Wednesday, July 29

Why Am I up SO EARLY, (don't believe the birds R)

I'm new @ taking pics from the Flickr acct and trying to pull them over for my use. This is Pic of myself and my daughter Jennifer (jen). It was taken 8 yrs ago in Oct. I'll be 60 on Ground Hog Day and Jen will be 35 in 2 days. Somehow the pic seems somewhat distorted. Anyways, I'm desperately working on a UFP that belongs to Jen. It is a lap quilt that I'm told by my daughter that I started 21 yrs ago. Actually not that much actually needed to be done on it. But I didn't like that there was some bare spots in it, so instead of taking off the whole backing, I sliced parts of the backing, took out (what I would call inferior batting) and replaced it with Warm and Natural. Then I thought I would put 1 orphan block and a really pretty piece of Raggedy Ann cotton fabric(15" x 19") piece over the affected areas. Used hand quilting and machine quilting to finish it. I just need to re-check it again and check some areas on the binding before I take over to Jens on Friday July 31st. Then I'll have ONE ufp down and quite a few more to go. The idea to to still finish as many as I can. So it will be a toss up whether I will be putting Jonathan's quilt binding on or working on Baby Malcolm's quilt. ( who is due to arrive sometime about 3 Sept) Will take a pic of Jens quilt before it leaves the house. It is yellow, pink, and ecru and it is Ohio Star.

Tuesday, July 14

Way to early for a Weekday

Yesterday I sewed with Keeley, my (only) daughter-in-law. We are working on getting the baby nursery ready for Malcolm Harold, who is suppose to make his debut into the world sometime around 3 Sept. Today is also a scheduled sewing day too. We are working on fitted sheets for the crib. They are super easy. We are using queen size all cotton sheet that I have purchased @ the thrift stores over a period of months( and I went overboard with buying those). They were 75 cents a piece. The pattern we are using is Simplicity # 3795. When patterns were a buck @ JoAnns that when picked up what we thought we might need for Malcolm. Anyways there is allot in the pattern: quilt, a pillow, crib sheet, dust ruffle, bumpers, and a organizer (I think for little toys, that hangs on the crib). The general color theme that Keeley picked out was lime green, and shades of marine colored blue and turquoise. Tomorrow Wed, (July 15th), going to get up and get oil changed in the Kia, go to the bank, and then go to Fresh Market, and pop into JoAnns to look for light blue, jumbo rick rack.