Here they are!! Granddaughter Shala in Lincoln, NE gave birth to these fine looking twin girls on Thursday afternoon, May 31ST. Both babies weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz each and we are happy to report that Mother and Daughters are doing great! Wow, now that is a SUPER event. Aren’t they beautiful? What a wonderful gift from Heaven. Congratulations to Ryan and Shala, I can imagine how excited and proud they are. Believe me, I know that son Pat and his wife Michelle are certainly happy and overwhelmed at having their first Grandchildren....and two at once!
I have been wanting to show you what Ms. Pat has spent a lot of the winter months working on when she wasn't learning how to shoot. Ms Pat's shooting instructor, Caryl, is also an "award winning" quilter. Caryl volunteered to make the quilts for the twins if Ms Pat would help her but she did most of the intricate quilting. Ms Pat spent many afternoons over at Caryl's home helping her make the quilts and learning how to quilt. Remember the sewing machine I showed you in one of my recent blogs. Could this be the "hobby" I was talking about? :-)
Since they were going to be a surprise, she wouldn’t let me show any pictures of the two beautiful quilts they made for the twins. Finally here they are:
This is the baby quilts just before we packaged them up and sent them to Shala in Lincoln. I had no idea of the time and effort it took to build one of these quilts but they are beautiful…..and Ms Pat personalized each one. They each have labels with the babies' names on them.
There was a lot of extremely delicate work in machine quilting these quilts but Caryl is an expert.
This is how the machine quilting looked…..
This is when they were first putting the pieces together. It was a lot of hard work but hopefully the new babies Cora and Alice will be nice and warm in these beautiful quilts.
And these beautiful crocheted shawls, hats and booties were made by a very, good friend Margie who lives in Louisiana. If you need any crocheted items, Margie does an excellent job.
We can’t wait until we can get down to Lincoln and see these beautiful baby girls……….
It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!
Tomorrow morning our contractors are scheduled to start on our addition to the metal building. This is where they will extend the roof out so we can have a covered area for our Motorhome. Hopefully they will get it done before any of the bad hail storms arrive. .Last night we had quite a storm, hail was predicted but didn’t develop. We will keep you posted…
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