Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm ALIVE...and I'm so thankful I still have my FAITHFUL Blogging Buds! Look at what I've been doin...and doin...and doin...


Princess Mignon Abbie up above a bit tired from watching me run around this past two months like a lil French Chicken with her head cut off...
This is a QUICK POST to say I'm ALIVE! :)
and...what I've been doin! Nope, I've not been taken by Body Snatchers...but I kinda feel like it!

I decided to finish a 3 year old project! It's almost done.
I started this quilt for my first grandchild literally three years ago. His third birthday is 10/10 and I decided since the birthday theme was FISHIES, I'd finish the Oceanic Fish Quilt that I designed for him (my first quilt) long long ago...come look with me. I'm nearly done too! This is one of the fishies...

This is a long distance pic of the quilt at an angle. I'm quilting it all now...after I finished the applique's...and then I put the border on and "voila"...it will be ready for the WRAP! Party is this Sunday!
Traveled to PA for a friends funeral...and at the Restaurant afterward there was a Historic Bridge and when I walked over it, this was sticking out of the stone bridge wall. No kidding....had to have a pic of it! Talk about a once in a lifetime moment.
Worked on this in between quilting for my girlfriends birthday gift, "Kathleen Ellis" of LifeStyle Designs... It's in the mail to her...can you tell me what it is? :) Kath...do you know what this is? It was soooooo much fun making...and the cool thing about it, I'm making more! :)
This little tiger (poodle) I babysat for a week. Is he not the coolest little guy you ever did see? Ms. Abbie was in love.......is in love! She loves French Men! ;) His name is "Baloo". He has chocolate hair, chocolate eyes, and chocolate nose...and chocolate LIPS! He's CHOCOLATE! teahehe!
Oh how I've missed you all...now that the quilt has been nearly taken care of, I think I just may be back online soon! My company of four months has left...and I'm not making as many HUGE meals! YEA.... :)

Hugs and Sugar to all of you that left me such adorable and friendly notes saying how you've missed me! I have SO missed each of you! I'll be making the rounds to your place SOON!

Ciao for now~
~CC Catherine

26 comments:

Dixie said...

Looks like you've been busy having fun! So glad you're back!
hugs. Dixie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Catherine~ So happy to see all is well with you!!
It looks like your tireless efforts will be rewarded with a gorgeous quilt to gift your Grandson.

Hope you can stop by to enter my giveaway! You won't be disappointed.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

P.S. I adore the "chocolicious" puppy!!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The quilt is fabulous. I love the pics of the precious dogs, they are so cute. Glad to have you back. Hugs, Marty

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Catherine, Oh I have missed you so much and I was thinking of you today when I saw your comment to me. How's that for a little esp. Just loved reading about and seeing pics of your happenings. The quilt is gorgeous. What a wonderful and keepsake gift for your grandson.
Princess Abbie is a darling. Too cute. Sorry you had a friend pass away. How interesting that you found that paper sticking out of the stone wall.
I really can't visualize what the pretty treasure is you made for your friends B'day. Looks like velvet, with a crocheted glove maybe. Could it be a velvet pumpkin? Looks like it has a stem of some sort. Whatever it is, I know it is gorgeous from what I can see.
The sweet Baloo is too cute with his big eyes and chocolate curls.

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I hope to visit you more often too as my summer has been very busy as well and I am trying to do better with posts and visits.
See you soon.
Blessings and hugs, Celestina Marie

Olive Rue said...

Hey CC. How have you been? It looks like you have been painting. Hope all else is going great in your world. Sending you a big hug!

Sherri S said...

YEAH! It's so nice to 'see' you! Love the pup photos and is that a pumpkin I spotted?

Shelia said...

Cathrine! I've missed you! I'm glad you're alive. Love those little fuzzy faces and that quilt! Oh, it's beautiful! Take care and don't be gone so long next time! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda C said...

I just love the fishes quilt!! It is so pretty and you are so talented!!:) Congrats on getting your projects done! And I'll be dropping in for visits! Come by an see me at my place if you get a minute:)

Hugs,
Linda C

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I'm so glad your back...and that quilt is to die for...My grandson BD is also on 10/10...Now I think that a pumpkin you are making right???it is that time of year you know...Glad your house guest left I bet its quiet now at your place also ha ha!! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...welcome back...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Deb said...

glad your back...we all have to take a break now and then..love your quilt...cute little poodle..

claudie said...

Oh CC
There you are... and Abbie and little choco fur baby, and no company....Hooray...and that precious quilt is finished. Beautiful.
Have a fun, fantastic, loveable, kissable time with your precious family this weekend.
So glad your back. I will keep you posted on my trip to the South... it's not everyday a BFF turns 54!!
Come on March...
Love You
Claudie
xooxoxoxoxoxox

claudie said...

Man not sure if my comment went through CC
It was a long one too.
Gosh golly.
So glad your back. Road trip? YES? I will keep you posted on the 54th party.
Have a wonderful, delightful, kissable, loveable weekend with your family. I know how much love you put into the fishy quilt... Love it and you.
He Miss Abbie & little Choco fur baby.
Love You much
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Well hello CC,
I'm so glad to find out your alive and kicking and things are going well! Love the beautiful quilt you have made and the crocheted lovelies! I miss seeing all your delightful and creative posts. I hope you can join us again soon. Hugs, Cindy

SmilingSally said...

Good to have you back with us.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glad all is well, Catherine!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathy said...

Catherine, the quilt is just spectacular! You are just too talented. It will make an amazing gift.

Have a beautiful weekend...Kathy

Kathleen Ellis said...

It MUST be a velvet pumpkin and a pair of crocheted gloves....it MUST be!!! I guess I'll have to wait and see, won't I?!

Thanks for thinking of me...love you!

Karen said...

Oh YAY! I am so glad you are back. I have just sooooo missed you! You are back just in time for the Holidays!!!!!!
Glad all is well!
Big gigantic hugs!!!! Karen

xinex said...

The quilt you made for your granddaughter is gorgeous! It will surely be a heirloom....Christine

Barbara said...

CC, So glad you are back, I have been negligent in posting, but as you know things sometimes get in the way. The quilt is darling.

Have a great time at the party, Happy Birthday to your grandson.

Barbara

The Raggedy Girl said...

Your quilt is lovely and I loved the Scripture along the way.

The Raggedy Girl

Kathy said...

Just wanted you to know that I left something for you in my blog posting today. Hope you're having a fabulous week...Kathy

Charlene said...

LOVE Princess Mignon Abbie! I have Princess Reba also a Sheltie. They are such a wonderful choice for a life mate. And what personality they have. Is yours truly a princess? Mine is. Can't stand to get her feet wet, rules the roost etc... But, at least you got Abbie to put on the glasses. Not Reba! They are putting shingles on the roof today & it's way too much noise for Reba.

Love the quilt. Hope you have it done & in that little sweeties hands! The colors you have chosen are wonderful

The French Bear said...

I have missed you too! What a great quilt, and to have it finished at last!!! I love the velvet piece (tea cozy?)
and the crocheted glove handle!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

The Fajdich Times said...

Glad you are back:)