Sunday, November 23, 2008

It’s Sunday evening. I finally got tolerable weather for my Neighborhood quilt. That’s what I call this BOM quilt officially called the House Sampler from Cottage quilts. I wished over it for two years before signing up for the project.


We went to Green Bay Christmas Shopping this weekend. I made considerable progress. It was chaotic in the stores. You’d never know there was economic woes across the nation. I did make more cautious buying decisions and avoided quilting stores. I guess I recognize my weaknesses.

The kids will be home Wednesday. Chelsey will not be home till Thursday morning as she will be working Wednesday until dark. I’d rather her not be on the road. They’ve already got 14 inches of snow on the ground. It’s the responsible decision. I sat back Friday night and thought….my kids are coming home for a holiday—oh no—they might be turning into adults!?!? It’s tough for a Mom.

It’s tough on Ransom too. He’s hanging tight with me… but I don’t think I’m as much fun as the kids…
Gratitudes—
Pine cones
My favorite Coffee Mug
Don and Ransom’s Company

23 comments:

Stina said...

Oh my gosh I love it!!!
Sure have to start mine... are you sure there aint a before date on patterns....;o) think it have been in my drawers too long...!

Tazzie said...

Your quilt is just lovely Mel, and it makes it more special that you wished on it for such a long time.
Be sure to have a wonderful time with your family.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Libby said...

Hope you have a ton of fun with the whole brood home for the holiday *s*

Kathie said...

just love this quilt, have enjoyed watching you make it over the past few months.
just beautiful.
enjoy your kids home this weekend, time goes fast doesn't it?
My oldest will be home Tuesday night but will work most of the weekend and then back to school Sunday afternoon.
will they ever be adults....
nah, we will always consider them our kids!
Kathie

Allison said...

Ha! I have been eyeing that one myself for years! You did a great job making me want it even more!

Muddling Through said...

Wow! Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! You have really done a wonderful job.

Have a good time and enjoy your kids.

~Elaine~

Linda said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous Mel, you must be so happy with the finish. Is that sonw on the ground I see?

Judy said...

I loved this when you got the first block package and just love it still now that it's complete! Wonderful progress and you did a fantastic job! Have fun with all the kids home!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness...that is just so stunning...

pamina said...

Wonderful quilt !

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Wow! Your work is so beautiful. I still haven't started on mine. I'm working feverishly on Christmas gifts right now ... but after the holidays I'll treat myself to a quilt!

Wishing you a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving,
Lea

Juliann in WA said...

Your quilt is lovely. How fun it will be to have it on a bed. Enjoy your kids. Ours will be home for Thanksgiving too. I just love that.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your block of the month. It is fabulous.

Julie said...

Your quilt is great!! I want one!! I guess I should get busy because I think I have that pattern. Have a warm, wonderful day. Julie

tami said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I love it. Beautiful job.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely quilt top. What an accomplishment!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is WONDERFUL!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Oh it is beautiful! Our taste in quilts are the same. I love it. Good job. =) Karen

Leanne said...

Your quilt is wonderful. Enjoy the family while they are around.

Carol said...

Your Neighborhood is just WONDERRFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy every minute with your family!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you have a lovely holiday with your kids...love the quilt...very pretty!

Rosemary said...

I Really love that quilt! You did a great job on it!
You know, i have been thinking the same thing. Economic woes? You sure can't tell by all the people shopping at the malls down here in Houston!

Carole said...

What a lovely quilt! Glad one of us is getting some quilting! Keep well!