Monday, September 18, 2006

I’m so glad the sun has come out. Talk about the blues… on the way to work this morning. But, it’s amazing how the sun can fix things. I had a great weekend. It was Homecoming in 5 area high schools in our neck of the woods. So Friday night we went to the football game and Chelsey went to the dance afterward. Saturday, she went to another dance – Of course we can’t wear the same dress 2 nights in a row (same date and all). She was going to borrow a friend’s dress, but it didn’t fit, soooo, 20 minutes before her date gets here I’m cutting and hemming an old prom dress (with lining). We had a hair appointment crisis (She had to give up because of working). I told her she had to of lost weight as many tears as she shed---- But we got her dressed for Saturday night and she went off happy. I don’t know what girls do whose Moms don’t sew….Chelsey – when everything works right she can move mountains with her smile, but when there’s a crisis… we ALL feel her pain… oh well; she’s a 16 year-old girl.

The weather was gorgeous. Don and I worked out, and ran Ransom 2 miles each day. I started pulling up the garden. I harvested (I guess you can call it that with 8 broccoli plants) the last of the broccoli. Don and worked together and made the best broccoli cheese soup.

I had 12 kids in Sunday school; we had lots of fun. They are kind of getting in the routine of things.

Football – The Packers lost again, at least they play half way decent and the media didn’t beat them up too bad. Lots of over-times in Pro Football this week.

I worked on the Buggy Barn Quilt.

I finished cutting all the pieces for the 3 color hearts. The next step is to mix the colors.

First the inner hearts, then the middle layer.
Next you shuffle the outer layer to give it the crazy quilt “look”.
Then you start sewing the pieces back together.

1. Crunching leaves as we walk.
2. Broccoli Cheese Soup on cool nights
3. Hometown football games.


Cynthia said...

thanks for showing the step by step progress on your Buggy Barn blocks. It's interesting as i haven't done anything like that. Love the fabrics you are using. They're so pretty.

Clare said...

Hi Mel,

Any chance of the Broccoli and Cheese Soup recipe? Very Autumnal here in France too. The figs have ripened which has brought out the wasps and hornets - we can't get near the figs! Heavy dews and lovely misty mornings, although the leaves haven't started to fall yet.

I love your hearts.

Judy said...

I think this is going to look really neat. I can't wait to see it all sewn together. Ah yes, the bad hair emergencies at tramatic!

KCQuilter said...

Homecoming was so much easier with two sons--LOL! As long as mom reminded them of everything they needed to do to get ready and dad stuff some green stuff in their pockets, they were happy campers!!!

Fiona said...

I am so intrigued by the blocks, I've never done anything like that, although I have a couple of books with those kind of instructions in them. I think I would have to lay them out in trays so I didn't get confused.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh yes, I well remember the days of dresses and hair appts. and, and, and - oh the stress! LOL.

Sounds like you had a busy weekend, but fun.



Norma said...

Thanks for keeping us posted on how to assemble these blocks. It does look like there are a lot of pieces though.

Laurie Ann said...

Good job on the BB quilt. I made one of those out of all flannel and I just love it! I've also made one of the just plain "BB Crazies" and loved that as well. I am starting another "BB Crazies" with all dog fabric.

Dawn said...

I can't wait to see your buggy hearts all sewn up! They are going to look great! My middle daughter is all worried already about homecoming. Don't tell me I'll be hemming a dress 20 minutes before the boy comes!!! :)

Laura said...

Broccoli cheese soup sounds sooo good!
I know all about girls and crisis. I can imagine it is only going to get worse. My mom always told me boys were harder to raise then girls. No way! Girls always take everything to heart.

Bonnie said...

It is fun to watch the progress on the BB. Are you enjoying the process?

Gail said...

I've seen this method ofmaking a block, how do you like the METHOD-is it hard to keep things straight?

Libby said...

There is just nothing like getting a daughter ready for an event. Hair, make-up, nails .... so much drama but so fun. Memories to giggle about in years to come.

The Buggy Barn blocks are looking good. Love watching the progress.

Linda_J said...

So I bet your son made Homecoming and dances easy but your daughter is making up for it?? Oh 16!

Looks like you are making some good progress with your heart blocks.

Tazzie said...

You're such a good Mum Mel, I feel sure Chelsey appreciates all you do for her. I'm loving the look of your Buggy Barn blocks. I've never seen one of their patterns before, so it's just fascinating to me to see how you're putting it together.
Well done!

Ama said...

The sun always makes such a difference in my moods as well. The buggy barn blocks look great. I can't wait to see how they finish.

Marcie said...

That quilt is going to be really pretty! Love the fabric choices! I think those BB designs are fun to do. You never know for sure what you are going to get.

Hanne said...

I am looking forward to see more of your Buggy Barn quilt. Your fabric selection looks so good :-)