Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tree Quilts and Fairies!!!

FNSI was last night and I had a great time. Yes, Mom, I finished the bookmark a month ago. That will be in another post at another time.

So, what did I work on? Well, I worked on Mom's Christmas present. She already knows that she is getting it and is very excited. About a year ago I made a quilt that I refer to as my tree quilt. As so often happens to me, I had enough extra blocks to make a small quilt which I refer to as mini tree quilt. Mom has no suggestions on a real name for it and I am out of ideas. Last night I started putting the binding on the mini tree quilt. Mom picked the backing when the quilt was still mine. She said it should be a "drinking coffee on a Sunday morning" quilt.

I also worked on the sunflower afghan that I hope to one day finish. I am a novice when it comes to crochet, so I am learning a lot. I am trying to do this without asking Mom a billion questions. You would have to ask her if I am succeeding or not.

I watched Supernatural last night and laughed so hard I had to put the quilt down before I permanently injured myself. Sam and Dean had to battle it out with leprechauns and fairies.

I said last month that Mom had a bad encounter with the quilting frame. This month it was my turn. Last week I was loading a quilt for my brother on the frame and as I bent over to get it on right, my head smacked the frame. The frame is 12 feet long and of those 144 inches, half an inch has a bolt on it. And, of course, with my luck and gracefulness I hit the bolt. It is safe to say I am stearing clear of the frame for a while.


dianne said...

we're gonna hafta rethink that quilting frame ...... i LOVE that quilt - i am gonna wrap it around me on the sunday after christmas and sip a cuppa whilst sitting on the oldmanleather chair and gazing out the window ...... and i am SO glad that you finally figured out that it ALWAYS shoulda been MINE!!!

Jennifer said...

Ouch ouch have my sympathy.....doesn't matter how small the bolt is, Murphy's Law says it's always in the wrong place!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Love the tree quilt. It's really pretty! (Sounds like your Mum really likes it too...)

Yep - sewing and quilting should officially be listed as extreme sports. Hope you and the bolt make it up soon.