Labor Day Sew in Results (#LDSI)

We camped this past weekend with 2 of my grandchildren Noah (5) and Grace (3) so I really didn’t think I would get a lot of quilting done, though I did go with hope and some projects. I posted about what I brought here.

As expected, my results were minimal.

I know some started the weekend really early (Thursday evening) and accomplished a lot – go check out Sandy over at Quilting for the Rest of Us to see what she managed to get done. So if Thursday evening counts, I purchased some quilting fun from the Fat Quarter Shop.


During a torrential thunderstorm, while I was trying to contain pouring rain that was coming in through a blown off vent cover, Noah and Grace worked on a surprise Christmas present for their parents. (Shhh, don’t tell) They will be doing some sewing on these at a later date.


My heroic efforts to contain the blowing rain coming in did not go unnoticed by Noah. He commented to me, “I’m going to tell Grandpa when he comes back that you worked really hard to keep the rain from coming in.” Sweet.

I tried several times to work on my hexagon project and was able to get a few pieces for a row sewn together. The getting up and down to attend to the little ones proved to be counter-productive to my efforts. So I abandoned this project for another time.

I found it easier to draw. Setting down pencil and paper is a lot easier than safely putting down needle, fabric and thread.
The drawing was in response to Jaye’s Creative Prompt Project. Last week the word was “glass” and stained glass was the first thing I thought of. I decided that a crazy quilt look with quilting inside would give a stained glass impression. I am still in a box and limited in my quilting designs but this is a jumping off place for one of my whole cloth quilt ideas for the final quarter in the Quilt-It Challenge.

Al in all, not too shabby.

I was having too much fun with water wars, cooking hot dogs over the fire, wiping smores off the hair, face, hands, clothes and body of a 3-year old (I think food multiplies on this child once it is in her hands), pushing and coaxing on bikes, monkey bar attempts (by them not me) and doing crafts with a couple of special little ones. Years from now, I will remember those times, not what I did with the things pictured above.

What special memories did you create this Labor Day weekend?

Enjoy the Journey,
From one tired Grandma

  • Sandi Colwell

    The quilting can wait but those cuties can not!! Sounds Ike a really great (wet) weekend 😉

    • Jackie

      Yes, the quilting will wait. The little ones are growing up way too fast.
      Jackie Berdych
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