It's hard to post and not share photos of what I'm working on. Unless I can completely finish a quilt every two days, it's impossible NOT to bore you with partially finished projects !
I finished making the top of my baby quilt today, got it marked for quilting as I went, which was new for me, and then basted it in my frame on the front deck. I don't find myself using the safety pins for basting these bigger items. I guess I'll save them for smaller wall-hanging sized quilts. I thread-basted, and what I really love about that is that it lets you start to get an idea of what the quilt will look like when it's actually quilted.
I mean, not REALLY, because it's basted in a grid, nothing like the quilting design, but still, it starts to look like a quilt, right?
I got 3 loads of laundry done.....some hard work, huh, using a washing machine ! Anyway, I got them on the line to dry, pieced and marked my top, rode my bike to the nursing home to spend some time with a friend I made while hubby was there, and then back home to visit with family and baste the quilt. Here's just a little peek, so that you can see the fabrics.
I don't hear alot from my daughter right now. Bless her heart, she's finding that working full time, and keeping up with her 3 kids, hubby, and the household is very time-constrictive, and, yet, yielding very little economically ! Blessedly, Tim isn't stuck on gender roles..........he cleans and cooks as much as she does, if not more. For the two of them, I pray for guidance in prioritizing their time, and awareness of how precious these years are while the kids are little. I hope they can start to prosper soon with this job, or figure out how to cut back so that they can do without it if they want.