a bit off the top and bottom of the blue so the shading is there, but a little narrower for that space. I will also redo the blocks so they are laying in the right direction.

We had my son and Nick for dinner Sunday night. I was going through his old photos to do a birthday card and it brings back so many good memories. This is a photo of him when were were camping at the state park. He was playing in the camp and a bird landed on his finger, he was always a sweet soul.

This is my son now, he took a selfie of himself and Nick, father and son, time sure flys by.

Of course Grandma and Nick played while the guys did their thing. I always get little gifts from the bargain racks to give him when he visits and he told me to get the camera, so not sure if he wanted me to take a photo or he thinks he has a camera too, lol. I am going to miss the joy that he brings when he is here, it will be a long 5 months.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear that you won't see Nick for 5 months or see your new grandbaby. Will your son be gone, too? Life sure can be upsetting. Maybe she will have a change of heart?
Hugs :)

Sandi said...

So sorry to hear of your DIL decision to go away for so long with Nick. But just imagine how much fun you will have when he comes back with a new sibling.

Maybe you should put the quilt away for a bit and let it germinate and visit it again closer to their return. It wounds like a lovely idea you've got brewing.

Love the father and son selfie!

Kate said...

Love the colours in your baby quilt, Debbie. It's sad for you that you won't see Nick for so long and won't have the opportunity to see your new grandson until he is several months old. Sadly, it is what it is. Take some comfort in knowing that you are not the only one to have such a DIL.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Families are complicated. Find joy in making a beautiful quilt for your grandson

Anna Bates said...

OH NO!!! Grammy alert!!! My intuition says she will return sooner than later. I have relative who always wanted to go back home for extended visits but soon missed the comforts that we enjoy and so returned earlier than planned.

Saundra said...

Oh my, not sure how to respond. Sad you will miss your son, grandson Nick and the new baby.

Maybe I missed reading something in previous posts. Does your son and DIL have jobs which requires they travel together or separately? Is your son home with Nick while the DIL travels until she is ready to give birth back home?

moosecraft said...

Five months is such a long time! Maybe just make the quilt a bit larger to be used when everyone is back here in the states? I like the idea of a sailboat on it.

Karen said...

Is your son going too? I know you are going to miss your grandson very much. They grow so fast and learn new things. Maybe they will return early. I can't remember when the new baby is due.

Tammy Franck said...

5 Months is a long time and I feel for you. My daughter and family live away from us and sometimes I don't see them for 3 or 4 months. But daughter always sends me photos on the kiddos, so that does help. The baby quilt is pretty! I used to make nothing but baby quilts before I got into making primitives.