Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Something To Smile About

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. 
One of these is roots; the other, wings.                                                                                               
                                                                                               William Hodding Carter, Jr.

I have been trying to get a post written since Monday and this isn't it.  What I was going to write about will just have to wait for another day because I want to share something that is going to make you smile.  I'll share a few other things first.

I've been trying to get through with a quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  This year Amy decided to allow 2 quilts to be entered by a quilter.  I have one from a few years ago with photos all done and I have been trying to get the binding on another one.  I'm about halfway through stitching it down.  Hopefully it will be done tomorrow.  Yeah!  You should enter one too!  Check out the link in my sidebar.  It's not too late yet.

If you have been reading my blog, you know I like OWLS.  I found another one while one our trip.  After I came home I found another one.  They were both on sale for half price so I just couldn't leave them on the shelf could I?  If you like them I'll let you know where they can be found.  Both places are national chains.

Ceramic Owl

Metal Owl

I really love the color of the first one.  We are going to change the wall color in our bedroom soon and it will go it there.  The metal one has eyes that kind of follow you around because it is very three dimensional.  I hung him on my longarm studio wall for now.  He will also stand alone so I may find another spot for him.  I have some shelves that I want to add somewhere in the studio so he may end up on one of them.

While we were in Massachusetts we visited Hoffman Pottery.  Elaine is a very talented lady.  You can see some of her work at  Some of her designs reminded me of quilting designs.  I found this plate, which will also go in our bedroom.  Notice a color theme here?

Just a nice little plate...

Make that a BIG one!  That's the width across.

Can you see the star in the center?

I worked in ceramics some in college.  They say the clay gets in your blood and hooks you forever.  Sometimes my hands almost itch to work in clay again.  Maybe someday. . .

Now, I hope my OWLS are making you smile but just look at who showed up Monday!

Say Hello to Levi !

Do you see a resemblance there?  Same nose and kisser.

Three generations of LINES men.

"I thought I'd get some MILK when I woke up!"

This little monkey didn't like to be still.  He was still doing flips so the Dr. said C Section to get this little one here.  Yes, he's a chunk!  Just an ounce shy of 9 pounds.  We got to meet him yesterday and he's just perfect!!!  I can't wait to have some more time playing with those sweet little baby feet.

As I was bouncing around looking at the quilts on Blogger's Quilt Festival this week I came across one blogger who was telling about the frustrations she had while working on her quilt.  I left her the following comment and thought I'd share it with you.  I've had birthing babies on the brain this week for obvious reasons.

"Remember making a quilt is like birthing a child, in time 
you forget how much trouble and pain you went through 
to get it here and just love the results."   Patricia Lines  

Enjoy the Smiles!!!  
Linking with:  Really Random Thursday


  1. Levi is beautiful! My kids were all big boofas at birth. They soon grew longer and longer and not so much heavier! Congratulations.

  2. Awwww....congratulations to all. He is beautiful. I love the comparison to quilting.

  3. Congratulations! Levi is so adorable...

  4. Those cheeks look so kissable! There is nothing in the world like a newborn baby. Enjoy and congratulations! I know you'll be greatly blessed by this little one given to you and your family. What a gift!

  5. Oh what a joy this little boy is! Congrats!

  6. Congrats. My grandson Levi arrived April 9th.

  7. I hope the mama is doing okay, C-Sections are so hard, what a cutie! Love both of the quilts you entered in the Blogger's quilt festival.


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