Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Oh, Dear Ones!! I have a wonderful thing to share with you today!! If you visit me much you know that we're going to be blessed with our first grandbaby in March! I'm just bowled over with the generosity and love that is shown here in our wonderful Blogland! I have a dear Blogfriend who wanted to bless my daughter with a handmade quilt. Yes, Dear Ones! Handmade! I received it yesterday and I am so overwhelmed with the beauty of it. I want to share it with you.

Look at this precious quilt! The yellows and greens because we don't know what sex we're having!

See this precious little bear? He's the big one in the center and he has been completely handstitched around. There is so much work here. Again, I'm just beside myself with thankfulness!

Now I want you to see the work of all the squares! See those tiny little squares of green and beige! Precious! Then look at the triangle sides of the bigger squares! Dear Ones, this precious lady has been working on this for months!!

Now here is one of the four little bears! Darling!! See all of the handstitching around all the pieces? My mother is a quilter and I took this over for her to see and she was so amazed at the beauty of this precious quilt! She was examining it and saying - ooh and ah!! She even called one of her little neighbor ladies to come over and see it!! :)

Another little bear. Oh, I'm in love with this little quilt!

Here is the entire baby quilt. Look at the precious border with the little baby print fabrics! It's all so sweet and soft and the back lining is baby flannel! I'm typing with tears in my eyes. My daughter is going to love this!

Now I want to share with you the Most Precious Lady who made this darling quilt for us ~

It's our own precious Alaura from Cottage Rose! Isn't she the prettiest one? She is as pretty inside as she is outside! (I covet her hair, too!) Thank you Dear Alaura for making this sweet baby quilt for us. My words fail me as I try to thank you! But I do thank you from the bottom of my heart!! May God rain blessings down upon you!!

Please pop over to Alaura's blog and tell her I sent you so you can brag on the beautiful job she did on this darling little quilt!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Wind Beneath My Wings

It must have been cold there in my shadow
To never have sunlight on your face
You were content to let me shine, that's your way
You always walked a step behind
So I was the one with all the glory
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name, for so long
A beautiful smile to hide the pain

Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I would like to be
If I can fly higher than an eagle
You are the wind beneath my wings
It might have appeared to go unnoticed
But I've got it all here in my heart
I want you to know I know the truth
Of course I know it
I would be nothing with out you

Fly, fly, fly away
You let me fly so high
Oh, fly, fly
So high against the sky
So high I almost touch the sky
Thank you, thank you, thank god for you
The wind beneath my wings
~sung by me


  1. That quilt is amazing, SheilaGirl. OMGOSH. What a simply precious gift. Some people just do more than I can even comprehend for other people. Their generosity is such a blessing. May we all learn from it.

    So excited for you. Your life is about to change in a big way.

    Love to you~Rebecca

  2. Dear Shelia,
    You are a sweetie and I enjoy visiting with you on your blog.

    What a darling baby item to love on and use for the new baby!
    This is such a nice thing to recieve from your sweet friend.

    God Bless.

  3. What a darling baby quilt Shelia. Your daughter will be so happy with it. What a wonderful present.

  4. Sheila,
    Congrats on the wee one coming. I didn't know of your wonderful news. There is nothing like being a grandparent.
    The quilt is so beautiful. I know you will cherish it always.


  5. How sweet! The quilt and the person behind it. Blogland is wonderful ;)
    Now I just cant wait to see a picture of you holding that precious baby in the quilt. ((hugs)) Susie

  6. aww,the quilt is so cute and beautiful at the same time. that was very sweet of her to make that for your grandbaby.

  7. Absolutely beautiful quilt, Shelia! What a wonderful gift!


  9. As you are ... I am amazed too. What a generous, loving gesture. One that will be treasured forever!

  10. Well, bless her heart...I busted out crying when i saw this pretty little quilt..Just the thought that someone that doesn't even really know you did this for you is making me beside myself. I am just awestruck at the kindness between bloggers....overwhelmed..

