Saturday, January 28, 2012

Color Pop and Baby News!

 Do you have any handkerchiefs you'd like Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle to iron?  I have two pink Beatrix books, new to my pile of books.  Amazon knows my preferences a little too well, I think.  I read the two stories below to myself, before bed this week.  This morning I had fun copying Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle into my sketch book.  I especially adore the stripey skirt.  If I ever get around to wearing skirts, I must sew a Tiggy-Winkle version for my own granny self.




 Do you love the gentleman's coat?  I do, even though he is a villain in the story.
 My friend Debbie from No Spring Chicken pointed me toward a little video about Kaffe Fassett found on Little Jenny Wren's blog.  Talk about inspirational color material!  Wow!  I ordered a book!  I love Kaffe's polka dot shirt and springy shorts, don't you?





 One of my Christmas money orders could not be fulfilled (a new set of Laura Ingals Wilder books) but I still have my old tattered set, so I ordered this wall sticker for the living room instead.  Isn't it fun to "stick" something pretty on your walls?  I think so!  Gigi at My Firefly Cottage said that pretty soon I'm going to have to rename my blog in a toadstool fashion.  Ha ha!  No, I will give myself a toadstool year and then move on to something else (maybe something a little less silly, right?)

Meanwhile, I feel quite inspired by this mama toadstool and her pretty babies!
The grandbaby is being born right now!  I will update as soon as he/she arrives!  Thank you for your prayers for April.
I am going to a Scentsy party at Kelli's today.  Do you know what it is?  I think it's products that send lovely smells through the hallways and corridors of your home.  Yummy!  I hope they sell strawberry smells.
Bill and I are going to try a new church tomorrow.  We're looking forward to that.
Thank you for popping by today.  It's always nice when you peek in to check on me.  May you have a VERY colorful and inspirational weekend.  (Big hug and kiss!)
Added update:  Atticus Jeffrey has arrived!  He weighs in at 8 lbs. 1 oz! 20.5 inches long!  Hooray!  Mommy is doing well! She's a champion, Brad says!  Thank you, God!  
Oh, and we really liked the new church, too!  Pictures to come!

28 comments:

Angela said...

I love Kaffe's colours! Hope you have a GREAT time at church tomorrow
Blessings x

Bonnie said...

I have some sheets, kitchen towels, and a few shirts that need ironing too. I never look as quaint as she does when I iron. Have a good Sunday.

libbyquilter said...

the baby is coming~!!~
oh that is exciting news and i can't wait to hear more~!

the mama mushroom with her gorgeous children is pretty special. how in the world did that happen~!?

i think miss tiggy-winkle should be printed onto some cute handkercheifs~! wouldn't that be fun?
your sketches inspire me Pom Pom.

:-)
libbyQ

libbyquilter said...

the baby is coming~!!~
oh that is exciting news and i can't wait to hear more~!

the mama mushroom with her gorgeous children is pretty special. how in the world did that happen~!?

i think miss tiggy-winkle should be printed onto some cute handkercheifs~! wouldn't that be fun?
your sketches inspire me Pom Pom.

:-)
libbyQ

Kit said...

Oh I love the colors and pattern. He is my kind of artist for sure. Love your toadstools and I too adore Beatrix Potter. Kit

Elizabethd said...

I do hope your new church is all you hope it to be.

♥ Tina said...

The baby is probably here by the time you read this!!! Oh my goodness, I am so excited!! Hurry up and tell us all about it! :) xxx

Betty said...

Have fun at your new Church - it's so good to try new things and hear God's word in a different way. I am at a special needs service this Sunday evening and looking forward to signing the songs and seeing some lovely people who face many challenges. Bettyxxx

Debi said...

Oh a new baby! How exciting... can't wait to hear all about him or her!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Since my youngest's name is Benjamin..well we love Benjamin bunny!
The colors in the book are great...the toadstool too much fun.

I did a post one time when we had toadstools in the yard...my son put his little people under them and then he was the giant beside them...toadstools just bring out our imagination.

