Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July to My American Friends

I got two labels embroidered this morning - one for my Dr.'s receptionist and one for baby Alexander's quilt.

Since the quilt is a circus theme, I went with a lion on the label - lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

I had a Dr.'s appointment this afternoon, so I took the finished label with me. Fran (the receptionist) said she wanted to pick my brain about the quilting. She usually quilts everything by hand, but didn't have enough time to do this wedding quilt that way so she was going to try free motion quilting for the first time. She showed me the simple stipple pattern she had chosen and asked me if it would be difficult. She was really stressing that she would ruin the whole thing with her quilting. You know where this is going, don't you.

Instead of just offering the advice she asked for, I offered to quilt it for her. She didn't know I had a longarm and I assured her it wouldn't take long as the quilt isn't very big. She's dropping it off tomorrow morning.

I'm in for a real treat tomorrow. I'm going to see the new baby and play with his big brother Johnathan for a while to give his Mum and Grandma a break. I am really looking forward to it. Here is Alexander Michael just after his birth on Tuesday.

1 comment:

Mary said...

I love the circus quilt and the label!

Mom was stressing about *ruining* the fish quilt when she quilts it too but we talked about different quilting options and she's going to do it. She quilts a her small donation quilts herself and I'm sure she'll do a great job.