Monday, November 19, 2018

Not Much Stitching, but, Busy! Busy! Busy!

I've been really busy this past week, but not much stitching has been happening. I did get most of a quilt binding stitched down on the drive to Texas.  I'll show it when I get it finished.

My mother turns 80 on Tuesday.  We had a party for her on Saturday.   My youngest son, daughter-in-law and grandbaby flew to Texas from Alaska for the week.  This is part of why I've been busy.


Gwendolynn & her great grandfather
We had a fun party, too!

my mother, daughter-in-law and granddaughter

On Sunday, we got a photo with 4 generations on my hubby's side of the family.
4 generations of Parker's
Since we won't be with my son's family at Christmas, we brought the Christmas presents with us and celebrated early.  I finished my daughter-in-laws project bags the day before we left Illinois.  My daughter-in-law considers herself a Hufflepuff (Harry Potter).
front of project bags

back of project bags
And remember these two quilts?

Here are the cuties (with parents) that these quilts were made for.

The week has been full of medical procedures and surgeries for several family members, while we've been here.  One more left on Tuesday.  So far, all of them have been successful, thank goodness.  It's been a stressful week.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Two Finishes!

I've been very busy this past week trying to get some things finished.  Two of the things are completely finished. 

Weston's new baby quilt
This quilt is to replace the 'girl' quilt I made.  The doctor was WRONG!  Instead of the baby girl the doctor told them they were having, they had a boy instead.  I get to meet Weston for the first time, and give him his quilt next week. 

Weston's big sister has never received a quilt from me.  Of course, that had to be remedied.  Mady likes the color 'teal' and likes camouflage.  I think this quilt takes care of both.  It also has 'pockets' for half square triangles.
Mady's quilt
Half Square triangle 'pockets'

Mady's quilt is really lighter than the top photo shows.  I finished the binding as it was getting dark, and we aren't expected to have sunshine for days (snow expected tomorrow night).  I had to make do with indoor, evening shots.  Both of these quilts have been washed and are ready for their new owners.

I've also machine quilted another quilt, and have the binding ready to attach for it.  There is also another quilt waiting for it's binding.  Maureen quilted this quilt for me (THANKS MAUREEN)!  I'll get pictures of both of these quilts when the binding is done.