Blessings to you and yours...and all those grand children, what a joy!

wayside wanderer said...

I saw lots of toadstools in Hobby Lobby this morning and thought of you. Where does one have to go to actually see these cute kind with red tops and spots growing? I am pretty sure it isn't Texas.

Can't wait to hear news of your new grandbaby.

ann said...

I decided to indulge my inner child this year since I had a birthday--a real mile stone. I am taking lessons from you.

Aisling said...

Came by for a little bit of color and cheer. You never disappoint! :)

Sending love and good energy for the new baby!

Aisling said...

Came by for a bit of color and cheer. You never disappoint!

Sending love and good energy for the new baby!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Glad to hear bub is on its way. Mrs Tiggy-Winkle is my favourite character. Have you ever seen the Beatrix Potter ballet? You can get it now on DVD. I think it is the ballet dancers at Covent Garden that dance - you should try the library if you haven't had a chance to see it before.

melanie said...

I love Beatrix Potter, I always have since I was a child, and one of my favourite books was and still is Miss Tiggy Winkle :) xxx

Farm Girl said...

I love your Miss Tiggy-Winkle drawing you made, she has always been my favorite of the stories of Beatrix Potter.
I have something for you if you click on my name it will go to my email could you send me your snail mail address.
I am so glad about your new baby and I can't wait to hear what you have.
Have a lovely day and enjoy your new church visit.

Attic Clutter said...

I love your Miss Tiggy-Winkle drawing you made just so cute I can't say how much I love it and the pen & ink on there is wonderful,,, mom an babes toadstools sooooooooooooooooooooo fun love it...I always made mom and babes sheep skin sheep sets and love the idea so much.. big hugs and bravo today POMMY:)
ya nothing worse then someone practicing -over and over again on the piano (:) gotta do it though hehe my mom n sis used to do it ..but now they play so well..I am just a playing at it..just at least learning one song in this life time (:)

Aura said...

Please please forgive me...I have neglected to visit your beautiful blog. December was super busy and then after Christmas people saw the Crochet Angry Birds hats I made for my grand kids and the orders started coming in. I just finished two and have another blue one on order. I really like the new look of your blog. Mama Toadstool and her babies is simply endearing and melted me....makes me want to make some sort of Toadstool. Excited about your new addition. Thanks for your comments on my blog. :-) Aura

hazelnut said...

So looking forward to hearing your baby news! xxxx

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, can't wait to hear about the baby!

I love Kaffe Fassett. He is big in the quilting world, too, and I've used his fabrics frequently (though usually in small bits).

Hope you had a good visit to the new church.

xofrances

Gigi said...

Oh yay - a new baby here all safe and sound! How many grands is that for you now - 8? We are blessed, aren't we!?
And I hope you know that toadstool comment was made in jest (as we like to say ;) - there's no such thing as too many toadstools, B. Potter, or grand babies, is there?
Hearts & bunnies to you & yours,
G

♥ Tina said...

Welcome Baby Atticus! Well done April! Congratulations Grandma Pom Pom!! Thank you Jesus!! Much love, Tina xxxxxx

PS. Please pass on my congratulations to Brad and April, thank you PP, xxxx

Betty said...

Me again - just re-read your post and hadn't realised you sketched Mrs Tiggywinkle yourself - it's really good! more please. So pleased for you that your new addition to the family is arrived safe and well. Bettyx

Angela said...

That's the SECOND baby granddaughter born to friends this weekend.
Congratulations [anyone with spare grandchildren, please send them my way]

Happy@Home said...

Aww, congratulations to all on the birth of little Atticus Jeffrey! Can't wait to see him.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kaffe is fabulous but less so than little Atticus Jeffrey; congratulations on a wonderful bundle of JOY!

The dB family said...

That is a colour pop! So pretty! Thankful to read that Atticus arrived safe and sound and that everyone is doing well. How fun for Finn to have a brother! I love my Scentsy stuff! It makes it smell like I've been baking when I haven't :o).

Blessings!
Deborah

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