  11. I know Alaura's blog - this is just a darling baby quilt. So sweet that your Mom and her friend got to see it - this will be her great grandbaby! I know all of you are so excited. My best wishes to all and I'm on my way to brag on Alaura!

  12. What a wonderful surprise! And such a cute quilt. Aren't blog friends just the best? It's got to be true because you are my blog friend and I think you are one of the best 'things' to happen to my life for a long time. I love coming by to visit and having a chance to peek into your world. You're going to L.O.V.E. being a grandma - I'm sitting with three of mine until later today. Two are in school right now and the 2-year-old is having the most fun 'talking to Grandpa' on an old, out-of-order cell phone. The pretend conversation is so sweet. Wait till you get to hold your wee one in your arms and in your heart. It will be worth the wait!!

  13. Sweet Shelia; I am the humble one,, your very generous comments are so lovely... I thank you... I am so happy it arrived safely.... Now that I have my sewing room all set,,, I am going to start on Grandmas Quilt as promised.... Have a wonderful weekend....


  14. Waht a precious gift!!! Blog friends are the best!!!


  15. Oh Sheila.......

    Was that not the sweetest and dearest thing......from a beautiful friend....I LOVE her name too. Isn't it musical?

    Congrats on your new little one......I'll bet you're beside yourself with "thrilldom"... :-)

    Big hugs,

  16. What a fabulous quilt and how sweet of Alaura to make it for your daughter. She does great work!!

  17. Shelia, this quilt is wonderful, and oh what a cherished treasure it will be.

    Alaura, is a very special lady indeed.

  18. That is just so special Sheila!!
    The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, what a thoughtful and talented lady! Your right, blogger friends are just some of the best ever!
    Hugs, Cindy

  19. What a sweetheart she was for making that beautiful quilt. The baby is going to love getting swaddled in that.

  20. I just know I left a comment here but I can't find it anywhere! ?

    This is the sweetest thing I've ever heard of. The quilt is so precious and the lady that did it for you is precious and YOU are precious.

  21. That is the sweetest little quilt..I love the bib on the bear!
    You are going to LOVE being a Grandma!

  22. Beautiful quilt! You are so blessed to have received it. Congratulations on the baby to be born.

  23. Hi Sheila
    Oh WOW that quilt is so beautiful. How kind of your friend to make it for your new arrival. It will be perfect for either boy or girl and I am sure they will treasure it forever. Blogland is truly full of the most wonderful friends.

  24. Oh Pickle aren't bloggers the special of her to put all this love into that sweet quilt for you uno grand baby...just darling my friend...hope all is well with you my friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  25. Hello, Shelia,
    Alaura did an amazing job on this quilt!! I have seen those she has made for her loved ones, and she puts a lot of love into each one!! Congratulations, sweet friend, on this beautiful quilt and the soon arrival of grandbaby! Vicki

  26. Wow, what a heart filled precious gift! She did an amazing job. I'll bet your daughter is going to be so thrilled.
    Blog:Capers of the vintage vixens

  27. What a lovely gift and I know every stitch is filled with love. The new grandbaby is so fortunate to have a granny( or will it Nana) with with such generous friends. She certainly is one talented lady.

  28. What a sweet gift, Shelia! I think this is SO special. That is one nice blogger friend to do that for you and your grandbaby. And I think you are a very deserving grandmom-to-be!


    Sheila :-)

  29. Oh, wow. How amazing that Alaura would put so much love and so much work into making something for your daughter... someone she's never met. It's absolutely gorgeous and I know it will be treasured for years to come!

    Justine :o )

  30. A handmade gift like this quilt is just priceless Shelia! Not only lovely, but lovingly made. I hope it's well used by not only this first grandbaby, but others yet to come.

  31. Oh, what a wonderful gift! That is lovely!

  32. {{{{{{{{{{{SHELIA}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    How are you??? I just want you to know that I have missed you. I have a lot of tablescapes to catch up on don't I? I have tons of bathroom diva pics to forward to you also... lol

    I love the quilt it is adorable and perfect for both a boy or girl!

