Monday, March 8, 2010

In a bind...

Remember 3460? Saturday afternoon it arrived back home to me after being amazingly machine quilted by Mark's cousin, Ione. Okay, so I was a little freaked out when I saw the big box containing the quilt, sitting on my front porch. The mailman delivered it to my front porch. Without me at home. It could have just "walked off" in someone's arms and I never would have seen it again. Ack!

And yesterday began the arduous task of binding it. Lots of binding. It is 108 x 108 inches. Though stunningly beautiful, it is heavy and awkward.

(Is it just me, or does that mountain of binding look great against the wall in my office?)

I spent last night watching the Oscars, working on the hand-sewing portion of the binding. One side down, three more to go...

And on a totally unrelated topic. Friday night Aaron and Mark went on a father-son date. Christa was hosting a scrapbooking weekend. So while I babysat, they attended a donor's recognition dinner for Fresno Pacific University. As Mark walked into the kitchen all dressed up, Charlotte looked at him with this very puzzled expression on her face. "Grandpa???" She has never seen him dressed up before...

And sometimes there is a really good reason, or two, why I don't get as much accomplished as I plan:


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k said... #

Two things:

1) That color DOES look great against the wall of your office.

2) Whenever you post pictures of those two, I seriously gasp, "Oh my goodness." They are just so ridiculously cute and kissable.

Grandma G said... #

Two things:

1) I agree about the color.

2) "k" was talking about Aaron and Mark, right?

Grandma G said... #

Okay, now I'll get serious here. ;)

Your quilt in the box on your porch reminded me of a recent UPS delivery I got. The driver couldn't make it up the somewhat slippery hill on our driveway, so rather than taking the pkg. back and calling me or delivering it the next day, or better yet leaving it with a neighbor... he put it in a plastic bag and tied it to our mailbox!!! And as you know, we live on a tar road and can't see the mailbox from the house! If I hadn't happened to have a dentist appointment at noon, that pkg. would've been there till I went out to get the mail around 5-6:00 p.m. If I was lucky, it still would've been there, that is! Grrrrr!! Not as great a loss as your precious quilt would have been though, had it disappeared!

Such an amazing quilt!!

And such handsome men in your life... all three of them! And it sounds like Mark gets dressed up about as often as Grandpa does here. :)

Not to leave Charlotte out... she is as beautiful (and kissable) as ever. :)

Aaron said... #

let me guess. They were watching cars when those pictures were taken?

Little Spouse in the Old House said... #

I would never get any quilting done, oops I don't get any quilting done now, rephrase-I would never get anything done with those two cuties around and I'm not talking about Aaron and Mark! Did you know that Charlotte calls me Grandma Janice when I'm around? I just love that! Love, Janice P.S. You are especially in my prayers as you spend time with Susan.

Cindy said... #

LOL. That first comment was funny, Grandma G.

And note to Aaron: Yes, they probably WERE watching Cars. But just so you know, a lot of other projects happen around here when Cars is playing in the background...although it probably looks a little suspicious.

And I purchased two new DVDs this morning. Hopefully the next time we play a DVD it will not be much as I love Lightning McQueen!

Needled Mom said... #

I love doing the binding. It is so relaxing to me.

I can comletely understand why you get sidetracked with those darling little ones. Enjoy them while they are that age.

amy smart said... #

What cute little distractions you've got there!

Binding a giant quilt sounds like the perfect thing to do during the ever-drawn-out Oscars. (I laughed out loud at Steve Martin saying "This has gone so long, Avatar is now in the past." LOL!

JHNickodemus said... #

oooh they are so cute! love the green! Love that Aaron and Mark went on a date!
Ps. Grandma G =funny haha

Needles And Ewe said... #

They are too cute! Very adorable distractions, indeed.

I wonder sometimes about mail delivery people. Last week I spent about 5 minutes trying to pry a package out that was far too big for the mailbox...just glad it wasn't breakable!

Jennifer said... #

I just looked back to see the full quilt and WOW! it is just beautiful. I cannot wait to see the finished product!

Jennifer :)