Friday, October 9, 2009

Maidens

Friday's are a lax school day here. It is set aside for catching up (sick days, etc.), field trips, tests, and it is the day when we do our Maiden's of Virtue study. This morning the girls and I talked about preparing to be homemakers. It was a fun time. We are excited to start Hope Chests for each of them.
After our shorter school time on Friday's, they enjoy a movie time. Charlotte crochets....she is working on washcloths for Christmas gifts....Anya is working on a whole cloth quilt for her niece, and Alphia curled up in Zach's quilt....Zach is in the background on the couch. Friday's he pretty much has off, unless he needs to catch up or take a test.
I truly enjoy these girls, which surprises me some. I am so comfortable with boys, having raised 2 of them, but the time on Friday's with these girls has been very special to me.
I was able to pull all the basting threads out of the Basket Case while they started their movie.The fabric for the binding is in the dryer as I type this and I will make it and attach it to the front of the quilt this afternoon. Having a solid backing helped to make sure all the basting threads were pulled.... Plus, I just love the back of a quilt!!!
I ran into Acorn Quilts yesterday and grabbed some American Jane fabrics to replace the boo-boo I made a few weeks ago. I will add a bright marigold yellow with these and it should be a beauty!My hoop was not empty for long. Within an hour of finishing the quilting on the basket quilt, I had a little quilt top basted and in the hoop. I love this little quilt.It should quilt up very quickly and then I have several others ready to baste. I think I will be in good shape this Christmas!!
I better scoot and see how that movie is going! They are all so quiet down there!!!
Be Blessed!
Bren

10 comments:

Melzie said...

WAY TO GO Bren!!!!

Mountain Mama said...
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Mountain Mama said...

Oh Fun! Can we come over?!

Mountain Mama said...

Oh Fun! Can we come over?!

Mountain Mama said...

Oops! sorry for the duplicate comments. I guess i got a little "post comment" happy.

Winona said...

Hi Bren, so far, I think it is going to let me comment. LOL Your Basket Case is gorgeous, but I knew it would be. Am I doing something wrong? My fingers on the left hand get sore, but never as bad as yours. I have callouses on my index and thumb of my right hand. I am right handed and the left hand is always under the quilt. The girls look like they are having a good time. Poor Zach is outnumbered. LOL Have a good day. Winona

Crispy said...

Oooo I love seeing the back of the quilt too. IMHO, hand quilted quilts are reversable with a solid backing :0)

Crispy

Copper's Wife said...

I'm so glad that you're enjoying the time with Charlotte and the two other girls. What sweet days Friday seem to be for you.

Andrea Cherie said...

Homemade gifts are wonderful~ I think what Charlotte is working on is a great idea!

One Christian Mom said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day! As my daughter gets older I hope to be able to do the same! Maybe we will do it on saturday when my husband can spend "shop" time with the boys :-)
Shellie