This is the hosta that I showed on May 2 before digging and dividing.
This is the mama plant back in the ground after pulling off the babies.
Here are the 6 babies potted and catching a little rain yesterday morning. The soil in my back garden is really easy to dig and I can dig up the whole plant, shake off most of the dirt and start pulling the babies away from the mother plant. I never need to cut them.
I didn't sew at all yesterday. I did laundry and continued putting away stuff in the basement. I also mixed 2 batches of cookie dough and baked one batch last night. In the afternoon I went out and dug up another large hosta. I didn't even have to pop the whole thing out of the ground; the babies popped loose while prying it up with the shovel. I got 4 off of that plant. I will keep some of them potted all summer rather than buying a lot of plants for my pots.