Recently, like James Bond I've gone undercover...I find myself dillydallying in secret...babies arriving this summer...graduation around the corner...lots of secret quilting and knitting going on in this household. I've been at it for a few weeks...but am far from finished...so have a lot ahead of me. Let's just say that it's nice that as a teacher, I have the summer off!
Yesterday I went to a baby shower for a couple that are having their first baby, so I am able to unveil one of the projects I've been working on. They have chosen not to find out in advance what sex the baby is...so when trying to decide the color/design of a baby quilt, I just couldn't get excited about the traditional yellow...green...etc. It took me a while to decide what to do...and then it hit me! The baby is due on the 4th of July! Of course...a patriotic quilt! Now we all know that babies rarely arrive on their due date...but at least this child will find it hard to forget what their due date was! ;-)
I call it "Stars and Stripes" and chose fabrics that were diverse in their print...lots to stimulate that little baby's mind as it tries to hold its head up! I can already see it trying to pick up the shapes that are printed on the fabric!
Here is the Mom-to-Be opening it! She and her husband are going to be terrific parents! What a lucky child! Yes...I confess...I finished the binding two hours before the shower! Geeeesh...you guys don't give me any slack! ;-)
Other news this week...two things to get excited about...first a huge quilting event that will take place in our small corner of the world this fall. Our neighbor community, Valdez, is holding their bi-annual Quilt Festival! Some QBees and I went in 2008 for the first time...gosh...it was overwhelmingly wonderful! I took classes from Judy Neimeyer and Jackie Robinson! We also participated in a mystery quilt class one evening with 100 other quilters! It was fun and informative in every way imaginable!
This is a picture of us QBees from Cordova with the "Quilt Rock Stars" after our cruise around Prince William Sound! We were pretty thrilled about rubbing elbows with celebrities...what a hoot! Check out the details about the Valdez Quilt Festival here. More Rock Stars will be teaching...another mystery quilt...many of us here in Cordova have already picked out our class schedule and will be faxing in our registration early on the morning of May 1st. Think about joining us...those quilters in Valdez know how to put on a festival...lots to look forward to! What fun!!!!
The other important event this week took place on April 15th! No! The DillyDally's did not get a tax refund...it was Teacup DillyDally's 16th birthday! Here is a picture of her being naughty...kitties are not supposed to be on the table or near a plate of food!
Here she is sunbathing...our sun may be in short supply...but she knows how to make the best of it!
This is a favorite spot both she and I share...right next to "Her Majesty" the sewing machine!
Teacup has taken very good care of her DillyDally family over the past 16 years...we consider her a blessing...most of the time! I hope you can dillydally in the light of day this week...Teacup and I are both going back under cover...later! The name is DillyDally. Mrs. DillyDally. ;-)