    I am so glad to be back!

    JIll :)

  33. A beautiful gift and a beautiful friendship in BlogLand.
    Congratulations Shelia!

    Have a blessed day!

  34. Hi Shelia
    Isn't that beautiful...beautiful that your new baby to be will have such a lovely quilt and beautiful of Alaura to take the time to do something like that. How VERY special. Aren't our blogging circle of friends wonderful Shelia..*hugs*.
    She has done a wonderful job the little bears are so cute. So much hard work. Nice.

    I hope you have a wonderful day today much more time to go now?


  35. 'Morning Sheila,
    Well, that quilt is indeed one of sweetest I've seen and how lovely that Alaura made it too! Such a wonderful blogfriend, she is! Thank you for sharing the precious quilt with us.
    Hope you have a lovely day.


  36. ~AHHHH!!! Shelia it is just precious! I know the new grandbaby will just love it and cherish it as a wonderful keepsake.

    How sweet of her to send it!

    Blessings to you and the future family member. ~Melissa :)

  37. What a gift filled with love. It will be a family heirloom. And a sweet friend you are blessed to have!

  38. Oh Sheila how wonderful this was!! What a beautiful gift!!

  39. That is just wonderful, and the quilt is just as beautiful as Alaura herself. Isn't it amazing, the amount of love, friendship and kindness in the blogging world? Your sweet little grandbaby is going to be wrapped up in style!

  40. The quilt is so precious. What a wonderful woman Alaura is and so talented and pretty too! There are just so many amazing women in blogland, it restores one's faith in humanity.
    Hugs, Bridge

  41. Oh Shelia, how fun is that? Your first grandmother baby gift, and what a precious gift. Oh, those little teddy bears in their cute little outfits - so, so cute! I don't know Alaura (but I am coveting her hair too), but she is obviously a very generous person, and you deserve her generosity. laurie

  42. Hi Shelia!
    Now you are doubly blessed - you'll soon be a grandmother, and your baby will be have this beautiful and really precious quilt.

    May God bless you always and your family!

  43. It doesn't get any nicer than that, Shelia! And your grandbaby is going to enjoy being cuddled in it so very much.

  44. Shelia, what a gorgeous quilt and precious gift! It brings back sweet memories - our son's nursery was filled with teddy bears, from wallpaper to furniture. My late mother-in-law, a gifted quilter, made our son a very similar quilt when he was a newborn. Shelia, I am so happy for you and your family. It's wonderful that your daughter is doing well now in her pregnancy. I know how concerned you were early on when she had a bit of trouble. God is good. You will instantly be changed when that precious baby is placed in your arms for the first time. Your heart will never be the same! Grandchildren bring such joy. Enjoy every moment, Shelia - before you know it that little one will be starting school! I can't believe that our darling first granddaughter started kindergarten in September ;(

    God bless your family during this extra special time!


  45. Bloggers never cease to amaze me, their thoughtfulness, their kind words and gestures are such an inspiration. I have friends who just can't fathom why I love blogging so much and can't understand how you can have a "real" friendship with someone you've never met. This is a prime example among many I've seen and Sheila, you are well-deserved of such a lovely friend.

    Bless both your hearts.

  46. What a wonderful gift. It will surely be a family heirloom!

  47. Congratulations on the big upcoming blessed event. Now, that's about the cutest little quilt I've ever laid eyes on. What a sweet gesture of a great blogfriend. I'm gonna go check her out....

    Ya'll have a splendid weekend filled with wonderful blessings!!!

  48. Hi Sheila,
    What a wonderful quilt,such workmanship in it.Such a generous gift !

    Thank you sweet Sheila for the prayers.Come see me soon !!

  49. Well now, if that isn't just the sweetest thing! :) Congratulations on your new expected bundle of joy! Is there anything better? No, nothing!
    Hugs to you sweet friend.

  50. What a beautiful, precious quilt! Almost as precious as Alaura is...what a dear sweetie to make such a beautiful gift!

  51. how very is darling...anniepoo


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