It involved travel on Thursday and again on Saturday. The weather and road conditions were less than favorable, but I survived the long day... including the grueling 5 hour drive home when, with ideal driving conditions, the trip takes only (haha! only) 3-1/2 hours. But I don't want to dwell on that...
Saturday's weather wasn't ideal either but the trip was a short 90 miles to get to the baby shower for our soon-to-arrive grand-daughter. Just three more weeks!
Big sisters were very helpful in opening all of the gifts... And now that most of the registry has been filled Momma is nesting and getting things in order. Though she openly admitted that she has not packed a bag for the hospital yet. But then again, why would she??? This is Heather! She has always been, and will always be, a procrastinator. Did I mention she is scheduled to work on her due date and the day after?
But enough on all of that.
Using the fancy little FMQ jig that Dave made me last week I practiced and practiced making butterflies and bees for the background quilting of the cowboy quilt. The dragonflies were more challenging and they required a little more practice. At last, when I was happy with them all I sat down at the machine and proceeded to quilt them. Here are some detail shots...
Did you notice that some of the "cowboys" are actually girls ~ "farmher". I love all of them and the detail that my customer put into each block. Once washed and dried to have the well loved look of an older quilt, I took it outside for a quick photo session.
Up next will be the baby quilt made up of t-shirts. Remember a two weeks ago I visited my friend? Her husband had passed away in November after a long battle with prostate cancer and she is awaiting the arrival of her first grandson in July. The shower is in May... I better get cracking!
What will you be working on this week?
To Do Tuesday at Chris Knits & Sews