Miss me? (Please only answer that in the affirmative.) It's good to be back!
The list of things I wanted to accomplish while I took a blog break mocks me now. Oh, I did get a few of the things done, but my best intentions are still just that.
I can’t figure out if I am
a) a hopeless optimist
b) lazy bum
c) incapable of sticking to my tasks.
(Personally, I prefer a.)
That is not to say I didn’t get anything done. We had one glorious weekend of temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. While Pat pruned our rose bushes, I spread manure around the rhubarb, trimmed perennials and hoed the garden beds. We washed the car and generally cleaned up around the outside of the house.
I am attending two Bible studies and the homework required for both of these takes about two hours. I began some spring cleaning and worked on some music. Oh, and taxes. I assemble all the information and Pat fills out the form for our tax preparer. Check that one off the list.
I did finish the baby quilt. I had some fabric I bought a few years ago which lent itself perfectly to a very feminine, sweet, old-fashioned quilt for our first granddaughter.
Since I used a high loft batting - good for baby's comfort when on the floor- this quilt is tied.
I don’t normally keep a ‘stash’ of fabric on hand, but the majority of these fabrics were bought a few years ago. In addition to these fabrics, I had a small bag of fabric that Kristi gave me after her mother’s death (March 2008). Kathie died a month before Joshua was born. As I looked through her fabrics, I realized I could incorporate some of them in the baby quilt. The best fabrics were very light , while all of mine were saturated with color. After piecing the top, I realized the light colors were too stark a contrast. Inspiration struck and I appliquéd hearts on the light fabric (with fusible webbing and a decorative blanket stitch).
I am so happy with the results. And so thrilled that we can wrap our first little granddaughter in a quilt lovingly compiled by both her grandmas.
Lots of interesting things happened in the past few weeks. Can't wait to share? What have y'all been doin'?