Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Twins Arrived!!

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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!


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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:

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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.
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There was a lot of extremely delicate work in machine quilting these quilts but Caryl is an expert.
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This is how the machine quilting looked…..

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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.
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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!!!!


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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…

Thanks for stopping by….

Mike

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20 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

The girls are beautiful you should be proud..

Sue and Doug said...

congrats on the twins..beautiful times two!!!!

BJ said...

Beautiful little girls, beautiful quilts and white shawls, booties, and bonnets.Congratulations to the parents, grand parents and gr. grandparents!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Oh my goodness...how beautiful those girls are...I am talking about the twins and Ms. Pat...hehe

What lovely quilts. The idea of putting the starting and finishing date is a super idea.

Good luck with the addition. Looking forward to seeing the finish product.

Jeannie and Eldy said...

What a joy! Great healthy weights for the twins. They are beautiful and so are all the wonderful hand made items for the girls. The quilts are beautiful...wonderful job, Pat! congratulations all the way around!

JerryC said...

congratulations on the new great grand daughters. They're beautiful. Those quilts aren't too shabby, either. Lots of work supported by love, there.

kcgaz said...

Congrats to both you and Pat and the entire family. What beautiful work on the hand made quilts...what talent!

Jim and Sandie said...

The girls are just adorable. Congrats to everybody.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

What beautiful baby girls!! We know you are all so proud!!

And those quilts are absolutely gorgeous!! Those ladies did an outstanding job!! Can't wait to see more of this from Ms Pat's new hobby.

Nan said...

Those little ones are so beautiful. What a gift from God! And those quilts, Pat! Good work and lovely colors.

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

I'm surprised that Greatgrandpa isn't out fueling the motorhome right now on his way to Lincoln... Amazing restraint.. Anyway congratulations on a couple of beautiful grand kids!

Rod and Loyce

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Beautiful baby girls...and beautiful quilts to wrap them in. Love the bright colors & the babies will too.

Hail can do a number on an RV. Our son's 5th wheel came out second best when a hailstorm swept across their acreage south of Meadow Grove, NE on April 14th. Smashed skylight, destroyed fans & covers, shattered tail-lights, sides battered and rubber roof iffy. Get that addition for yours put up pronto. It's a bad year for storms.

Elaine said...

Beautiful babies...what darlings...your family is definitely blessed..love the quilts..congratulations!!!

Donna K said...

Congratulations on your two new great-granddaughters. They are just beautiful. The quilts are lovely and will be a treasure for those girls for the rest of their lives.

daxkitten said...

Congratulations! Twins no less.

And the quilts are lovely. What a lot of effort that took. Great job!

Bruce said...

Congratulations! How beautiful they are. I'll bet you can't wait to hold them and spoil them.
Those quilts represent a lot of work and are beautiful. Work of love and extreme patience.

Karyn Lee said...

Congratulations! Wow so beautiful they are.
The quilts look like alot of work, but the result was wonderful!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Beautiful babies, beautiful quilts! Congratulations, great grandparents!

Rick Doyle said...

Beautiful looking quilts for beautiful twin great granddaughters! Congrats!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Well, I don't know too much about Kids & Quilts but I think what you got there is a couple great looking little twins with a couple of great looking colorful quilts:))