I spent the last week and a half in California meeting my new grandson. It was wonderful to finally be able to hug and kiss and cuddle him. I also loved spending time with my son Matt, my daughter-in-law Joanne and my daughter Jessica. We were also joined for a few of those days by my younger son Jacob and my daughter-in-law Amanda. My husband kept the home fires going and took care of our dog, who is no longer up to traveling. So although I usually don't put pictures of my family on my blog, I just have to introduce you to my little grandson Max!
Isn't he beautiful! He's a happy, wonderful baby and I loved every minute that I was able to hold him.
Before I left, I was able to complete a couple of items for my son Jacob's birthday. I made him a bag to carry a cutting board, a large ruler, and a rotary cutter. Jacob and Amanda are part of a group of family members that I'm teaching to quilt and I thought the bag would come in handy for the days we get together.
I also made him a reversible table mat for their dinning room table. One side features Christmas fabrics.
The other side will be good for January.
You may recognize this pattern, I also made Jacob's wife an October and November version for her birthday. If you would like to see them go here.
Now it's on to Christmas sewing. I'm hoping to get my gifts finished earlier this year!