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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

And she's having...

...a little girl. 

Our sweet Blossom is going to hold in her arms a precious little daughter in about 19 weeks from now. Squeals of delight could be heard all over town! She would have been thrilled no matter what the gender, but when a daughter was announced she admitted this had been her heart's desire.
The Lord blesses and blesses.

Naturally we've been shopping for soft feminine quilt fabrics...

...and whilst Blossom is making pillows and stuffed toys for her little girl I am about to sketch up a quilt idea, as well as begin stitching a door hanger using fabric from a very old Mary Engelbreit layer cake called "Basket of Flowers".

I'll have this door hanger pattern (with a boy version as well) in April's issue of The Stitchery Club....


Sewing for a baby is quite a calming experience, don't you think?



 My other dear daughter, Aisha, is less than three weeks away from her due date so over the weekend I finished this "Fox in the Woodland" quilt for her soon-to-arrive son (a little brother to her two daughters) and will be posting it away tomorrow...


It's crinkly from the washing machine but I love quilts this way as they are incredibly cuddly, especially with soft bamboo wadding in the middle...

Aisha chose the fabric from a selection I showed her back in January when she and the rest of her family visited for a few days from Sydney. Aisha and hubby Tim loved the idea of a fox in the centre so the quilt became a bright and cheerful woodland display...


I have to say, welcoming two new babies into the fold this year will be the highlight of family life for us. 
I'm so proud of my girls. Aisha is a gentle and compassionate mother, and I know already that Blossom will be the same. 

Who are you sewing for at the moment, and what are you making? 
I'd love to know!

hugs and blessings


44 comments:

Wendy B said...

congratulations family.....lovely news! xox

Shirley said...

Congratulations on your new family. It is so much fun and they make you young. I enjoyed reading your blog and catching up with you and especially seeing what you have been doing. I have finished another custom order and is ready to go to a new home. It is my stress reliever. Have a great day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend shirley@shirleystitches

Deborah said...

Right now I am sewing a wedding quilt for our youngest daughter who is getting married in June.

How exciting to welcome to precious little ones to your family.

Leeanne said...

Your family is growing! Cute fox quilt and cute makings for the wee granddaughter too.

Mamacessories said...

How wonderful for Blossom! She can now have a little girl to cherish as you cherish her. God Bless you all! And I am so happy for your older daughter to welcome her boy into her little family! How happy you must feel!

Maria

Terry said...

Congratulations!! We just found out last week my Emily is having a girl too! I'm so happy! :0)

Jacqueline said...

What an exciting time for you and your girls. Babies are just the best !

Kathleen said...

Congratulations all around to parents and grandparents!

Quilts and Queries said...

So happy for you and your family. Nothing like a new baby to bring new life & joy to a family. Especially a "Grandma" <3

Baa. xxx said...

Yay! A girl! And yay! A boy!.. How fun it that! Special blessings to both. Very exciting. Love the foxy quilt and the super idea for a door hanger. It will be so pretty in those colours.

Allie-oops Designs said...

*squeal!!!* A little Blossomette - how absolutely divine!!! You're getting a boy and a girl grandchild, how special is that! Love the baby quilt for Aisha, that fox is too cute. I can't wait to see what you make for the Rosebud!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Congratulations, Blossom! I am so excited for you! So many blessings, Jenny. Of course your girls will be wonderful mums, they have you for an example! The fox quilt is adorable. Looking forward to seeing what you dream up for the new baby. :)

jugglingpaynes said...

Congratulations to all of you! I'm so happy for Blossom! I love all my children dearly, but my oldest daughter was such a joy and a true blessing to our lives, always there for her siblings, even now while she's been away at the university.

You are so blessed Jenny!

Glenise Magnano said...

Congratulations Jenny and Blossom and Aisha. Wonderful news for your 2 daughters and more grandchildren to your fold. The more the merrier. I am currently sewing a lap quilt for my eldest daughter who has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer this year (aged 43). Also I am making her a wall hanging which I have almost finished - just need to select fabric for border and backing. Hopefully she will like it. My youngest daugher and I (we both live on Gold Coast) are flying down to melbourne for Easter to spend with Amanda and her fiance and also one of my sons so it will be lovely weekend and we are hoping to do fun things. Amanda is a creative soul like me so fingers crossed her year improves. She was due to get married in May but has cancelled that due to her diagnosis. She is positive and a real champion so all family have rallied together and we are closer than ever.
My older brother passed away on Friday also aged 69 so it has been a tough year but can only get better. It brings joy to my heart to see and feel your happiness.
I am so happy for your daughters Jenny and for your happiness. God Bless You. You deserve all the happiness you can get as you bring so much joy into so many of our lives each and every day with your beautiful blog and your inspiring beautiful work. Thank you.

Kristy said...

Oh that fox is so sweet! Love your quilt. Love your designs. You have been such an encouragement to me. Your desire to love the Lord with your whole heart is an example I want to follow. Thank you for all of your beautiful designs you share. Congratulations on more grandchildren. I am currently working on a quilt for my 10 year old son. I have the top and the back done. Just waiting for batting or wadding as you call it. :-) I look forward to your posts.K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Wonderful, wonderful news dear Jenny. How exciting for you to be welcoming two new babies into your family this year ... a wee boy & a wee girl. Can imagine Blossom will be the most amazing Mum. She has a special role model in her own Mum. Your fox quilt is just gorgeous ... Love his little face. Blessings to you & both your girls. x x x

Christine Barnsley said...

How lovely for Blossom.... and for you all. I am sure you will make the sweetest of quilts for your new grand-daughter and the fox quilt for your new grandson is delightful! How lucky your girls are to have a mum that quilts! Christine x

Ondrea said...

