Sunday, April 11, 2010

He Arrived!

He's arrived!  Grandson number three made his debut on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:59 a.m. weighing in at 8 lbs., 10oz.  With a surprise last minute name change to  William Stafford Dugan, his great-grandpa is extremely pleased.  We spent Easter and the following week with his family so I was able to spend some time with the "big" brother and help keep him occupied while mama was away.  
Brother J is a sweet little boy and he and Grammie had a good time for a few days. Some of his favorite things are chocolate donuts, Dora and Deigo, and "coloring" the driveway with colored chalk. So far he doesn't seem to mind that Mama brought home a new baby, but just that she went away for a few days! 

This is one of the quilts that I've been working on for Baby B.  I used a layer cake of Goodnight Monkey along with some yardage of the green monkeys for the border.  I didn't realize it was going to be so hard to find these fabrics, but after some online searches was able to come up with the right ones.  The quilting was done by  LAQ Tina.  I've had a couple of quilts done by her and have been very pleased.  I love the way she duplicated the stars from the fabric and also added the swirls that remind me of the monkey tails!  However, this quilt ended really quite large and will probably be saved for B's youth bed. And I never did get it held up to get a good photo of the entire quilt. There was enough of the layer cake pieces left to make a small little baby-size quilt which I free motion quilted myself.  Not quite as pretty but still usable!

I love this photo of the little guy!  He looks like he's angry - but my camera sends out a little beam of light to focus before you take the photo, even without the flash.  I'm sure there's a way to turn that off, but that might require reading the instruction manual and actually figuring out how to use that fancy camera.  Anyway - that light made the poor little guy squint everytime Grammie tried to take a photo when his eyes were open!  So I guess, maybe is was angry! 
I had serious deja vu everytime I held little B.  He looks so much like his daddy did when he was a baby that I even found myself calling him by his name.  We even found some of his daddy's baby pictures that confirmed it! 

Now that we're home again, I hope to get back to some quiltling/sewing.  I need to make a list of projects to complete before I start something new, along with working in the yard and doing some late spring cleaning!  And I'm sure there will be a motorcycle ride in the future too!

Thanks for stopping by and your patience with my lack of blogging!  Hope you all have a great week!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations, Grammie! They boys are absolutely adorable! Blessings abound~

Anonymous said...

He is so so sweet. Congrats Grammmie!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Congratulations, what a doll, and they obnly get sweeter don't they?

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congratulations Grandma!!! What a beautiful baby. And I LOVE monkey quilts for boys -- too cute!

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