Thursday, March 29, 2012

Good News - Bad News - GREAT News

Hi everyone!  I hope you don't mind, but I want to post about something personal today.  I'll try to make an incredibly long story as short as possible.  Let me get right into it . . .

Remember on March 15th I showed you this picture and told you to try to guess what my grandson's name was going to be???  He was due April 6th.

Well on March 16th, Ridge Todd Lindsay arrived!!!  :o)

Such a happy day for our family!!!  He is our third grandchild and we absolutely, completely love him!!!  Being a Grandma is the BEST!!!  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly you get attached to these new little members of the family!  I got to spend a week with my daughter and her family to help with things while she started her recovery.  It was so fun being with them!  These next two photos show Ridge's siblings, Cambria and Luke, are really happy he's here, too!!!  =D

So that's the "Good News" part of this post.  Here's the "Bad News." 

On Tuesday, March 27, my daughter took Ridge to the doctor because he had an infection in his eyes.  While she was there he started having difficulty breathing and his heart rate and breaths started going crazy!!!  Immediately the doctor's office was filled with all sorts of doctors and nurses trying to help him.  Unfortunately, they weren't able to get things under control, so they decided he needed to be sent to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, by a Life Flight helicopter.  The doctors told my daughter they felt something was wrong with his heart and he might need surgery.  That's when LOTS of prayers began from friends and family all over the world!  When the helicopter landed in Salt Lake, the Life Flight crew called my daughter and said they still weren't able to get Ridge's heart rate and respirations slowed down and he was still having such a difficult time breathing.  He was one sick little boy.  :o(

Well here is the "GREAT News" of this story!  When the Life Flight crew took Ridge to the NICU to be looked at, his heart rate and respirations had slowed back down to normal and he was breathing fine!!!  By the time we all got to the hospital he was sleeping comfortably and looked so peaceful!  It was all so unbelievable!  Even the doctors couldn't believe how quickly Ridge had come around with simply some IV fluids and oxygen from the original hospital and on Life Flight!  After lots of tests everything showed that Ridge and his heart are 100% perfect (I could have told them that!) and he probably just has a virus.  I knew at that moment that we had just witnessed a miracle! 

When Ridge was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck three times and he also had a "true" knot in the cord.  The doctor told my daughter and her husband that they should name him "Baby Lucky" because he was lucky to be alive.  I wonder what that doctor would name him after this experience???  This Grandma says it should be "Baby Blessed."  I am so thankful for the Lord's hand in our lives these past couple of weeks!


Friday, March 23, 2012

We Have a Winner!!!


SandraMar 17, 2012 09:13 AM
Would love any of the moda marbles. Or any marble, blenders or batiks.
Sandra - You get to choose two charm packs and I'll send them right out to you!!!  :o)  (I've sent you an e-mail so I can get your address!)

Thanks to everyone who participated in this blog hop!  I had soooo much fun hopping to different blogs and seeing what everyone is up to!  And a great BIG thank you to all of you that visited my blog and became one of my "quilty friends!!!"  I hope you'll visit again, often!!!  :o)


Friday, March 16, 2012

Blog Hop Party with Giveaways!

Yay!!!  It's finally here!  It's time for the Blog Hop Party that we've all been waiting for!  I love these because it gives me a chance to see some INCREDIBLE blogs, meet GREAT people, and, of course, enter LOTS of giveaways!  Did I mention there are giveaways???  EVERY blog in this party is having a giveaway for the next week!  How cool is that?!?!?  :o)

To hop along, just go to Quilt Gallery (or click on the cute button on the side of my blog) any time after midnight on March 17th (wear your green for good luck!) to see the list of all the blogs that are participating.  Then visit those blogs, look around a bit, and register for their giveaway!  Simple!!!  :o)

So what am I giving away?  Usually there's a picture in the post for these kinds of things, but today is different.  You see, I don't know what I'm giving away yet because I'm going to let YOU pick your prize!  Yep!  The winner of my giveaway will win two charm packs of their choice!!!  Pretty sweet, huh?!?!?  :o)

You have two chances at winning those charm packs:
1.  Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me that you are.  If you are already a follower (love ya!) then tell me that in your comment.  Easy.
2.  Leave a comment telling me which two charm packs you'd like if you were picked to be the winner!  NOT so easy.  How will you choose???  :/

The party will be open until March 23rd at 10:00 p.m. (MT).  I'll choose a winner from the comments and notify you by e-mail on March 24th!  Make sure you have an e-mail linked with your comment or I'll have to pick someone else!  :`(

Good luck and have a fantabulous day hopping around!!!  :o)


Gettin' Ready for Easter!

I'm so excited!  My sister, Bonnie, and I went shopping the other day for fabric to make an Easter skirt for her daughter, Breanna.  My sister doesn't sew (yet!) so she asked me to make it.  Because I'm fairly new to this whole quilting/sewing stuff I'm excited to give this a try!!!  :o)  This is the skirt pattern my sister found at Everyday Chaos. Isn't it the CUTEST thing ever?!?!? I think it'll be so darling on my niece!

