First, I sewed on the borders of my O'Cherries quilt. I didn't take a photo - you've seen it before so imagine it now with 5" white borders...that's as far as I got. Meanwhile, the OnlyChild started making a pillow:
She based her design on a couple of patterns I got from Kellie of Don't Look Now. She didn't get to the sewing part yet. I have a feeling there will be much tutoring in that department since applique is a new skill to be learned by the OnlyChild. Her comment while cutting out all those little pieces: "I'd rather be painting."
But then things got a bit wilder. Together we made Leon:
Leon is another creation from the book Sew Me, Love Me (in the book he's called Scrappy Lion). He was a collaborative effort. I did all the machine stitching and the OnlyChild was the stuffmaster, hand-stitcher, and button selector.
He's got personality!
After all that work, the three of us shared a bottle of wine. We felt we deserved it!
This bottle came back from Italy with me last summer. I wasn't really saving it for an occasion of any sort - just waiting for an opportunity to suck back the whole thing with a good friend.
There are some perks to having an adult daughter when you're still only 29 (hahaha). Yes, she's "legal" - 18 is the age of majority here. Crazy, eh?
The three of us sat and chatted and the OnlyChild and I planned our summer trip to San Antonio, Texas. I'm going for a conference in July and she's tagging along. We are so excited!
Does anyone out there live in or near San Antonio? Or has anyone visited before? We'd like some advice on what we must see and do!
So...to recap... a good night was had by all (except for Mr. P who went to bed early because he has to work today).