Tuesday, April 10, 2012


This will be short and sweet and I hope painless. Mainly I'm doing this to remove the Easter post which is so "Day before yesterday" and I might not get another post done this week as I've got so many things to take care of.

I have finished the two little scrap quilts I was making for the bears. As soon as I had them pressed and brought upstairs to be put away the girls grabbed them and they were put to use. It's rare for any of my bears to take naps so the girls must really have wanted to try them out.

Since these quilts were made for two little bears I came up with an idea for keeping them from being too stiff to drape over such small bodies by fashioning them after a duvet using fleece for the backing. Both have been edged with cotton eyelet for that feminine touch. The reverse sides look like lace edged blankets, also very feminine.

I'm glad to have these two blankies done so I can clean up my sewing mess and get back to some part cloth and part paper mache dolls that I've been working on.  

We've been having some really beautiful weather the past couple of days and I thought it might even dry up enough in my yard so we could cut the grass. Wouldn't you just know it?? The minute I start thinking about cutting the grass the clouds rolled back in and it looks like we're going to be getting more rain.  Again! You know what April showers bring.....

I have to get back on my diet after all of the good food and those Cadbury chocolate creme eggs I've put away the past few days. The chocolate eggs are only here once a year so what was I supposed to do if not enjoy them?? The Soda Cracker Pie with strawberries and whipped cream  was another indulgence. I haven't made one of those in so many years I'd almost forgotten how good they taste.

Well, I still haven't cleaned up the sewing mess so I should get to it.

As always, thanks for stopping by.



The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Bellamine, Hi Wendy,

Oh, your blankies are bee-u-tee-ful, so lovely. Your Mommy really loves you.

Hugs ♥

Kays Kids said...

Wilbur is saying I want a blankie, but not lacy or fussy. I think he has buckleys chance some how.
Hugs Granny

Christel said...

pretty little quilts for the bears Maddy! They both have the perfect touch of spring. I know what you mean when you say one down, and 99 to go.... Hope you are great! xoxox Christel

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Love the quilts.
Never heard of Soda Cracker Pie??? Hard to make???
Yah, like I need any more calories too!!!! hahahaha


Katy Cameron said...

Aww, love the blankies, they look well appreciated already :o)

Yeah, I wanna hear more about that pie too, I love living vicariously through other people's calories... ;o)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Well isn't this just the cutest picture ever?
The quilts are precious and so pretty.

Mina said...

I think I want to be adopted to come and live with your bears. :-)

Those little blankets are so beautiful. It sounds like your Easter was lovely and who can not resist indulgence at these times? Have a beautiful week, my dear friend. Hugs to you, Mina

orchid said...

Dearest Maddy,
Wow, what lovely blankets you have made for them♡♡♡ I really enjoyed the enlarged picture, look at them feeling SO comfortable(*^_^*)
And you sure seem to have had a wonderful Easter♪ I truly wish I can have a chance to have these sweet things with you.

PS> I really am grateful for your kind and encouraging comments for me, my friend!!! Have a lovely week, xoxo Miyako*

Ascension said...

Que preciosos edredones, seguro que seran de lo mas calentito.
Me gusta como te han quedado.
besitos ascension

Shelley said...

Love the quilt and the napping bears.
Shell's Vintage Charm

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

What pretty blankies. We hope our mama will make or buy us some too. Sweet Peas would have to be blue and not fancy cause he's a boy you know.

Lots of bear hugs

Crystal said...

Love , love, your mini quilts. :-)

Jan said...

cute quilts. a little more pink than I am comfortable with but since they aren't for me, that is perfectly fine! I wonder if you got any mowing done, it hasn't exactly been dry around here.
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Kayzy said...

My girls having been eyeing off your blankies, and then looking at me with pleading faces, so I can see I've got some work ahead - they're lovely, Maddy.
Shirley, Sandi and Joy send hugs to your girls
and hugs from Kayzy too xx