Sunday, November 25, 2012

{weekend ramblings including twin Girls}

That's right - twin GIRLS!  We found out Wednesday evening that we'll be having two little pink bundles of joy.  We're both kind of floored at this discovery as there are three sets of twin boys on husbands side - who would have thought I'd break the trend!  So most of Eli's clothes will sit and wait for future boy cousins... and a more feminine set of (double the) clothing will need to be procured. Thank goodness our town has a Once Upon a Child! (a baby/kids clothing consignment store.)

Anyhow - moving on to slightly less exciting news - new fabric additions!
    
I was able to snag these DS Quilts "quarters" from Jo-Anns which is a whole yard of fabric but with 4 separate prints... aka 4 fat quarters!  Genius, right?  Denyse's fabric is about the only fabric I'll buy at Jo-Anns save for Kona solids... on sale plus my VIP card makes for a sweet price!  No, no plans for them yet - but my wheels are turning already.

I was in Amish Country (Berlin, OH to be specific) last weekend with friends and I snagged this fun vintage pillow case at a thrift store.  Right now I'm just trying to collect enough to make a Giant Vintage Star Quilt... at this rate I'll have enough vintage bedding in about 10 years!

  Last but not least, I was able to participate in a fabulous I Love Kona Charm Swap thanks to Pile O'Fabric via Flickr!  I sent Alyssa 2 yards worth of 5" charm squares in my assigned shades of green and voila! a few weeks later I receive this fun stack of charms - in a plethora of colors!  She even listed each color in the pack on a nifty little cheat sheet.  I think this swap is held a few times a year so you may be able to jump in a round.  I'm sure this stack will last me for quite some time - although a HST quilt could definitely be in my future.  A very colorful one!  


We also had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday - including two big dinners in one day!  Christmas decorating has begun (mainly the fireplace mantle) and next weekend we'll go chop down our annual tree.  

I'm this (---) close to finishing my entry for QuiltCon - must. finish. by. FRIDAY! 
I'll post another progress photo later this week hopefully with binding in the works!  

How was your Holiday (or plain ol' week?)  Any Christmas sewing in the works?  

xo
Cristin

13 comments:

giddy99 said...
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Ginette said...

Congratulations!! How exciting to have two little twin girls!

Carla said...

Blessings on your wee ones ; ) When I had a girl, after 5 boys, a friend gave me 42 meters of pink lace to frilly up the boy jeans!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Cristin!--Congrats, how exciting for you! I hope you had fun shopping in Berlin--you were minutes from my house. I hit the thrift store here in town last Saturday but I only came home with one 50 cent book for my daughter. Not nearly as exciting as your find!

Faith Jones said...

Girls! So exciting - girls are so much fun. You will have a blast. :) And they will love having a big brother. Congratulations!

Meg said...

Oooh, how fun and exciting! Congratulations!

Katie B. said...

Congrats on the girls! How exciting!

Pile O Fabric said...

Twins, how fantastic! Congrats :)

Leona said...

Congratulations! Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy!

Francis Paul said...

Gefeliciteerd as we say in Dutch!! I had twin girls 25y ago and they are STILL fun :-)

O'Quilts said...

Lucky you!!! Very lucky you. I am excited too and they are not even mine:)

Tracy said...

I participated in a vintage sheet swap over a year ago. I have almost finished a quilt as you go quilt. I'd be happy to share some with you! I'll never use it all. Congrats on your baby girls and love the DS fabric. Must visit Joann's soon.

Stephanie said...

Twin girls!!! How fun, I'm jealous of all the cute girly things you'll be able to sew! I'll just have to stop by to see all the cuteness :) Although you better get sewing now, you're going to be one busy mama!