I did touch a sewing machine…FINALLY.
This happened over two sessions. I told you that my Neighbor Girls sister had a baby and there were complications so the baby went on to Lacrosse. That left Neighbor Girl needed somewhere to stay so she was here over the weekend. We ended up in the sewing room on Saturday….I accomplished most of this then.
I worked mostly on stars. I always put quite a few in a quilt so I was safe to work on them. I’m trying to come up with a different layout for Georgia’s quilt but haven’t come up with the idea yet. I’m sure I’ll need stars though so I made stars. All of these need to be trimmed up and more added to them but it’s a start.
I got some other things done too…see?..a couple broken dishes blocks. Some flying geese and a couple other things I’ll use as fillers.
I have a few more pieces started for more stars. Even though I just made a crumb quilt, I’m enjoying making another. I would however like to change up the layout a bit….but I still want the alphabet…Hmmm.
I have plenty of time to think. This project isn’t happening very fast and I’ve set a goal of having it done in April when she has her baby shower for the Hanken side of the family.
Other than that, I’ve been cross stitching. With Kramer still on the mend and spending lots of time in the recliner, it’s easier to stay downstairs and hang with him….that leads me to cross stitching.
I’m working on a Lizzie Kate design that says “Home is the nicest word”. I had this with and started stitching on it when Kramer was in the hospital. It’s some of the fabric I coffee/tea dyed in the waiting room. (read about that here if you missed it) I had just a few stitches in it and over the weekend I picked it up again.
I’ve been changing the called for colors. I’m really enjoying that. Previously I would have NEVER thought of doing that. Now I am and am loving the freedom of it.
Kramer has appointments coming up on Friday in Lacrosse. He should be in procedures for most of the morning so I’ll be in the lobby stitching….I think I’ll set this one aside and start stitching the next one in my sheep virtues…
Bugger…this one is actually #3 in the series. I unknowingly skipped ahead and did #4. That’s okay. I’ll can tackle this one next anyway.
As for sewing..I’ll still be working on Georgia’s baby quilt. Little by little it will be finished. I don’t have near the sewing time I used to have. We have a lot more company now plus there is more to do being I’m gone taking Kramer to appointments. I’ve kind of complained in the past thinking he didn’t do a lot in the house but I’m learning he did more than I thought. Garbage, fix it jobs and the like have been my duty now.
I am happy to report that Sunday he had his best day yet. He was up and helping write thank you cards, unloaded the dishwasher, installed a new door knob and was just up more in general. It’s so good for both of us. We’re so wanting him to have a few more good days before radiation and chemo start.
That’s what we’re working on here….