Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Taking Time Out

I am taking time out from Snails to work on something else. My guild issued a challenge during the winter. Make a wall hanging, no more than 30 x 30, using two required fabrics and up to 4 more of our choosing. Well, I have made mine and decided to use the “birthing” technique rather than do a binding. I do, however, want to quilt it on the HQ. So, what to do when there is no back or batting to attach leaders or clips to. Well, here is what I did.


What you also are seeing are the two required fabrics (ugly) and two of my four optional ones. Anyway, I made faux leaders that I stitched on to each side

and then attached them to the real leaders and off I went. I can’t show the quilt yet: it will be showing up in September.






Now, the real reason I am posting tonight. I read so many blogs where people are sharing how proud they are of their grandchildren. Well, I would like to do the same. But, alas, this is all I have. Our grandson came by on his way home from work, and here he is:




He explained that today they were having “sex change” day: sounds more like college than work, doesn‘t it? Anyway, we were so happy that he shared with us that I just had to snap pictures. And, as you can see, DH really enjoyed the show.

7 comments:

  1. oh Gari - I laughed and laughed at the photo's. How brave your grandson was to go to work in that outfit!! thanks for sharing LOL
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  2. Sex change day? That sounds like a challenging place to work. I wonder if everyone was brave enough to go along with it. your grandson looks like he was having fun with it.

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  3. How funny -- Priceless picture of him with his grandpa! He has good taste in cars. Love that Mustang!

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  4. A pretty girl he does not make...yikes...tell me he at least shaved his legs.

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  5. your grandson is just too cute! he must keep everybody laughing. can't wait to see the finished snails trail quilt.

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  6. Oh, my goodness...I sure am glad you explained this photo to us. LOL

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