Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesday Morning --- Early

When you get up and 4 a.m. and don’t go to work until 7 a.m.--- it’s AMAZING the stuff you can get done. Only problem is I’ll probably be hungry for lunch at 9 a.m..


Don left for work early, so the pups and I got up for a quick cinnamon toast breakfast—dog food for them—and machine quilted for an hour before work this morning. I love doing it. If I get five or six bobbins threaded I can got to town. It’s just getting down there, getting the music turned on and getting the machine purring.

I’m motivated to get this piece off the frame as I have a baby shower the 15th and want to give a baby quilt. A friend sent a gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop and I ordered this book.

 It’s been in my lap every night when I watch television and I’ve toted it to work every day. The quilts are beautiful and I love the different fabric choices and sizes. It’s a great read for anyone. It’s full of personality and thoughts from the designer. No layer cakes or charm packs needed. You can make your own from your stash.



Dorky Parent Moment – You want your kids to do right. A Mother goes through life hoping they are teaching the good from the bad and that kids are making the right choices. I even resort to subliminal teaching. By every faucet in our house I have books with scriptures, clichés, and famous quotes teaching right from wrong. I always justified it as a two-minute opportunity to program the kids while they brush their teeth or wash their hands…. Yeah I’m a dork…I have one set with verses and quilt sayings… Here’s tomorrows post.


"Old quilts are true family treasures because of all the love they convey
 and all the treasured memories they hold..." Roy Lessin




I like the thought of that……

9 comments:

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You are not a dork; you are absolutely wonderful. I love the idea of the little messages, and I'm going to do it myself. Dorks unite!

Sue said...

If you're a dork, then I'm a dork as I do the same. I don't think we can be dorky enough in this regard :)

Love that quilt you are working on.
Do you have a long arm? Or do you use your sewing machine?

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

I just got a copy of the Schnibbles book too! There are a couple that I "HAVE" to make~! =)
melissa

Muddling Through said...

It's that willingness to be considered a dork by those in the world that makes your home a place of peace and your children mindful of God and His desires for their lives. It's a good thing!

Carol said...

You are not a dork! You're a wonderful MOM! I love the early morning hours when everything is quiet.

Lori said...

Not dorky at all but incredibly smart. I wish I would have thought of doing that. The Schnibbles books looks great. I might have to order that one.

Shakerwood said...

Parents are allowed to be dorks...it's in the contract. As well as embarrassing your children in public. Just goes with the territory.

deb said...

Love that idea.....
Love that book too!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"m hoping to find that book when I go out east next week!