Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Benji's Pockets Quilt Ready to Go!

Today has been busy...took Mom and voted this morning. Had coffee and a visit from my middle brother...who is just finishing a house (2BR, 2Bath)...and is "needing my help in making some curtains". Of course, he has no idea what that involves...and in a few days, we'll go measure and talk. Hopefully, I'll talk him into valances for most of the windows...as he is going with wood blinds already anyway. But, that is another day...another adventure...another story.
School was half day...so got Aidan early and went to lunch...then she came back this afternoon to spend the night...so, loads of interruptions to my working on crazy quilt blocks that are due to be mailed by the 15th.
I've gotten one seam started...
and one embroidery motif.
 Not much to share yet...but...I'm stitching like crazy...ha!
However, even so...I did get the baby quilt top done for Wesley. Doesn't the redwork blocks look so cute! I just love them.
Thursday, I'm heading off for a mini-retreat for three days. (I'm taking the laptop, so you'll hardly miss me!)
I'm also taking the Benji's Pockets and the Betsy's Closet quilt with me as show'n'tell...and to drop them off for machine quilting. There just is not enough time to hand quilt them and work on finishing the christening gown.
I'm also running behind on three of my Block of the Months...CQJP, Funky Chicken, and HGTV Challenges...so it just would not be possible to add hand quilting to this mix!
These two new babies in the family sure have thrown off my "plans" for stitching this summer/fall...but they are both so cuddly it is worth it! And, there is one more due in a few months in the family! Not sure yet if my nephew is waiting for a boy or girl...but will be planning another quilt...once I find out!

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