Friday, January 19, 2007

Three orphan blocks from my last project are going to become a valentine gift for my MIL. I bought the blue fabric over 5 years ago.
I bought it just because it was beautiful fabric. I loved it and yet I never used it. It’s one of those old attitudes that it was too pretty to cut. But now I realize what is the point of having fabric if it is just going to sit on the shelf.

My father in law passed away 12 years ago. I try to remember something for her every year. This will be the project for the weekend along with football. It’s still in the teens and single digits around here. But it’s January. This is normal.

We were heading to Green Bay this weekend, but Chelsey got extra hours on her job. She did the right thing by taking the hours. It was a tough call. There were tears involved. But she made the right choice by working. She’s kind of panicking that Green Bay might run out of Prom dresses. oh… to be 16 again. We have 3 months till Prom, I told her to relax. But when you’re 16….

Gratitudes:
1. That I thought ahead to warm up the Jeep this morning,
2. Scissors
3. The fact that things are getting easier to let go of….

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh poor chelsea. Gosh can I remember those years? I don't think so - that was so long ago when I was that age. BUT, I can remember what it was like to be in your situation since I live it daily!

McIrish Annie said...

I remember the "hunt" for the prom dress! but the extra money will be nice.

Libby said...

More sweetness points -- your MIL will love her gift.

Susan said...

Oh, yes. 16. Everything is the last chance, and the last time. =)

I really want to see what you will make for your MIL from these. How nice you are not to forget her, now that she has no Valentine.

pamina (laurence) said...

Like you, I can hardly use a fabric I love so much. Me too, I would like to see the quilt you will make with this beautiful blue fabric and your orphan blocks in memory of your FIL.

anne bebbington said...

Love that blue fabric - can understand why you hung onto it - it will be lovely for the project you have in mind - Chelsey WILL go to the ball!

Karen said...

Your orphan blocks and blue fabric are as pretty as can be. Hope the perfect prom dress gets located!

jpquilter said...

that blue fabric is pretty - glad you are finding a way to use it

cher said...

how thoughtful of you to do something for your mil...I am sure this project will turn out great

JudyL said...

Congratulations on convincing yourself to use the fabric and on finding a use for the orphan blocks!

Judy L.

Cheryl said...

Your MIL's gift is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing the finished creation!

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love the colors together. It's very country...my "favoritest" kind!! Have a great day!!
dawn