I finished binding the "Einstein" baby quilt while traveling to Chicago this week. It does not have an owner yet, but I think it would be a fun one for some sweet little baby. The other quilt is for Quilts of Valor. It is one that I received to quilt last month but did not finish as planned. I only have 3 more of those late quilts to finish, and have one in the process of loading even as I type. My plan is to have those three finished by Jan. 31st and then pick up a few more for Feb. I also have several other projects that are calling to me, so I will be staying close to home during this next round of cold weather.
I forgot to share the blue and white snowperson quilt that Dad and I made while he was visiting. He does the embroidering and I turn the squares into quilts. This one is going to be used all winter. With each set of blocks, Dad's skills and techniques are improving. He is always learning more color names and trying to sort out what one of his spools is the closest match. The snowpeople designs suggest colors but do not give any specific thread brands and numbers. It can be a little challenging for him, but it gives him something else to do to keep his mind active. Since finishing these blocks he has made several other sets and said he was on the last one of another fun set. He seems to really enjoy having a new hobby that "Keeps him busy out of trouble."
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!