The weekend got started with a roar … and ended with a sigh.
Friday was Day Two of the Ts here. The two bigs had to be up early to go to St. Louis for the home school conference with Mama and Daddy. That meant Nana had the two littles all day. We played with Legos, had pretend picnics, read some books, and had a wonderful day together. The house sure was way too quiet after I took them back home.
The weather on Saturday was delightful. We took advantage of that and worked out in the yard for several hours. I’ve always enjoyed working out in the yard … there’s something rather satisfying about seeing the lawn and landscaping all spruced up, and of course there’s the added benefit of being out in the fresh air, soaking up the sun. After dinner, I was able to spend a little time with needle and thread … the end was in sight on T#2’s quilt.
Sunday was a more relaxing day. After church, we had a sports double header with the Blues and Cardinals (both teams lost) … I used that time to quilt. It was even warmer and sunnier, so it seemed a shame to spend the day inside … DH and I got out for a walk, but it was so windy that we gave it up about half way through. I compromised by opening the doors and letting in some of that delightful fresh air. After dinner, I spent a little more time with needle and thread … and finished the quilting of T#2’s quilt!!
Today my plan is to cut the strips for binding (once I’ve decided what I’m going to use for the binding) and get that sewn on … then the quilt will be finished! Finishing up T#2’s quilt means that it’s time to start up T#4’s quilt. I’ve got the pattern picked out … I’m going to make a four patch with a pieced border. I’ve never added a pieced border, so I’m going to start with a piano keys border. I thought it might be an easy option for a pieced-border newbie, but it’s created a few design questions that I’m not sure I know how to answer (like whether I want/need a coping strip, and if so, how wide to make it as well as how wide to make the piano keys) so I see some “interviewing” in my future (although I’m certainly open to advice from my “quilty” readers).
We’ve got April showers in our forecast all week … hopefully that means plenty of May flowers … and some “guilt-free” time in the sewing room!