I dropped my camera. How stupid is that? It still works but the pixel "juice" has disappeared from about a quarter of the display so trying to line up a photo is tricky. Thank goodness for Picasa and cropping features!
Here is the promised photo of my girl and the wheelchair lap quilt we finished. I think she looks pretty pleased with herself and she should be!
This was a great project for us. She really enjoys using my little Janome that I drag around to quilt gatherings and classes. I put the walking foot on Jenny and she did all of the straight line quilting. I FM'd the border with her directions that she wanted the "wiggly lines that Mrs. N did on her quilt". We used a variegated Star brand cotton thread for the quilting. (The quilt still shows the line markings so please ignore them!!)
Em's Momma wants to start sewing again so I think the next time they come to visit, I will help her get started on something small that she can easily finish in a weekend. I think that just getting something done, no matter how small, is rewarding and exciting...especially for a new quilter.
Bringing them over to the "quilty side" one family member at a time...