Thursday, July 2, 2015

Readying for the 4th

As we prepare for the birthday of our country, we are also celebrating another birth-day here. 


Lucy Kate

This little girl was born last Saturday and is ready to join in on the weekend festivities.  Everyone is thrilled with her – especially her big sisters.

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This little one turned 5 years old several days later and requested “ a dress” for her birthday.  I had fun creating this for her…..complete with a little purse to match.  She loved it.

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We have a big 4th of July party here to celebrate our Independence so I have spent some time getting ready for the festivities.

New beanbags for the corn hole game….

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and some bunting flags for decorating…..
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While I was on the red, white and blue theme I sewed up some HSTs for a flag quilt that one of the grandsons casually mentioned that he would like for his college dorm bed this fall. 

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28 done….62 to go!!!

We will have houseguests for the next six days so I will take the time to wish all of those in the U.S.A. a wonderful and safe Independence Day.

36 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

Awwww. Nothing like a baby to complete the holiday. How many grands does that make for you Mary?

andsewon said...

What a darling sweet baby girl! Adorable big sis too. Love the dress! You do such wonderful sewing for your grands.Happy Fourth!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Congratulations on another beautiful granddaughter. She probably has lots of hand-me-downs to wear with big sisters.

Lesley said...

Congratulations! She is adorable! Beautiful dress too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations! Love the new dress. Enjoy your family time.

Maria said...

Congratulations to all on the arrival of Lucy Kate. She is beautiful.XXX

Looks like you are all organised for a fabulous fun 4th of July...have a great day...

Enjoy your time with your house guests.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congratulations Mary!!!! she is beautiful, as are the rest of the little ones. I love that little dress and purse.

sunny said...

Awww...Isn't she adorable? Lots of hugs from Grandma, I suppose. How many quilts does she have?

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations! Another cutie! As is her big sister. :-) Have a wonderful 4th Mary!

PugMom said...

Love that adorable little squishy face that showed up in my blog roll this morning! So cute! Is this grand baby #29? You will have to update your profile! What is her name? Love the dress and purse you made for your granddaughter (I want the purse!!).

Happy 4th! We have nothing planned. Wish we could come visit you, sounds like fun!

Pugs and kisses,
Nancy

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations - she's gorgeous! I'd love another grandbaby, but so far none on the horizon. Really need to get some banners and table runners made for next year's festivities. No time this year, in fact pretty much have to close up the sewing room for weekend guests (little ones) that will be sleeping in there. Have a wonderful 4th!

Jeanna said...

Congratulations to all on the new arrival! She is a cutie, just like the rest of your grands.

I am so in love with that little dress and matching purse! I haven't done any garment sewing in ages.

Don't you just love the 'subtle' requests for our quilts, it thrills my heart.

Your place is looking quite festive for the 4th. Hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday.

Bridget B said...

Congratulations on the new baby- they are all cuties. Bet she loved her dress & purse. Happy 4th.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Precious, precious baby! And what an adorable dress - I know she loved it! blessings, marlene

Sheila said...

Happy Independence Day , your new granddaughter is gorgeous and so is her big sister :-)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What a beautiful little girl! I know the family is thrilled and so blessed. You confessed in one of your previous posts that you had always had a problem with "being still" and now I understand why you can do so much! You accomplish more in a day than I do in a week! Have a wonderful time with your family for the 4th.......I was unable to get the weekend off but just sent my youngest off to represent our family at Mom's for the weekend.......Hugs

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

What a beautiful family, Mary !!! The little one is soooo lovely <3
And your set for her sister.... I love it !!! Great work :)

barbara woods said...

she is so pretty, but so are the others , must run in your family Mary

Teresa in Music City said...

What a sweet 4th of July gift!!! She looks adorable, as do her big sisters :) That dress is so cute - could you make me one? Only if I can have the purse to go with it of course LOL!!! You've been so busy making your home a place for loved ones to gather and celebrate the good times - Enjoy!!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations! She is a beauty! Happy 4th!

Mdm Samm said...

HI Mary, I don;t think there is anything more loving than a new baby who is just adorable...congrats to all ...and no doubt chose a lovely family to be part of ...blessings..

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Congratulations on the new little one. What a lovely job you're been doing preparing your house for the holiday ... enjoy your guests.

Soma Acharya said...

Congratulations!!! The big sisters look so cute with the baby. The dress you made looks lovely. I like the contrasting belt. You are an amazing seamstress, Mary!! I remember the doll dresses you made earlier. Have a fantastic 4th of July!

-Soma

Rhonda said...

What precious little ones!!!!! It's great to watch them grow!

Stephanie said...

Your family grows lovelier with each new little grand baby. She's darling and what little girl wouldn't love a dress and bag to match! Corn hole? And then I remembered you're from the midwest. :o)

Michele said...

The decor is adorable and welcome to the new baby.

Carol said...

Oh, such a sweet baby...she's beautiful. Congratulations! Love that dress and purse. I need a girl to sew for!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Hello Mary. What a lovely addition to the holiday. She is a QT! Babies are the best. How nice that you have a holiday to dote on her. Your little dress for her sister is adorable, and I can't wait to watch the progress on your flag quilt. Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Carla said...

Congrats!! Hope your 4th was super fun. I just learned that cornhole game and think my hubby needs to build one. Love your festive bunting.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations on a beautiful new addition to your family! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July with so much to celebrate!

The dress and matching purse you made for your other granddaughter are lovely! I'm sure she's going to be wearing them a lot.

I smiled when I saw that blue fabric with the red and white streamers and the red with blue and white stars in your bunting flags. I picked up a 1/2 yard of each of those on sale at Joann's to make a new 4th of July table topper.

Lara B. said...

Oooooohhhh! What a precious new sweetie to love! All your grandchildren are so beautiful. I can see how the dress and matching pocketbook would have been a bug hit Mary! It looks like you sure know how to make the 4th a very fun day. Enjoy your visitors!

Ivory Spring said...

Congrats on a new granddaughter, Mary! I love love love her facial expression!!!! It is as if she is going to on this world with a storm!!!

And that outfit is too cute.

I hope you had a great Independence Day weekend - those buntings are festive indeed.

And I love your idea of having "scented thread spools"! :)

Hope you are enjoying your summer still - ours is busy, but I can't complain!

Nat Palaskas said...

Congratulations on another beautiful grand-daughter! She looks gorgeous! So cute for the bigger sister to gets a hold of her baby sister so soon - Hugs Nat

OPQuilt said...

Congratulations on another grandchild! You will be very busy with all these little ones to shower your love on--a good thing. I love the little dress with the bag. Will you be my grandma?

Elizabeth

Fleurette said...

Congratulations! Aww she is so adorable! Lovely dress and purse you made.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

CoNgratulations on the newest granddaughter! She is perfect! I am so behind on everything including my blog reading.