Such a joyous time for you all eagerly waiting for both new bubs to enter the world. I so love the woodland quilt especially your fox and it looks like a few more very sweet and cute projects coming up. Angel hugs to you and both your dear daughters.

JES said...

What an exciting year for you!!! Congratulations! :)

Christine M said...

That's love news Jenny. How exciting to have two babies coming along. xxx

Maria said...

How exciting to be welcoming two wee babes, a little boy and sweet girl...
The Foxy quilt for the little guy is sew cute!
Look forward to seeing the pretties you make out the lovely girly fabrics...
I am working on my UFOs and WIP....

little white sewing shed said...

Congratulations, what wonderful news, babies are such a special gift, hope all goes well for both your daughters, the quilts are beautiful.

Little Penpen said...

Babies!!!! How exciting! Excited to know Blossom is having a girl! 💕💕💕

Debra said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news! I love your projects, Jenny. I am currently working on block #3 of " Gentle Domesticity ", and I just finished sewing Easter dresses for my two grand-daughters.

Cass Cusack said...

Big Congratulations to you all. I love the gorgeous fox quilt. I'm not making anything quite as sweet. 5 pharmacy jackets for a client and a business shirt for my boy. Can't wait to do some fun stitching

Cass Cusack said...

Big Congratulations to you all. I love the gorgeous fox quilt. I'm not making anything quite as sweet. 5 pharmacy jackets for a client and a business shirt for my boy. Can't wait to do some fun stitching

Createology said...

Double Congratulations Jenny Dear. Your Fox quilt is super adorable. How very blessed indeed to be having your two daughters bringing a new little boy and girl into your family. Blossom must be overflowing with delight and ideas for girly things to create. It will be fun to follow this journey while Embracing Creative Bliss.

Brenda said...

Good Morning Jenny! Congratulations! I am so delighted for you and your family! I really like your fox quilt, it is so charming and adventuresome for a boy to explore. Have fun creating the little girl quilt with all the lovely fabrics chosen. Quilts are always so much fun to make! I am making a Queen sized Double Wedding Ring Quilt for a dear friend to give to her grand daughter, plus I am working on a couple of baby quilts for my Niece who is expecting her first baby ( a little girl also) and a couple of quilt for Project Linus. I rarely do this many at the same time, it just somehow happened. LOL. I hope that you have a fantastic creative day! God Bless You and May He Watch Over You and Your Family. Amen

Águeda said...

Congratulations for you and for your family! A little-Blossom coming soon! :) Thank you for sharing the news. I´m happy for you. God Bless you and your family. Hugs.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations! We found out a couple of weeks ago that our youngest son and his wife are expecting a baby girl in July. We will be first time grandparents :-)

desertskyquilts said...

A granddaughter for you to cuddle, right down the street! And a grandson coming, too. What a year of blessings in your life. I love all the quilty things you are doing for both of them. I don't know how you can think of anything else at all!

Farm Quilter said...

Congratulations on the "coming soon" granddaughter!!! I always wished for girls too and was blessed three times! I can't wait to see the quilts you make for the new baby!

Sharon - creativity and family said...

So so lovely! And you get one of each all being well :-) the fox quilt is looking beautiful and what fun to have girlie colours to pick out for the next one :-) I do hope all goes well. Hugs x

Heather S said...

Doing a happy dance for Blossom and her little princess.

KAYLEE said...

Congratulations to Blossom, how lovely for you to have a baby Granddaughter living close to you. My eldest daughter turns 28 tomorrow and is being married on 30 April and I am hoping for a gorgeous little grand baby in the next couple of years.
I am currently working on a disappearing nine patch for a friend, she lost her Mother last year and she gave me a BIG bag full of her Mother's fabrics.....

grammajudyb said...

I am finishing some UFO's to be free to get started on our great granddaughter's quilt. She is due the 6th of July. Her mamma and daddy are having trouble deciding on a color scheme for her nursery. Daddy is leaning toward brighter colors, aqua and coral, Mom is fond of pink and grey and maybe some ivory. What a dilemma! I was hoping to find some lovely flannel yesterday on a road trip, but the shop was closed on Mondays. I should have checked before driving 150 miles. Lesson learned. Granddaughters are the greatest. I have 3 and 2 step-granddaughters. So happy for your new little ones.

Lida said...

Congratulations what a fantastic news from both your daughters! Wish them a good and healthy pregnancy and delivery and lots of love! You are making some sweet quilts for your new grand-children! Love them both! Hugs
Lida

Bilko Parker said...

Congrats to Blossom and her partner and to your family, may God watch over both your wonderful daughters and their impending births. Guida

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to your family and especially Blossom. God bless! Love the "fox" quilt and know that it will be well loved. All the pretty pink fabrics are perfect for a sweet granddaughter.

Jusmom1 said...

Congratulations on the two little ones who are soon to arrive. Such a HAPPY time! I love your fox quilt.

Right now I am working on my very first charity quilt. I am thrilled with the way it is progressing and I know it is going to be HARD to send it off. However, it was begun as a charity quilt and it will end as a charity quilt. I firmly believe we all need to give back.

LadyRose said...

Love the fox quilt!
God is so good, a sweet little girl for your Blossom, what a blessing......for you too!
The pink fabric is lovely

Kathy said...

How exciting!! Congrats to all.

Melody said...

Beautiful sewing as always. I am so happy for you, nothing nicer than dear little new babies in the family.

Winifred said...

How wonderful, two more grandchildren. Love that foxy quilt, so boyish. As you say making for babies is great, something extra special about it.