Tuesday, April 7, 2009
When I finished my first round of bibs, I knew it was a project that I wanted to get back to. I just loved the project so much. Loved picking out crazy fabric. Loved quilting the meditative straight lines. Loved handmaking the binding tape and wrapping it all around the edges of the bibs. The projects involves so many of my favorite parts of quilting but in small quantities.
So last week I began round 2. And yesterday I was bound and determined to finish three for my friend, Kathy and her new babe. And my boys were bound and determined that I would not finish.
Isaac's distraction tactic? Empty the craft cabinet. Look for the really sharp scissors. Rummage through the sewing drawer that I thought I had emptied of all the dangerous objects until I see him gumming a package of needles.
Andrew's tactic was more direct. While I was making lunch Andrew reset the tension settings on my machine. Which I didn't notice until I had quilted two bibs. I take a closer look at the stitching and notice that I can pull the stitching right off. I'm not sure if you know this or not, but you are not suppose to be able to pull the stitching right off.
Well, despite their best efforts, I finished the bibs and some matching washcloths AND I made dinner.
If everything goes according to my plan, you'll be seeing more of these in the near future. If everything goes according to the boys' plan, you won't. I'll keep you posted.
Posted by Dave at 1:27 PM