Saturday, April 26, 2008

Where to Start??

The events of the last few days have been mind-boggling. Much of it is almost too complicated to go into because without all the details one wouldn't get an accurate picture. Suffice it to say that both of our teenaged girls now have boyfriends and our oldest son is what I call "dancing around the edges" with a nice girl from church. They are clearly interested but not quite declaring themselves a couple.

In the midst of the craziness, I got a package in the mail. This came from Connie. She sent some adorable sewing cards for Ruthie and a wonderful pattern and lovely fq's for me. Thanks so much, Connie! The pattern is an interesting way to machine piece trapezoids so they make hexagons. I'm anxious to try it and will go through my fabric to see what I can find that will go with these to make this quilt.

The first dozen pincushions should be finished today and I'll maybe piece some more. This is the night my husband goes to bed early because of jobs early Sunday morning, so I often stay up and sew for a while in spite of having to get up for church in the morning. I'll see what's up with all of my kids and if I feel like handwork I may move to the family room and watch a movie. If I feel like machine work I'll stay in my sewing room and work on that.

Among the possible tasks for today is basting the next topper to be quilted (this is likely to happen) and also to baste the album quilt since I'm now quilting the outer border on the purple flower quilt. Basting the album quilt is less likely because it's seeming like a monumental task at the moment. That usually means I'm better off waiting until another day.

My husband, Ruthie, Lucas, and I may be taking a walk this afternoon to the Gigi's Playhouse grand opening. It's a Down Syndrome awareness center and we're going to see what they have to offer.

It will be one of those days that I call "nicely busy." Not a scheduled "I have a million things to do and not enough time to do busy", but my favorite kind of day. A list of things I enjoy to choose from and no real pressure to do any of them on this particular day.

And here is Ruthie, peeking around one of her new sewing cards.
Happy Quilting!
Sue and Ruthie


Mad about Craft said...

Well Done on what you have achieved so far! More power to your elbow to allow you to keep going.

Give a hug to Ruthie from me.

Winona said...

When I saw that last picture of your sweet young lady, Ruthie, I just couldn't help but grin and say 'AHHH!' Something about that little girl just touches my heart. I love it when you share pictures of her. Have fun with your new pattern.
Blessings, Winona