Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Can You Tell Dad's Gone...
Imagine my surprise...I got out of the shower and there was Zack...snuggled into the bed...now the last time this happened it was Howie and when Andy saw the picture he said "Well he is on the quilt"...the rule is they are not allowed on the bed when the quilt or comforter are turned down. Howie did have about 1/3 of his body on the comforter...I see no part of Zack's body on anything but the sheets...but as you can tell...wonderful disciplinarian that I am...I had him stay right there until I got the camera.
You all probably already know this little trick...I got the baby quilt back from the quilter yesterday...I needed to get the binding and a label on it...labels are my least favorite part. A gal that used to watch the shop for us started doing this and I thought it was wonderful...she sent it into American Patchwork & Quilting and they published it a few months ago. You just make the label on a larger square of fabric...fold it on the diagonal and stitch it in the binding on 2 sides...I've already done the machine sewing...I'll tack it down and then I just have to blind stitch across the diagonal. It's straight and it's done. YIPPEE!
I've been working on these little star blocks for a sample for the shop. They are fun to do but I will be so glad when they are done so I can move on. They're 4" finished...pressing is the hardest part. I'm using my stylus to keep from melting my nails right off.
This is my last night before Andy comes home. Of course I haven't gotten all the things done I thought I would but there's always the next trip. I'm going to heat up my Lean Cuisine and head upstairs to sew some more stars...have a wonderful evening.