Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Hands Full

Since I'm still at my daughter's house, being a Nana-Nanny, I've had my hands full.

This is the little man who's created such a change in the household: Aesa. His personality is unlike his older brother's. Aesa is docile, and only makes a small mewling sound when he's hungry. He contentedly looks around when he's awake and then drops off to sleep. What more could a mother wish for?

Note the black brace on my left wrist. I've developed tendonitis, a painful inflammation that sometimes occurs in new mothers. It's apparently caused by strain - for me, it's very likely from lifting a heavy child. Could that be 24 pound Tay? Well, I'll certainly deny anything about it being age-related!

And speaking of hands full, here's 13 month-old Tay who's really keeping us on our toes. In case you can't catch it, he's saying, "Nana, Nana, Nana." (Not that I want to make a big deal about him saying my name.)
He's recently begun trusting himself to walk short distances between pieces of furniture, but this - turning around in mid-walk - is something he just realized he could do without falling down. He entertained us for quite a while, repeatedly practicing between us.

Quilting-wise, pretty much the sum of what I've accomplished in the past 12 days is to make this label and sew it on the back of Aesa's quilt. And....
...stitch this label for the "Under the Sea" embroidery quilt. The quilt isn't sewn together yet, but I'm ready when I have time to do it!
A great big thank you to Cheryl Goss of Willowberry Designs, for her lovely, free block-of-the-month. (See badge link on right menu.) She's very talented, and generous to share her design with us. Thank you, Cheryl!

Have you been following designers' blog posts about this magazine? Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks will be released November 16 and lots of block designers have been giving away free copies. Lucky me, I am one of the fortunate winners! I anticipate finding some neat new blocks that will be used in future quilts. My thanks to Gerri at Planted Seed Designs for this win.


  1. They are too cute! I have that same tendon problem that flares up every once in a while and I put the brace back on for a while. Grandchildren are worth it though. :) blessings, marlene

  2. Oh, my another sweet sweet baby in your arms. Congratulations, Nana! Yes, you can distinctly hear NANA from little Tay :-}pokey
    Hope your wrist pain eases.

  3. I am sure your daughter is very thankful that you are able to be with her to help with both of her boys. Yes--I am able to hear his "nana". I hope your wrist is better soon! I love the label for the quilt.

  4. Congratulations to your family on the new addition! Aesa is a cutie. I hope Jill is doing well.

    LOVE hearing Tay squeal for his Nana! I know you must as well. :)

  5. Aesa is so cute! He looks so wide awake, like he's taking it all in, probably wondering who the rest of you are. Tay is just a darling. Love how excited he was in the video and saying Nana. Aren't they just so much fun. I hope your daughter is recovering nicely and is able to get rid of her pain quickly. Keep posting pics, cos they are so much fun to see.

  6. Oh Linda! they're beautiful!
    Sorry to hear about the tendonitis, I've had that before and it's not pleasant! Hope you're feeling better soon :)

  7. What a sweet little bundle in your arms and Tay looks like he's full of fun! Hope your arm is feeling better soon.

  8. Oh! he is darling. Congrats to you and the family.
    I feel your pain. So sorry about your wrist.
    Got a chuckle out of the video. So cute.

  9. What a beautiful baby boy Linda. Mind you although I love my baby girls (grandies) the boys hold a special place in my heart,I guess after having 3 of my own.
    We also share the hand splint, although in my case its for my thumb. Oestoarthritis so I'm told.
    What a pain!! thankfully my left hand.
    Love Sue in 'The Land of the Long White Cloud' although today there are none.VBG!

  10. Awww...that video of Tay is just too precious! I'm sure you are making lots of wonderful memories with your family.



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