Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time Flies

Didn't mean to lag between posts so long, but time is flying by fast.  I have been doing  little bit of sewing--a very little bit.  My sister returned the Falling Charms quilt and I got the binding made but not yet attached. 

She free-motioned the swirls on her longarm, but said it took her two hours to get the longarm working well after it had been sitting idle for over a month.  The binding is an old Concord Fabrics print from stash--I have no recollection of when or where I acquired it. 

The colors go very well with the charms in the quilt.  I'm hoping to give this to the intended recipients this weekend at our annual Mother's Day brunch.   

Our son Nick's wedding is rapidly approaching and there are things to do.  I was tasked with pulling photos for a display at the reception--Oh what a rabbit hole that is, getting out boxes of pictures!  It was easy to find solo pics of Nick as a baby, but much harder in the later years.  We took annual Christmas photos for many years and there are lots of those, and of other family gatherings, but not so many of just him, particularly as a teen.

I'm going to guess this photo of a bunch of cousins was taken on Mother's Day 1998, based on the youngest baby in the picture, our niece Emma, who is being held by Nick on the far left.  The darling blondie girl on the far right is getting married this year too, niece Anya.

A few years later the house had changed color but Denis, our dear departed orange and white cat, still favored the porch.  The yellow coreopsis flowers looking so lush here inspired me to buy a few to plant now.  The purple Mexican sage in the background was planted the year we moved in and it is still alive and flourishing. Daughter Erica looks like she has a bunny tail there where the sun is hitting her! Erica has been too busy to come over and play with her placemat fabrics we bought...

...but Erica's boyfriend Ryan had picked out a few fabrics in the sewing room for me to make him this coaster.  It is an easy 5" charm square project with only 5 charms needed.  A wine glass can be inserted in the center where the folded charms meet.

I used green on the back as its his favorite color too.  Meanwhile, future daughter-in-law and I have been messaging ideas for their quilt and plan to do some fabric shopping this weekend. Can't wait!


Kate said...

Falling Charms looks great and I really like your binding fabric choice. Somewhere I missed that your boy was getting married. Sounds like you've got a busy few weeks coming up. Enjoy!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You will only get busier as the wedding grows closer! I totally agree with you about old pictures being a rabbit hole-- oh. my. goodness; YES!
I love the combination of Coreopsis and Russian Sage, I have them in my perennial garden too. I had forgotten about the coasters that are wine-glass friendly like that, I had pinned the pattern on Pinterest some time ago and intended to whip some up; I just may need to do that right away, thanks for the memory jogger!! The Charm quilt is lovely.

Louise said...

I really like that binding fabric, even though that's not usually my quilting style at all. There's something so classic about it. I'd love to have a scarf just like it! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Lovely swirly quilting design! And that binding fabric is perfect... enjoy the binding!