Monday, 31 January 2011

Great weather for hand quilting

The weather the last couple of days has been horrible and rainy with the temperatures dropping into the low 20's.  Brrr.  Yesterday I pulled out my long jeans and my long sleeved merino top as I was getting cold.  Funny how quickly you get used to a warm climate!

Anyway all this rain has been pretty condusive to getting the quilt done.  In the last couple of days we have put the 3 layers of the quilt together and basted it and started on the hand quilting.  Its been a while since I have hand quilted (too many projects in my head, too little time) but I am enjoying the work. My mother in law and Gina have been working on it as well.

We have been quilting this on the dining room table to the dismay of my son who complains that he cannot hear the tv due to our talking.  I have told him that it is a fact of life that when 3 women sit around a table and quilt that they are going to talk!

We are making great progress on the quilt and we are hoping that the quilting will be finished by the end of the week.  Then only the binding and the label! 

It is Chinese Lunar New Year this week and there have been many celebrations around Singapore.  The kids finish school early on Wednesday and have Thursday and Friday off.  We are still trying to think of what we can do with them....depending on the weather of course!

Xin nian kwai le!  Happy New Year



Diana Parkes said...

Your son has learnt a very important piece of education - I like it!

Hennie en Jan said...

hoi marrianne
dat ziet er goed uit hoor het is vast gezellig zo met z,n drieen aan het quilten zeker als het zo regend
groetjes aan iedereen

liefs Hennie