I know that gramma passed on in order to take care of my baby. The timing of it makes me believe that, and saying that makes me feel better about everything.
My husband, knowing I needed some time by myself, let me have most of the weekend out in the sewing shed. I haven't really finished anything in a long, long time, so this weekend felt great. I don't know about you guys, but my stack of "quilt tops" has been growing and the quilting just hasn't been happening.
I never finished my step-mom's birthday gift(mid-June), an electric heating pad thingie cover. I ended up making two, since I had an ugly cover on mine. I had an Arcadia honey bun roll and just started messing around. I haven't free-motion quilted in forever, and it felt so good. I'm keeping the swirly circles/log cabin. My step mom is getting the strips with meandering. I backed them both in some Amy Butler home dec.
Also, a friend of mine from high school is having her second baby. I just couldn't go to the baby shower. So I spent that time quilting this. It's definitely not perfect. I still feel awkward sometimes with the free motion stuff. You can really tell the "groove" spots and the "awkward" spots on the quilt. Okay, maybe I'm the only one who can see that... I really do feel more comfortable doing it after a glass of wine. I can't piece at all with alcohol involved, but I sure do quilt better :)
Also, I will be raffling off one of my featherweight machines, to benefit the opening of the Santa Barbara Birth Center. They want to open by the end of the year, and I think I can raise a decent amount of money by having a raffle for one of my machines. I will do the raffle some time in August, so stay tuned......