A New Family Member

Well another week has gone by and again I am finally sitting down to do a blog post. I don’t know how these people who blog every day do it. Oh well.

It’s been a busy week for me as I had several deadlines to meet this week and then I heard from my sister that my nephew’s wife had gone into labour even though she was at least 1 month early. Well, that put plans into a tailspin. In a good way though.

My new great niece was born on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. My nephew and his wife named her Georgia Evelyn MacDonald. She weighed 6 lbs 7 oz and is a beauty (in my humble opinion).

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This is my Mom’s first Great Grandchild and so she really wanted to go and be with the family. Mom and I live in Victoria BC which is located on Vancouver Island. My sister and her family live on the Mainland spread out to three areas, Port Moody, New Westminster and Mission BC. So anyway Mom and I made the trek over to the Mainland on Thursday to see the new arrival. I came back Friday morning because of the threat of snow and Mom stayed on to visit for a few more days.

It was so worth it. Georgia is simply beautiful. On Wednesday morning my sister woke to the alarm clock radio and the song that was playing was Georgia on my mind. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

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Proud parents Amanda and Grant MacDonald holding baby Georgia.

 

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My nephew Grant holding baby Georgia. By the look on his face she already has him wrapped around her finger.

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This picture is a little blurry sorry about that. It’s my Mom holding Georgia her first great grandchild with my sister Joyce looking on.

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Finally me holding my great niece. She made my heart melt and I am so looking forward to getting to know her better.

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I finished Georgia’s quilt Wednesday night so I could take it with me.

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Visiting with Family and a Client Finish

Last weekend my Mother and I spent the long weekend (Remembrance Day) in Port Moody BC visiting my sister and her family. We left last Thursday and it was a beautiful sunny day, a perfect day for a ride on BC Ferries.

It wapurple-butterfly-fabrics a great weekend with lots of visiting, some shopping, watching movies, playing board games and doing a jigsaw puzzle. I did manage to hit up a couple of quilt stores while on the Mainland. One The Quilted Bear is in Ladner. It’s  a cute little shop. I bought some cat fabric as I have been asked to make a charity quilt for a cat orphanage. I was looking for fabric with words on it however they didn’t have any. We also made it to Fabricana in Coquitlam but they also didn’t have fabric with words on it however I did find some beautiful purple fabric with butterflies on it.

Here are some selfies the first with my sister and I and the second with Mom included.

On the Sunday we had brunch with my older nephew and his partner at their place in New Westminster and later that day we drove out to Mission to have supper at my other nephew’s house. As you can see in the one picture I am soon to be a great-aunt. Yeah!! Looking forward to that happy event.

Mom and I came back home on Monday and we saw a whale surface off in the distance while we were travelling on the ferry home.

The only trouble with taking time off when you work for yourself is that the work is waiting for you when you get back home. That`s okay, at least it`s work I enjoy and I have finally got caught up and have some time to complete a blog post.

family-6On the animal front Mia and Cocoa are getting used to each other and Mia seems to be feeling more at home here, she is getting more playful and her curious nature is sometimes getting the best of her.

In the picture to the right I had left the cupboard door open in the bathroom and had removed the basket where I keep my cleanser etc. She saw the gap and decided to investigate. She is getting more playful with Cocoa (I think) and likes to chase him up the stairs. The two can walk by one another without flinching now so that is a good thing and Mia has certainly figured out where the kitchen is and when meal time is.

I finished a client quilt yesterday, this one had a more modern twist. In my last post I showed some different options of what I was thinking about regarding how to quilt it. I finally settled on my first thought and this is how it turned out.

I quilted this with Sew Fine 50 thread in both the top and the bobbin and my client had supplied a wool batting.

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