Monday, April 27, 2009

Playin' in the Holy Water

We made a quick trip to St. Louis this past weekend. The event was little J's baptism. We were accompanied by his Aunt B (and of course little J's expected cousin came along for the ride!) as she was honored to be a godparent as was (mama) J's brother.
I have to admit that this the first baptism I've attended in the Catholic Church. Our United Methodist heritage usually has infant baptisms incorporated into a regular church service so this special little service in the afternoon was new to us and was very nice. Of course, the little guy stole the show when he tried to play in the holy water!

It's hard to believe that in a little more than two months, Aunt B (and Uncle N) will be parents themselves! Pregnancy looks good on her but she's beginning to hope the next few weeks go by quickly.

A little bit of sewing has been going on. I quilted a little blanket that B had made last week. The backing is soft minky and I was worried about it being difficult, but it turned out pretty good. Once the binding is on, I'll post a better photo. We got the two quilts back from Sandi the LAQ last week. Once the bindings are on those, photos will be posted too. She does a wonderful job with the machine quilting, but every time I write that check, I see visions of the HQ16!

I finished another "jelly bag" too. Right now it's holding the knitting that needs to be finished up for a gift due soon.

This is all for today. Thanks to all of you had such nice comments about my quilt show entry. I looked at many of the other blogs and their entries and was blown away by the quality and beauty of so many of those quilts. Though mine certainly didn't measure up to many of those, it only makes me want to go get busy on the next project!


Sharon said...

What a cute little baby. Love the jelly bag. very cute.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Congratulations one and all! The baptism photo is precious. I have been worried about using Minkee for a backing, that it would be uncooperative, I'm happy to hear that you had no problems; I really do want to try that.

JD said...

I love your bags! I wish I could make some like that for all the 'holdings' I have througout my house! Love the colors!

Thimbleanna said...

The baby looks so cute! I love the fabrics in your latest bag too -- very, very pretty!

Vickie said...

Baby J is just adorable! I love the jelly bag and the fabric!