Monday, September 1, 2014
I finally finished the baby quilt that I've been working on! I'm still not totally happy with the quilting, but I think I just need more practice. I guess it's not just that - i thought it'd be cool to do some different quilting on each of the blocks, but I wish I'd stuck with one theme - either the straight lines like I did on most of the blocks or the meandering which I did on only two. I didn't like the meandering after the 1st block, but then I kind of had to repeat it at least once. bleah. oh well. i liked it after the 2nd one but then it was too late for more. Oh well - I'm not going to stress! babies don't judge. The little girl is due in early October, i think, and she'll be getting the February baby sweater and the little pink dress with the bear on the front too! For her big brother, I embroidered 4 cute aliens on a sweatshirt - because I know that a 5 year old doesn't understand why someone is getting a gift and he's not! It'll be his big brother gift! Now to start thinking about Christmas! My brother and SIL have 5 kids with another in the oven AND a foreign exchange student. because they're nuts, i guess. Anyway, i'm thinking about making the whole darn family Thorpes (the bulky weight earflap hat). My only fear is that for kids, a hat may be the equivalent of a pack of underwear. I want to think a hat is more fun than that. Part of me doesn't care. i think I could knock them out quickly and have time to make something special for my mom, who really appreciates it! Any opinions on how kids view hats? they range from a baby up to 13!