Thursday, September 6, 2012

I've Adopted a Little/Big Girl :)

Here is a photo of her just as the midwives delivered her on a floral blankey.  She was the child of a lovely woman in North Carolina and I have adopted this beautiful baby :)

I picked her up yesterday and she sat in her play house until today when I had the time to put her on her perch.  She is a Babylock Elegante and she's 4 1/2 years old.
I couldn't help but put a hoop in just to see how she looked....sort of like a bonnet on a baby :)  After much research I decided the Babylocks are the most user friendly and their user manuals actually make sense.  If you own an Embroidery Machine....you know of what I speak.

Her name is Maddy Jo.  I know a few of you are going to want to know how she got her name....so for those of you who don't care....have a great day :)

For those with inquiring minds:   I met with a friend for lunch about 15 years ago.  During the lunch we talked about our dreams and I said I want to have a child and if she is a girl I'm going to name her Madeline Elizabeth.  I love the name Madeline and Elizabeth is the middle name of my best friend since 3rd grade.

A few months later I met Rick (Mr. McSteamy) and we were married in 2000.  Guess what his youngest daughters name is...yep...Madeline Elizabeth.  So I have a Madeline Elizabeth and I'm absolutely in love with her.

I just so happened to be having lunch with a person by the name of Joe when I was talking about my dreams....so I'm calling her Maddy Jo....not to be confused with Madeline Elizabeth :)

If you can believe it....I've only had 30 minutes to myself since yesterday so all I could do was get Maddy Jo set up.  I'm on the road now....and I won't be back to play with Maddy Jo until after 8pm this evening.  If this old girl has any energy left....she's going to go play with Maddy Jo....I can't wait.

For those of you who need a Flamingo Fix....here you go:
 
The Flamingos were having a party this past Monday.

 On Wednesday this week they were guarding the front porch and the others were.....
watching the road.  Now....if I were a paranoid type....I'd be thinking they are making sure the nutcase doesn't come into their world and add any props.  Since I'm not paranoid.....I think they are waiting to have their photo taken :)  I'm not sure everyone noticed that the people who own the Flamingos have given me permission to publish their address for those who want to send a note to them or to the Flamingos.  I've added a tab to my blog and if you look there you'll find the link to the address.

Smiles,
Kelly

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT! THE FLAMINGO FAN CLUB!!!!
    I'm glad you gave her a name... and well thought out. Here's to many happy years with Maddie Jo.


    Now that she has a name, you know it's yours :-)

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  2. Yaay!!! I knew when you gave the other embroidery machine back that you would have to get one. That is almost identical to my Brother Isodore Innov-ís 5000. It is a fun machine. I love to just watch it thread the needle!
    Gee - now I need to name mine...hmmmm..... I will think about that. I think I will call her Charli

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  3. Congratulations on the machine! That should be a lot of fun!
    I didn't realize that the flamingos were not yours! What a hoot!

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  4. Congrats on Maddie Jo! An embroidery machine is on my bucket list ... I'll be anxiously awaiting hearing of your adventures!

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  5. Congratulations on your new arrival. She is sure to keep you in stitches.

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  6. Very cute post. And, another sign that your destiny was to meet and marry Mr. McSteamy! Very special story.

    Glad you have adopted Maddy Jo into your wonderful family. She is going to have a lot of fun creating with you and the other IHAN members.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. You will LOVE that machine, Kelly, my girlfriend has one and she loves hers! I hope you get hours and hours to bond!

    Love the flamingos so much...I'll have to look for the perfect card, lol!

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  8. Congratulations on your new machine, I know you will be making a lot of beautiful things with her.

    Debbie

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  9. What a beautiful child. It looks like you will have a great time with her. Can't wait to see what you two can do together! I am jealous.

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  10. I have a BL Sofia, the younger, smaller sisiter of your Maddy Jo. I love the embroidery she does! BTW I got a new addition this weekend except Chevy (two tone with chrome) is an old soul born in the late 1950's. Enjoy your new addition!

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  11. Way to go girl!! Hope you have some free time to play with your new toy!!

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  12. Have fun with your new baby! And it looks like the Flamingos are lining up to get their picture taken. I wonder why they were guarding the door??

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  13. Woohoo.....have a great time playing. I love the Babylocks for embroidery.

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  14. You will have to keep us posted on how your Maddie Jo works. You know flamingos in the front yard are a sign that a redneck lives there. My mom has a few.

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  15. Congratulations on your newest addition to the IHAN Clan! I'm sure she'll give you years of stitchin fun & I can't wait to see what comes out of it! You got a GREAT bundle there! And I know where you can get some really good thread!! heehee

    Thanks for the update on the birds - I was wondering how they were managing the heat. It looks like they're having a grand time just enjoying the last few weeks of summer.

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  16. Congratulations on your new baby, Kelly!! Love the name! Thanks for the flamingo update!! :)

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  17. I love your new baby, I have one too and I love her to death. I just make sure I take her in for regular check ups.

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  18. Love the new baby and wanted to send you this link to remind you to be very careful about those adorable flamingo's, this poor man had his flamingonapped!
    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/ransom-note-sent-stolen-plastic-flamingos-103250864--abc-news-topstories.html

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  19. Congrats on your new baby girl! She looks so much like my new baby girl, except that mine has the other B name and doesn't do embroidery. BL's version of my machine is the Symphony. I know that you will have many happy years together.

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