Thursday, January 10, 2013
This was not my first such trip, having accompanied my daughter previously to 'pick up' her elder daughter. It was on that trip that I learned (duh!) how much 'down' time there was. Literally, those babies need naps! I had decided to take hand work to amuse myself in those times when my daughter was busy feeding, changing, chasing or napping the baby.
Upon our return to the US, Mommy was very busy with babies...I was very busy, and the project was carefully put away. Over the years, I've looked at it, but always put it back, thinking "someday..."
In the meanwhile Claire has grown into a tall, smart, athletic, musical and artistic young girl (and I'm not in the least biased, really...) This latest time I tore up my studio looking for something and came across the squares again, I decide to commit to it. If not now, when?!
My daughter and Claire share a birthday... which recently passed. I had aimed at having it completed....but today...I have finished it. Fortunately, Claire loves the word 'belated'...thinks it's a very interesting one. And, best, she loves this quilt.