Saturday, August 6, 2011

Having to replace a border...

First off, thanks so much for your votes on my Dakota Log Cabin quilt at the quilting gallery! Last I checked I was in 4th place and the voting stops Sunday night. There are so many beautiful quilts posted that it is hard for me to find a favorite.

I have spent today jumping from project to project and nothing really to show for my time. Don't you just hate when that happens? I have cut a few more strips for my Courthouse Steps that I have in progress. I also pinned a backing on the frame but have not loaded the batting or the top yet. I hope to start quilting on it tomorrow if it is not too hot upstairs. I also worked on ripping apart an old antique quilt top that is in pretty bad shape, I am trying to salvage enough blocks to make a table runner, wall hanging or a lap quilt. Now I am working on this mess...

I have a couple of drawers in an old wardrobe that I store some quilt tops in. I pull those drawers out all of the time and get in there, but I did not realize that I had a quilt top border that was stuck in there and every time that I pulled the drawer out it was ripping a hole in a quilt top!!! :( So the other day I decided that I would get a certain quilt top out and maybe quilt it in a few weeks. It was stuck and I had to take the whole drawer out to get it. And look what it did.....Thank goodness that this was only in the border. So while we were out shopping yesterday for Richard's school shoes and scrubs I picked up some fabric to replace that border. I was only one side. Then when I got it home this is what I found...

The first fabric is the border that I took off the second is what I bought! So now I have to take off the whole border all the way around and replace it!! :( Right now I have the top and half of the side border taken off. I'll probably try to finish taking the rest of them off tonight while watching tv.

Now on to some family stuff...Friday my mom was babysitting two of my brothers kids, his daughter was in school. Anyway I just love these two little guys they are so precious! The oldest is Zeph, he will be 5 in a couple of weeks. The little one is Gabe and he is 3. They are wonderful little boys and just like all little boys, they certainly keep you on your toes! :)
Snapped this one of Richard working on his old tractor. He always stays busy and very seldom just sits down. I think doing nothing makes him very nervous. LOL! As you can see in the background, Hunter has his tent set up and plays in it.
And I ran on to this paper that Hunter brought home for Mother's Day when he was in 2nd grade. It makes me smile every time that I read it.

It says...

My mom is special because....she makes quilts for me and dad and bub and her.

I like it when my mom... plays with me.


My mom can do many things! I think she's best at... quilting and work.


My mom has a pretty smile. I like to make her smile by... coming home and hugging her.


My mom is as pretty as a... rose.


My mom is smart. She even knows... every step to quilting.


I'll have to remind him of this stuff when he is a teenage and thinks that he knows it all and that I am weird! LOL!


I guess I'll get back to working on my few projects.


Kristie

8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Arrrgh! How maddening about that quilt border.
Precious paper by your son. At least his Mom's hobby is not lost on him. : )

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh, that just stinks about the border. How frustrating! But...reading the paper from Hunter has to take away some of that frustration! How cute.

Vesuviusmama said...

Story of my life, hopping from one project to the next with nothing to show for it.

Yvette said...

You are more like Richard than you think. Always busy and going from one project to the next. LOL!!!

What a sweet memory to keep forever. Hunter is such a doll.

Libby said...

I agree with Yvette! You don't sound like you take too much down time either;)
How sweet is Hunter's note?! I love finding old papers like that!

vtquilter said...

Kristie..... before taking the border off, could you just ADD to the quilt and have something cover that little spot? A flower, butterfly, etc? Just a thought. Good luck.

Regina said...

Love his report about you - I have N's from kindergarten and love reading it!!!

lil red hen said...

I agree with vtquilter; I had some backing fabric with little holes along the fold line. They looked like someone had snipped the fabric while on the bolt. In order to use it, I appliqued little bears over the holes (it was a baby quilt with a few bears in it anyway)to cover them. I know how hard it is to match colors.