Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brrr! Chilly...

Is it just me or does winter seem to be crowding out fall lately?  I've got the heat on today, fleece pajamas, a sweatshirt and 2 pairs of socks.  And let's not forget the booties...  We even have a frost advisory for tonight.  I'd like for the mid to low 70's fall temperatures to return for at least a little bit.

I've been very lax about posting lately.  Part of that is again because of the weather.  The cold has my fibro acting up and makes some every day tasks harder to do.  So I'm trying to take it easy and not aggravate it any more.   In the last couple of weeks I did manage to finish up one of my to-do's.  I machine quilted a baby quilt for my neighbor who had a beautiful little boy at the end of August.


I did some outline stitching and some stippling in the borders.  However, I did try something new and stitched his name and birth information on the top and bottom borders.  Here's a closeup:

It's probably a little difficult to see, but I was pleased with how it turned out.  I'm getting a lot more practice on machine quilting with the Grace GMQ Pro frame I have and I'm starting to feel more comfortable with the whole process.

Last time I saw my sister, she asked me to make her a quilt to hang above her living room sofa.  She picked a very simple pattern and this focus fabric that she fell in love with...

It's a Tina Givens print.  I had a chance to look for coordinating fabrics last week and already have them washed and pressed.  (This is the first chance Heather has to see them so I hope she likes them?)

OK, I'm going to go snuggle under some additional covers right now to try to stay warm.  I hope you do the same!

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