The quilt-as-you-go blocks are joined in rows; all that's left is topstitching the front joining strips (I'm out of matching thread, otherwise that would be done), then squaring and joining rows and, finally, squaring and binding the quilt.
While waiting a day to purchase the thread, another "Lucy project" (for my baby granddaughter) was pulled from the drawer for some further work. (If knitting isn't your thing, just skip the next paragraph and move on to the funny Mother's day card.)
|Using all six strands of embroidery floss instead of regular sewing thread. Faster and more secure.|
Moving on. With Mother's Day on the horizon, I wanted to share one of my cards from last year. This came from my older son and his wife (Lucy's parents) and still cracks me up.
All year long, I've kept that card on my bookshelf. Notice what's sitting in front of it....
...'nuff said. (I think the painted one is a dinosaur.) Actually, the piece on the left was made by him; the one on the right was made by my other son.
Here they are, by the way, our two wonderful, grown-up boys, each pictured holding Lucy: Papa Alex on the left and Uncle Aaron on the right.
And here's Lucy and her Mama, our awesome daughter-in-law, Shannon.
Happy Mother's day, beautiful lady. Thank you and Alex for your incredible gift, to this family and to the world.
|Lucy Maeve, 7 weeks old|
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Happy Mother's Day to them and to all who are mothers or who have ever nurtured another human being or animal. We need lots more of you on this planet.