Saturday, January 9, 2010

The past few days....

I have been sewing off and on the past few days. Still working on my string diamonds, I have photos later in the post.

Here is Andrew proudly holding up his driving permit that he got on Thursday. He does a very good job driving. He was very excited about it.
Our Friday night....we started working a puzzle for our great little family time. It was very cold outside so we had a big fire going in the fireplace and started working the puzzle on the coffee table. It was great fun! You all know that I enjoy any time that I get to spend with the family.
Today Richard drove up to get Lexie for the day! We had a wonderful time! The kids get along great and she is a really good girl. We all sat around and talked, laughed, they played in then snow, we visited with my mom and sister for a while and then came back here and had some homemade beef stew for supper before she had to go home. It was a wonderful time and I hope she can visit again real soon. We really hated to see her go home but hopefully it will not be very long before we get to see her again.
I am feeling a little better and have been sewing off and on the past few days on my string diamonds. I need a total of 124 of them and I now have 104 of them finished. Only 20 more to go!!!! I'm sure you all are getting tired of looking at them! :) LOL! I would love to get them all finished so that I can start piecing the top together, but since I am on a "no buying spree" right now, I will have to dig in my stash to see if I can find some muslin or something for the sashings. I really like how it is turning out.
Now that I am feeling better and the holidays are over, I will be getting my big butt in gear and get some machine quilting done. Right now, my frame is set up in the new house which is just in the backyard. I have two heaters out there and use them when it is cold and I am quilting, but when it gets down as cold as it is right now, it is hard to heat if really well. So...........I am bringing my frame in the house that I am living in right now! Not really enough room, but we will just have to live with it for a couple of months! Lisa, I'm sure if you are reading this you are wondering where in the heck that I am going to put it! hehehe! (Lisa and her family came down for a visit last Spring, so she knows how cramped it is right now) Anyway, Richard will be bringing it in and setting it up in the living room after Church tomorrow and I can quilt like a mad woman!!!!! I have a quilt on the frame right now and it has been on there for a while, I really need to get it done and off there! Should only take me an hour or so to finish it!
Now, I need to get off the computer and get the house cleaned up and ready for the frame to be brought in tomorrow!!!!! :)


Amelia said...

After looking at your diamond string quilt got me in the mood to do a string quilt too...mine are ard you going to do the layout with the sashing on these diamonds>

Loved the pictures - and I am so glad you are on Face Book now.

Stay warm.

Hazel said...

I love seeing your family photo's , Richard looks so content with the children around him .
Only 24 more to go Kristie ,you will have them done in no time . Can't wait to see it finished .

Lurline said...

Nice newsy post, thanks, Kristie! Love your string quilt, so warm up, looking forward to a finish!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Libby said...

Girl, you are flying on those string blocks! Only 20 more!! I know you are proud of Andrew! My Joey takes his test Friday. I love the picture of Richard and the kids! I think that Hunter looks like Lexie! Very cute!
Enjoy your quilting!

Anonymous said...

I think Lexie looks like her dad! Very nice pic with all the kids together. I need to come visit this week while your frame is in the house!:-)) Where will Richards chair go?? Well quilting, chocolate, and diet pepsi are a must. Who needs a couch?:-)))))

Cheryl Willis said...

keep showing them off, it is motivating me to work on mine. I ended up deciding to go with a spider web so I am sewing strips on triangles.

I found a ton of pre-cut sqs that I set back to string on when I get this project done.
Yours is looking good. cw

Yvette said...

I am really curious to see your string diamond quilt done. I plan on making a string quilt as soon as I get my scrap bins back from my friends house.

I say, "BRING IN HE QUILT FRAME" A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Texan said...

It looks like you guys had a great time :O)...

Will be nice to have your frame in the house with regular heat! :O)... You can get a lot done with it there :O)

Love the diamond strings, that is going to be very pretty!

I am on a low buy too...not a no buy but a very low buy :O)...its fun to see just how much you can do with stash you have!

Narelle said...

Your string diamonds look great ... looking forward to see how you join them.

Guðrún said...

I look forward to see your diamonds together in a quilt. Lexie and Hunter look alike.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you and your family have had a wonderful snow day. Aren't those the best?

Wow. 104 string blocks! They look wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

jillquilts said...

Great looking family!! I'm glad that you all are getting so much time with Lexie!! How wonderful!