Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, Wednesday.....

It was a half day at school today so pick up time came quick. I did manage to get this Hugs and Kisses Quilt pinned today! I think I will just 'fold' back the extra backing and batting and hook it to the edge of the top so I will be able to quilt the border whenever I get to that point. Just in time for a chill down this weekend so I can have this on my lap in the evenings. I think I left 5-8 inches on each side to help with the edge quilting.

To get there - I finished the machine quilting on the maple leaf quilt and machine stitched the binding to the top. I plan to hand quilt some maple leaves in the plain tan and black border and then hand stitch the green binding to the back. I did a stipple in the tan and black parts in the center and outlined all the leaves. I also did a stipple in the leaf border and outlined the center border with the walking foot.

I picked up the Little T quilt to practice a bit and have been putting some stitches in the last couple of days. Time to stitch inside the T's and then onto the borders. I'll have to pull the pins and give the borders a press before I start on them.

I use my phone to take pictures and it has started to rebel and pop out of the photo without taking anything. Yes, I downloaded them all and deleted from my phone but it is still acting up. I've had it for a couple of years and am due for a new one.... which I just had Greg order for me today. Arrgghhh, I really hate change. I had my previous cell phone for 5 and 8 years before getting something new. Hopefully the new phone will behave - take my pictures and stop deleting all my contacts for a few days and then have them show up again.

I just spent 2.5 hours picking up the play room. It still needs a vacuum but I am DONE! (1.5 black trash bags full; recycle bin is full; one laundry basket has donate jackets, shoes and toys - more will be added when the kids are not home!) The kids are in there playing school - Aidan is teaching Emily right now working on her spelling words. I think I'll put in a few slow stitches while no one is yelling. Lets hope the playroom is how I left it when the kids are done playing in there. It is so nice to see there is a floor in there.

I'll deal with the rest of the house tomorrow =) Time for some relaxing stitching before I have to make dinner. Taco's tonight (Aidan's favorite).


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your really getting things done! I threaded about a dozen needles and marked another section of background on my pumpkin seed. Ready for the cold now I just need the energy

Julierose said...

I love that Maple Leaf's hard fitting sewing in between all of that stuff! Hugs, Julierose

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love your Maple Leaf quilt! And the Hugs and Kisses, too. Oh let's get serious ... I love all your quilts!!

Ellen said...

You do get a lot of quilting done even with kids and house to look after!

The Hugs and Kisses quilt is so pretty!

Design Originals by KC said...

Love that you got hugs & kisses pinned with a short morning only. I love the stitches in your small quilt too! VEry nice! Thanks for sharing some of your every day too! Kathi