Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sewing most of the night...

Well let's see....Mom came home late Thursday night so I'm getting to spend some time with her. She is supposed to be off for 28 days at a time but will probably have to go back to work in about 4 more days and work a week. She has been working on the Mississippi River so she is a little further away. Yesterday evening we went out to visit her and she was cutting her grass and my sister had just gotten home so we jumped in a helped her. Richard cut her grass and Hunter, Chantal, Mom, and I moved some rocks for her to make another flowerbed. Hunter had his wagon out there so that was a big help.

Afterwards Hunter and I took the 4-wheeler (ATV) out for a ride. We had a nice time together and after we got back home Richard took it for a longer ride to cool off. It has been hot here, like it has pretty much everywhere but we finally got some rain in the wee dawn hours.

For some reason last night I couldn't sleep, I do that every so often. Anyway, I started sewing on those blocks that I cut last week. The windmill blocks. They go together so fast and before I knew it, I had 45 of them sewn together!! That is all that I had cut out, so I'm not sure at this point if I will just use what I have and do a 6x7 setting or try dig up more white and make more blocks. This is the 3rd quilt that I have made using this block. This first one is a king size

And this one is a full size. I don't have this one anymore, I sold it at Christmas. I really liked the fabrics in it.


And I also decided to jump on Bonnie's Bowtie Leaders and Enders. I actually pulled fabric for a bowtie a few weeks ago just from scraps and set it aside. But when I read her post, I knew I had to pull some background fabric for them and use them as my leader and ender project since I wasn't working on one at the time. Now sure how big it will be, I guess until I get tired of it or I run out of scraps! I'm not crazy about that green block but I guess that is the best part of scraps....if I use enough of them, you will never notice this in the quilt!And the whole time I was sewing last night my precious little Smokey stayed up with me. He is so sweet and lovable and only weighs in at 4lbs. And now an update on Hunter's eye. If you remember last month he got hurt with a piece of rebar at his birthday party....now look how well he has healed! I'm very grateful that the Lord was looking over him because it could have been so much worse than it was.
Now I had better get my butt in gear and clean my house and get something planned out for supper. Mom just left a few minutes ago, she came out to see our progress on the house since she had been gone. Maybe after supper this evening I can get these blocks pieced into a quilt top and I really need to get back to working on my Civil War Wreaths. I am so close to having that top finished but I have been avoiding it like the plague! Only two more rows and borders and I can call it a top!


Kristie

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

You had a very productive, though sleepless, night.
Ha, Ha, Bonnie's bowties--you go girl!
What a blessing Hunter's eye received no permanent damage. It looks good now.

Joanne said...

I am glad that Hunter's eye is healing nicely, very lucky! Seems like you Mom is doing well too.
Lovely blocks, much better than tossing and turning.♥

Libby said...

Good for You! I hate sleepless nights! I usually just fret and fret..which probably makes it worse!
Cute Little Hunter! Love those bow tie blocks too!

Yvette said...

i can't believe how fast you can get things done! Great blocks!!

Boy, Hunter is very lucky, you can't even tell he got hurt.

How is your mom's shoulder doing?

Guðrún said...

You are so productive, I can´t understand how you have time for everything you do.