Monday, January 21, 2008

Joseph's Quilt is all ready for him to come home

I finished quilting Joseph's quilt this morning and put the binding and the label on this afternoon. Now it just needs to be washed to remove the quilters chalk and it will be all ready for the little guy. Guatemala's part of the process is now complete - they have received both his birth certificate and passport. The remaining steps are all U.S. Embassy steps which - hopefully - will be completed in the next 4-5 weeks. I just can't wait to get my grandma hands on this precious little boy!

Next must come a customer quilt or two as I have one with a deadline and one that the owner is eager to get back. I've been on such a good roll that I hate to take time for customer quilts. I keep telling myself that the money will be a good thing now that I no longer have a paycheck coming in!

Both my 500th post and my second blog-anniversary are rapidly drawing closer. I wrote my first post on January 27th two years ago. This is my 499th post. What I'd like to do is stretch out the time between this post and the next so I can write my 500th post on my blog-iversary. That's almost an entire week - I wonder if I can go that long without having something else to say LOL!

I'm starting to collect things for my big giveaway. So far I have one of the pincushions I made as well as a lovely book - Small Vintage Quilts by Jo Morton. I'm going to be collecting other goodies to add to these, so if you want your name in the drawing be sure to leave me comments!I've had quite a few people comment since I first mentioned the drawing - problem is that I have no way to identify or contact some of you. So . . . in order to be eligible for the give away I need to be able to contact you via email. If you have your blog set for "no reply" or if you don't have a blog at all, then click on the link to my profile and send me a private email with your full name. Good luck everyone!

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Gratitudes:
1. Light strawberry cream cheese
2. A beautiful sunny day
3. Fresh clean sheets

57 comments:

Beth said...

Congrats early on your blog-aversery and your 500th post! Both milestones. Cute quilt...and I am so happy for you all!

Jeanne said...

Joseph's quilt is so cute! Next I'd love to see a picture of him on the quilt! Your giveaway pile is looking good! I'll be waiting for the next post!

Di said...

Congratulations on your almost 500 posts! Love to read your blog.

Dawn said...

Oh his quilt is so adorable! I can't wait to hear that he is finally home too! It has got to be so hard for them to wait.

Tracey in CT said...

500 posts is a lot of blogging! Congratulations!!

Joseph's quilt looks wonderful, I'm sure that he is going to love it! I hope that his paperwork goes smoothly and that it gets processed quickly!!

Terry@quilt-nut said...

Congrats on your 500 posts! I can't even imagine that many. I have not reached 100 yet. I enjoy your blog very much, especially the crumb quilts. Please put my name in your drawing. Thank you, Terry

Norma said...

Jopseph's quilt is wonderful. I totally understand what you mean when you say you hate to stop working on your own quilts to do a customer quilt. The customers are great for the pocketbook but put a kink in your own quilting. A necessary evil for those of us lucky enough to own one of these big machines! I can't believe how patient you are as you wait for Joseph to arrive!

May Britt said...

Happy blogiverasy. And congrats on you finishing your 5th WISP. This is great.

Leah S said...

Ahh, I know the annoyance of somebody commenting without any way to contact them. Worse when they ask a question and you're more than happy to answer... but how?

Both prizes look good! :)

atet said...

Congrats on your almost 500th post! I can't wait to see what goodies you put together! As for those scraps and strings -- oh my! Thanks for the reminder that I need to start clearing out some of mine!!!

Canquilt said...

Wow, I am impressed. 500 posts and two years. I only just started a few weeks ago and I guess I can see how it happened. I am addicted now and constantly thinking about things I want to put on the post. Congratualations on that and especially about the new grandbaby.
Lorre

Kathie said...

Patti, I am so happy that the quilt is done! It is adorable.
Few more weeks and he will be home where he belongs, finally.
Its been a long road but one worth traveling.
Yes a check coming in for the quilting is a good thing.
Kathie

Anne Heidi said...

Joseps quilt is just beautiful! Perfect for a little boy! Wow almost 500 posts- congratulations- you know we love to read them :-)

Gillian said...

Wow! Congratulations on your 500th blog post. You're a natural!

And thank you for sharing your joys and interests.

Joyce said...

Happy Blogaversary. How did we manage before blogging????

Vaughanville said...

Congratulations Grandma...or is that Grammy? Or Nana? Which will you be called?

Pen Pen said...

Joseph's quilt is gorgeous and I'm sure he will be adorable lying beneath it! Congrats!

Pam said...

Joseph's quilt is darling! I can almost see him cuddled under it on his first night home. It won't be long and he'll be home with his mommie and daddy with gma and gpa close by..how fun for all of you, so glad the waiting is almost over.

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Annemiek said...

500 posts is a lot, but you have some very usefull things to say. I made my first machine pieced top (I'm a handpiecer and quilter). You tutorials were a great help. Thanks!

Nancy said...

Joseph's quilt is wonderful.

n, np

Darlene said...

Joseph's quilt is cute but he's adorable. :-)

Wow, Patti - two years and 500 posts. Congratulations!

Julia said...

Joseph's quilt is sooooo cute. I am so excited for your family to finally get him.

I would love to be in on the drawing. Congratulations!!!

caronmosey said...

