Catching up . . .(as if that is possible)

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Friday my dish cloth tutorial was on Sew Mama Sew Blog for the Clean and Tidy Day tutorial day. November is tutorial month with so many good ideas for Christmas on Sew Mama Sew. If you haven't been following this event, it is worth your time see what they are showing.

Because I don't have my weekend photos loaded I thought I would swipe some photos from friends for today's quick post. First I will tell you I'm one of the most forgetful people. If you have sent me a photo or have made one of my pattern designs and I told you I wanted to put your project on my blog and didn't - it is because I forgot. Duh. So resend that stuff to me, please. And my excuse is I have 8 children. I feel my excuse is justified.
Sherri at A Quilting Life is a good friend and she's a dynamo. I think smoke must come out of her ears when she's in her sewing room because she's so fast and so good. She has made dozens (well it seems that way) of my "Mixed Bag to Quilt" pattern. The one above is made by Sherri and it is so darling. Go to her blog for a complete description. The top row 2nd square is my favorite of the fabrics she used.
This wonderful baby quilt was made by Pratima of Peeps in the Pepal Tree. Pratima is a sweet friend as well and one of my original blog contacts. She used my "Cascading Blocks and Stripes" baby quilt pattern that was published in Fons and Porter last year to make the quilt above. Go to Pratima's blog to read how she made it. I love how Pratima took the pattern and made it her own. And of course I adore the fabric (and have some of it, too) and how she fussy cut the cascading blocks. Great job Pratima.
Allison came to visit Friday and Sunday. She's wearing the cupcake hat Shelbie made her. I didn't get the red pom pom cherry on the top of the hat in the photo. Shelbie will have to show you that another day.

Tomorrow I'll post the photos from my afternoon with Lori Holt. It was so fun!

-nanette
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23 comments

hetty said...

Thanks for all the great links. Allison is adorable! Cute cupcake hat.

Jan said...

Awwwwww, what a sweetie that little Granddaughter is! I bet you could just squeeze the stuffing right out of her! Ohhhhh and please put me on "one of the most forgetful people of all times list;" and I don't have 8 kids, so I haven't a clue what my excuse would be :)

Susan said...

Your grandbaby is adorable! And such a cute model for that hat...cupcake...I bet you could just eat her up. And congrats on being a Sew Mama Sew celeb:)

Nedra said...

If you ever catch up, you could write a book on how you did it for the rest of us. I GUARANTEE you will make millions.
And I can only imagine how many kisses Allison has had already. Cute hat!

Thimbleanna said...

I love those dishcloths -- I was so happy to see them on SewMamaSew. Baby Allison is cute as can be -- are you having fun with Grandmahood???

Lynn said...

That's the cutest little cupcake I've ever seen. I'm making dishclothes again this year. Love them!

Barbara said...

Sigh!!!!! Sorry to rip that excuse right out of your blog, grin. I raised 9 kids, worked full time as an accountant, and did quilting and all sorts of hand needlearts, planted and cared for a 1/2 acre garden and then canned it's produce, as well as keeping the house, of course I died of old age when I was 34, but just keep hanging around anyway, grin.
All of the above is true but the date of my death, I don't know it yet, grin. BarbM

*Lini* said...

thanx a lot for your comment! ;-))
do you really have 8 children? so, tell me please, how can you manage it - that you have so much time to make those wonderful things??

many greetings from lini!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Thanks for the links and the info. I didn't know November was tutorial month. I'll have to remember that for next year. That baby sure is cute!!

Dawn said...

Allison is changing already! I will be making your bags for Christmas presents too. It's a great one!

Pat said...

I think Allison loves her hat!!! She seems to be smiling about it. :)

Lori Holt said...

Allison is adorable! I have that pattern for the hat , but of course I havn't made it yet....I'm waiting for a stunt double!
That's wonderfgul that you are on sew mama sew...congrats on a job well done.
I'm looking forward to tomorrows post...it will almost be like getting together again...
bye for now,
lori

Trisha said...

I love your Mixed Bag pattern. It is so cute! I love what Sherri did with it. Is that one different from the one you make with strips? I asked for one of your mixed bag kits for Christmas!!

Sherri said...

Please let me know the secret to catching up...'cause I'm getting further and further behinder!!! Allison is soo cute...and I love her adorable hat! Thanks so much for the sweet words, Nanette...if I only had an ounce of your creativity...what I could do! You are amazing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I saw your tutorial !!
Oh dear Heavens, Allison is such a sweet little one, and is always so alert! Keep those pictures coming!!

Sandi said...

Little Allison is soooo cute!! And she looks soooo happy! Looking forward to seeing photos of your afternoon with Lori Holt!

Nerm said...

Nanette, you are SO talented. Looked back over several posts and you do incredible things! Your productivity makes me jealous.
Always love your blog. Nerm

Janet said...

I saw that bag and I love it with those fabrics. You post photos of Allison and evrybody goes all gaga, she's so adorable.

circle r motel said...

Nanette - You have the most awesome blog. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for the blog on the whirligig. I had started one a few years ago at Bryce Canyon. I got it out and have been working on it for a few days and have it almost finished! I decided to make it into a table topper. I also made some of your pot holders.

Mary said...

Thanks Nanette for your kind comments and I wanted to add your grandbaby is too adorable! Just want to hug and kiss that little face! Keep up all the great quilting you do! Hugs, Mary

Kim D. said...

Looks like a fun day shopping. What a precious baby.
Gotta love those "LOVE" fabrics in the bags.

Cathi said...

What an absolutely adorable baby!!

Marianne said...

That is one darned cute baby!!! Really cute.