Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sue Quilt is DONE!!!

It is finally finished - after 57+ years!!! It is quilted, bound, and ready for display. I cheated on the binding, and just folded it over twice to the back and machine stitched it down. I debated about binding it the "normal" way, but this quilt top is so old and fragile, and I couldn't find a yellow print to look good with the fabrics in the quilt, so. . . I'm happy with the way it came out:

It's a little wavy, I think because the fabric is so old, but on the whole, I'm pleased. No, this quilt will never make it onto Jessie's bed, fortunately it is entirely too large for her twin bed!! I just had to see how it would look!!

On the home front, I took a day off work today - which was so nice. Todd and I had off yesterday, as he had to have surgery on his sinus cavitites/nose, and we had thought we would be home early, but it was 3:30 until we got home. The kids didn't have school Monday and Tuesday this week, so then I had to go get them, do chores for Todd (as he isn't allowed to lift more than 25 lbs for a couple days), and I wasn't feeling the greatest this morning when I woke up, and Tyler didn't have preschool due to the weather. So Tyler and I have spent a nice day at home.

I had to laugh yesteray - while we were waiting for Todd to be taken in to the Operating Room, he asked about the garden and what I wanted to plant. As I start digging in my purse for my list, and rattling off the top of my head (sauce tomatos, slicing tomatos, cherry tomatos, cucumbers, peppers, chilli peppers, onions, garlic, celery, carrots, zuccini, squash, lettuce, cabbage, beans, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries) his eyes just got bigger and bigger and he finally asks - "do I have to double the size of the garden?" He's on board with this now, that we are going to try and grow as much of our own veggies and fruit as we possibly can, and in fact, he suggested we also grow eggplant and rhubarb (turns out he likes fried eggplant - I never knew that). So this weekend, weather permitting, he is going to haul some cow manure over to the garden and spread it around so it can sit for a while before we work it. He's also on board with doing this as organically as we possibly can. At least it got him thinking while we waited for 2 1/2 hours for his turn in the OR.

No babies yet - I've braved the cold a few times today, the girls look miserable, but I think they are waiting for it to warm up (hopefully this weekend). It's 21 degrees right now, and I am pretty thankful they aren't calving at the moment (it's too cold for me to want to be out there).

Now I had better go and try to figure out something good for dinner. I think it will either be chilli or steak. I'm opting for chilli with cornbread. . ..



Granny Lyn said...

oh, I am soooo proud of you for finishing the Sunbonnet Sue, you should be so proud of yourself!!! It is absolutely Gorgeous! To think of the History in that fabric, and the times it has been moved, carted, and tossed to end up on your Finished List. My heart is swelling over here for you.

And you are certainly a wonder woman, kids, job, chores, wife, cook AND quilter! I work, but my DH does all (most) of the cooking and when I got home today at 4:00 the house smelled so wonderful, he is an excellent chef! and all I have to do is eat! me=lazybutt
thanks for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting your hubby on board with the garden. I know I couldn't do it with out my husband's help. And he eats eggplant. THAT'S a rarety!! :)