Monday, April 17, 2006

Wow! I actually accomplished something!

Looking at my house, you wouldn't think anything got done today, but you would be wrong. I folded and put away at least 6 loads of laundry. Changed the sheets on my bed. Did two loads of dishes. Cooked pancakes for dinner. I also managed to sew a little. First of all I finished assembling the rows for the backing for this quilt. It is kind of scrappy, no? Uses up only 56 of my pre-cut 10.5 inch blocks. Seems like a backing should use up more squares than that! Seems like a lot more fabric when you buy yardage for it.

When I was walking through the kitchen, I noticed this Ball canning jar that I got from my Grandma a few weeks ago. Why, you may ask, would someone want a huge canning jar? Anyone, anyone? Where in the U.S.A. were Ball jars originally made? Still don't know? Muncie, Indiana! Home to our family for four wonderful years. So when I look at this jar, I don't see a jar, I see Muncie! I think of moving there with my new baby daughter and buying our first house. I think of meeting my kindred spirit and learning to quilt (in spite of a certain someone - K.B!). I think of Maddie and Evie playing together. I think of taking hypnobirthing classes with Bill and Nina. I think of Nina rushing to my house when my mom called her because my sister had just lost her twins and was she worried I would go into premature labor. When I think of Muncie - I think of Nina and her family. Amazing what a little canning jar can bring to mind!

Enough of my rambling! I also managed to get the binding on this baby quilt. I am in love with this one too! I just want to run out and buy some strawberries and some chocolate! I don't know the mommy-to-be very well so I hope she likes it.

I delivered the 30's baby quilt last night. Little did I know that the recipient was right there. Oops! I hope the grandma wasn't trying to keep it a secret. They both seemed to love it. The daddy complained that it wasn't really big enough to cover him up adequately! Now, I just have to hide this money away so I can spend it at my mini-retreat with Nina in June! I am definitely going to go searching for some of those fabrics that Susan showed on her blog today. Remember to bring comfy shoes, Nines!

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Your quilts, and backs are always so HAPPY! And boy oh boy - are you ever cooking getting so much done! Feels good, eh?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Although I haven't made individual comments - I am liking ALL the quilts you have shown recently - this strawberry chocolate one is just as great as the blue squares baby, 30's baby and blue pineapple!!! Really lovely.

And, your post made me smile with a happy memory - my Mom used to make us pancakes for dinner every once in awhile too.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Laura said...

I love the pink and brown quilt! Actually I have loved all the quilts you have done lately. Keep the quilt show coming!!

Sandra said...

The border on the pink and brown quilt is perfect - I'd have a tough time giving that one away too! It's funny how ordinary things remind us of good times and family. Every time I see a certain small glass dish I think of my nana and poppa and going to their house for tea, and the rhubarb flummery desserts she used to make :-)

Nines said...

Girls, I think we've created a monster! YOuu are just "goin' to town" aren't you? That pink quilt is way, way cool and now I need to make one!! Like I need another project!! Think how cool one would be in a queen size with rounds like court house steps- oooo. I like VERY much. There are so many things scattered around my house that remind me of you, and I am holding my breath until June. I'm turning a little blue around the edges. Why don't you pick the dates? Try to give us 4 days. See what "Lizzie" thinks. Now she'll shoot me, huh? You do such beautiful work, Sarah. I'm so proud.

Nines said...

BTW- Eva has an appointment at Riley, today. An EEG and neurologist appt. Wish us luck!

Dawn said...

Sarah - I just absolutley love that chocolate and strawberries quilt. I want it so bad! I just love the colors and fabrics. I may have to look for some to do it like yours - it is amazing. And I agree with you - whenever I try and use up stash as backings it never seems to use up enough! But boy if you buy backing it seems like a lot! Love your Ball jar - I have so many of those in my basement. I love using them for putting things in and vases!