Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Quiet Day

It's been a quiet day for me so far. I've been working on the Bright Hopes Baby Quilt this morning. I have the top all sewed together and now I need to get the top, batting and backing basted. I had thought about free motion quilting it yesterday. I've changed my mind and I'm going to tie it out. I think that will make a fluffier quilt and give it an old fashioned touch.

I've also been doing some research on the internet........finding lots of new projects.........now to find time and money to do them. I'm already trying to plan projects for next Christmas' gift giving. The ladies are easy to figure something out.........it's the men and young boys that stump me. After all I grew up in a household of 4 girls........that's right Dad was the only male in the house...........unless you counted the dog. For Dad we had our standby gifts........socks, after shave lotion, flannel shirts, Levi's, tools and Goodies!!!!!!!!!! I think Dad likes the Goodies best of all. It is a tradition that I always buy him a bag of Brach's Coconut Sundaes to put in his Goodies. He also likes Black Jelly Beans, Fiddle Faddle and Cashews. Those 4 items are his favorites.

Okay...........I have Dad's gift ideas...........now I need ideas for the rest of the men in the family. I did buy a pattern to do car organizers. There was a real nice one that hangs on the back of the front seat. That would work for some........some of the guys don't have cars or they drive pickups......back to the drawing board. I have a while before I really have to decide what to do for the guys. After all its only January and I'm already thinking about Christmas. What happened to Valentine's Day, St. Patty's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving???????????? Seriously.......Christmas time will be upon us before we are ready............just as always.

1 comment:

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Boy you are planning ahead! what an inspiration. I think your DD will come out really nice with lots of yellows.