It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on??
Summer's winding to a close - can you believe that Labor Day is a week from this coming Monday? I'll be having surgery the day after Labor Day, so I've been trying to get as much quilting done as possible before then - I won't be able to quilt during September (recup' time) so I want to have some finished quilts on hand for the ministry. And since I need to do so much quilting, what do you think happened? Of course - I ran out of batting and it took about two weeks longer than usual to come in! But it did come in today, and I went on a quilting marathon! No babysitting for me today - my daughter had the youngest granddaughter in tow - so Jolene and I had a day!
|Just in case you haven't met, this is Jolene!!|
I got up early this morning and, using the batts I pieced together from my batting scraps, quilted three quilts. Then I found a long but skinny piece of batting and quilted two narrow kids' quilts. Then I pieced another batt from scraps and quilted another top. Fortunately, just as I was finishing up that sixth quilt, my LQS owner called to tell me that my two rolls of batting had finally arrived!! So I jumped in the car, made a quick drive through Chez McD's on the way, and picked up the batting.
Back home, I loaded up another quilt and just got started on it, when the phone rang again - my new glasses had arrived! So I hopped back in the car and ran back to town to pick them up. Headed home again, seeing much better, and finished quilt #7, then loaded and quilted three more! So here's what I'm whooping about today....
...the results of my quilting marathon! Ten lovely quilts all ready for someone else to bind!! (Well, sort of ready - I still need to trim them up, but that will get done tomorrow morning early!) It's amazing what you can do if you don't have a baby to
play with take care of, and basically ignore everything else, including cooking supper. Kudos to my wonderful hubby, who saw what I had done and took me out to to eat!!! What a great guy!!
And one more thing I'm whooping about - take a look at my pretty little girls...
Aren't they sweet? Lilli posed this picture for me - and had to include Bear in the pic! (He's the greyish-pink blob in the middle - Lilli's constant companion since she was Emmy's size!) My son-in-law says that Emmy has her "thug" look on - and I remember him describing a picture of Lilli just that way when she was little. It's so funny how much they resemble each other! There's no doubt they are sisters!!
So now it's your turn!!
What are you whooping about this week?
We want to whoop with (and for) you!!
So share your accompishments -
we all want to see!!
Linky party will stay open until Sunday night!!