Wednesday, September 26, 2012

{WiP} Wednesday ~ 38/52

HOW did it get to be Wednesday already?

And I missed last week, so HOW did it get to be 2 weeks later already?


I think I need to start writing {WiP} Monday posts...maybe then I can get it written by Wednesday! :)

I've been busy, but nothing really to post about. Unfortunately.

My dad was in town last week because we had a death in the family. There were a few good snuggle opportunities for Grandpa and his babies. I HATE that I live so far away from my dad. Not only because I want to be closer to him and see him more often, but also because he's a great grandpa and it makes me sad that my kids don't get to spend much time with him. But we take what we can get, as I know many people do.

Buzz loves Grandpa

Grandpa and Sprout

Puppet Show

Grandpa Feeds Buzz

Grandpa and Sprout

Grandpa and Sprout

While Buzz was napping, the girls and I did some picture-coloring, some leaf-gluing, some reading, some sticker-sticking, some ball-kicking...

Sprout in the window

Those Eyes
(playing with PicMonkey, wishing I had more time!)

I also made these button caterpillars (found on Pinterest, of course!) for my two girls and our little cousin.

Button snake I made to keep the girls quiet on a busy day. Next time I think I'll sew a hexie on the back end instead of a button, though.

Little J spent the afternoon with us so her mama could go to her grandpa's funeral. She was an absolute doll! She and my Pea-Pie played SO well together. :)

Twin Cousins sing a duet

And I've finished the top to my Fruit Stripe quilt, chosen the back, and basted it. Now I just need to clear off my sewing table so I can have plenty of room to quilt it. I'm not sure how I'll quilt it, but I'll have to just pick something (too many good choices!) and get to it.  I can't show you any pictures, but I can say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this quilt looks.

Other WiPs are:
  • The Grayson Quilt -- fabric purchased, nothing cut till I finish the Fruit Stripe quilt
  • Natalie's Wonky Star -- fabric in hand, need to make my 18" wonky star and get it back to her
  • Butterflies and Rainbows Quilt -- starting to receive blocks from my do.Good Stitches mates, so I need to finish the Fruit Stripe quilt so I can get those on the design wall.
Which, by the's a "Works For Me Wednesday" idea:

I pulled this fabric for the back, and it was kinda wrinkled.

Just pressed out the creases with the fabric hanging on the wall. Anyone else do that? It was MUCH easier than the ironing board!

I bought it over 2 years ago, and it's been folded for all that time. It's Full Bloom from the Delhi collection by Valori Wells. I hung it on the design wall to see if I liked it for the back, and once I decided that I did, I decided to press the creases WHILE IT WAS ON THE WALL!!  Oh my goodness. Y'all!! That was a game changer!! I can still use my kitchen island, and I will, but this? Was SUPER quick, I didn't have to worry about creases forming when the fabric hit the floor on the back side of the ironing board, I didn't have to move it every 8 inches. I'm pretty sure it took longer for the iron to heat up than it did to press out the creases. And just so you know, I've got a huge piece of batting attached to the wall, so I was pressing the print while it was adhered to my batting/design wall. Does that make sense? I don't think this would work for everyone, but it worked for me! :)

Of course there are a million things I want to be doing (starting Christmas presents, for one!), but I just need to work on those things. :)

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her regular {WiP}Wednesday post.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oh I totally write mine a couple of days in advance! Glad you got to spend time with your dad, and the backing fabric looks fab!

  2. I need to write mine in advance too. At least today I got it done before 11PM. LOL I love that Valorie Wells print and it will definitely go great on your butterfly quilt. Yeah! I am a proud new member of the Harmony circle in do. Good stitches. Just as a stitcher though. :)


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