Sunday, September 16, 2012

Super Sunday

What a wonderful relaxing day this was.  Lazy morning waking up with a 6 year old snuggled up next to me.  It doesn't get better than that.  She wasn't feeling very well last night so after giving her medicine for a fever she cuddled with me.  Happy to say that fever gone and stayed gone throughout the day.

Spent several hours with a couple other favorites this afternoon while watching my beloved Kansas City Chiefs tank yet again, sigh.........I love crafting while watching football:

Worked on a quilt for Keely's full size bed (when we get it!).  She falls out of her tiny twin bed way to often so we are getting her a full size bed when we move.  Hopefully she will be able to stay in that!  Sewing and Starbucks - doesn't get a lot better than that on a lazy Sunday.  The blocks in the lower picture will be cut in half, mixed up, and resewed.  Sounds easy enough, BUT, I accidentally closed the blog I had gotten the idea/pattern from and have no clue who/where it was.  Should be interesting to see if I can figure this out all by my little "old" self.  I think there was sashing, but not sure.  I am figuring I will decide as I go along.  I can't wait to see how the blocks look once they are paired up and sewn back together. 

Took a long-arm quilting class last week so I can rent time on a longarm machine at a local store.  Went for a couple hours practice on Wednesday and I have to admit my work was rather dismal!!  I need a lot of practice before I attempt a whole quilt.  I really enjoy it and think it will be lots of fun once I am comfortable with it.  The possibilites are endless and I have no doubt that a longarm is in my future.  Course I do have to share that lofty desire/goal with the other half! 

Almost finished with Liam's camo blankie.  The one I made for him when he was born barely covers him and it's his favorite.  He sleeps with it naptime and bedtime.  His mom (my daughter) asked if I could make him a bigger one.  I, of course, was insanely happy to do so.  The old, well-loved one will go to his brother, baby Isaac who is 7 months old.    Also finished a super snuggly baby blankie for a friend who just had his second son.  It is some of the softest yarn ever and every one I have made and given away has been hugely enjoyed by the new parents!! 

We have a contingency contract on our home and I have to say that the wait is not much fun.  I am ready to move on, although after 21 years in this home, it is really hard to leave.  There are so many memories tied up in this house, most happy but a few not so much.  Those not so much I will be happy to leave behind, but the happy ones make it really sad to leave.  How do you go through 21 years................what to keep?  what to get rid of?  Decisions, decision, decisions.  The light at the end of the tunnel is being able to move back to Denver, where I have wanted to go since the day I left 31 years ago!!  Who knew it would take so long. 


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