Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Good Distractions

Last night I pulled an all-nighter with DD#3. I don't usually stay up until sunrise, but sometimes things come up. She was pretty stressed out, so we watched Disney's Princess and the Frog, which she had never seen. We talked a lot after the movie, about yesterday being her birthday, about today being her 1st wedding anniversary, and about the baby that's due in February! Yup! DD#3 is pregnant, so I am going to be a Nana again! I am very excited!

I finally got to bed at 5 AM, after DSIL picked up DD#3 when he got off work. DH got up at 7:30, and I couldn't get myself going then, but by 8:30 I was fine. I never sleep very well, so 3 1/2 hours wasn't really anything new.

I was supposed to be working on the Hawaiian quilt today. I have 16 blocks done at this point, with 14 left to go. I was looking around at my very messy sewing room, and decided I would not be able to assemble the Hawaiian quilt without knocking stuff over. I had my SA(South African) DSIL's computer quilt partially assembled, and I decided if I could finish assembling it, I could at least fold the top up and put it aside. I got it done, and after looking around some more, decided there was not really that much sewing to do to get the leftovers from DD#2's star quilt assembled into a top. The picture above is one block in the leftover quilt. There is one other block like this one, but spinning the other direction, and then there are two other big pinwheel blocks. I almost have the top finished, and if I can manage to cut the border fabric tomorrow, I should easily finish it tomorrow, and still have time to work on some Hawaiian blocks.

DS the Elder was over for a while today, and DD#2 was over for a bit as well. DD#2 and I went to Babies R Us, and picked up a couple things to send to SA for DGS#1 as well as a couple things for the new baby that will be here in the US. We know it is very early to get anything, but everything was on clearance, and hard to resist. I bought one outfit for the grandbaby-on-the-way in a gender neutral color scheme, and DD#2 bought two outfits.

Clearance sales work great when I'm sending stuff to SA. The seasons are opposite, so I can buy something on clearance here at the end of a season, and they get it at the beginning of the right season. I bought 3 outfits for DGS#1. Now to just get all the boxes packed to send to them!


Jeanne said...

I love all your quilts, they are so bright and cheery! Do you design them yourself? I wish I had the time to design but I make small charity quilts for "Project Sweet Peas" and I'm always on the lookout for patterns that work up fast. If I win, I would prefer the first set of books but either set would be greatly appreciated. I just became a grandma again, to twins no less! A boy & a girl both healthy! I can be reached at byjeanne@gmail.com if I win. Thanks for doing this contest and you have a great blog..

Gurnee said...

I just love reading your blog and I love looking at all your beautiful quilts. I am retired from teaching the 4th grade where in my last year I taught the students how to make a "friendship quilt" and they each made a block and signed thier first names on the hearts on the hands. It hangs now in their library.
I would love an opportunity to be put in the drawing for the #2 group of books. Thanks for letting me see what a beautiful quilter you are. It's truly inpsirational to me! I can be reached at: anitabydlowski@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

Just love your blog! You have so many beautiful quilts, I know you are proud! Would love to toss my name in for the drawing of the books! Keep up the great blogging!


judycinnc said...

Love seeing all of your beautiful quilts and would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity. judyandmartyn@nc.rr.com for win notification - how is that for confidence? LOL