This is the fabric she chose!  Isn't it so pretty?!?!?! It's called "Verona" from Riley Blake.  The greens and browns work so well together!  I'm lovin' it!!! :o)

So, of course, I couldn't leave the quilt shop without getting some fabric to make my granddaughter a skirt, too!  What kind of grandma would I be if I did that?!?!?  So I picked up some of this for Cambria's skirt . . .

Don't you just LOVE it?!?!?  This fabric is from "Papillon" by 3 Sisters.  I am so in love with these colors and prints!!!  I think it'll make such a sweet little skirt for my sweet little granddaughter!  I'll definitely show you pictures when it's done!

Well I better get busy, busy, busy!  LOVE IT!!!  :o)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's Good to be Alive!

I'm baaack!!!  It feels so good to be among the living after eight miserable weeks!  Blick!  :p

What a relief it was to get all that quilty tension out of my system by working on some quilts again!  I worked on two different quilts today.  This first one is for my granddaughter, Cambria.  She turned three . . . in February!  :/  She told me she understands that her birthday present is late because I've been so sick.  Today on the phone she said that she can't wait to get her "blankie quilt!"  Too cute!!!  :o)  Unfortunately, I didn't get it finished -- it's all sandwiched and ready to quilt though!  Oh, and guess what?!?!?  I used this really cool spray adhesive instead of safety pins to make the sandwich!  It helped things go so much faster! Sweet stuff! 

I'm a little nervous about quilting this myself because it will only be the second one I've ever done!  Here's a little sneak peak until I get it quilted and can show you the whole thing (sorry the pictures are so terrible -- my cell phone camera will just have to do until we can get our camera replaced) . . .

What do you think?!?!?  Did you notice the minky?  I've never used it -- only felt it in stores as I walked by -- but I knew my granddaughter would just love cuddling up with it!  :o)

OK.  So the next quilt is for my grandson who is due to join our family any day now!!!  Woo-hoo!  I love being a grandma!!!  :o)  Anyway, it's actually not a quilt, it's a receiving blanket.  You can never have enough of those, right?!?!?  :o)  I have a little more to do on his, too, so I'm going to give you just a quick shot of what I'm doing with it . . .

Today was definitely an applique day for me!  So . . . can you tell what his name is going to be by the little hint the picture gave you???  When I get this finished I'll post a picture and then you'll be able to see what it is!  (Oh, the anticipation!)  :o)

What a great day today was!  *Sigh*  I hope yours was, too!!!  :o)


Friday, March 9, 2012

Look What Came in the Mail!!!

I'm sorry I've been "missing in action" for a while.  I've been quite sick for . . . well, too long, but a couple of days ago my spirits were lifted up when my son brought in the mail.  Nope, I didn't get any bills that day, I got a special package!  You see, a little while ago I became a follower at Leona's Quilting Adventure because I loved her blog!  *** By the way, if you're not one of her followers you should be!  She has AWESOME posts and is VERY talented with her quilts!!!  You've just gotta go check her out!!! ***

Well I just happened to be her 1,000 follower!  Pretty cool, huh?!?!?  (I can't imagine having 1,000 followers!)  Anyway, I thought it was neat that she had reached such an awesome milestone in the blogging world and then I continued checking things out on her blog.  Well a couple of days later Leona sent me an e-mail where she told me that she wanted to send me a "little" something to thank me for being her 1,000 follower!  How awesome is that?!?!?  I was impressed and figured I'd be getting a pretty little fat quarter or something.  BOY, WAS I WRONG!!!  Look at what she sent me . . .

Look at all this cool "stuff" I got!  There's tons of beautiful fabric, an incredible quilting book that will really help me while I'm learning all the ins and outs of quilting, three spools of pretty thread, and a handout about thread so I can learn why it matters what kind of thread you use! 

Can you believe how generous Leona is?!?!?  I wish I could meet her in person and give her a big hug to thank her for being so kind!  I think I'll tell my doctor that the quickest way to feeling better is a healthy dose of quilty goodness!!!  :)

Thanks, Leona!!!  :)


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ugh! Darn Technology!

OK.  When I did this it showed the winner was #8, Jennie P.  I don't know why the random generator didn't show when I published the post.  I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN!!!  :/

Anyway, Jennie P., you really are the winner!  Send me your address!


Winner of the Leap Year Day Giveaway

Yay!  It's finally 10:00!  Well a little after, but who's keeping track?  :) 
And the winner is . . .

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance! It's cute fabric :)

Congratulations, Jennie P.!!!  If you'll send me an e-mail ( and let me know what your address is I'll get those Hawaiian fat quarters in the mail to you!!!  Have fun with them!!!  :)

Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway!  I'll definitely be having more soon!  That was fun "meeting" new people and reading all your comments!!!  Thanks!!!  :)