Friday, April 8, 2011
I connected half of the blocks for the snowball quilt earlier this evening. Then I laid out the other half and webbed them. If you don't do this (web the blocks), check it out on quiltville.com. It saves time and aggravation. In the above picture, I have webbed the left half and then sewn the top six rows together. I hope to finish the center tomorrow.
Here is my snowball quilt half finished (just like it says in the title of this post). I am laying out the other half, but I'm not sure I'll get to sewing it together tonight. This measures 28-1/2" x 64-1/2". I plan on putting a few borders on. This was an attempt to use up my gold scraps. Mission accomplished!
It's been a strange week. Tuesday night, we were playing wallyball, and I bounced off the corner of the court, hitting the left side of my head, my elbow, and landing on my bottom, then hitting my head again on the floor. Not a pretty sight. I have been recovering ever since. Very sore...very sleepy...very big headache!
Monday, April 4, 2011
...but you'll never be able to buy it.
I am writing Emily and Steve a book for their wedding. It is nothing fancy...just a spiral bound book of blank pages.
Recently I read a couple of books where a parent has written his child a book of letters. So I had this *bright* idea that I should do that for Steve and Emily. Steve has said several times that he wished he knew Emily when she was a little girl. I am trying to put down on paper some of her antics and escapades...things that have endeared her to us, as well as give Steve a glimpse of what it was like to watch her from infancy until now.
Yesterday I let Emily read my first two entries and asked her if I should keep it up or ditch it now. She implored me to continue, so I guess it is serving its purpose. She will be able to read things I thought but never told her. Isn't that the beauty of a book...being able to "read" the author's mind? A lot of them will be things that she was too young to remember. Some will the the circumstances around events that she was unaware of at the time.
I hope it is a meaningful gift for the two of them. One of my friends who also has a daughter getting married this fall asked me if I was sad that Emily was leaving us. OF COURSE! One of my goals is to only express happiness at their rehearsal dinner and wedding. I. am. happy. But I will also be so very sad to have her leave our house. I am thrilled for who Steve is and who I see him becoming. Could not have picked a better husband for her myself (if that were even possible). But it is bittersweet for me.