Aine and her first row of her own quilt, originally uploaded by Cathi O’Neill.

Look at Aines first quilt row! I marked little dots on the backs of two squares and she used needle and thread to go up and down through those dots. I untangled threads for her, but she stitched all those squares together herself. We haven’t done any more since last week, but she did great!!

Not a huge amount of dramatic photos to show you this week, as I am constantly working in small snippets of time on four main projects. I try to quilt one Dear Jane square each day (count now up to 52 squares quilted!!), I am working on my second sock (up to heel flap now), I am doing freehand fans on the applecore quilt (doesn’t look much different from last week!), and I am slowly sewing together my HSTs for more ocean waves blocks.

Pomatomus Second SockBig Stack o'HSTs

Of course while doing all this, I am trying to change the million dress up costumes the girls want changed about every 5 minutes, cleaning toilets, cooking meals, running errands, getting out the few sunny days (it is raining again today!) to the park and friends houses with the kids… It is a nice rhythm of life, and things do get accomplished…slowly!Cinderella and Tinkerbell!

I wanted to show you all the gorgeous batiks that Micki, another quilting “Yank” here in Ireland sent me when we swapped Civil War fabrics for batiks! I’m well on the way to get my dad’s quilt started…just need to get some good snowy mountain fabric. Thank you so much for the large pieces of batik!!Fabrics from Micki

We had a bank holiday on Monday, so Dave and I packed the kids in the car and headed for the West Coast of Ireland. We walked along a beach or two, I knit quite a lot of my sock, and look what town we went through, I just had to take a photo for the blog, sad I know!