- Finding someone else to sew your backings!! How thrilling and what an epiphany! Here I have all of these handy boys, and they've been sadly under-utilized in the sewing room. I handed a sketch of the dimensions of the green and pink wool quilt to Dan and say, "Figure out how to make a backing from this flannel fabric." So, in about 2 minutes, he has the calculations made and written down. So I hand him the scissors and he's off! He sewed the pieces together and they worked perfectly. How cool is that? I am not overly fond of that tedious job- and I was able to continue my piecing on another quilt! I'm feeling very pleased about this discovery!
- The scene out my window might be a bit cold and dreary, but isn't that perfect weather to be quilting? A snowy winter makes for a happy quilter.
- Two new rolls of batting. The possibilities are endless. I'm thinking I could keep busy for a long, long time. No, I won't be hand-quilting with that Warm and Natural, but the quilting machine loves the stuff. I have about, hmmm, 20 or so tops that need to be quilted.
- That's baby Abe in the batting box. His fever broke, yesterday morning. He is feeling much better, but he's snoring so loudly his brothers are refusing to allow him to sleep in his own bed. So he's sleeping with me until his head clears. Which wouldn't be a problem if a good night's sleep on his part didn't require tucking his knees under my kidneys. I'm glad he's feeling better, even if I have to barricade my back with pillows.