Quote for the Day:
"A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do."
I'm very excited to announce that we are going to be grandparents again!!! :) We found out a couple of weeks ago, but I was waiting for my daughter-in-law to make the official announcement before I let the news out! Trinity made her announcement today, so I feel free now to shout it from the rooftops! :)
Last fall I made this scrappy baby quilt top, Scrappy Carpenter's Star, but didn't add borders, yet, because I figured I'd wait until it was "needed" and then I'd add borders based on the sex of the baby.
I can't wait to find out what color borders to put on and then finish this off for my new grandbaby! (Secretly, I think the borders will be pink!) :)
While machine quilting today on the feed sack quilt, I ran out of white thread. Who runs out of white thread??? It's such a basic color! LOL Oh well...I had seen I was getting low, so last Sunday I ordered a bunch online, as well as some other basic colors. My order should be arriving soon so I can get that quilt finished up.
In the meantime, I decided to pull this quilt out and get it into the hand quilting frame...
It's a vintage, hand-embroidered block quilt that I purchased off of Ebay several years ago. The embroidery was complete and all of the blocks were sewn together. All I did was add the two borders using fabric from my stash.
The above picture shows it being loaded onto my 3-rail Hinterberg hand quilting frame. It's now all loaded and ready for the first stitch!
I just love embroidered quilt tops and am excited to quilt this one! I'm hoping to have it done by Spring and ready for the bed this summer! :) I think it should take me 3-4 months to get it done.
Here's a close-up of the embroidered block...DAFFODILS! :)
Except for my quilting, I'm not very "domesticated" and don't cook very often. But tonight I thought I'd make my special home made potato & ham soup...a favorite with my family...
Hubby loved it! And that makes me happy! ❤