Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rear view

Not much sewing happened at my house last night. First of all, there was basketball practice for Jason, and second of all, I am in charge of the Cub Scouts for the Christmas parade this Friday night. We are partnering with Hull's Drive In (whose Board I was recently elected onto, so this knocks out two organizational responsibilities at once), and Orrison's Tree Service, a business owned by the father of one of the cub scouts in our den. Here's the deal:

Some Cub Scouts will lead the way with our Pack banners and flags. Then comes the Tree Service truck, on the back of which will be a movie screen and projector (and generator) showing a Christmas movie (Charlie Brown, I believe). Then come the Cub Scouts, in cardboard cars, eating popcorn and watching the movie. And bringing up the rear, a Hull's Drive In banner which reads "Follow Us to Hull's Drive In."

The good news is that it is the first time I've been excited about the Christmas parade. The bad news is that I'm in charge of making the cardboard cars. I made my prototype last night (and of course forgot to take a photo), and now I have only 13 more to make by Friday. Ha! At least I don't have to decorate them - that will be the kids' responsibility while we are lining up for the parade on Friday.

But on a sewing front, I have finished 3 of the 4 twelve inch blocks to be framed. (yup, another goal not met; it seems to be starting to be a habit!) I don't really want to show the fronts until I have them framed and ready to go, but here are the backs. First, my favorite so far, probably because there is so much stitching to see:

In comparison, this one seems to need something more, don't you think?

This one, too. Hmmm, if I find myself with a little extra time before they get wrapped, I might just put a few more stitches in.

That's it! Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Becky said...

Your quilting stitches make me go Grrrr when I look at mine. You do such a great job. Your grandmother would be so proud!!

Hazel said...

Great hand quilting I think you can expect a few tears when these are given, it was such a great heart warming idea .

Rachel said...

It's interesting to see the backs of quilts/quilt blocks. Your stitching is beautiful - all done by hand? You could display them backwards ;)

Have fun at the parade. It sounds like a blast! Make sure you take lots of photos, especially ogmthe Drive-in float. Love it!

Rachel said...

*of the (stupid iPad keyboard)

Char said...

Wow, you sure have a lot going on right now.Can't wait to see the cars.
Your hand quilting looks great. I know these gifts will be greatly appreciated.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love all the backs. Sometimes something simple is just right.

I get tired just hearing about your weeks. I think Ive officially turned into an old lady, work and eating dinner and 15 minutes of sewing on weekdays is about my limit, but I recall when my life was as frantic as yours appears to be!