Far be it from me to complain about our weather, especially considering what the rest of the country is experiencing. I think we must be the only region that is not having extreme weather. However, we have had days and days (and days) of gloomy rain – not unusual winter weather for us. It was absolutely glorious when we experienced the sun for a few days this week. I was going to get out and get some pictures, but got side tracked by other things, so you'll have to take my word for it.
The major project I've been sidetracked by is finishing up the girls' quilts. Machine quilting has never been my strength and I was kind of dreading that part of the project, However, once I put my mind to it and got started, I found I didn't mind it (much). I think part of the reason is that the results were actually quite decent:
All that's left are the borders and I think I'm going to bite the bullet and free motion quilt a heart design:
I experimented with using a design drawn on tissue paper and pinned on the quilt sandwich and it came out acceptable. With any luck the quilts will be finished by next weekend. Mei-Mei got a sneak peek and gave the quilt (especially the lamb) the stamp of approval:
It's a good thing I'm going to have a couple of FO's, because I have a serious case of "startitis". I've found at least four or five projects I could cast on today, but I'm trying to be disciplined. On the finishing block were the Sunshine socks I was making for myself – they've already been washed and worn twice. I love them!
Not too much is being accomplished this weekend because we have the girls. Ben and Abby are having their house painted and decided the project would go much more smoothly without two little inquisitive girls around. On Saturday, Grandpa and Isobel went to a kid's workshop at Home Depot and Isobel make a cute little heart shelf:
And, of course, one can never get tired of hearing, "Nana, will you read me a story?"
Even Aunt Claudia got in on the act with a double dose of love: