There is no keeping up with my grandmothers. You may have noticed that I have been off grid lately… That’s because I have been soaking up as much time with my grandparents as possible. This includes lugging my sewing around with me and subjecting them to talking with me, looking at my quilts, and helping me at all times. Although, I don’t really think they mind…
This means that I have been super productive and I am now super tired.
(They seriously have more energy than me…)
On Tuesday I hung out with my Gramma and Grandpa, picked up 6 gallons of fresh blueberries, finished all the blocks to a quilt, cut out another quilt top, and she made dinner for the family. I’m pretty sure I made drinks and set out the napkins. Oh, and loaded the dishwasher. I am useless. She had it all done before I could blink. See, here she is making a cobbler while I sit and use a rotary cutter.
Did I mention she cut all of her quilts by hand?
Utterly useless, I am.
I also finished another project I have in the works and she helped me lay out part of the finished project in between all of our other projects:
Which I can’t reveal quite yet.
Then, today I went to hang out with my Mammaw and Pappaw, and again she helped me with quilting, she made lunch, and she made dinner for the family. I made drinks, got napkins, and set the table, but otherwise she basically runs circles around me, too.
I finished some quilt backs and we got all the butterflies ready to be appliqued.
We had a nice little assembly line going.
I would sew the butterflies to their lining:
She finished them of by hand-stitching the opening:
And, wait for, we even enlisted my Pappaw for help with ironing:
(Did I mention that he’s made a quilt – because he reminded me of that tonight!)
Now we have a nice pile of 35 butterflies to be appliqued once my mother teaches us her skillz.
Here are some of my favorites:
Basically, I am having the time of my life, soaking up all of this knowledge, quilt love, and grandparent time.
I apologize if I’m not responding to emails. I know you all understand and appreciate my absence!