Saturday, December 17, 2011

… a new buddy

 I hope that you are all having a great holiday season. . .
. . . with all the places to be . . . & people to see
. . . I know it can get kinda over-busy,
So, I hope that you are getting some. . .
. . .moments.

Moments to enjoy family,
& the blessings of the season.

One of the highlights for me is meeting this sweet little girl. . .

 This is Olivia.
Olivia is my newest little grand-niece, 
& I got to meet her for the first time on Monday.
Dad & I flew out to San Diego, & I was able to (finally) give her 'her owl quilt'. 
(The quilt was designed for all the great-grandkids - & they all get one.)

Her Mommy (my niece, Kris) sent me this photo yesterday of little Olivia having a little bit of a "conversation" with the owl on her quilt, & I just had to share it.
When I saw it. . . I was reminded why I love quilting so much. . .
. . . this photo says it all.

Also, while we were in San Diego, right after I had given Olivia her quilt,
her 'big' brother, Gavin (who is 2 years old), 
ran to his room & brought out one of the quilts I have made for him 
(a 'reading' quilt made with Dr. Suess fabrics),
 & he promptly laid it out on the floor & demonstrated for us 
what his quilt was for. . . 
(all unprompted!).

. . . It warmed my heart so,
. . . & will be a moment that I remember for a very long time.

Wishing you some very special 'moments' this very special season!



Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So very sweet Bren! The Merriest Christmas and Peaceful New Year to you.

Auntie Pami said...

It is true, the best things in life are free. Merry Christmas!

Bari Jo said...

Oh that is soooo sweet! Love your moments you shared! You are so right! It is so special to be able to gift handmade gifts like your quilts to loved ones! What I am noticing so much is new generation of mommies seems to really treasure hand made gifts and how much fun to be able to quilt for them! Love reading your sweet blog! Merry Christmas!

Martha said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with us to remind us..."Babies are God's proof that he hasn't given up on us yet"...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You!