We had a blast celebrating Olivia Mae's first birthday, yesterday! All the grands were in good spirits (all had taken afternoon naps, which makes a HUGE difference) and Kim had decided to keep it just family, so it was cozy and casual. The birthday girl was all smiles . . .
Isn't she precious?? She also enjoyed her first taste of CAKE!
LOL! She pretty much demolished her piece of cake. Such fun! She wasn't quite so sure about her birthday present from us~
But her mommy was! Sweet little bonnet pattern that Joc purchased. This is my first go at it. Here is is with out the beautiful baby . . .
It's cuter with the baby in it! Once I worked through the first one, it'll be a cinch to make more. And though I used the 12-month pattern for Olivia's, I'll probably go back and make another bill (it's in two pieces, buttoned together) more the 18-month size. Fun days! Joc is now imagining bonnets for Everley for every occasion! LOL!
Our tiger lilies are just spectacular this summer! Look at all the pretty colors . . .
They make me smile every time I step outside!
I'd seen a cute little quilting motif online somewhere (I've looked and cannot figure out where it was), but I immediately saw wool potential.
It translated nicely!
Now I'm trying to decide if I like the tips of the leaves floating free, or if I want to back it with a second, larger piece. Any thoughts?
Due to several little finishes here and there over the past (mumble, mumble) weeks, I've got a little something to report stash wise:
And I will have some time for a little slow, Sunday stitching today, too! Todd is being ordained this afternoon and before the ordination service, he'll meet with a counsel of six pastors for a time of prayer and questions. I'm so proud of him!! And while he's meeting with the panel, I'll continue working on my tea piece . . .
I have to finish outline stitching the 'n' and then I'll move along to the cup and saucer.