I did it! The commissioned t-shirt quilts are ready for binding... and I thought I was going to be hand-sewing them in the car on the way to our friends in Texas... I am giving up.
Once again, postponed, this time because the weekend was just too much fun with the grand-daughters.
The day of sledding (well, two hours of actual time at Cuchara Mountain Park) wore the girls out!
We were lucky enough to find snow pants and boots in the right sizes and sleds at the local thrift shop, all for $21. They made good use of them as they played in the snow on Friday after arriving at our house and again on Saturday at the mountain park. They even ventured out again for a short time on Sunday afternoon.
There were giggles and squeals and a few wipe outs and then laughter again. There was some huffing and puffing on all our parts as we we hoofed it up the hill and some whining by the littles. We just encouraged them to stop and catch their breath and that it wasn't a race to get to the top.
They were happily reunited with their Mom last night after her 12-hour shift at work and we returned home to the quiet that was nearly deafening, yet so pleasant. Dave and I laugh all the time about how wonderful it is to see them arrive for a visit, but also nearly as wonderful to see them leave.
As I catch up with cleaning and finding all the little hidden treasures that were left out (tiny barbie shoes and accessories) and laundry, I look forward to binge watching one of my favorite Netflix shows and some much deserved slow stitching time.
What are some of your shows to watch while stitching?
There is a significant difference in the weight of these two quilts. The two-sided, with light-weight denim is 5-3/4 pounds! The pink/grey "dance" quilt is only 3-1/4 pounds! I am glad I went with the flannel sheet in the two-sided quilt. It was still heavy, but I no issues with tension while quilting it. :)
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