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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Life is good!

I've been a tad busy lately.  I was fast and furious working on this:

for my granddaughter who is due December 8.  We had her baby shower the first of November so I had to get it done.  Then I gave it to her at the baby shower.  But I took it away from her to take to my quilt guild (Lorain County Piecemakers) meeting and to take to a lunch we were having with friends.  I gave it back to her last week. 
Well, it's a good thing I did because yesterday she did this:

Mariah Marie was born December 6 at 1:33 p.m. after 13 hours of labor on my granddaughter's part (this was her first one).  The last picture is of me and Mariah.  My daughter and I were Karley's coaches and helped her push at the end.  So I was very tired in this picture but very happy!  Mariah weighs 7 lbs. 1 oz and is 19 inches long.  She is just precious and looks just like her mom did when she was born (I helped my daughter with Karley's birth as well).
So, life is swell.  I've been busy making Christmas gifts including quilts for my grandsons!  Yikes!  So I had a little bit of a reprieve.  But boy was I tired when I got home.  I hadn't had more than 2 hours of sleep since I got up Friday morning at 5:00 a.m.!!!  So when I got home after being at the hospital most of the night Friday/Saturday and all day Saturday I put my jammies on, ate some dinner and went to bed at 6:30 p.m. and slept straight through until this morning (Sunday) at 8:30 a.m.!!!!  Then today I went to my grandson's 6th birthday party so I am one tired camper.  Back to crafting tomorrow!

And here is a picture of my Christmas cactus - it bloomed right after Halloween!  But this is the most blooms I've had on it since I first bought it!
Thanks for stopping by.
Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Char, sorry, I somehow missed this post. Life was so hectic here with our renovations.

    Congratulations on being a great grandmother. Mariah looks so precious. She looks like she's ready for a boxing match with her pink mittens.

    You did a great job on that quilt. Your granddaughter must have been so pleased.

    I hope that you are settling in your retirement by now. At 68 I'm still not retired and I put in an 8 and 3/4 hour day at the barn today. I like to keep busy and organize the house when I have time but I never seem to get enough time.