Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bargello Bowl Baby

Here is the quilt made of the leftover strips from my Bargello Bowl top. I have finished quilting it today on my regular sewing machine with a circles on each square, and diagonals in the border following the "Michigan" printed there. Our Guild supports the Neonatal Unit at the regional hospital with a quilt for each baby. I figure that some father will want to have that border for his Michigan baby. The colors are for the University of MIchigan, but, hey, we all live in the state and can say it just means we are proud of our state! I'm going to use some scrap binding that is two different navy fabrics.

The other news of the day is that I made a new Lenten veil to cover the figure of Christ on the cross at the front of the church. Charlie, who is the Rector of HolyCross, wasn't able to get it to stay in place and recruited some help from the Junior Warden, Ken Race. First they tried again with the long bamboo pole from the basement.

The reason for the pole is to avoid having to get out a long aluminum ladder out from the shed on the other side of the parking lot, and then SOMEONE having to climb the ladder, which creaks and wobbles.

Well, here is Ken on the ladder, leaning his right arms against the wall for security. This project took all of 45 minutes because of all the attempts to get the darn veil to cling to the wire crown on Jesus' head, and hang evenly on each side. The Altar Guild has no idea what a good time they missed by getting all the other work done on Sunday after church and leaving this to Charlie!

Now with the veil in place, we are ready for the Ash Wednesday services tomorrow, beginning with the one at 7 AM in the morning.

However, there is a prediction of sleet and 3-5 inches of snow tonight, so maybe everyone will stay home waiting through the morning for better weather later in the day.



Toenails cut and feet checked by nurse today

Finished quilting the Baby Bargello

Supper with the Reunion group

1 comment:

Tracey in CT said...

The baby quilt looks great...someone is going to be very pleased with it! I've got extra strips from my quilt, so I think I'll use the same idea to make a little babysize one.