Tomorrow is DH’s 73rd birthday. Sometimes it is hard to believe that we have been together as long as we have and it is only by looking back at all we have done and been through that we can see the very large number of years we have both lived through and been together.
My big project this week, however, has been this quilt which is DH’s birthday gift. And I can’t say that all has gone well.
The first problem was that I couldn’t figure out how to draw the layout I wanted in EQ. I want to use two or maybe three different sashing sizes and EQ didn’t seem to allow for that. So I decided to revert to graph paper, which I used to do all the time, and really enjoyed working that way again. BUT, after I was cutting my pieces to match my drawing I realized that I added a row to my center panel which isn’t in my real plan. So back to the drawing board I am going to figure out how to make all my pieces fit.
These are my 9 pieces before I started cutting to size. They are embroideries from Artistic Thread Works and I am thrilled with how they came out. Now I just need to figure out how to make them fit.
Ever since I started knitting again, July 2013, I have found it the most relaxing way to avoid doing either what I should be doing (housework) or am frustrated doing (quilting). However lately I have grown tired of just knitting socks and am still afraid of starting a sweater so I took up knitting dishcloths. This is the second one I have done and I really like them: they are soft and easy to work with. And they have kept my hands busy.
And last, but certainly not least, one of my mug rugs has found it’s new home. This is my DIL(youngest son) with her birthday gift. She tells me this is how she looks before she has had her morning coffee and that my son is “very afraid” of that look. The funny thing is that my son does not drink coffee (can’t believe he is my son) but has always gotten up in the morning and made coffee for his wife. I guess I taught him well: happy wife, happy life.
Our oldest son and his wife will be here tonight so there will be no sewing until possibly Sunday afternoon. Guess DH will be getting quilt pieces for his birthday tomorrow.