Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wine Wednesday?

I LOVE having vacation with no plans.  Just staying near home and doing whatever I want.  Well, anything I want within reason. 

Yesterday I took a little trip to visit my folks, who live about 2-1/2 hours away.  I brought along my Glee CDs and my new Adele CD, and sang at the top of my lungs for most of the way from eastern Minnesota to northwestern Wisconsin.  I brought tatting to share and we spent the day digging in fabric and thread and doing a little sewing. And yak, yak, yak.  It was a fun visit with no real schedule.

Mom quilts.  A lot.  All the time.  She makes beautiful quilts, and has an abundance of finished quilts and oodles of fabric.  (I follow in her footsteps with my oodles of thread.)  She was showing me some recent quilts, and I expressed my love of a Christmas lap quilt's fabric.  "The binding isn't done", she said.  "If you want to finish the binding, you can have it."  Didn't take me long to say "Really? Heck yeah, I'll finish it!"  It's a beautiful lap quilt that will be fun to have out at Christmastime.  I was really attracted to the lighter green for some reason - it adds a shade of color that isn't typical of Christmas.

And it's quilted beautifully.  It will be a treat to get this finished - and better yet, I have until December to do it!

So, my doily needs finishing and I have hankies to tat edges for.  Not to mention some other various sewing projects and this quilt to finish.

 But hey, I'm on vacation and I can do anything I want. 
Maybe it's time to start Wine Wednesdays.


  1. Your mother's quilt is beautiful! I like the lighter green. I think you could keep this one out year round.

    Wine Wednesday works for me. I'm not much of a tea drinker other than iced tea, so in the cooler months I have Tipsy Tuesday. I wish I could remember who gave me that idea!

    Ooh! Do I sound like a lush? A half a glass is about all I can handle, and I drink it for purely medicinal purposes. ; )

  2. Oh, what a marvelous treat to kick back with some good wine and your fave bit of handwork -- count me in!

    One confession -- once I thought it would be a fun idea to start "Martini Mondays." I thought, a tiny sip here and there while you tat. No problem. Then I tried it. Whooo-weee! What a disaster!

    I'm such a liquor light-weight that I only manage about a half-glass of wine. For medicinal purposes, like Diane!

  3. After the week (or two) that I've had, I am sooooo ready for Wine Wednesday! I love that quilt, it's absolutely gorgeous. I really wish that there was a quilter in my family - I'd trade just about any amount of knitting for a quilt. But, alas, no such luck. I love quilts but I really hate sewing (so much that I knit in the round rather than deal with seams). Beautiful - enjoy it . . . and your vacation too!

  4. That quilt is absolutely wonderful! What a great talent to have. I so admire quilters. The colors are perfect. It's not even too Christmas-y to be out all year. ^_^

  5. Wine Wednesdays? You are a woman after my own heart!!

  6. Wine Wednesday sounds like tea, but a little wine is nice now and then :-) Half a glass is just right for me too...Love the quilt, something else I'd like to try doing someday...maybe when the girls are grown in about 16 more years ;-)

  7. I love the colors in that quilt. At one time I thought I'd make all the kids Christmas quilts. Harharharhahhhhhh......

    Wednesday wine sounds good to me. oh's Thursday now...

    Keep enjoying your vacation!

  8. Very nice of your mother to give you that lovely quilt. I agree with the others, you could have it out all year if you wanted, the colors don't scream 'Christmas' like some do.
    Wine Wednesday - mmm, sounds good.


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