Saturday, February 20, 2010

Now, what's the word for?

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. The snow has finally stopped falling and now is turning to heavy wet snow. I'm sure the native peoples of Alaska must have one word for that kind of snow. Slop comes to mind.
I've been working on a baby quilt. I haven't done a traditional quilt design for ages. Let me tell you that a 6 1/2" block made up of four 3 1/2" pieced blocks and those 3 1/2" block have two or four pieces is a ROYAL PAIN IN THE YOU KNOW WHERE. I have spent all day, it seems, on this quilt and I have ONE ROW done. ONE ROW!!!!!!!!
It's done in 1930s style fabric, soft pastels with lots of white on white as the background fabric.
I actually enjoy working with these colors, right now. 12 inch blocks are a whiz compared to these. But, I know it's what the couple will like so I'm "pulling up my big girl panties" and getting on with it.
Murphy is bored. We've taken a number of breaks, for me to throw snowballs, for him to snuffle out, in the snow. I think he misses Zeus.
I've been playing with Riley when I come back in the house, from the studio. She's standing and walking around the coffee table now. Every once in a while she will put a toy to her mouth, with both hands, while standing. I don't think she realizes that she is standing unsupported. I swear she will be walking by a year old if not sooner.
I heard her say HI when she was being brought upstairs for lunch. I thought it might be a fluke but Mary says that she has been saying it off and on. She also says MumMum. I'm trying to pretend that three Mumms in a row is for grandmum.

:)Bea Who is going to go create something for dinner.


  1. I know what you mean about the traditional quilts. They seem to be so much trouble now that I've done art quilts. LOL
    Riley will be walking soon sounds like! Hooray for Riley! :)

  2. I want to see your quilt or a little piece of it. You know once Riley starts walking around she's gonna want to be in your studio all the time, right? LOL!!!

  3. I'll post a picture of it when I get at least two rows done, so you can see the pattern. It's going to be very pretty, traditional and perfect for a baby quilt, for these folks.
    Normally, I would make a bright, bold, crayonbox colored one. Maybe, I'll make another one for the baby for it's 1st birthday like that. :)Bea

  4. I can't imagine quilt making,,I don't have the patience, but I do so admire them!
    Nothing quite like being a Grandmum. Best job I ever had!

  5. Yeah, I want to see the quilt, too. My mom says she thinks I will quilt when I get older. We'll see. Beautiful photos again. It will rain in Cincinnati in the next few days, so the 9" of snow at Mount Muchmore will melt away into grey mud. I'm ready for magnolias and azaleas. Post a current pic of Riley. Can't believe she is so big already.


  6. Babs, I made so many traditional quilts in the past and it's been so nice to design mine own art quilts these past few years. This, as Mary Helen said, is a study in patience. :)Bea

  7. Lucci, we could use some rain, LOTS OF RAIN, rain, rain, rain instead of MORE SNOW. I refuse to shovel anything anymore. John asked me on the phone if I had shoveled out from this snow. I told him no. He sighed. I am in complete denial now. I WANT SPRING, :)Bea

  8. Thanks for the morning smile. Reading the comment about your grandson saying MumMum made my morning.

  9. I think it is safe to say that 'mum mum' is grandma! My goal is to teach her to say 'uncle justin' over two days next weekend!

  10. Aw, thanks G. My husband had been gone on a trip since last Thursday.
    When he was leaving for work this morning, he said, BYE, BYE to Riley and almost dropped his coffee when she raised her right hand and did a "Queen" wave to him. :)Bea

  11. LOLOL Good luck, Justin. She does like being lifted up into the air and your Pa and I aren't up to that task anymore. :)Ma

  12. Aw, lovely Riley. I need to see a recent photo Bea!! Love the 'Queen' wave! Jim is away to the UK today, so I'm up early for a change. I reckon two MumMums must mean Grandma! Poppy says 'No', but she says it when she's doing something she knows she shouldn't! That really made me laugh.