Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stash Project

Ok, Judy post a stash quilt project idea a couple of weeks ago, and being the slow poke that I am, I just now picked out my fabrics. I went a little different direction that her light/dark suggestion and went with a spectrum of blues, greens and purples to pair with pinks, orangy reds and reds. This will be a quilt for the baby of my best friend, who just turned a year old. I'd really like to get this done, start to finish, in 5 weeks or less since they well be moving overseas for an unknown length of time. :( (Their move is actually very sad, in that, her dh has been without a job for over a year, house got damaged by a hurricane last year that insurance wouldn't cover as well as a tiny little beach house in Galveston that was leveled, savings are gone and still no job prospects.) I love my friend dearly and wish her the best. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll have at least one last chance to see her before the move.

And just for kicks, here's a picture of my little guy.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Ok, it's bad when you haven't blogged in so long that you forget how to sign in to your account. I couldn't remember my sign in or password. Sad, isn't it?

You know what's even sadder? I just realized yesterday that I can fit into my 10 year old son's shoes! (And I don't have tiny feet. I wear a size 8.) When did he get so big?

Things as usual have been busy around here. We took a surprise trip to visit my mom, aunt and sisters (plus their families) at the end of December which was fun. We got professional group pics of all 10 nieces/nephews/grandkids ranging in age from 18 years down to 1 year old. The funny thing is that 3 of them were born within 6 months of each other, one to each sister.

I hadn't seen my mom in about 3 years, my aunt in about 6 years, one sister in 6 years and the other in about 1 1/2 years. Everyone was previously scattered much further apart. I was nice to be able to see everyone again and let all the cousins spend some time together.

Beyond that, we've had lots of the normal everyday activities of a big family. With our homeschool year winding down, I hope to have more time to catch up on my blog. At least, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The picture is of the tilework inside the dome at the tomb of Iranian poet, Hafez.