Friday, January 13, 2012

Quilting, snowing, reflecting, and babies

I am now half way done with the quilting on the pink, gray, and brown quilt. I need to mail it Monday to my brother in California along with his glasses he forgot.

So far we have not received much snow, less than an inch so far - just enough to make it nasty to drive. I am just now seeing the plows out to throw down some salt. I thought at first the kids didn't have school since the roads were so bad. When the kids don't have school the city is not in a hurry to clean up. This is a shot out my garage door this morning. The wind just howled and there was no point in shoveling with wind blowing so hard.

I keep my my spools of cottong quilting thread for the year and it gives my a chance to reflect on what I have accomplished. Karen, at The Selvage Blog (a great, interesting blog - go check it out!) posted a picture of the spools she emptied in 2011. I saved mine too so here are mine. I emptied 32 spools and I posted on January 3, 2012 that I estimated I used 34,100 of cotton quilting thread. I have no idea how many yards of regular sewing thread or Sulky rayon I went thru, but one can only be so anal about what you keep track of.

Babies - well, I was cleaning out my e-mail and found some pictures I had forgotten about of babies on my quilts. I copied them over and will get them printed to put in the album.


Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, you know, I have never gotten a picture of a baby on one of the quilts I have given out over the years. I wonder why no one has thought of that? Me either.

Love the babies and the quilts, but not the snow.


Selvage Quilter said...

We used exactly the same number of spools in 2011! (My post says 31, but then I turned around and one had rolled behind me and I didn't think it was worth it to change the post. Haha.) What are the chances that we'd polish off the same number? It's weird enough that we save and count our spools! I've been making zig zag quilts too. I'll post them soon.
I love all the baby pictures.
Glad you're back.