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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Finally back at home . . . . .

I had good intentions of showing all the shows I have gone to and the people I have met but I seem to keep forgetting to take the camera with me.

Since my last post, I have been to the Quilters of South Carolina retreat where I was a teacher and a vendor (and the vendor coordinator).  I taught a simple penny rug project with double stack and triple stack pennies as well as tongues and double tongues.  It was a full class with 15 wonderful students.

This past weekend was a quilt show in beautiful New Bern, North Carolina.  Although New Bern is located on the coast, the hurricane didn't impact us as bad as other parts of the Atlantic Coast.  But we still had to pack up the booth and load it up in 20+ mph winds and rain.  We were soaked by the time we finished!

While I was in that part of the state, our family had a baby shower for The Married One and the Son-In-Law.  They are having a girl that is due Christmas week.  Dear Hubby and I are over the moon!

They both are so happy!
The mommy and the grandma (me!)

And finally, since the weather has turned, I picked the rest of the peppers and basil left in the garden.  I just love the colors!  Most of them will be frozen to use in soups and chili this winter.  Except maybe those habaneros that you see in the front of the pile.  I don't know why Dear Hubby grows so many!

Blessings, Cathi


paulette said...

Congratulations!!! What a special Christmas you will be having with the arrival of a new baby girl!! I can't wait to be a grandma...You must be over the moon!

sunny said...

Glad you didn't have too many problems with the storm, and that you're safely home now.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Welcome home; what a lucky little girl to have you as her Grandma and what an amazing Christmas you will have! Blessings abound~

Lynn said...

A baby girl!! What a perfect Christmas present! Is this your first grandchild? All those peppers make me feel warm on this chilly day!

Carrie P. said...

It won't be long. I know you all are so excited about the baby. Congrats to you all.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations! My baby girl (who is probably YOUR baby girls age now) was born two days after Christmas. What a week that was :-)

Libby said...

Holy cow! A grandbaby - at Christmas time! You must be about to burst.

Linda in Calif. said...

Congrats on a new baby! Nothing like having a wee little one to spoil and cuddle. I'm so happy for you and the parents.

Leann said...

Hi Cathi

She looks wonderful and beaming! I love that shot of the two of you together!

I'll bet you are counting the days!

any name yet?


Quilt Hollow said...

You are so lucky! Someday I hope for a grand!