I have been busy working on Mom's wall hanging. I am feeling really good about the machine quilting I have done on it so far. The only fly in the ointment is that I decided to use a rayon thread and although I like the look of it, working with it is difficult. Maybe it's because I'm working on the industrial Singer machine, but it just keeps breaking on me. I'll go along for a while and then it just breaks, either the top or bobbin thread. Even when I try to hide the threads afterwards with a hand sewing needle, the thread still breaks. So I have learned my lesson...stick to cotton thread! haha. I do want to finish it with the other colors of rayon thread that I have, just to be consistent. I have used red thread to make hearts in the middle of some of the squares and to make flames in some of the other squares. I have some green that I want to use in the green background area. I'm thinking of making swirls of some sort to look like grass, or maybe just wavy lines. Then in the backgrounds of the focus squares I am thinking of a few stars going around connected with a swirly line. I'm also thinking of just using a wavy line with loop de loo's all over the double delight quilt top. That will be using cotton thread, for sure!
Mom is coming down this weekend to clear out some stuff from Gram's house. Gram has been in the nursing home for rehab for a week and will probably be there for another week then go back to live with Mom.
On my end, Darling Daughter is moving forward with moving out when her boyfriend closes on his house. I've got mixed emotions about that, for sure, but on the whole I don't think it's a bad thing.
Darling Son, on the other hand, has a bug up his butt about moving out also. His plans aren't as sensible. He was talking about moving out with a lowrider friend of his into a scummy apartment in the next town over. We had a go round and I said "if it's moving out of the house you want so bad, why don't you move out to the shed?". So guess what? The kid is cleaning out the shed and moving into it! Now before you have visions of a falling down tool shed, I will explain that our 'shed' is a very nice building, bigger than a college dorm room, well insulated and in great shape. It has electricity to it, but not water. I'm entertaining the idea of calling someone to see how much it would cost to get water out there, but not really too concerned about it. Darling Son can certainly still come into the house to shower and use the facilities!