Friday, November 28, 2008

The Day After!

First off, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We certainly did and had alot to be thankful for! Since mom was gone, Chantal (my sister) and I had to do Thanksgiving dinner! We were stressed that it would not turn out that great, because we are so used to mom doing the major cooking but all went very well! It was a nice little cozy dinner for Chantal, my two boys, Richard and me!!!! We ate soooo much, as soon as we got up from the table everyone started falling asleep!! :) Of course I had to grab the camera! Here is a cute photo of Chantal snoozing on my couch, she will kill me for put this photo on here. :) And about the time I snapped this photo of Richard the flash from the camera woke him up. I promise he doesn't always look this stupid! :) And here is Donkey, can you tell he got his belly full?





Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can get my sewing machine back out! That is the big problem when you have nowhere to sew except for the kitchen table. I probably will not do it tonight, maybe tomorrow, I am still trying to recover from yesterday. Not alot going on here on the Layne Farm this evening. It is after dark and hubby is still out riding one of the horses, he should be home soon. Andrew went to his dad's house yesterday after our dinner :( so right now it is just me and Hunter. May try to do some handquilting later tonight, there is a western coming on tv tonight that we have not seen yet so I will probably work on that while watching the movie. I can't wait to get this quilt quilted.

Speaking of this quilt.....Brenda if you read this you know what I am talking about! :) I must be slow at handquilting because this lady at quilt guild brought a quilt in at our last meeting and it was all handquilted and I must say some very lovely quilting, tiny, straight stitches! Very nice! Anyway, I asked her how long it took her to do all of that quilting and she said "3 weeks"!!!! I thought I would die! It was a bedsize quilt and the quilting was wonderful!!! I have been working on this thing for a month and I still am only about 1/2 done with it! So for all of you hand quilters out there, on the average, how long does it take you?
Kristie

12 comments:

Amelia said...

About hand quilting...I can easily have 100 hours in it. If she did it in three weeks she must have worked several hours every day. For me the length of time depends on the way it is quilted...if it is just long straight lines then it doesn't take as long...but if you have lots of turning around and around that always takes me longer. I can only quilt from right to left...just like I did with hand sewing in garment making. Just have not got the hang of going up or coming down.

Have a great weekend.

amelia

Michelle said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Michelle

Sara said...

Looks like a great meal was had by all! And my cat sleeps in weird positions like that too! I have never tried hand quilting, but I bet it would take me forever! I hate bindings so I probably wouldn't really like it!

Carla said...

Let me put it this way...I've been handquilting the same Amish Schoolhouse quilt for 2 years. Now you shouldn't feel so bad!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! Donkey looks very happy lately!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kristie,
Your family looks like mine did after eating too much.
About handquilting, I would probably take forever, because the only thing I've handquilted are small projects and machine quilt larger ones. I think your doing great.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Ruth's Place said...

My lap quilt took me 6 months @ 1 hour minimum per day, I got faster towards the end...

I love your picture of Donkey.

Joan said...

I think I may hold a record. First, I hand PIECED a king-sized quilt for my son's wedding, then I started hand-quilting it. I'm about 3/4ths of the way through. September will be his 6th anniversary. I'm just hoping the marriage lasts a long time so they at least have a chance of seeing the finished quilt. LOL

Lady of the Cloth said...

I don't had quilt, I want to learn though. I just had to comment on Donkey. I just love the way he gets into his naps, and the positions he sleeps in. Don't you just love-em! I'll bet you are so anxious and thrilled about your new house you could bust! I'm happy for you!
Carline

Guðrún said...

That lady must have used the whole day to quilt, you have a lot of other things to do too.

QuiltedSimple said...

Hi there. So glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I got sick (Flue, I think) but I think I'm on the mend now. That sounds awfully fast for hand quilting, at least to me, who doesn't do a whole lot of it....well really, next to none....
Kris

Norma said...

Let's see, I have a quilt that I have been working on hand quilting for about five years........of course, you need to work on it more than once a year to finish!

Looks like a great Thanksgiving, when everyone is content enough to take that nap, you know the dinner was good. Love the positions that the cat gets in.