Thursday, August 8, 2013

Quilt backing--NOT

If you go to this post and scroll to the bottom, you will see where I had started this.  I had started it to use as a backing for a smaller version of the Crumbs in the Corner quilt.  I like having pieced backs...just to be different.  I don't usually go this wild though.  It measures 63½ by 67½ inches.

Well, I was showing it to Sarah while she was here, and she likes it...I started to say loves but not sure she loved it.  I think she found it interesting more than anything.  So, I am going to designate it as a quilt top rather than quilt backing.  Now I have to come up with two backings and two battings.   And honestly, I am trying to decide if I should make this bigger.
The girls went home this afternoon....I did not take any more pics.  Just sometimes hard to find the time and free hands to do it.  She didn't want to leave us, but she had friends coming to her house this evening so she didn't hate going home.

Not long after they left, the rain started.  It just totally poured down for a while, almost stopped, then started in again with a pretty heavy rain.  Puddles are standing every where.  The birds are just drenched.  When the blue jays come, you cannot see any blue color at all.  The cardinals are still red, though.  One thing for sure...not a single bird seems to be minding the rain. 

They remind me of the girls when they were young.  In fact, the other night Lorelei ran a big puddle of water and looked at her mom and ask could she jump in it...her mom told her to go ahead.  She jumped in it, through it, out of it, back in it...till she was totally drenched.  And that, too, remind me of the girls when they were young.

When it poured down enough to leave puddles, soon as the rain stopped, out they would go....they would get their bikes and take off.  Riding through every mud puddle they could....sometimes peddling all the way through....sometimes lifting their feet and coasting through.  Wheeeee!!!! What fun. 

And off down to that road by the railroad.  And I might add a dirty old road.  They would come home with black splashes up their backs....dirty from head to toe.  But what fun that was.

What is more, they would probably both be willing to do that today!  There is nothing like playing in the rain.