Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here's the mug rug I finished

This has been a very busy week but not alot of sewing.

 We had a great baby shower on Sunday for my new grandbaby. Baby Carmen will definitely be styling when she gets here.  She has more clothes than either of her parents put together.   I just love baby clothes and she got some very pretty things.  She also got lots of practical stuff too like diapers, healthcare stuff, baby bath stuff, you name it, and she got it.  We came home Sunday night and had to find a place to put everything.  She has her own dresser and closet and they are still putting stuff away.  They are still organizing but they'll be ready by the time she gets here, I hope...

I gave my DIL the quilt I made and she really liked it.  Her Grandmother made me laugh and I just have to share this because this is how I used to feel too.  We went to dinner with her parents and grandmother on Saturday night before the shower on Sunday.  I had never met her grandmother before this.  We had a great dinner and a wonderful time visiting with each other and getting to know each other.  Sunday, I went to the baby shower and it was so comfortable to be around this family.  It was like getting together with regular family...Anyway, her Grandmother and I hit it off and we were kidding each other back and forth.  When Brittney pulled out the quilt, her Grandmother said it was beautiful and what a lovely gift. It would be a real heirloom someday.  This is all the things you want to hear, right??? Anyway, I told her I didn't make it to be an heirloom, I wanted her to really use it and love it.  She just looked at me when I said that.  I didn't know what that look meant until later.

She came to me at the end of the shower and said she wanted to tell me something and hoped it didn't offend me. She said when Brittney first told her I could knit, crochet, quilt and do all that fabric stuff...she was very intimidated by me.  But when she met me, all of the intimidation fell away and she found out I was just another person.  She said later that she wants to get back together when she comes back into town for the baby.  She was so sweet and we hit it off big time.  Isn't it nice to meet and become friends with new people?  I just thought she was wonderful and was amazed that she was so open with me.  It reminded me of when I first started quilting.  I was so intimidated by all the women I was around that could make so many beautiful things. I don't do my crafts to intimidate anyone, I do them because I have to.  It's my way of expressing my feelings.  I'm compelled to make these quilt or knitted objects or my tatting.  I love doing these things and they are what makes me be me...Anyway, I just wanted to share this with all my fellow quilters cuz I thought it was so sweet. 

I finished a rug mug to match the quilt...

Tonight, I have nothing to do so maybe I'll get some sewing time in...til next time, happy sewing.


Vickie said...

What a great post and a sweet grandmother story! I love the mug rug! I just love the colors!!!

Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely story... I'm so glad you two hit it off so well!

Love the mug rug... and glad your DIL loved the quilt!

Barb said...

Love the mug rug.....and well...that just goes to show me that first impression whether given by others or with our own eyes are not always what they your post.

retdairyqueen said...

How nice you made a new friend
Love the mug rug I havent made one as yet but love the ones Iam seeing popping up all over Blogland

Jackie said...

Cute mug rug! I love the way it matches the quilt. That baby is so lucky to have you as a grandmother!
What a great story about the grandmother - I can relate. I felt the same way when I first joined our group - I was so intimidated by all the wonderful quilters there.
You are such an inspiration! Thanks.

Rachel said...

Very cute! Really like the purple.

scraphappy said...

What a sweet story. Your mug rug turned out so sweet. I am sure the quilt will be used AND cherished.

scraphappy said...

What a sweet story. Your mug rug turned out so sweet. I am sure the quilt will be used AND cherished.

Deborah said...

That is such a heartwarming story. I understand how you feel about your quilting, because that is exactly why I knit. I am coming to the sewing meetings hoping that some of the quilting talent will rub off on me. I, too, feel intimidated but hope to learn quilting.

Candace said...

One of the nicest mug rugs that I have seen, and such a sweet story.

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