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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hand piecing is taking forever....

which is why I don't have any new pictures to post.  I hope to have the borders on the one horse quilt this weekend.  I am working on piecing the blocks together for the other horse quilt.  Maybe I can get all the borders together this weekend.

I need to get working on quilting the littles quilts.  Maybe this weekend I can carve some time and space to get out the sewing machine.  I decided to do those by machine quilting because I already need to finish up TL's and will soon have too more to work on.  My goal is by June to have them done so I can work on Christmas and fall wallhangings and my Halloween quilt.  I have four blocks for my pumpkin block of the month and don't even have the first one done yet.  Need to get cranking.

I also hope to (starting this week) spend three to four hours a week doing some digital scrapbooking.  I need to get working so that I can complete some books for the kids by Christmas.  They spent alot of time in Iowa looking at the books I made for my mother-in-law a few years ago.  I just realized that they really don't have any books to look at because they are all works in progress.  I can't work with the boxes of pictures because they're all in storage right now but I can work on my digital pictures.  So, that's my goal.  Someone keep me honest, okay!?!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Back home!!

The kids and I are back home.  I'm so glad that our trip went well and the kids traveled well.  2057  miles in three days is a long time in the car.  They were fabulous though. 

My niece is doing really well, which is why we decided to come home.  She is so strong, she is able to move herself from the chair to the bed.  Tomorrow she has surgery to remove her pins.  We're so excited about that.  I was so nervous with the little ones around her pins.  They stick out from her hips about six inches and I was worried the little ones would hit them.  Monkey loved to climb into her lap and get wheeled around in the wheelchair.  I am so excited that she is doing so well!!

I didn't get much quilting done.  I worked on finishing up the piecing for one of the horse quilts.  I just have to put on the borders.  I have almost four rows done off the other horse quilt.  Little Miss Trouble pulled out her quilt that is pieced, just needs to be quilted and she has been walking around with the top wrapped around her.  Guess, I'd better get that quilted.  I'm just going to do a quick machine quilting for it.  I still need to finish hand quilting my son's quilt.

And I realized that my kids really want scrapbooks to look at.  I have one for TL and Princess.  Bug-a-bug has one started and the littles don't have any at all.  I hope to work on this year's photos and the last two years, since everything is digital, to present them for Christmas.  I have stacks of photos in the storage unit that I can't get to, so that will have to be for another day.  At least I can get the digital stuff done. 

Happy Valentine's Day!