Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Morning---Back to work, but I wanted to catch up from the holiday. I had a great time with four days off. Thanksgiving was fun. Enjoyed food and family. It fun seeing your kids grow up. Chelsey manages to juggle school, work, and a social life better than anyone I’ve seen. She’s toting A’s as far as grades go. Don and I sit back in amazement--- why couldn’t she do this last year? I guess everyone has to find the path. She babysat Saturday night. She was rocking one of the kids and the chair backed into a shelf. A birdhouse fell and she covered the kid, but now she’s got a heck of a black eye.

“Eric—how does it look?”
“Chels, you won’t even be able to tell after you get make up on…”
“Eric--- I have make-up on.”

Friday – Ransom and I threw out the pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves. Deer food for the forest. I swapped out quilts, tucking away the pumpkin ones and bringing out others. Eric walks in the house—“Mom, your having fun.” Usually, after I make a quilt, I’m sick of it. But if I put it away for a while, take a break, I find a friendship with it after all. And when you bring out old quilts it truly is like finding old friends all over again. Eric will sit and let me go on and on about the squares, the fabric, what I’m going to do with the quilt----Man, I like that kid. Even if he’s not interested, he does a great job at faking it. He’ll be home for a month in two weeks.

I machine quilted the Bear Family quilt Saturday Night. It was almost a “family" project getting it loaded. I understand why quilters say they load a quilt one day and quilt it the next. I didn’t have any backing to coordinate, so I had to go to Wal-Mart--- my only local choice. The fabric wasn’t square and didn’t pull right. I hope I haven’t made a bad mistake. I’m washing it with Baby soap before I give it away just in case.


And I’ve almost quilted another block on the Primitive Garden. Here’s a “wrinkled” snapshot. I’m getting better--- the legs are even part of the single piece of the crow. I never quit trying.

I’m headed to Louisiana to visit my folks on Wednesday for four days. I’ll get a lot of one on one with my mom and we’ll decorate her tree. It’ll be fun. If we don’t chat again, take care.

12 comments:

Pat said...

I think that our sons may be related. They sound so much alike.What kind of applique are you using on you Primitive Garden blocks. It looks great!

Joanne said...

Sounds like a grand weekend with the kids. Have a wonderful time back home.

Juliann in WA said...

Have a wonderful visit with your mom.

Linda said...

Sounds like you have a terrifc four days off Mel. Enjoy your time with your mum, and we look forward to your tales on your return.

Libby said...

Sounds like a great family weekend *s* Enjoy the trip to see your folks - look forward to hearing all about it when you get back - we'll miss you!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Ouch - hope Chelsea's injury disappears quickly. Enjoy your trip .....

CONNIE W said...

Have a great time in La and take care.

atet said...

Have a great trip -- another fun weekend after a wonderful weekend with your family!

Carol said...

Mel have a wonderful visit with your mom. Safe travels!

Angela said...

Safe travels. That one on one time is memory makers.

Kim said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful, rejuvenating weekend! I love times like those! Have a good trip!

Shelina said...

Another pretty block. Your bear quilt looks wonderful - very smart to add the fourth bear. I find that my quilts with purple in it are the most liked. I'm not sure if it is something about the purple, or if I put an extra dose of love in those quilts.
I hope you are having a wonderful time, and that you have a safe trip back home.