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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had some warmer weather around here this weekend.  Snow is melting.  But we're supposed to get some snow tonight. 

I finished the binding on one quilt last night.  Now I just need to finish the binding on Toni Marie's quilt.  I've already machine sewn it onto the quilt top and pinned it toward the back.  Then all I need to do is hand sew it to the back.  I use a blanket stitch when I sew it to the back - I just like the look.  I must say I feel like I'm quilting in my sleep!  Saturday night I could sleep so I got up at 3:00 a.m. and started working on Felicia's quilt (the one I finished last night).  Then at 6:00 I went back to bed and slept until 7:30 (a.m.).  I got up, ate some cereal, made lasagna for dinner later, and made a batch of Swedish cremes cookies.  It was my first time making them and I think they turned out ok.  Not as good as what others have made, but not bad for a first try.

Our rug hooking group is not getting together tonight so I'll be working diligently on Toni Marie's quilt.  I need to get them done by the end of this week as their birthdays are next week.  So my goal is to have them done, washed and mailed by Thursday, Friday at the latest.  I'll have to send them priority mail but that's okay - they'll be happy to get them!

Julia - I saw your comment about showing how I bind my quilts - sort of a tutorial...  I will have to remember to do that the next time I bind a quilt.  I have one quilt top done for my granddaughter Skylar.  For the boys (Ryan and Andrew) I'm doing a rag quilt so I don't think those will need binding.  Oh, I know!  I'm going to be quilting a small wall hanging that I've had ready to go for over a year and I want to get it done to put up in March.  I can show how I bind then!  Good idea!  And thanks for the input!  Your blog is always so full of pictures and info!  I really appreciate the suggestions!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Valentine Day Char. I wish that I had extra spare time to do all the things I like to do but instrad I keep adding to my list of things to do and the list keeps getting longer and longer, demanding more amd more of my time and attention, but I love life and all it brings. The trick is to pick and choose the things that brings me most joy.

    Thanks for your comment regarding my suggestion. I haven't been blogging because of interruptions and bussyniess but hope that I'll return to it once I'm home.

    Blogging is very time consuming because to get more followers to leave comment on my blog, I have to visit their blogs and join their followers and leave comments on their blogs. They in turn support me by following
    me and leaving comments and so on and so forth. It's crazy I know but I've made a lots of friends who support me and cheer me on when I need support.
    Have a great day. JB