Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For the Grandparents

Nicole dribbling for warm up.

Eric in his dance outfit that he did not go to.
Jeff and Alea watching soccer.

Kevin being cute as always.
This is where I had lunch the other day. I was reading my art quilt book about texture saw some here.
Went for a jog at the high school the other day. The trees caught my eye.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Neon Day

Today is Neon Day at the high school. I tried to tell him he hurt my eyes but he did not seem to care about my eyes.Not much action on the sewing front. Life is way too busy to carve out a little time to sew. However, yesterday the best hour of the day was when I got to sit at soccer practice under a tree and read my new book.'

I only got to page 6 and I did not look ahead. I am savoring the pictures. That's funny because I will eat a cake as fast as I can.(?).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I need a bigger wall

I need a bigger wall. Here are My Cactus Patch blocks. They are fun to make and I am not tired of making them yet.Went to a Soccer Tournament in Lodi this weekend and one of the games was canceled due to lightning. A woman in the next town was hit by lightning that morning. We were sorry for all the bellyaching about calling the game after 2.5 hour drive.

Eric had a school game this week. He is doing a flippy thing to throw the ball in. That is his signature move and the ball just flies.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Productive Weekend

I got to spend a lovely long weekend at home sewing. I tried my hand at those daisies i took a picture of last week. Here is my problem: I used heat and bond to stick the fabric together and when I went to sew it down the needle got all gummy and the thread kept breaking. How should I handle this problem?

I got a little frustrated so I put it away and pulled out my Scraps and Shirttails book by Bonnie K. Hunter. I really like the Virginia Bound quilt but didn't want to start on another paper piecing project quite yet. I was looking for a project to use my shirt scraps. I pre cut these strips at 2 and 3.5 inches a while ago.
I decided to start on Cactus Patch. Instead of paper piecing strings I striped pieced a 6.5 inch blocks and made 2.5 inch HST for an 18 inch block.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pointy, Pointy.

Done Done! I have finished the Geese in the Forest. BOM from Twittletails. Here is the Flickr group for the Geese in the Forest. I stitched the last of the binding last night while the kids ran wild. Not really, they were getting ready for bed. I am really happy how it turned out. I think I am really really happy that I am done with it so I can start something new. Not to mention I signed it up to go in the local quilt show Sept 19-20. It is a really big show for our small community. I take the pictures for the CD for sale and last year I took 325 photos of quilts. Any one intrested in making a trip to Sonora Ca for the show email me and I can hook you up. If you want a CD let me know that too.

Here is a closeup of the quilting. Just kinda shadow, nothing special. I thought about doing more but done is done.
Here is the happy me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Times A Changin'

High School soccer started with a game against the other HS in town. Our team are the Popsicles (ooops)...I mean the Bears. Eric did very well. There are 24 kids for both Varsity and JV so they may have to cut the JV team. That would be sad. This being my first HS game in many many years I was surprised to learn that I needed to pay 5$ to get in to see my son play. I had to go back to my car and collect coins out of the ashtray. Fortunately I had enough, Ill have to keep a fortune in small bills in my glove compartment for future games.

Guess who made dinner tonight. You are looking at them. Nicole helped Jeff make corn and bean salad and Eric made Flat Chicken Cordon Bleu, Pilaf and Green beans. He has Home Ec. (oops) I mean Foods in school. Half of the class requirement is making dinner at home. Tonight included some much needed Father/Son bonding time over a broiler pan.
Went to the post office and saw these lovely flowers. So lovely in fact that I went to the fabric store and got matching fabric