500 posts! Wow! Love your blog and have it waiting for me every morning on my Google Reader. Keep up the good work!

Caron in Michigan
http://blog.caronmosey.com

Suzan said...

What a darling quilt for your new grandson!

I would love to be entered in your drawing. Congratulations on 500 posts. What a milestone!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh please count me in...
Congrats on almost 500 posts and 2 years of blogging. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading more!

Jeanne said...

Hooray for finishing Joseph's quilt! Hope he's "home" real soon!!
I'd love to be in the drawing.
Jeanne :)

Floss said...

Love the little quilt.
Congratulations on nearly 500 post and two year of blogging.

Nancy said...

Yours was one of the first blogs that I ever found and started to read regularly. Now I'm addicted. I'm looking forward to another 500 (and lots more)!

Becky said...

Patti,
Your blog posts are super! No matter what you write about, your words, thoughts and actions inspire me. Please don't make us wait until Sunday for another post! Happy 500!

Many thanks,
Becky in Georgia

Sweet P said...

What a super stupendous quilt for a young boy. I can't imagine how excited all of you must be.

Happy blogiversary and 500th post! I love reading your blog.

Kieny said...

Congratulations on your 500th post Patti. I don't know how you do it I've only just published my 50th a few weeks ago. Hope you keep them coming.

FabricMom said...

What a beautiful quilt. It will be adored. Add me to the list for the drawing please.

I have tons of scraps to deal with. Just never have the time. You and Cher can come to my house.

Melinda said...

500 posts - I am really impressed. I thought I had done well with 215 or so. I am also impressed with your organization of scraps. I need to do some work in that area.

Michele said...

Hmmm...you could always EDIT an existing post if you REALLY wanted or needed to say something. I don't think that Blogger counts edits as additional posts? Or would that be cheating?

pascale said...

COngratulations on your 2 years and 500 posts, I'll never get there. I'd love to win in your giveaway, and I really enjoy your blog. I wonder how you manage to do so much.
Keep going and I'll keep reading.
Pascale,
french-patchworker.blogspot.com

Meredith said...

Wow 500 posts. I guess I will have to pick it up a bit. My 1 year just passed and I was not at 100 posts but I am having a give away to celebrate.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

What a sweet quilt. Joseph is a lucky boy.

Andrea said...

Josephs quilt is gorgeous. I've been following his story and I can understand how thrilled you are now the time is getting close. Exciting !!

Gayle said...

I have just now discovered the world of blogging, and now I found out you've been at it for TWO YEARS! Wow! Congratulations on your anniversary.
dyeing2hook@msn.com

Judy said...

What on earth takes them so darn long? Geez! I'm a few months away from my 2 year anniversary, but no where near 500 posts! Yikes! Good going Patti!

The quilt is just lovely!

anne bebbington said...

Patti, Joseph's quilt is lovely - I can't even begin to imagine how excited you must all be waiting for him to finally arrive. Congrats on 2 years and 500 posts

Pam said...

Joseph's quilt is just so cute Patti!! I sure hope he gets here quickly and with no problems!!

Put my name in for your draw - I guess we started blogging close to the same time - but you post a lot more then I do :)) I just went back to check and my very first post was January 26, 2006 and you were the first person to comment on my blog on January 29th. And now we have met!!

Congratulations on your upcoming blogversary!!

Carol said...

500 posts in 2 years...Patti you are my hero :-) Congratulations...
Joseph's quilt is precious...can't wait for you to have him in your arms.

Libby said...

Oh my - Joseph is going to be here before we know it . . . it's going to be a happy, happy day *S*

Made By Claire said...

Josephs quilt is lovely. Cograts on your blogiversary.

Kathy Wagner said...

Wow! 500 posts?? That's a lot of blogging...you are the blogging queen!

Cheryl said...

500 posts is something to aspire to! Just found your blog and it is
wonderful. That baby boy will be very lucky to be getting that quilt!

jillquilts said...

Joseph's quilt is adorable! I can't wait for him to get to your family!!! I love babies! :)

Tamara said...

I just found your blog wow 500 posts that is just a few words spoken. And Josephs quilt is just stunning.

Eileen said...

Sure hope that Josph gets home and to use that terrif quilt you have waiting.

Gee, 500 posts what a milestone. Fun isn't it?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

4 flimsies finished...well done!!
Love Joseph's quilt, I know he will feel very special, Tracey

Anonymous said...

Joseph's quilt is adorable! Love to read your blog too!

Lynne Gailey, Hawaii

YankeeQuilter said...

500 posts! Congratulations.

Love little Joseph's quilt...can't wait to see photos of the little guy! I have an adopted niece from Korea and a nephew from Puerto Rico. Love them both!

Sio

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your 'almost' anniversary post. The Vintage quilts book looks VERY interesting :)

Froggie said...

Great job on Joseph's quilt! You've been busy - 500 posts ----WOW!!!
I would like to be entered in your drawing, pretty please!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a beautiful quilt for your new grandson .... I hope that the paperwork gets completed earlier than expected. How exciting for you all!

Linda_J said...

What a cute quilt for a cute little guy, judging from the smiley picture you shared with us recently. I bet your entire family cannot wait to get their hands on Joseph. Seems like you all have been waiting for a very long time jumping through the bureaucratic hoops in both countries.