Sunday, June 08, 2008

have been telling myself all spring I wanted to take a snapshot of the blossoms of the trees to share, but life wouldn’t slow down. With the wind storms of late, I thought I waited too late. But Don and I stepped out this evening and I grabbed my quilt block and camera. With the patience of a saint, we got about a mile up the road and he pulled over for the photography session. Here is the Spring house block for my Four Seasons block of the month.


We’ve got Chelsey’s freshman Orientation for the next couple of days. I got some hand quilting set up for the journey. I imagine this trip will make the entire college thing real. Her future roommate, a friend from home, is going also. Maybe we’ll get time for some quilt shopping. I don’t need anything – period. I’m trying to live with the reality that there will be two sets of college tuition and living expenses coming out of the budget. But even Don says, “Hey, were going to set you up with a quilt budget you can’t do without that….” Just when you gott’em figured out they say something nice….

It’s raining to beat the band right now – Eric called from downstate telling me horror stories about gathering buggys in the Kmart parking lot with the thunder and lightning serenading him…another positive reason why that kid needs to be in college…but his “life lessons” are just too funny sometimes.

17 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Mel, Kids you gotta love um!! Your Spring block turned out so nice. I have mine stitched but not put together. I am working on my words and hopefully do them all together. Hope you find some quilt shops on your trip. Be safe!

Linda said...

Terrific block, and such pretty blossoms. What a sweetie your Don is, sounds like a keeper to me. Hope you enjoy yhe college trip, prayers for safe travel.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh I love the block! Beautiful! I can't wait to start mine. I just haven't had time!

I wish you well with the college trip. Enjoy that time with your daughter :o)

Cheryl said...

Beautfiul stitchery and the pretty blossoms - wow. Great photos.

Stina said...

Ohhh...your block is wonderful...and I LOVE the tree...;D it looks like mine!! Have a wonderful time with your daughter...take care

Wendy K said...

Love youe Spring block...I need to start my winter blocks before i can get going on Spring...lol! A Quilt Budget!!! Do you think your hubby could chat with my hubby??lol!!

Carol said...

Your block looks wonderful on the tree with the blossoms...it is a SPRING house! Love it. Have a safe and great trip with Chelsea. What a sweetie Don is.

Judy said...

Aren't they sweet! My hubby says the same thing when I worry about bills or things...."doesn't matter, you like quilting..it's important, so you will buy what you need, no arguments"

Have fun with Chelsey, it's so fun to get to set up your room with your roommate. Even if you miss her, she'll be starting a whole new chapter in her life, and you will get to watch her grow. Be safe!

Libby said...

I love that spring is still bursting out in your neck of the woods. I love those blossoms - so much future promise . . . just like those kids of yours getting ready to head out into the world *s*

Adrienne said...

What a great way to show your quilt block and the flowers at the same time. Your block is so sweet. Can't wait to see the whole quilt. Have fun while you're away. ~Adrienne~

Karen said...

You went to a lot of trouble to photograph your quilt block but I very much appreciate that you did. The blossoms are lovely as is the quilt block.
I don't envy you having two college expenses to pay. It's good, though, that you will still get your quilt stuff.

Journeying said...

Very pretty picture, as always. I think it's neat that Don goes out of his way to help you with that sort of thing as well as making sure that there will be a quilt budget.
Chelsey's orientation is so soon after graduation!! Gulp! Must be a bit hard...Beth's was closer to actual going-to-school time which gave us the summer to try to get used to the whole idea. On the other hand, you're getting it all taken care of at once, sort of. Lucky Chels to be moving in with someone she already knows - so many have to take potluck and may or may not get a compatible roomie. Beth was very blessed, but some of her friends have horror stories.
Enjoy your summer.

Rhondi said...

Hi
That is such a pretty way to show off your quilt block. I am a quilter too. For us quilters, quilting is like breathing to us. Take away the oxygen (fabric) and we'll die. I am happy that you have a husband who "gets it". Mine does too!
Enjoy the trip.
Hugs, Rhondi

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh life is going to be so quiet next year for you! Exciting but quiet. Love your 4 seasons quilt.

Leanne said...

What a fantastic tree ...blossoms and stitcheries.

queenbquiltco said...

Stumbled across your blog by accident. I'm doing some recon as I hope to start my own crafting blog soon. I just wanted to leave you a note and tell you how beautiful I think it is. Your profile also caught my eye. I'm from Kalamazoo and spent most of my gradeschool and junior high summers in the UP -- mostly in Paulding although when my dad was alive we used to camp along Superior. I hope you wouldn't mind if I checked in periodically to see what your up to.

Carole said...

Lovely block! I do like that BOM quilt! Thank you for sharing!