From a Distance

I've finished another quilt - my first UFO for the year. If you are new to quilting - ufo means unfinished object, and boy, do I have a lot of those. My goal this year is to finish 12 of them. One a month, and I'm already 3 months behind so I'm going to have to go into high gear here. I call my latest "from a distance" because from a distance 'the quilting doesn't look too bad - LOL. I consider myself still a novice quilter and this one because of the size and the fabric was a real challenge. It is for my friend, Torre. She gave me the cross stitched blocks, my mom assembled the top. I then removed 2 blank middle squares and added 2 more cross-stitched ones in their place and then quilted it. The back is all white except for the binding - kind of looks like a whole cloth quilt. Book-wise, have been doing my schedule C and all that entails, so no time for reading. In my kitchen garden, I have freesias in bloom, the chrysanthemums in bud, a stock blooming, white geranium, alyssum, felicia, and one lovely rose all in bloom. Spring is here in Riverside. Has Spring reached you yet?


Community service quilt

Our LQG makes small quilts for the neonatal unit of our county hospital. Here's the scrappy one I made for this month. I named it Sleeping under the Stars. The nurses place them over the layettes the little preemies sleep in to block out the light. They are very susceptible to light. In case you can't tell, this was taken outside hanging on our clothesline.

Photos for previous post

Here are two photos that went with previous post, but I couldn't get them in! ???

Fun with Grandsons

Well the weekend was fun. First I picked up DGS #2, Frank, and kept him overnight and Sat while his parents went to the movies and dinner. It was a treat for us as he lives about 50 miles away and we don't see him that often -maybe once a month. He brought along a build it toy - a neoshifter - it took us (little Frank and I) 2 hours to put it together. See photo. Thankfully, he played with it for hours and never took it apart, so it was worth it. The next day Will came around 9am to play with Frank. They are 18 months apart with Will the older, however they are the same size. They got along great this time. I think Will has matured enough so that he doesn't have to have everything Frank has. What an imagination those two have!

At lunch time we headed out to the ball field as it was opening ceremonies for Will for his T-Ball team. He's the one to the right of the player not in uniform.

Turned out there was a carnival too! All the teams (except t-ball) had booths for food, games, goodies. My daughter isn't too happy with me as I gave in and let Will play for a fish, and of course he won. I said, "he'll be company for Goldy. She said, "or food for Goldy". Well Goldy is about three times bigger.