Friday, August 16, 2013

{Post 1,238} Lady in Waiting

Yesterday I was out and unexpectedly had 2-1/2 hours on my hands.  There was a mix-up as to when I needed to pick up some folks at the airport, and I ended up realizing there had been a mistake after waiting an hour at the airport.  The time sort of flew because I was reading an interesting book on my Kindle.  Going home would have been a huge waste of time.  What's a girl to do?

Fortunately, I still had my "lady-in-waiting" bag in my purse from my recent FL trip.  This phrase is one I got from my friend, Janet, at the Rogue Quilter blog.  I was able to make 2 whole more hexagons and attach them to the mother ship.  

First picture shows a PIECED center hexagon (I didn't have one fabric big enough, but I couldn't let that little detail stop me from making progress).  Second picture is the progress so far on this project.  I have a bobbin in the top left hexagon to show scale.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

{Post 1,237} Queen-Sized GFG So Far

This shows the meager beginnings of my queen-sized Grandmother's Flower Garden.  I just realized I will want to put half-blocks all around the edge.  I propped a piece of white paper on the pins holding the block up so I could see how it would look.  That will work!  I will need many more blocks before this becomes a reality.  No timetable, so I'm good!

{Post 1,236} Some Sewing on the Trip

With so many hours in the car (and a few minutes in the house when everyone was gone or whatever), I did some hand sewing on this trip to Florida over the weekend.  My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on 8/13, and my daughter was celebrating her 2nd on the same day.

Here is what I accomplished...NEARLY completing FOUR Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks.  I also basted a lot of the green diamonds that go between the blocks.  I arranged the ones in the second picture so one could see where the diamonds will go once the final layout is determined.

Since these pictures, I completed all four out to the cream rings.

I returned home with a few new projects to make for Emily.  She loves the shopping cart cover.  It turned out very well.

{Post 1,235} Back From Florida, AKA Grandsonland

First cousin's birthday party on the beach:

Second day...after first haircut:

Last day:  yes, I'm one of those grandmothers who watches him sleeping.

Me and Emily in her kitchen.  Best. visit. ever.:

Doing what comes naturally with Mr. Happy Face: