My cactus bloomed! That was a nice surprise.
My granddaughter spent the night earlier this week. I was looking forward to this time with her for several reasons. A few weeks ago she took an interest in the socks I was knitting, so I told her they could be hers. I finished them while on vacation so I was excited to give them to her. She makes the perfect model.
I love spending one on one time with the grand kids. We get to talk and catch up with what is going on in their lives. Makenzie will soon be twelve and going to junior high school. I worry about all the changes that are going to happen in her life and get a little teary when I see her turning into such a lovely young lady. Why do kids have to grow up so fast? But on the other hand, I love talking with her and learning about her hopes and dreams. She wants to be an architect. How cool is that?
We had a fun swim workout with Papa before we set down to do what she really came over to do...SEW!
We have been working on her first quilt for two years now. Between her schedule and mine we never remember to make it a priority. But this is the summer we will finish this quilt.
I taught her my new favorite short cut...glue basting. It really made sense to her and she didn't have to fiddle with each pair of squares as she was chain piecing her border fabrics.
This is as far as we got this day. Next week we will sash the larger squares and get this quilt top finished.
Pattern: A plain stockinette stitch with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Jawbreaker hand dyed fingering weight yarn from Susannah Kate
Needles:Addi Turbo Sock Rockets, 40" circular, US Size 1 (2.5mm)