Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Heartstrings #2

I actually have this one quilted and the binding on, and I gave it to my quilt buddy to stitch the binding down -- she volunteered and I did not argue! But I forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt, so this is a picture after I pieced it together and before I quilted it! You'll notice both dogs managed to get in the picture -- JR has his own pile of quilts and Pita prefers the cool floor. I use whatever quilt I have hanging on the wall as a design wall -- just slap some batting over it and we're good to go!

Anyway -- this quilt is going to guild with us Monday night and will be delivered to the Rescue Mission. I used 32 blocks donated by guild members and 31 that Sue sent me from Heartstrings. I have 50 more blocks from Heartstrings that I am going to incorporate with more from the guild for the next couple of quilts. I'm hoping to get 3 or 4 more quilts made by the end of the year -- all of them are twin size. I might change the setting of the blocks, or maybe not -- I really do like the way the red centers coordinate these blocks.

Baby watch: still nothing, but Steph has spent time cleaning house, doing laundry and walking. She did have contractions for about 2 hours Saturday night, but they subsided. We discussed the timing (having to fit a run up to WI into my crazy week), and she stated she really didn't want to have him on Friday the 13th -- so my guess is that William Joseph is going to be perverse and probably want to enter the world that day! vbg Steph said she's learning all kinds of new things -- she's already gone 5 weeks longer than with AJ, and she's not real happy being this pregnant, especially in the heat and humidity we've been having! Babies have their own timetables!

I took my car in to the body shop yesterday and picked up the rental. My car is a Mercury Grand Marquis, the rental is a Chevy Impala -- I cannot figure out how to turn on anything! vbg
I stopped at the drive-in window of the bank yesterday and the teller was laughing because I couldn't figure out how to get the window down! I had to run errands today, but only went to the places I absolutely needed to go to -- I don't like driving this car. Tomorrow Bill has an appointment with the retina specialist, and then I plan on parking the car until I have to go pick up mine -- hopefully Friday. I keep thinking, "please don't hit me, please don't hit me"! I never worry about that in my own car, and mine is actually bigger than this one. Guess I don't do well with change. vbg

Gratitudes:
My blood pressure is back to normal, after 3 days of extremely high bp (I was out of pills and waited until my doctor appt to get refills).
AJ bugging Mommy while she was on the phone! (I love it!)
My daylilies are blooming all over themselves -- all colors.

6 comments :

Elaine Adair said...

Those strings always come out great! Good job.

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Mary said...

This does look great with the red centers. It's tempting to try something different but I like the simplicity of these quilts - you don't even have to try hard and they look really good.

Vicki W said...

These are always great quilts. I never get tired of seeing them! Great job!

Susan said...

This one has an optical illusion with the depth. Very interesting. You always do a great job with these.

I presume AJ was premature? Poor Steph, this is the worst time to be pregnant, in my opinion. I had one September baby and one February baby, and I'll take winter for the final months over summer any day!

Hope you get your car back tomorrow!

Jeanne said...

I had an August baby a few years ago, (37) and don't envy being pregnant during the summer. Your string top is great. I could have helped with the Impala questions as that's what I drive. It isn't fun driving a car that is unfamiliar.