Friday, July 1, 2011

A Winner, An Update, And A Birthday

I suppose you'd like to know who won that gorgeous table topper from Cheryl???  Ok, we'll do that first, cuz I know I hate to wait too.


Number eight, which would be SANDRA!!!!!!
Sandra, I'll be emailing you and Cheryl!  Congratulations!!


And now an update on Kaaren's quilt - here's the blocks starting to grace my design wall.


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GORGEOUS!  I anticipate this will grow again today, the mail will arrive in about 2 hours.  It's a wonderful thing, seeing all the love for her, I can't WAIT to get this done and on its way to her.  I also want to thank all of you for your donations, I'm going shopping this weekend with coupons for batting and sashing fabric.  I want to be a faithful steward and get the best price possible, while sticking to quality for Kaaren. 

Finally, the birthday....yesterday was John's birthday, I have no clue how he got to be 19 years old.  It's just not possible. 

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We went for dinner at Famous Dave's, John's favorite place.  Messy but oh so good!


With his brother....


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And his mother....

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Happy Birthday my darling young man - you'll always be my baby!

I'll be back tonight or tomorrow to kick off July's Christmas Through The Year!



 

33 comments:

Linda said...

Those Kaaren Blocks are awesome! I just mailed mine out yesterday. Happy bday to your baby boy ;)

shez said...

happy birthday John and Allie Karen's quilt looks stunning,well done everyone

Joy said...

Those blocks are fabulous Allie ... this is going to be a wonderful quilt :o). I wish I could be a fly on the wall when Kaaren gets it :o).
A great big happy birthday to your John ... Allie I'm with you, I don't know where the years go!!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o) xxxxxxx

Béa said...

Not yet received mine ? :(
It's posted june 23 and take usually one week from France.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday John!!! :-)

Terry said...

Your boys look so much alike! Happy birthday to your son! And the blocks for Kaaren are looking great! You might get mine today to add to them! :0)

JCnNC said...

I saw my quilt block "God's Protection" - thanks for showing us the progress - and a big Happy Birthday to the "baby" son. Judy C

Dolores said...

Our little ones sure do grow up so very quickly. I told my daughter to just enjoy her son every day even during the fussy times that baby's go through. Time just goes way to fast. I hope John had a great celebration.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The blocks are looking great! And happy birthday to your "baby". He is closely following my "baby" who will turn (gasp) 20 next month!!!!

Linda said...

Kaaren's quilt is looking beautiful!
Congratulations to your son! What good looking guys you have around you.

Michelle said...

Speechless! What beautiful blocks!

Happy Birthday John!!!

Melody said...

Happy Birthday John.
Karen's quilt will be wonderful. I'll be posting my block on Monday.

Michelle said...

Karen's quilt is shaping up beautifully!

Happy Birthday to you son. :-)

And congrats to Sandra.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Ah, your boys are so handsome! Like that picture of you too! Kaaren's quilt is looking great. Hope you enjoy the holiday!

Caron said...

I agree... your boys look so much alike! I'll get to my block this weekend and have it in the mail Tuesday.

Cheryl said...

A very happy birthday to your sweet baby boy!! Love the blocks that are coming in and a big congrats to Sandra.

Loralynn said...

It's amazing, isn't it, how fast our children grow up! In the blink of an eye. Happy Birthday to your son!

Tonya said...

The blocks are looking good! They do grow too fast. I miss my little girl. She's 21 and still sits in my lap sometimes. ;)

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

The blocks look great... Happy Birthday John... your boys have your mouth......
Have a lovely weekend special Allie...
Hugz

Sandra :) said...

Happy birthday John ... gorgeous quilt blocks for Kaaren ... and thank you for keeping us on track to getting ready for Christmas, and for picking my name, lol! Oh and thank you Cheryl for offering up such a gorgeous trio of snow buddies! Here in Ontario we've been known to get an inch or seventy of the white stuff @ Christmas, so snowmen are always welcome :D

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, Happy Birthday to John....looking forward to seeing all the blocks for Kaarens quilts.....Hugs Lyn

Talin's Corner said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

Marilyn said...

Happy birthday from me too, John.
Special photos there - lovely to see them.
Kaaren's blocks look amazing even like that, so will be stunning with the sashings and quilting. Great job everyone, and wait till the rest arrive - that will be a sight for sure.

jan said...

Happy birthday to John! I know it was a big day for you, 19 years ago, too! Great photos - very handsome young men!

sunny said...

The blocks are wonderful! I just finished mine, but I can't seem to find your address. Sometimes I get a little too ambitious when I'm cleaning my email box. Please send it again?

Stitched With Prayer said...

Allie, The blocks are terrific...such an outpouring of love and caring! Mine will be in the mail this week...ummm...there will only be one after all, the three I had finished were destroyed by a leaky pen, *sigh*, so I quickly made another today and have it is a very safe place until I can get it written on after church tomorrow.
A Happy Birthday to your son...they do grow up fast don't they? I love the picture of them together, oh how it makes me miss the grandson we raised (at Air Force Basic right now). Hugs...

rosie said...

Hi Allie, I love the photos of your boys, but I especially love the one with you in it...
Loving Kaarens blocks, can't wait to see them all....xx

Heather x said...

That looks like its going to be a stunning quilt my friend! Love the colours :)
I think that time goes faster the older we get, my 1st Son turned 22 a couple of weeks ago and I can't believe that my daughter Alyssa turns 6 in a couple of months, where does the time go?
Take care my friend, talk to you again soon :)
*hugs* Heather x

Shasta said...

Beautiful blocks, and beautiful family pictures. Happy belated birthday John!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Happy (belated) birthday, John!!!!
Hope you had a great day - and wish you a happy year ahead!!!

Love from Vikki! x

Carrie P. said...

Happy belated birthday. Just wait until he turns 30 like my oldest.
So great to be getting in so many blocks for Kaaren. Quilters are the best.

Vicki ♥ said...

The blocks all look really good together Allie and I am sure Kaaren will love the quilt :) Bless you and bless Kaaren :) Hugs Vicki xx

Mama Pea said...

All I can say is....Awwwww! So cute! (You and your son!)

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