My son and his wife had their baby last Sunday so I've been pretty busy helping them out. I stayed over in their apartment (on the couch... vbg) for 3 nights and thereby let my son sleep all night and I got up with the baby and the new mom. I was pretty tired! My son is adamant about not letting me post any pictures of the baby so I'm sorry. Let me tell you that he's really cute, though!
And then I went on Friday and picked up the 3 darlings who spent the weekend with us. WHEW!!
I am in between projects, having finished the baby quilt last week. I HATE being in between-- never know exactly what to do. Should I pick up a UFO or start something new??? Know what I mean??
I decided to tackle this quilt I've been planning since I bought the pattern in April from Quiltmania. This was a mystery last year, which I didn't participate in. They had an exhibit of many versions of the quilt and I thought it was just a gorgeous quilt.
I know it looks pretty abysmal and my handles aren't symmetrical! Story of my quilting life! I'm sewing all the pieces down with machine appliqué, so it'll go faster. Next step is the flowers, which are broderie purse. I have a wonderful DiFord fabric I bought in Wisconsin earlier this year that I'm planning to use. This is definitely a slow project!
While I was helping with the new baby, I did work on another Primitive Gatherings wool appliqué block!~
This has really been a fun project, I must admit! There are 12 of these little ones and I think I've done 7.
Then I decided I'd make a quilt of valor quilt, using a picture of a quilt I loved from Primitive Gatherings. Problem is that I couldn't figure out the size of the strips. I cut them 2" but I think they are too wide. I'm not loving the size of the blocks... 8"!
It's a really cute quilt and I may call them tomorrow to ask them the width of the strips. Maybe they're 1- 1/2"??
On another note, I went into a shop that used to be a Noah's bagels the other day. They now sell cupcakes (yummy!) and I couldn't believe how fabulous the floor was. I never noticed it when Noah's was there! VBG
Very cute, don't you think??
speaking of hexies, my new Quiltmania project has 4 hexie flowers in the corners and I don't have the precut hexies that are the right size. I need 7/8" finished... 28 of them. Do you have that size? I'll be happy to pay you.
Hoping to get some sewing done this week. Having a grandchild with your son, rather than your daughter, makes a HUGE difference. ;-) We went over today to see them and my son made sure I wasn't thinking of staying overnight this week again!! hmmmppphhhhh...
And then it's Thanksgiving on Thursday and we will have all the kids as well as my mother! The age range is from 89 to 1 week!! SWEET. Is that 4 generations? Or 3? Not sure but it's still impressive. I'm going to make sure we get a family picture of everyone together even though I always wind up twisting arms to get everyone to cooperate. Ridiculous!!