Saturday, July 21, 2007

An Hour a Day

Grandpa Bill and Baby Will

I spent the day trying to catch up from not getting anything done at home at all this week.
I managed to get the house clean and then actually worked on my latest quilting project. The only quilting I did all week was read my new quilting book, "ABCs of Longarm Quilting" in the evenings the last three days.

So today I finished putting a backing together, got it loaded on the longarm, got the batting cut and ready for loading, pressed the top and now have it on my basting table ready for the borders to be marked. This quilt has a really wide border, so I've had a time deciding what to put on it. I hope to get it marked, loaded and started quilting tomorrow. So, an hour a day quilting was actually 2½ hours! YAY!

I am also planning on doing Judy's July Hour a Day quilt. I have the fabrics pulled and waiting to be cut -- I've been printing off the instructions, but haven't actually started. Once I get the other quilt on the machine, I hope to start spending an hour a day working on Judy's. I also want to spend an hour a day on my hand quilting and my hand applique, but I don't think that's going to happen this week -- but hopefully by next weekend I can work some time in on all the projects!

Gratitudes:
Downtime at home today.
The house is clean.
Fondling fabric this afternoon.
A nice conversation with my brother and his wife (Will was born on my brother's birthday!).






9 comments :

Elaine Adair said...

Sweetness!

Bren said...

What a beautiful baby!! He still looks like a chunk, just a tiny chunk! It makes a difference seeing him in Grandpa's arms.
I am doing Judy's quilt also. It is wonderful and I double cut the colors so I would have enough to make another smaller version for a baby quilt.

Lindah said...

What a precious photo! Thanks for sharing.

Screen Door said...

Pictures -- you loves 'rm now, you will so treasure them years from now....

Vicky said...

That picture is priceless! What a beautiful baby!

Gail said...

So precious.....congratulations. I think I'd be holding that baby and ignoring the quilting as much as the new parents allowed.

Susan said...

Oh, that picture is just priceless! Teary-eyed stuff. =)

I'm just getting going on Judy's quilt, too, so you aren't the last one.

Elaine Adair said...

I keep coming back and oogling over the Grandpa and baby photo. So sweet.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful photo of Grandpa and Will - something that will be cherished by all - now AND later. But, I gotta say, either the camera angle or the angle of the baby - those are some big baby feet. Will he grow tall, like a puppy grows into big paws? Just darling!