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Monday, November 12, 2012

Why I've been so quiet lately............

Whew!  What a busy time I've had lately...so busy I haven't been posting much, but rest assured, I HAVE been busy....with what you ask???

Yep!  This past Saturday, my lovely daughter-in-law, Stephanie, helped me throw a SURPRISE baby shower for daughter-in-law, Maria, who is expecting her little bundle of joy in late December.  We had such fun, planning, plotting and getting ready for the shower.  Drew, the Father to be, helped to get Maria here with a most elaborate deception...and we really got her!  SURPRISE.

Here's a few pictures of the day, and also, towards the end of the shower pictures, I'll show you a picture of the baby quilt I made Maria...which is what has been keeping me so busy lately.

The cake I made for the baby shower - It's a boy!

Little 'baby carriage' - it was supposed to be made of a big watermelon...little did I know big ones are impossible to find this time of year.
Maria and her friends fill their plates full of luncheon goodies

Maria opening gifts...this time a beautiful diaper 'cake' made by Steph

Yummy 'baby blue' punch recipe I found online...slurp!

DIL, Steph...also a Mommy to be come March :-)
Maria with the quilt I made her.

Close up of the quilt

A fun time was had by all.  While us ladies were clucking away, the guys feasted on goodies from the party and then retreated to the woods (including my Dad and nephew, Jake) to do a little target shooting, build a fire and commune with nature - GUY STUFF, but they had a great time too, so it was a wonderful day all around.

I also wanted to share a couple other things with you too.....like this ADORABLE snowman I just HAD to have from Lottie at Sweetpeas Primitives...I fell in love with him when she mentioned on her blog that she would be selling him on Ebay...and to my delight...I was the only bidder so I got him at a fabulous price.  LOVE HIM!

This morning it finally happened....I've been waiting quite some time, but we finally got our first BLUE egg from our special Americauna chickens!  Dear sweet Buttercup laid this nice little egg....the blue is kinda hard to see in the picture because of the darn flash..but it is a beauty, and I was tickled 'blue' to find it this morning.

Okay ladies, I off to get some shut eye....another busy day finishing up orders and going to the dentist tomorrow.  Have a lovely day!


  1. Congratulations on the new grand baby. We are expecting our first in the spring, so I can't wait to make a quilt.


  2. Wendy what a beautiful quilt and cake you made your grand baby! You are so talented! Congratulations Grandma :) that baby will be very loved!

  3. Oh my goodness Wendy! The quilt is one of the cutest I've ever seen.I bet your DIL was estastic.You did a great job all around.I've seen the pretty blue eggs before,you'll have to blow a few in the spring.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Morning
    What a wonderful Mother in Love your are!
    A beautiful quilt you made too.
    Such a treasure.
    You have a beautiful family friend.
    And the eggs. Love too.
    Woolie Love


  5. It looks like you had a great party. my son was born on Christmas, so Christmas is extra special. I love that quilt,enjoy that baby when he arrives!

  6. Looks like you all had a very sweet time. What a wonderful gift to be arriving in December. Your quilt is beautiful!
    Enjoy your week ~ Lori

  7. Oh I am sure Maria was tickled blue as well with the shower. Good job keeping it a surprise, that takes skill! The cake and quilt look beautiful.


  8. Looks like everyone had a good time. The table was beautiful! And what a beautiful quilt you made. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  9. Looks like a wonderful,fun filled time.The cake was beautiful and the quilt is amazing!Congrats on the little one! Sweet that you finally got your first blue egg. It is always nice to find a surprise in the nest.Hugs,Jen

  10. I love the cake and your quilt. Such talent, sweet friend!! Looks like a great time had by all. Also love the snowman. He is a keeper, for sure.


  11. What beautiful presentation. Love that cake, baby carriage, and just all of it. What a forever gift that quilt is. Your d-i-l's are blessed.

  12. Congrats, Wendy! Beautiful cake you made; you are so multi-talented. The whole Shower looks like it was awesome. That quilt is also so darling. 'Glad the guys got to commune with nature. I also find that very relaxing.

  13. What a beautiful quilt, Wendy! I'm sure your DIL was in HEAVEN with the cake and all accessories! How fun are those surprises?!! Congrats on getting 2 baby grands soon! I'm sure you'll be busy with them, too! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Wendy it looks like your busy week paid off with so many smiles at the shower..Love the Quilt you made for your soon to be granbaby..how cute!

    Love the snowman..to adorable!

    Sounds like the boys had the right idea for a nice fall day!

    Don't work to hard but keep those orders rolling...


  15. Wendy I love the sweet quilt you made for your grandson. I just might use the melon baby carriage for my sister's baby shower in early January....her little girl is due late Feb. I'm making a diaper cake too I hop mine turns out nice....never made one before...LOL. Looking forward to being a Aunt. :0)


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