What’s up?

What’s new with you?

Our ninth darling baby is already 5 months old, 17 lbs and 27 inches. I blame the boy’s siblings. All that love makes them grow right? Well, he’s a honker of a boy now! He loves kisses, especially kisses on his elbows. I have no idea why he finds that absolutely leg slapping hilarious but I can’t stop. Baby giggles are so addictive! Every day I have to make him laugh until he snorts (the only thing he got from me was the laugh-laugh-laugh-snort-laugh-snort, the rest is all from Daddy).

And! I have a grandbaby. Yes, I know I look to young to have a grandchild, but obviously I’m not. She’s been such a joy and only 2.5 months younger than Catfish, she’s got a buddy for life. She is absolutely PRECIOUS! Her mama is absolutely amazing as a new mom. SO MUCH LOVE AROUND HERE IT HURTS!

The sewing room has been humming along. I got a new industrial sewing machine, which sews zoooooomgosh fast. Should I ever decide to quit sewing we’ll turn that sucker into a go cart because wow. Major fast motor and technical stuff I don’t really understand. Just take my word for it, It’s FAST. ZOOOOOOM!

Of course…. it couldn’t all be good right!? Not even 3 weeks after I got the new machine my longarm got jealous and killed the bearings in the motor. She’s fixed now but she sure did give me some panic. She’s a discontinued model and parts aren’t easy to come by. Thank goodness we did find the parts we needed, even if it took some searching. The machine belonged to my mom before and was passed on to me… I have to say, I think we deserve bragging rights since between Mama and I we finished off an industrial machine in 20 years! That takes some serious sewing!

I decided to make a few Christmas things this year, so one thing I wanted to do was make a Modern Christmas quilt… turns out I cut out enough pieces for three quilts…. rather than waste them I’ve been sewing them up. Also I’m almost finished piecing a rainbow quilt. Just a few more strips and that will be done. Baby quilts going to the long arm and Christmas ornaments….. you get the idea! I’ll post pictures once I get my phone back (Jesus is working on it out in Texas. I’m not kidding. I have full faith in the guy! ha!) I’ll post pictures, updates and yada yada…. lets hope I don’t let another few months slide by before we can catch up again.

Do you like the new layout? Suggestions? Thoughts? Ideas on what I should write about? I’m all over the place over here… give me some direction folks! (or I could ask Jesus in Texas right? If he can fix my S3 he can do anything yeah?)

Much love…. and don’t forget to make the babies laugh till they snort… it will make your day, I promise!