Sunday, May 29, 2011

Having a little whine

It's hard for me to admit, but I have been a bit whiny today and yesterday...being selfish, I guess.   This is Memorial Day weekend, a  3 day weekend with my hubby.  We had just gassed up the car to go shopping for a new grill and out to dinner with friends, and his mobile phone rang.  A big compressor was down at a Country Club...translating to no air-conditioning.  So back home we go, and off he goes to see if there is anything he can do to get it up and running.  The majority of yesterday and today have been spent running down parts, which are now being shipped and he will spend tomorrow working on it.   I am grateful for his dedication to his job...and that he has a job.  I spent the morning mowing, and venting about what a disappointing weekend this has turned out to be.  Fortunately, it came to me when I took this picture of a quilt that is being donated to Quilts of Valor...God has a way of showing us His grace, just have to listen.  (and I am not a good listener!)   It's Memorial Day weekend, a tribute to our military men and women, both past and present.  For those that are serving now, most of them will not be home for supper tonight, or home for a family picnic what am I whining about?   Some will never come home.  Sometimes I just need to put things in perspective....and we are going to go out to the New Theatre tonight for dinner and to see "The Odd Couple" least he gets to come home to me at the end of the day.   

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Spy quilt

After getting the yard mowed, I was able to get started on my first I Spy quilt.  This one will be for our 3 1/2 year old grand-daughter.  She does not speak, and hopefully this little quilt and the game of I Spy will aid her in learning to talk.  The pattern is Twisted Happy Blocks...very quick and easy to sew together!  

Another dreary, cloudy it time for a nap?

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Spy

Aren't these wonderful?  I participated in an I Spy Swap with Sandra at Sew in Peace, and won the kitty!  What a fantastic surprise when I opened my package.  It looks like there may be a few I Spy Quilts in my future...I now have 240  5-inch charms.  Sounds like a good summer project for some little quilts for grandkids and charity quilts.   

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Where does all my time go????   Not much sewing going on seems rather fractured and harried right now.  Maybe I am just trying to get too much done..who knows?  
I have finished a T-shirt quilt for my nephew for his high-school graduation.  It is ready to go to the quilter!  Yeah!!!  I am his favorite aunt (smile) and his other favorite aunt donated the t-shirts.  Jared loves classic rockers, like Aerosmith, Guns and Roses, Kiss, White Snake....and Carissa had been to several of the concerts.  She donated the shirts and I made the quilt.  I found some great fabric for the borders and the backing...rock and roll with all kinds of  guitars on it. 

I have managed to get a couple of my Civil War Blocks done....still have so many to catch up on!

Along with planting flowers outdoors,  I am still working on my Flowers quilt when the raindrops are falling outdoors!  Today looks to be a stormy day, and the roofers were supposed to come put on our new roof today.  We had tennis ball size hail the first of April, and every home on our street is getting a new roof.  The grace in all of this, is that we still have homes with a roof to repair, unlike so many that are being devistated by flooding and tornadoes. 

My cute little helper....what little boy does not like to get his hands in the mud?

Hope everyone is doing something fun today!  I need to do some serious cleaning in my sewing room...looks like a bomb went off in it!