Friday, January 8, 2010

grandma's quilt

We went to visit my other grandma earlier this week, and as we were going there I was feeling guilty that I didn't have anything to give her.  I wanted to make her something but was coming up with nothing.  In the course of our visit though, she mentioned her she didn't have a blanket for when she's in her easy chair and bingo!  I decided to come home and get to work on a lap quilt for her (after a brief not-so-serious thought of picking up a snuggie for her at CVS or something.  Ha! and no way).

I pulled out fabrics I thought she would like from my stash, they all kinda go together and I had just enough of each to arrange them so they fit to make a nice size quilt.  Sweet!  I used part of a yellow sheet I had in my stash for the backing, and flannel for the 'batting' part. 
Once I got it 'pieced' I had the kids draw some pictures on it, which I then embroidered on it.  As it was coming together so well, I got the thought 'hey!  I'm going to set a goal to finish this by midnight!' (I crave the instant gratification of quick sewing projects.  I'd started around 4 pm, and in between doing this and that was working on it, it was definitely achievable. especially once the kids went to bed.) Right? 

Wrong.  I struggled to stay awake as I sat on the couch embroidering a clown fish.  I fell asleep by 10:30.  Lame.

I started in again on Tuesday, sure I could get it in the mail by evening, she would have it Wednesday!  Yay!   I got close to finishing the 'binding' (the lazy Krista way of binding that is) and my sewing machine revolted. the last few inches.  Argh!   I pleaded and cajoled.  Begged.  Nope, she wouldn't do it.

I tried again last night, and still no go.  But tonight (Thursday), I got it done.  Sewing machine went fine.  And nothing else had changed.  What the heck?  I think my machine is temperamental, it's so wierd.

Anyway, so excited to get this in the mail tomorrow, I hope she loves it!

1 comment:

  1. It's lovely, I'm sure she'll be so pleased to receive it! I love the embroidered patches, what a sweet touch.


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