Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Toddlerless Tuesday #1

Hi, all!

As I said in my earlier post today, Lilli started preschool today (just 2 days a week) and I felt an oncoming case of "empty nest syndrome"!  So, to stave it off, I decided to start posting a Toddlerless Tuesday post to let you know what I did with my extra five hours - because that will make me put down whatever good book I'm reading and do something constructive!

When I walked outside early this morning to go pick up Lilli, it was amazingly cool - and you've got to understand, that's something we've been missing here in middle Tennessee for at least 30 days, and maybe longer!  So when I got back from taking Lilli to preschool, I grabbed the flimsies and backs that I had ready and took them out to the clothesline for a shot of spray basting.  I put together the quilt sandwiches for a flannel baby quilt and the sudoku quilt that a friend of mine pieced for the quilt ministry.

I managed to get the baby quilt quilted, using a large random stippling!  The binding is on, and I'll be sitting here after I finish this post, doing the hand sewing to finish the binding.  By the way, this is made using Beth's great pattern that she posted on Love Laugh Quilt - it's super easy and really useful for using up flannel stash!!

I had hoped to start quilting on the sudoku quilt, but ran into a brain glitch trying to figure out what color thread to use, and what pattern to quilt it with.  I've got that figured out now, so I think I can get it done between tomorrow's naptime and Thursday's preschool time!

So - - - - I'm happy with what I got accomplished today - I'd say it was a successful Toddlerless Tuesday!  Thanks for keeping me accountable.......




  1. Way to go Sarah! Looks just lovely.

  2. Cute baby quilt! Sounds like you got a lot done on your first Toddlerless Tuesday. You know, ever since you posted that picture, I always imagine Lilli wearing those kleenex box shoes! :)

  3. What a productive day - well done! Hope she settled ok :-)

  4. Wasn't it nice not to walk into a sauna first thing in the morning?
    Did Lilli enjoy preschool?

  5. love the baby quilt - something comforting about making baby quilts. And doesn't five hours go soooo quickly!

  6. Isn't it nice to have quilting to fall back on when your baby leaves even for a few hours. I did the same thing when DD headed off to kindergarten. Your quilting looks lovely. Good use of time.

  7. Congratulations on your win over at Red Pepper! Woo hoo!


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