I'm trying to get back into some semblence of a groove around here, but it's proving to be a huge challenge! We spent three wonderful days in the city this week, visiting with Charlie and his parents, doing a few errands for them, bringing them meals, and holding that dear child whenever we had the opportunity. Both our daughter and son-in-law are great about offering Charlie up, so we snap at the chance. I finished sewing the blocks together on his quilt a few days ago, but our weather has been less than kind of late, and I wanted to take it outside to sandwich it before beginning the machine quilting. I rushed out to the patio early this morning, with the threat of yet more showers in the forecast, and snapped a pic after I'd gotten the quilt all assembled. It's certainly not your basic baby quilt....and it's big (about 54 x 54"), so it will be good for him for a very long time. I hope he (and his parents) will like it. I know that the colors will go excellently in his nursery.
I've also been doing a bit of housekeeping:
I had several silk screens that needed to be reclaimed, so I got out Jane Dunnewold's Improvisational Screenprinting DVD, studied her very clear directions, and got down to business. Now I have four new screens to use...it's such a good feeling!! I am working on a wallhanging for (who else?) Charlie and am doing a lot of screening, so having screens in good working order is important. I hope to have pictures of a very cute piece of fiber art to share with you in the next week or so.........depending upon how life treats me!
So all is very good here, and I hope it is with you as well. Thanks for all of the well wishes and sharing of joy when Charlie arrived. Many friends had told me that a grandchild would bring on feelings of such incredible joy, and they were right! It's grand and I love it!!!