Friday, March 14, 2014

New Grandbaby

I know it has been a while but I have been busy.  I had some grands visiting for almost a complete week while we waited for this little guy to make his appearance into the world.  This is our eighth grand, grandson number six and the forth child of my youngest daughter.  He was born on February 27th.  I have been using my phone to take pictures with recently when I am not at home and am finding it hard to get them downloaded where I need  for editing so you will have to excuse all the background stuff.  This was taken at the hospital at two days old.  
 In the creative department I have caught up with the CAL that I am following along with on Moogly.  As I mentioned in an earlier post I am making two of each block and will then have two Christmas presents at the end of the year.
  Here are blocks 4 & 5 in the pink color scheme:

And the purple color scheme:

Now that I have 10 blocks altogether, I decided I better get busy blocking them.  I did pick up some blocking pins the last time I was in the city but I did not pick up anything to pin the blocks to until they dried.  So I went scrounging and found these foam puzzle pieces that the grands do not play with anymore.  Put a few together and then flipped them over to the non-textured side.

I then drew a twelve inch square on the foam pieces with a permanent marker and gave it a little drying time.

Next step is to lightly wet the block and pin to the foam pieces along the lines that I drew.  I will leave it overnight until it dries and move on to the next block.  So in 10 days I should have this step done and will make sure from now on I block each piece as I finish it.  

I was happy to find a way to recycle these foam puzzle pieces into a useful project.  

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!  Blessings from our home in the woods.


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Dolly Sarrio said...

Hello and what a precious grand baby! Congratulations!!! Beautiful and those squares are pretty also!

Melody said...

Such a beautiful little fellow, congratulations to all.

Holly said...

Congratulations! What a blessing and what a sweet, precious boy! Oh what fun you get to have :)
I love your blocks and also your creativity in blocking them.

I wish you could bottle that newborn baby smell and put it on your blog!

Melanie said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby! How precious! looking at the picture of a new born baby always reminds me of my own baby. 29 years later I remember the sweet smell and they way her skin felt. Thank you for that reminder!

The blocks are lovely! I really like the pink, so very pretty!

Bee Lady said...

Well congratulations (again) on the Grandbaby. He sure is cute. That quilt is going to be so pretty. Can't wait to get started on my new crocheted blanket. I am determined to finish another one I started first though! Have a great week.

Cindy Bee

mrs. c said...

Congratulations to you! Hope all is going well with you and your family! How is the weather? It rained all day and was so foggy but hubby and I managed to go thifting to get stuff for our booth.

Allie said...

Oh Brenda he's gorgeous!!!! Well worth the wait, lol. What a darling!!!!

I love your creative use of the foam puzzle pieces, your blocks are lovely. I miss crocheting!

OH - almost forgot - I use something called Dropbox for my pics from my phone. When I take a pic I like, I upload it to Dropbox [super simple], and then I can access it on my computer immediately. My son set me up with it, so if you'd like to give it a try, I'll have him email you how.