Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Wheels Turn Slowly

The wheels turn slowly, but they do turn and things are getting done.   This morning I got another six blocks done and hope to get more done by the end of the day.    I found out that I'll be babysitting my adorable little great granddaughter for a couple hours this afternoon, so I won't get as many done as I hoped, but it's all good.   I'm adding her picture, I haven't put one on my blog for awhile.   I can see that I need to be a little stingier with the end strips, these were too big, but added in with the other fifty-three they ought to pass.
This picture was taken on December 14th, and she will be one year old on December 16th, tomorrow.   She already had two parties, one in Nashville, Tennessee, and one here, but since tomorrow is the 'real' day, we are going to Chuck E Cheese.  I think it's more for her Daddy than her.  I'm sure she'll have a good time though.

I think I had mentioned before that my DD's stepdaughter is going to be getting sewing things for Christmas and so DD came over this past weekend and we made up six little kits for making these Scottie dogs from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.   I remember having two granddtrs over to make tote bags and they about wore me out, so since at least 3 of the 6 and maybe 4 will need considerable aid, I think DD and I are going to get together ahead of time and do ours.   Two things will hopefully be accomplished, we'll know what we're doing and we will be able to help with theirs instead of do ours.   We should be able to embelish them as a big group though.   It will be the two of us, Kaylea 7, Tabitha 19 (DGD), and Marcy (DGD in law) and Sarah (DGS's girlfriend) early twenties.   It should be fun and the Scottie dogs look so cute.   I also got five more little stockings done, and Christmas cards done and out, so I'm only gathering a little moss.


Anonymous said...

Hi Candace!
I love the string squares!
I have spent the day taking a pile of scraps and cutting them into 4 sizes of squares, or an oblong shape...maybe 2x6inches. I also will cut out circles of 3 sizes. I have been doing the crazy scrap stuff, but I want to make some more conventional quilt blocks.

I do love string quilts though. Your colors are so pretty. I also have a box of strings to work with. Keep up the good work!

Susan in SC said...

What an adorable precious great granddaughter.

scraphappy said...

Great progress on the string blocks. I'm sure they will all come together well enough in the end.

Marcy said...

Thank you so much for watching her, she sure loves you both so much and I'm sorry for slowing down the process! I hope you have been able to catch up. Love you!

Margo in Maine said...

I love the string quilt colors...Merry Christmas

Stacey said...

Um... Excuse me, but I think I would get distracted too looking at the sweet little girl face :)

Nashville, TN is one of my favorite cities to visit. By the way, your string blocks are fantastic!!

Happy Quilting.

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