Sunday, September 15, 2013

Life is Good - Babies and Quilting

My sub-teaching assignment is going quite well, especially since I've kind of figured out some of the computer stuff and the regular teacher had such awesome lesson plans. Of course, it helps that the students are all pretty darn good too!  :-)

Anyway, life has slowed done just a bit and I was so happy to have the opportunity to watch Avery for a short time earlier this week. Look at this picture that I took when she first got here. I'm choosing to believe that smile is a result of realizing that she was at Grandma's house and that we were going to spend some quality time together.

And boy did we spend some quality time. Just look at what Avery did!
She wasn't here for more than a couple of hours, but she must have been starving. Each of the tall, skinny bottles had 2 ounces in them and them I made 2 more ounces because she was definitely still hungry. As you can tell, I made a tad too much. She took two or three long drags on that bottle, closed her eyes and promptly went to sleep. It was funny to watch.  :-)
When Jack came home she was still sleeping, but he needed some "baby time."
She continued to sleep until it was time to go. As a matter of fact, she was sleeping so soundly that she didn't even wake up when Lynn put her in the car seat. Maybe she was just worn our from all the fun here. (I was afraid to ask how she slept that night.)
On the quilting front, there was some actual sewing done this past week. It consisted mostly of sewing bindings on for other people, but the machine was running and I was sewing. I completely finished one binding and have the machine stitching part done for two others, both of which are quite large (queen and king). I'll get a good start on at least one of them today and hopefully finish it tomorrow. I like the idea of having the machine part sewn so I can just sit down and hand sew in the evenings.
The weather has been kind of brutal here (95+ degrees) and there is no air conditioning in my classroom so I have been quite spent by the time I get home. I tried sewing one night but had to spend some quality time with my seam ripper and decided it wasn't a good idea to sew when I'm hot and tired. (A cold front came in and Friday was beautiful. I'm afraid to look at the weather forecast, but I sure hope these cool temperatures continue.)
Yesterday was our guild meeting and I'd like to share a couple pictures from that. Here's is Carolyn's Maple Leaf Log Cabin quilt. This is one of my patterns and I love seeing the finished quilts from these patterns. I think this turned out quite beautiful and hope that the recipient appreciates how much time and energy Carolyn put into making this. This is a big quilt (107" x 117") and all she needs to do is add the binding.  
My friend Kare quilted this and I think it turned out beautifully.
I have a couple of other pictures to share, but I'm still having some issues downloading them. Hopefully I'll resolve that later today. They are beautiful quilts...just saying!
Well I guess I had better get moving if I plan to get anything creative done today.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I have something to post for Design Wall Monday. Who knows, it may still be my Celebrations Tree Skirt, which you can see HERE.
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

A baby time - maybe she had a tough sleeping that night, but I bet you didn't. Great fall quilt and the leaf quilting adds so wonderfully to it.

Nancy: said...

So glad you had some baby time. Aren't grandchildren grand! Sorry about the lack of airconditioning in the classroom. I still remember the feeling of sweat running down my legs as I worked at my desk. That year I was in a room with no air conditioning and no windows. Not one of my favorite memories from my years of teaching special education at one of the local high schools.

Needled Mom said...

Baby time like that is the best!

The leaf quilr is really pretty. It's perfect for this time of the year.

evelyn said...

Looks like a Hi Grandma smile to me! She is a cutie. Enjoy.