Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Multi - tasking.



Yes - I can quilt with one hand - as long as it's an allover swirl.

41 comments:

Sunnybec said...

Heck!! I can't even quilt with two hands! LOL

Leeanne said...

That's so funny! It reminds me of breast feeding one of my babies and cross stitching...where there is a will, there is a way!

Net's Place said...

Go Judi!!! You make it look really easy!!! :-)))

LynCC said...

Apprentices are just getting younger and younger . . . ;D

Karen said...

Your baby is learning how to quilt also, I'm sure, after watching you do it.

Enjoy!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Judi, you need to get a papoose or backpack ;-)

Sarah Craig said...

Does the sound of the long arm put him to sleep?

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh yes, we women are amazing creatures, aren't we?! I hand embroidered an Irish Step Dancing dress while nursing my brand new baby and never once poked him in the eye with the needle! Whew!

MGM

Hands Sew Full said...

Of course you can, you're a Mamma! Although I found when I worked with the baby "in arms", it was easier to strap them to me somehow, so I had more free movement! I think Baby Bjorn saved my career!

Leah said...

Wow! Hope he's not too heavy!

How about a backpack carrier, or wrap carrier. Might be easier on your arms and hip! Ask me how I know! With my youngest my back & hip were totally out of alignment from carrying her on one hip.

goecker said...

That is sure multi-tasking - the baby loves fabric too...hope I win the giveaway!

Christine said...

You are amazing..... love it.
I have put your button on my blog as I love it and am sure others will too.

cheers
Christine

ps. have been following your blog for some time now and look forward to each post.

Teresa Silva said...

That is just too cute! You are a woman on a mission.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

LOL....so cute. Now; do you follow a template...or is this free hand? Either way; I can't imagine...I'm not co-ordinated that well....it's a good thing I hand quilt....lol

Janet said...

You are amazing! And if that baby doesn't grow up to be a quilter it will be amazing!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Very nice! I think all mom's have done this...but think of the workout you got by holding him....I would consider that weight lifting!

Petit Design Co. said...

awesomeness!

Pamela said...

Been there, done that. Three times! Well, not the longarming at the same time. Can I say that's why mine is so bad? :-P

Jamie said...

Ok, you was very good before!! But seeing this.... you straight blow it out of the water! That takes some talent, and girl you got it!!!

He is getting so big! and such a cutie too!!

Tamie said...

Now I have seen it all. You are amazing.

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

I love your quilting buddy! Too cute!

Nancy D. said...

I saw this picture and thought - "I am woman - Hear me roar!!!" LOL

Joan said...

Love to se a working Mum - you both look very comfortable :)

liberal sprinkles said...

boy this is amazing, you're starting them young! He's so cute!

Mary Ann & Mother said...

So, this is what I need to create beautiful quilt tops!

Wendy said...

Oh how sweet! I used to carry my daughters in the front pack and stitch .... hoping they would fall asleep or stay asleep just a stitch or two longer :) Very cool pictures!! Thank you for sharing!

Kathy said...

That is amazing!!!

I am Just One Mom said...

Darling! MTM= multi-tasking momma!

Barb said...

Too cute!!!!

bingo~bonnie said...

JUDI!!! I so need your address! I bought a Maya Wrap with my first and used it until she was nearly 3!

Here is a link to them - and if you click on Maya Wrap 101 on the left it will take you to the demo videos which I got a DVD with my purchase but it's been 6 years ago and I won't even pretend I can hunt that down for you to mail with the wrap.

When I had my twins (almost 4) I wanted to use the wrap and did a little but felt that it was not fair to the baby who couldn't have a turn :( but all this time later I've kept it.

If you think you'd like using it - say the word and I'll be happy to pass it along to you. I've washed mine many times and just love it. It also has a large pocket built into the tail of the wrap - perfect for holding even a diaper, wipe case, checkbook, keys and even a pacifier.... made grocery shopping with my first a breeze.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Beema said...

Love it! And I love your newly-arranged quilting room, but I mostly LOVE your sweeping stairs!! Beautiful!
LynnEl in Illinois

Needled Mom said...

I'm thinking you might have a future quilter in your arms. Does he fall asleep to the sound of the machine?

bingo~bonnie said...

I forgot to send the link - oops.

https://www.mayawrap.com/learn.php
look on the right under "Maya Wrap 101" for videos.

wear baby on shoulder (newborn)
or on hip or on back - it's awesome! and your back will feel great! and you'll have the use of BOTH arms!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Quilting Yai Yai said...

What a precious bundle you have there! Learning right from the hip.
Do ladies know how to multi-task or what?!! You go, girl!!

MamaDaniel said...

wow! what a super mummy! wish i could be the same.. :D

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

When he grows up the sound of a machine stitching will be so comfortaing to him.....working from home does have its challenges....but it also has the best rewards. You can quilt, feel him next to you and still pop down for a deep breath to smell that precious head and give him a little kiss and right back to work..

Smiles,
Kelly

Amy said...

Good for you girl! But do yourself a favor and take the previous commenter up on the maya wrap or use some other carrier! I'm thinking a wrap (Maya or otherwise) on the back would be great for the 2 of you---just be warned that the baby will probably sleep on you which you'll need to plan for. For a 'quickie' carrier I'd use a pouch. Easy to make your own and customize for a good fit.

I'd have never gotten much of anything done with my 3 babies if not for a wrap, sling, or pouch.

Sum Kuller said...

Oh i so love your work...! i wanna be like you...!
no seriously.. would love to make some amazing fabric like you do...!

Melissa said...

Wow, you are so skinny after just having a baby...and your house looks so clean and organized. And you find time to quilt...Sigh! I am jealous and my baby is 17!

KVL said...

I like your helper!!!

Melissa said...

I didn't get a picture of it, but when I was quilting on my LQS's long arm, my 11 month old was with me and she didn't want to sit, so I put her in my Ergo carrier. Amazingly, she fell asleep! All the motion, all the noise...and she fell asleep. :) There's no way I could have done it one handed, though! You're the master! :)