Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Back from OKC

Oh boy! What a great time we had! In addition to spending the whole day on Friday, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 (we wilted before midnight), I got to spend time with my granddaughter, my son, my brother, my sis-in-law, and my niece and nephew and their spouses.

The picture posted is one of Cori and Zane with their wedding signature quilt. I finally got it to them a year after their wedding. Aren't they beautiful?

Anyway, back to the "Quilt 'til you Wilt" session..Deborah and I started in at 9 a.m. and worked on projects until noon. We then met my family for lunch at a local restaurant. We got back to the quilt shop around 2 p.m. and resumed our marathon sewing session. I was able to finish quilting a DWR tablerunner for Deborah (I owed her), finished binding my reversible quilt (picture to come later as soon as my brother sends me a copy), and I started a pink ribbon quilt top. I worked and worked on that baby until I finally had to quit. I had begun to put rows together and was doing great without a design wall until about the 4th row. I then realized I'd messed up the design. It's a simple one - solid squares alternating with four patch squares. I'll re-work it later.

On Sunday, my brother, Henry, set me up with my sewing machine in his computer room. I was able to get some quilting done on the top I completed at the Amarillo retreat. While my machine was set up, my granddaughter decided she wanted me to make her a quilt. LOL Okay, I said. We'll sew some blocks together. I sat her on my lap, she worked the foot petal, and we sewed blocks together and made her a pillow. She was thrilled! She wanted a little sewing machine they have at Target, but when we realized it's made for 8 year old and older, we (she and I) decided it would be best to wait until she was a little older. I want to be able to spend time with her when we do get her a beginner machine.

Time to get ready for work.


Linda_J said...

Welcome home, Veronica! You are going to have to go back to work to get rested up from the sounds of that whirlwind visit.

I don't think there is anything wrong with giving the couple a quilt for their first anniversary. They are going to have such fun looking for everyone sigs and messages. A very striking quilt.

Brittany will be ready to sew before you know it, as fast as she is growing.

EileenKNY said...

Whew! You really got a lot of sewing done. I think it's great that your family was there for you through the whole time.

May Britt said...

You have made so many beatiful things. I'll be back to read more later
Hugs from Norway