29 June, 2008

A Wondrous, Whirlwind Weekend

It's been quite a weekend. Today's my husband's last day at work, he'll be retired come tomorrow. There was a send off at his office on Friday afternoon, I am still processing all the joys, wonders and blessings of the weekend that started with that event. Our family gathered at a favorite restaurant on Saturday evening to celebrate; it was a happy time to both reflect on where we've been and look forward at the same time. We anticipate sleeping in a bit later each day, gladly planning our own daily agendas together and in just a few short weeks becoming proud grandparents! In fact, our grandson received his very first quilt on Friday evening! Two of you guessed correctly when I asked the question in an earlier post about what would be following "Sugar and Spice" off the long arm. Yep, "Snips and Snails" it was! This quilt was made up from a jelly roll and two charm packs of the softest flannel. The fabrics are from the"Giggles" collection by Moda and the pattern is Easy Breezy by Touchstone Designs from The Little Quilt Shop in Madison, VA. I have a few more things to stitch up for him in the next few weeks, some burb cloths and bibs, and anything else that my daughter needs help with now that his first quilt is done. She and I worked around the kitchen table together crafting birth announcements on Saturday afternoon, what fun that was. Looking back, it was a weekend of wonders, and a whirlwind of emotions... and it's all good!
Life is Good!

16 comments:

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What an exceptional weekend to celebrate simultaneous transitions. Wow! I just got that. Grandpa retires right when baby comes into the world.

Gods timing is perfect, Mz. G.

(ps: Snips and Snails is a very cuteamous quilt! It looks very snuggly sweet with the added touch of Sundance to boot!!!) It is all good!

Janet said...

Congratulations to your hubby! This is going to be quite a summer for you all, with some big, big changes in your lives!
Love the baby quilt! It is adorable.
Looks like a great weekend for your family!

Candace said...

Congratulations, to your husband on his retirement, and on your new grandbaby. The little quilt is very cute.

Nancy said...

What a darling first quilt!

n, np

Nane said...

Blue and Yellow is my favorite combination for babies!! I know you and DH will look back in a few months and wonder how you ever had time to work!

Stephanie D. said...

What an amazing weekend! Congrats to hubby!

And that is such a cheerful, pretty quilt! (Is it okay to say that about a boy's quilt?)

KarenF said...

Congrats on the retirement...just think of all the things he can now do - or not! Of course, we quilters never retire...we just keep on stitching. Here's to all of the wonderful adventures you two have ahead!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thank you for sharing such an important transition with all of us ~ we're still a few year shy of "the big day" but are beginning to make our 7-10 year plan (sooner we hope).

The flannel quilt is WONDERFUL! Lucky little boy to have you as his grandma!!

Salem Stitcher said...

What a wonderful weekend! Congratulations on the retirement and having the whole family there to celebrate together.

atet said...

Congrats to your hubby on his retirement! Enjoy!!!

Libby said...

Congrats to Hubby - Enjoy!

Bonnie said...

Congrats to your hubby!! This is when life gets REALLY GOOD! The quilts are darling, and I love how your daughter hid her belly behind the quilt..*LOL*

Bonnie

Ms. Jan said...

Congratulations on the retirement! I love having hubby home with me all the time. Love the baby quilt too, I'll bet you can't wait to meet him!
xo

Shelina said...

Congratulations on the retirement! That is a pretty quilt.

teodo said...

Congrats to your husband now....... a new life with a new child.
The baby quilt is very nice.
ciao ciao

Kariann said...

Awwwww! It was great to see you and your family. I am so happy for you!! That is wonderful that you got to spend time with your daughter!!! I will be praying that your daughter has a safe delivery!! Thanks for sharing.

The quilt looks fantastic!!