Thursday, March 29, 2012
Close to Nowhere
Waiting on baby Evy
Sister (my niece Dawn) and I drove to Nashville Sunday for a baby shower.
I’m mostly recovered from the tumble off the ladder -- except for coughing constantly with the “crud” that everyone has, which makes my bruised ribs really ache.
My great-nephew Blake, 25, and his Sarah are expecting their first baby really soon. Hence the baby shower.
It’s a beautiful drive to Nashville, although one thing on the route is driving me crazy.
Usually, we’re making a flying trip -- there and back in one day. But there’s a sign on I-40 that says “Granny B’s Quilt Shop.” I want to go there! I also want to stop at Lobelville, where there is an Amish community and they have the most wonderful store and most of the homes have vegetables or baskets or homemade jellies, jams, etc. or quilts and things. I love to go there!
Watching Sister waiting to become a grandmother is fun (and funny). She’s learned to crochet and after a start with some fat yarn that wasn’t working, she bought some skinnier yarn and within a week had crocheted Evangeline (Evy) a beautiful little blanket.
I’m sure everyone will be surprised that I’m making Evy a quilt. For a long time, I thought the Sunbonnet Sue pattern was past its time and I just didn’t like “her.”
Then, one day, I looked at a friend’s quilt -- Sunbonnet Sue -- and I had the stray thought that it was cute.
Next thing I knew, I was in love with “Sue” -- the one I’m making for Evy is the second one I’ve made.
I’ve never given anyone a finished quilt when it was supposed to be given (Christmas, birthday, etc.). It’s almost always a pretty gift bag with pieces of blocks and fabric so the quilt recipient at least has a clue what it will look like.
Sunday at the shower, I had two unfinished quilts! Evy’s is still just blocks and some of those aren’t finished yet. Evy’s big sister Shaelin is getting a Hello Kitty quilt -- at least the top and backing are done. It only needs to be quilted. And Shaelin wants it soon!
Shaelin, who is 5, and I are going to be great friends! She loves sparkly red “Dorothy” shoes and Hello Kitty. Those are two of my favorite things also!
One of the best parts of the shower was the food! There were two new (to me) appetizers there!
I can hardly wait for our next lunch here at the office so I can bring them! It’s really hard to find a “new” recipe nowadays.
And, to make it even better, both of the recipes are hot and spicy! Yummy!
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