Friday, July 13, 2012

Family Blessings...Life Is Good!

Our Son Roger Jr. and grandson Daniel arrived early this morning from Florida.  Today we were able to get together with our oldest Grandson Roger III and granddaughter Haley.  What a wonderful day with them.
Below is right to left Roger III, Roger Jr, Haley and Daniel up top.
 Then we got group pictures.  Left to right:
Haley, Michael (Haley's boyfriend), Roger III, Roger Jr. Me and Mom, Daniel in front.
 Then I had to get a profile picture of Haley.  Here she is 31 weeks pregnant with our first Great Grand Son. They are going to name him Anthony. 
 Another group picture with Haley, Michael, Daniel, me and Roger Sr. and Roger III in back.  Wish I had a tripod today.
Mom and I took care of some probate stuff today.  Today is Daddy's birthday, he would have been 78 years old today.  Sure missed him during this gathering.  Give everyone you love extra hugs is short and you never know who will not be in the next group picture you take.

Today my youngest grandson here, Daniel, asked if he could sew something with of course grandma whipped out the bucket of precut 3 1/2 in squares and let him pick out what colors he liked.  He decided that he wanted to use the colors of his baseball team in Panama City. 

Here he is piecing his first block.

 He is very proud of his accomplishment.
 Now for the block using his team colors.
 He also wanted to put a "C" on it to symbolize his Callaway Cougars.  Reminded him later that it is also C for Chandler.  He he is doing a satin stitch around the C.  I think he did great for his first time doing machine applique.
 His finished applique.
This is Daniel with his first Mug Mat. 
Forgot to show  you that we used Pat Sloan's machine binding technique.  He chose to use the herringbone stitch instead of the blanket stitch and I really think I like it too.  He did wonderful  I think.
Here is the mug mat from the back...he insisted on using his first block on the back and his second one on the front.
TaDah!  A finished mug mat in only an hour.  Daniel is currently 11 1/2 years old.  What a wonderful like it is!  He even used the herringbone stitch to quilt over the seam lines.  Cute as a button.
Enough excitement for today.  Tomorrow I have to work but Roger will have some time with the grands.  Everyone will be back over on Sunday before Roger and Daniel have to return to Florida.....bummer!!

Happy Quilting,


O'Quilts said...

Wow...Daniel did great. My grandson is 7. He loves the machine too. I might buy that new one from IKEA for $60 for him...Tell Daniel that fellow bloggers are impressed.

Shelia said...

Thanks, Daniel will be tickled. It gave us some very blessed time together.