Monday, January 29, 2018

Just Can't Help Myself....

When I cut the basket handles for the stringy improv. baskets, there were all these leftover bits and pieces. I started to throw them into the scrap basket and then at the last minute, set them aside. The next morning I impulsively hunted down a striped piece of fabric bought on clearance awhile back and started laying them into random rows.
Tidbits
Why not? Someday soon I will applique them onto this background fabric and then let it tell me what needs to happen next. Right now it looks a little Carolyn Friedlander-meets-up-with-the-frugal-quiltmaker, but hey! Some tidbits of scraps are just too intriguing to go to waste. 

In other exciting news, our oldest son got married this past Saturday evening! We traveled to Portland, Oregon for the big To-Do and got to spend lots of time with family and friends coming to help celebrate. Our new daughter-in-law is a lovely person and makes our son so very happy.
A wedding in the family
It will be awhile before the professional pictures are available, but I couldn't wait to share the wonderful news. Especially the bonus round. As of Saturday, we are also brand new grandparents!
And a sweet little bonus
Miss Lucy is our very first grandchild and what a sweet, spunky little girl she is! Her daddy died shortly after she was born and so my son gets to step in and be a father to her for all the rest of her growing up years. As you can only imagine, it was a very emotional, but super sweet wedding for everyone involved. We couldn't be any happier for the three of them.....

29 comments:

  1. Aww... What a sweet girl! Can't wait to see the quilts you make for her! 8)

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  2. A big congratulations to everyone! How wonderful to have an instant family, for you and your son. Love is everything!!!

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  3. I don't comment often, but I couldn't possibly miss sending congratulations and wishes for much happiness to everyone!

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  4. So happy for your family, one and all! And that thing you do with your quilts, is just what I do...whatever fits...goes! Love your bits and bobs!

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  5. Such sweet news, blessings to all of you as you begin this new adventure with your growing family! Miss Lucy will no doubt be needing some new quilts, and if she's like my granddaughter she won't be a bit shy letting you know which ones are her favorites!

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  6. Congratulations! What a blessing. Love your new quilt. :)

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  7. Congratulations! What wonderful news. It will be fun to see the quilts you make for her, she is simply adorable. I am so happy for all of you.

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  8. Such a pretty bride. I like that she wore her hair down. Very attractive.

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  9. Oh I love your new project ! I'm looking for a hand work idea and this layout is very inspiring Audrey.
    Congratulations on the wedding and first granddaughter !

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  10. Congratulations and the project you layed out looks very nice, I like the colors and the randomnes. Warm greetings

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  11. Oh Audrey, what a beautiful post. Between the new-quilt-to-be and the happiness you shared about your son's wedding and your lovely new daughter & granddaughter, it was so touching. Congratulations & best wishes to ALL!

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  12. Congratulations! Sending warm good wishes to you and your family!

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  13. Congratulations! As someone who inherited 4 of my 5 grands I knows its a blessing :)

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  14. I had goosebumps, and a few tears reading this. What a lucky family to all fall in love with each other! I wish all of you the very best.

    It's hard to beat that post ending, but may I say I was seeing musical notes on the staff. That I wanted to move them up one space and down, and add a clef. Love it!

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  15. congratulations and congrats on a grandchild too - I love how that wedding cake is arranged on that stand

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  16. So happy that you saved all of those cuttings from the waste bin - I mean, look at all that fabric! Looking forward to seeing how this one evolves. And, congratulations on your recent celebrations and your new extended family. The more the merrier!

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  17. Congratulations to your son and new DIL--Lucy is so pretty...nothing like granddaughters to hug

    AND when the muse sends you an idea you really just have to pounce on it right away, right??? (My muse has been MIA for a while now--she must be due to make a comeback soon--I'll just bet she's on a sunny island tanning herself and sippin pina coladas..;!))) hugs, Julierose

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  18. Congratulations on such wonderful news. What an exciting time for your family. Love the look of those pieces laid out. Glad your inner being shouted and said don't throw those away.

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  19. Tears filled my eyes as I read about your new little granddaughter. Bonus is right! I'm so happy for your son and new DIL. The leftovers tabs look great on that piece of fabric. I don't know how you come up with these things. It's not fair for one person to get so much creativity. Wait, you share it with everybody. Thanks!

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  20. Lucky you. A charming granddaughter and DIL. Your family expands but love grows. Best wishes to all.

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  21. I love your folky quilts! I love the freeness about them, the expression of life! your Son and Daughter in law do look lovely!

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  22. Congratulations to the newlyweds, and to you too for your growing family! I'm sure more quilts must be needed...

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  23. Congratulations, not only to your husband and wife but also that you are now grandparents!! What a sweetie - hope the will be very, very happy together.
    Love the quilt idea.

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  24. Oh dear - goofed there didn't I - of course it should read "your son and wife"

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  25. So lovely, a new DinL AND a granddaughter, congratulations! And the quilt... glad to see you using every last little bit!

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  26. I like what's going on with that applique. Great save on the scraps!

    Our oldest granddaughter came into our life when she was 10 months old. She's 18 and I can't express how much I love her. I've said (many times) that she gets her hair or mouth from me, I forget that my DNA isn't hers. Doesn't matter one hoot... she's my sweet girl.

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  27. Congratulations to your son and his new wife - and how lovely for you to get a granddaughter into the bargain! I like your new project - the shape is very like the one in your improv strips that is being quilted and it's very appealing.

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  28. May the newly married couple have a long & happy life together! And how sweet to have a granddaughter!

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  29. Love the greens! That is going to be very special; just like the new family.

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