Thank you so much for treading your way through my last post!! I never thought people would make it through my rantings! I can't believe some of the comments and emails I got on that one! But being as most of us are moms, I know that we can all relate to those crazy moments where we want to slap someone, choke someone or lay ourselves under a bus. It happens - it's part of the territory, right? But it passed and all is well (at least until the next doctor's appointment in two weeks), and I'm not typing this with tire tracks across my body. And of course, Catie opted for the new dress over the dress that caused so much freaking out! Figures!
The Homecoming dance went well except for the fact that it rained cats, dogs and small children that day and night so we couldn't get pictures of the event outside with all the beautiful fall colors. But here are a couple of the cute couple taken at Max's house where everyone met. Catie had a wonderful time even with the boot and I think that it definitely was a time to remember. They didn't go to any parties after as seems to be the norm these days (praise the heavens above), but opted to play X-box instead. Gotta love them.
I didn't get the best pictures, but here are just a couple. The pinning of the boutonniere - get a load of that tongue. Reminds me of when she was so little sitting in the kitchen chair deep in concentration when coloring (when did you get so grown up?):
The boot doesn't look too bad, does it? She decided not to decorate it as she felt there was enough bling on the bodice of the dress - probably a good choice.
And Catie acting the fool, as always. Max has a look like, "Here she goes again!"
In other news around here - well not much - sad, but true. I honestly don't know where time goes sometimes. But once I got over my feelings of choking or doing someone bodily harm and felt that I could be trusted with sharp implements like scissors, needles, rotary cutters and the like, I accomplished a little bit on what seems to be the three never ending projects. Are you getting bored of these yet? But I'm having fun with all of them and haven't tossed them aside yet. Not that I'm not dreaming of what comes next and having moments filled with thoughts of starting new things, but I'm actually restraining myself - for once!!
First up - the Cotton Club - three rows down, two to go:
Oops - I shot this picture from the wrong end and it looks like I've got upside down basket blocks. Well you get the picture anyway. I thought that I'd fly through these rows, but not the case. Trying to put these rows together and then get them to match up where the red and brown meets the tan and pieced block is hard even on a good day. Don't know what is up with that.
Charlotte is moving along at a slow pace. Don't know what's up with that either. Well, yes I do, I haven't been putting as much time into her as I would like too. The only nights I seemed to get much done was during the Championship games and World Series games with our beloved Tigers!! Unfortunately, they lost the first two games in the World Series against San Francisco, but I've stayed up until the bitter end. Fingers crossed - there are more games to be played!! And while watching the games I made it to the half way point on Charlotte (with the exception of the over one words - I need to be in the mood to have my eyes cross for half the night putting those in).
I love that couple in Eden:
In fact, I love working on entire this piece, but made a major boo-boo. Am I fixing it - NOPE!!
It's the vase - it's levitating - and it's not suppose to. Guess I've been out of school too long and no longer seem to be able to count! When I got down to the bottom of the vase it wasn't sitting on the grass as charted. BUT, would you have known that unless I told you? Probably not (except for those of you who have stitched it), so this is my spin on being creative and making the piece my own. Sounds good, doesn't it?? And Charlotte will never know, will she? I just have to remember to do the vase on the other side of the tree the same way - better write a post it note so that I don't forget!
And then there are the baskets - the never ending baskets. I managed to get a few finished up over the past few weeks - only 16 blocks - but better than nothing. This tends to be my carry along project when I'm waiting on something - like doctors - so I don't get as many finished in a week that I had hoped to.
And all the blocks so far:
46 baskets out of......gulp..........about 300.......I guess I better get my you-know-what moving. But there are more waiting in the wings. I have about 40 baskets on backgrounds, probably 100 ironed onto fabric (maybe more) and some more waiting to be starched - it's quite a process, but so much fun:
I don't think I'll ever get sick of this quilt - I am just loving all the red fabrics!!
So that's about all that is going on around here. I did manage to get out for one of my fall road trips this week and spent a wonderful time at a new quilt store and antiquing, but you know, I can't seem to get the pictures to come over from my phone to the computer. Well, I can, but then I seem to be at a loss as to posting them on the blog. I'll have to wait for one of the kids to be around to post them. They've told me how to before, but you know.........must have lost some brain cells with my rage of a couple weeks ago!! LOL I'll save them for next time.
Again, thank you for all your wonderful comments. I truly thought that you would get bogged down in a quagmire of words! But I truly enjoyed reading each and every one of them. And I see that I have some new followers! Welcome! So happy to "meet" you and I have enjoyed making my way around to see your blogs. Always so much inspiration.
Well, the pork roast is in the crock pot, blog post done and house clean (somewhat), so I think that I'm going to go sew. I hope that everyone has a great weekend!!!