Blue Eyes

Quilting is going on……but so are tons of cuddles and playing with the star of the show.

I have actually managed to finally finish quilting Elizabeth and the binding is waiting to be hand sewn.

Look who’s here!

My daughter and her husband ended up driving up from Texas and were exhausted so went right to bed after supper leaving Auntie Emily and Grandma to spend some quality time with Jerry. He is such a sweet baby and so happy and inquisitive at 7 months. Well until he started to get tired and realized that he didn’t know where Mom and Dad were, of course he woke them up but now that little family is asleep at least for now…

What’s Next?

My Opening Day Top is complete well almost. When Katie put the top on her bed she decided she’d really like it to be larger. Do you think I could easily find the fabric I wanted for the borders? Aster Manor was released May 09, so although I could find it the shipping prices to Canada we’re restrictive and I just did a run to the border. Then I had a light bulb moment and called Sarah’s Mother in Law in Texas, to see if there is a quilt shop nearby. Well it turns out there is a wonderful shop just around the corner from where she works Quilters Emporium. The shop owner was so nice and very helpful and now I have not only the border, but a couple other pieces I was hoping for. I wish their shop had their fabric online but I guess I can’t have everything. This shop is now on my list of places to visit while in Texas!

I have my backing for Elizabeth so she’s next, she’ll go on my longarm this morning.

Now I have to decide which quilt I’ll start piecing next I have a few bed size quilts that are on the top of the list and a few smaller projects. Then there are the 3 Bliss charm packs

 

and yardage that I’m itching to get sewing with, they are such happy summery fabrics that would be very uplifting to use during these gray days of winter…..hmmm something I’ll ponder while I quilt Elizabeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve ordered 3 books that I’ve wanted for ages but just felt like I couldn’t justify them but something hit me last week and I decided that since I’ve wanted them this long I must really want them!

 

I already own a few of the patterns in Spice of Life Quilts and Schnibbles but I love those patterns so much it will be good to have in book form as well.

Well Elizabeth and I have a date! Have a great day!

Good News

Guess who’s coming home! One week from today my Sarah will be home with my Grandson!!!

He’s going to need some warmer clothes cause his Grandma is planning to take him out in the snow, for a sleigh ride or two or three! Now he doesn’t have to miss out on his first real winter of his life. Yes I know that Texas has winter…….but not like we do!!

His Great Grandparents and Aunties are so excited…. But not nearly as excited as his Grandma!

On the quilting front my week ended up sidetracked we sure never know what a day will bring and Tuesday was one that turned into a pretty big blip in my screen….hopefully I’ll finish piecing my Opening Day top today. And later today I’ll get some results that will explain a few things.

Harmony

Kelly at Charming Chatter is challenging others to choose a word of the year. The first word that came to mind for me was Harmony.

I think for the most part I live in Harmony with my loved ones. I love the Harmony I see in the relationships with my children.

There are however some aspects in my life that aren’t lining up right now and perhaps that’s why the word came to mind. It’s close to finding balance I suppose and I could have chosen balance as my word… or peace of mind.

 


 

 


 

Opening Day

Now that the tree is gone I have the floor space to lay out the blocks for Katie’s quilt. The pattern is Opening Day from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. and the fabric is Aster Manor (by 3 Sisters for Moda). By the way who are the 3 Sisters?

 

The backing for my Elizabeth quilt is en-route, from ChristianLane Quilters. Their specialty if you don’t know is FatBacks which means wide backings so no seams. These backs are a dream for your longarm quilter (which I am one), I also think they make life easier in that you aren’t having to piece large backings and hope that they are square.