Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours

Personal greetings on the blog today with just a tiny bit of Studio news.  But first a huge announcement…

She’s here!

Stevie Ann arrived 12/21/2021 and we couldn’t be more pleased…

And now, for the “rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say!

It’s been a very very busy week! Monday, we had our granddaughter Reagan here as momma and dadda went for the weekly checkup, bags all packed as they were hoping to get admitted since Stevie was full-term. Due to a variety of factors, they weren’t admitted, with Reagan going back home that evening.

6 AM Tuesday morning I received the “it is time” call…. I’ll spare all the details as the bottom line is we are now grandparents 2.0!

Time at Oma’s

I tried to be creative this week while Reagan stayed with us (four days with two nights). One day we made a quilt for her Barbie with Reagan picking the fabrics to work with from the blue scrap bin. She sat in my lap the entire time at the sewing machine.

Good thing it wasn’t precision sewing as every now and then a little head would block my view. Reagan knows that the only thing she can touch is the button for the automatic scissors when instructed to do so. She really minds very well and seems fascinated by the sewing machine.

I neglected to mention that my longarm has been moved back into my Studio this past Saturday after several years of being in the living room.  Nothing like reconstruction to do some rearranging. Perfect timing as I needed it Monday night to quilt the tummy time quilt I had made on Sunday afternoon…. sorta reminded me of Christmas’ past when I would finish up all the customer quilts and rush to get my family gifts done!  

I enjoyed Reagan sitting in my lap once again as I put the binding on by machine for Stevie’s new quilt as we awaited the call concerning her arrival!

Other activities this week as we were “waiting to meet Stevie” included a walk by the water with Big Daddy, making muffins with Oma, as well as just playing outside enjoying this beautiful Texas weather.

I have to say, after raising two boys it’s very different being around a little girl, but we love it! And now we will have two to enjoy!

Finally, on Thursday evening the sisters met for the first time…yep, Oma had tears in her eyes!

Christmas Eve….and Christmas Day

We don’t have big plans for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day as we are giving the new parents time to settle in. We drove to Galveston today just to get out of the house and picked up a sandwich to enjoy before driving back. This weekend is a time of thankfulness and a time to rest and refresh.

Studio News – Coming Soon

So, here’s the studio news…. besides the fact that I now have my longarm operational again after 6 months of being buried…and that secret sewing is beginning soon again for a 4th Signature Collection with Island Batik…

My good friend Sarah Yuhr of Sew Much Charm is at it again – she’s organized a shop hop for end of the year clearance/sale with several of her shop owner friends! The schedule will be finalized and put on her Facebook page by Monday, which I will repeat on my own FB page…

The Quilt Rambler will be live Tuesday 12/28 at 6PM for Ramble & Shop both here on the website as well as Facebook Live.  I’ve just received a lot of new fat quarter bundles, precuts, and yardage from Island Batik that I will be discounting for this event! It’s going to be EPIC, and I hope you will join me as well as the other quilt shops for items you are going to want and need to welcome in 2022.

For now, I think I’m just going to kick back, break out the fudge, watch old movies and take a few days off to enjoy the wonderful 80-degree Texas weather!

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler saying: Merry Christmas to you and yours! May your holidays be blessed.

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