Thursday, February 7, 2013

more sewing

Even the kids are memorized with the embroidering machine.  ;)  Since they were all watching I decided to walk away.  Then Bailee hollered that it wasn't working.  Can you see where it messed up?  The bobbin ran out.  I replaced it and continued on.  Not sure how I was going to fix this.  The only way I knew for sure was to fix it by hand.  It was but NOT fun.  I have since attended a class to learn all about my new machine.  I found out how I can go back a few stitches and it will stitch it again.  Basically, I didn't need to fix it by hand.  Next time stitches are missing I know how to fix it on the machine.  Love it!!

In January I decided to make a Valentines runner.  I figured it was a project I could finish quickly and it would give me practice on all the aspects of making a quilt.  Piecing, layering, free motion sewing, and binding.  My friend helped me with cutting out the width of binding only.  I went home with her amazing book and figured out how to put it all together.

I think it turned out great!!  I'm already considering to make an Easter runner with a totally different look. 
I received these adorable little ladybug salt and pepper shakers for Christmas from Carson.  He spent his own money at the school holiday shop.  They add a nice touch to the table.
On another note, McKinzie went back to work last Monday.  She was hoping she could stay home with her kids.  With Geoff still attending college and his job, amazing as it is, is considered a temporary position they decided she needed to continue working.  Luckily they have great people to watch their kids.  One day a week I watch them and a young friend, with two boys of her own, watches them the other four days.
Today is the first time these two are all mine!  It's been fun.  Adam and I made cookies.  I think we make them weekly.  It's fun!  He likes to eat the cookie dough more than the cookies (don't we all).  Harley has been next to perfect.  Eating every four hours, taking short naps in between, and smiling whenever I give her any attention.  It's a good day!
We've played fire fighters, Polly Pocket, and trains.  I've really enjoyed, as I'm feeding this little pink bundle, hearing Adam playing and using his imagination.  This is what being a Grandma is all about. 

1 comment:

Jay said...

I LOVE your runner! So cute.