Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Progress

I haven't finished anything since my last posting, but we've made progress on a lot of things.

On Saturday my wonderful brother came over to help with house projects. Though we don't have it nailed in, there is now basetrim cut & positioned in the bedroom, much of the hallway, and in the bathroom! Yay!!!!! Thanks, Evan!

On Sunday I had sharing time, so Saturday was spent prepping for that, and Sunday afternoon was more or less spent recouping : ) Maybe not...I can't really remember what I did on Sunday afternoon. I know a nap & ice cream were somewhere in there....

I've also practiced some new quilting designs to decide on how exactly to quilt the baby quilt (I'm still undecided on the binding...I wish I could have red in front and green in back). These were supposedly going to be a set of placemats, but I think they're too funky to invest the time to bind. They were good practice, though.
After I finished those, I took the leap to quilting the actual quilt, and I'm happy to say that it's going well. But my machine started getting really squeaky, and I don't have oil yet & don't know if it'll damage my machine to sew with it squeaking....

I've been doing some cutting for Chick's zigzag quilt--here and there so that I don't get burned out from cutting too much.
I still have a lot to do, though.

And of course, I've been taking care of my kids. (lest you think that I've just been goofing around).
Today will be zigzag-cutting, laundry-doing, granola-baking, HH-haircutting, and hopefully nap-taking (I awoke with a headache. boo).

5 comments:

nikko said...

You are so brave to try so many different kinds of quilting. I need to branch out more!

I hate waking up with a headache! Grr!

Katie said...

I love the colors for the zig zag quilt! What dimensions are you making it? I've been thinking of making some for the girls, too, but haven't been able to figure out how much of each kind of fabric to get.

Heather, Rex, etc. said...

You do so much stuff! Cool!

Steph said...

Hmm. . .I really want to learn to quilt with the sewing machine like that. I wish you lived closer so you could teach me. Looks lovely.

Simply Simmons said...

Ummm...I think you get more done in 10 minutes than I do in an entire week!! You are a source of inspiration to finish all my projects!! (Which quite honestly isn't that many or that intricate. Why can't I get them done???)

Can't believe you only have 4 more weeks to go! Can't wait to meet the newest memeber of the family!! So exciting!!