Friday, May 20, 2011

Hunter's work day and a little bit of sewing...

Hunter worked a whole 5.5 hours yesterday! I guess that is not bad for an 8 yr old. Richard said he really did work hard. They did end up coming up to the house for lunch and then Hunter decided that Richard was on his own after lunch! LOL! So here is a photo of my hard working, dirty little boy...If you look real close in his hand you can see that he brought home a little friend! LOL! Love his dirty little hands! I promise he had a good scrubbing before bed! :) They had a great day working together and he did get paid for it too. I didn't get a lot of sewing done today, I've been spending some "mommy time" with mom. She got in from St Louis last night. I saw her for a few minutes last night but I didn't stay too long, she was so tired. Then I spent several hours with her today. Hunter and I went out for a visit and she is coming out here tomorrow to see what all we got done on the house while she was gone.


I'm still working on my star blocks. I did a little sewing this evening. Now I need to do a lot of pressing so that I can finish my stars and then start on my pieced borders. The borders are just simple piano key borders. So far I am liking it, I guess I really did need something completely new to get me back in the mood to sew. A guy that mom works with said his wife wanted to know if I would want a small bag of quilting stuff. Of course she said "YES"!!!! She said that she had taken a class several years ago to make a small quilt and I guess she put it away because you can pretty well date the fabrics in it. She said that her hands had just gotten too bad to finish it. So here is what she sent! It measures about 50x50. Also in the bag was a bag of batting to fit it, 3 extra blocks and about 1.5 yards of blue that would be plenty enough for the binding. I do love it and I so appreciate that she thought to give it to me, but here is what I am thinking.... As a quilter myself it would break my heart not to be able to quilt anymore and to think that she put hard work into it only to not be able to finish it. Since she had everything for it except for the backing, I think I will find a backing for it, quilt it up, bind it and give it back to her. Of course this will have to wait until my stairs dry and after I get the other 3 customer quilts finished! LOL! I believe that I have a backing that I can use for it. It's late and I always get up early, well around 6am. It is hard to sleep in when you live on a farm. The animals start to let you know that they need their breakfast! But I'm not complaining I love all of my farm babies!


Hunter has a friend coming over sometime tomorrow to stay a day or two. We live in a very small community here and everyone pretty much knows everyone. Richard and I both went to school with his parents and his grandpa was our bus driver and his grandma was the Avon lady!
Kristie

6 comments:

Honey Bear said...

Kristie,you are a sweet person to think of finishing the quilt and giving it back to her. I know how hard it is to part with one you have worked on so I know she will love it.

Regina said...

How thoughtful you are! I was recently given blocks my mother started in '86, and my sister and I plan to do the same- finish it and give it back to her.

Yvette said...

What a great gift you are going to give this woman, she is going to be so surprised!!!

I love your small town life. I grew up in the big city so I don't have any of those kind of relationships.

Guðrún said...

How sweet of you to plan to finish the quilt and give it back to the lady.

Barbara said...

That is very generous and thoughtful to complete the quilt and give it back - I think you will make her a very happy lady. You have also made all of us feel good who have read about it! (Your stained stairs look good, too...)

Libby said...

That is a sweet idea Kristie! As I get older and my eyesight is showing some age...it would break my heart not to be able to sew! I would be happy for someone to enjoy my fabric!

Love those dirty little hands!