Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Surprise

I had the best Mother's Day EVER yesterday when DD#1 gave me this for a gift:

 I cried (of course) and hugged her and hugged her - we're all so happy for her & her hubby! (sigh) 

Now - back to our regular blog topics - LOL! Last week at rug hooking, Marliss had her fish rug completed and was asking advice on how to finish the edge - hopefully she figured a way that would work for her and maybe we'll see it totally finished next time. This is a Polly Minnick design.

Her new project is a monogrammed pillow for the couch - the family's last name is Scott. She's planning a bright border for it and it will be a fun addition to her decor.

Sandy brought a darling little quilt she made for a grandchild soon-to-be-born. She also had a new runner with watering cans and a tea towel with cute rouched flowers on it.

She's making progress on her pumpkin rug - I love the splash of purple she's added to it.

Kim is working on a big rug that will make her window seat a more comfy place to sit when it's done. It's her own design and will be a 'map' of the United States. If you look closely you can see the outline of the Eastern Seaboard already completed and the blue ocean off to the right. Fun!

Jeanette is working on a rug that was a free pattern in a recent issue of RHM. I love the little quilly circles used for the sheep's curls and that little owl sitting on his back is darling - they're so popular right now and seem to be popping up everywhere! I also like the irregular shape of the rug.

She even suggested I snap a picture of the magazine so it would be easier to people to locate the pattern if they are interested in making this design themselves - so here you go. Thanks for being so thoughtful Jeanette!

Sharon is finishing the piano keyboard border on this big geometric and it's going to be awesome when it's finished!

I'm still plugging away on my rug made using the Oxford punchneedle, but it doesn't look too much different than the last time I shared a picture of it - so just go back a couple posts to see!

On Saturday I attended my class for Pam Buda's Prairie Women's Sewing Circle and one gal had made a class project in a much smaller version. Pam suggests using 1" hexagon papers for this, but she used 1/4" and it was AMAZING! I love how she fussy cut a lot of the pieces. It's laying on a white piece of paper that measures 8-1/2" x 11" so you can get an idea of how small it really was - gorgeous work!

I attended the HMQS in SLC on Thursday and will share a few pictures of the quilts I saw in my next post. If you want to see some right now, head over to my friend Janet's blog (The Rogue Quilter) and check her's out.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats Grandma. That is a great gift!
Oh my. 1/4" hexagons??? I can't imagine.
Hugs :)

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day surprise, Gayle! Congrats!!
More wonderful rugs in the works. I love that pumpkin one--I guess I love all things pumpkin. : )
Can't believe that tiny hexie project. Gorgeous!! One part of me says I could never do it and another part of me wants to try.
Our faces will be plastered on my blog next--maybe tonight. We look just lovely! tee hee

Julia said...

Congratulations Gayle... What an amazing news for Mother's Day. Yeah, you are going to be a grandmother.

All those quilts are just beautiful but oh my, your quilt has 1/4 inch hexagons... my eyeballs would fall out. Man that's small.

Thanks for the rug show too.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...


The hooked rugs are amazing--such creativity

regan said...

I love all the pics, and I especially love that you have until November to make a baby quilt! That was very nice of them to give you so much time!!! LOL Congrats!

Nedra said...

Congratulations on a new grandbaby Gayle! I know you have waited a long time for this one!

Jennie in GA said...


The Wool Cupboard said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Gramma' Gayle! What perfectly exciting and wonderful Mother's Day news!

Love the rug pictures, as always. Thanks for always sharing your rug hooking group meetings with us!


Kyle said...

Congratulations! What an awesome announcement. It made me smile!

audrey said...

Great mothers day for you.:)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I love being a grandmother.

Lori said...

How exciting! Congratulations to everyone!!

jennifer768 said...

Congratulations!What a wonderful surprise.Thanks for sharing all the beautiful eye candy.Hugs,Jen

Kindred Quilts said...

What a darling way to announce the upcoming birth of a grandchild! I would have cried too!
It is so much fun to watch the progress of your hooking groups projects... love the US one!
Teeny tiny hexies... so cute!

acorn hollow said...

oh being a grandma is just the best!Lots of lovely things to see you are busy for sure.

Yvonne said...

That is probably the best gift to get on a mother's day! Alex and I got one like that too to announce Rosa's birth.
Still a sweeet memory.
You are all making amzing quilts and rugs!