The boy and I were gone from Tuesday until late Sunday, first visiting my family up north and then his family due east. It's pretty fun having two places to visit now, with equally fun things to do and people to see. I wasn't able to get my gingham quilt on the longarm, there just wasn't enough time and we were too busy soaking up precious moments with relatives.
Eeek, legs! It was 100+ degrees outside and my knee caps look far better than my belly, so they made the shot. I was gifted a giant bag of vintage (antique?) fabric scraps by my aunt's mother (the one with the longarm) and I promptly whipped out the kite shaped EPP templates I'd brought along (just in case!) so I could play while traveling.
These are instagram photos, of course. Hence the heavy filter. If you're not on there yet it's filling up fast! Find me @kristastitched so we can be instabuddies. Hand-stitching these pieces together is really a good way to keep my hands busy while six or seven family members are hanging out, drinking iced tea and catching up. I enjoyed it oh so much.
And after 5+ days of being the man of the house all by his lonesome, Hank was one big cuddle monster. Don't worry, I had a pal check in on him once or twice. Couldn't let him starve to death, of course. He always had to have at least his paws touching my project as I stitched before bed.
He's a persistent little booger, though. If I'm not careful he chews on my pieces and/or spool of thread. Just to be pesky, I think. I love having my kaleidoscope quilt on my bed, but it leaves the couch pretty bare. I used to haul it back and forth (or just fall asleep on the couch) but I'm thinking it's time to get a quilt finished to live out in the living room full time.
That's all for now :D
Linking up with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday!