My week was really just kind of slow and non eventful and sometimes that's just what I am in the mood for. Truthfully it has been my mood since the hustle and bustle of Christmas was put away and the new year began. Yesterday I got to have lunch with my youngest son as he was on his way back through our area after having to drive up to LA early in the morning. I honestly don't know if I can tell you how much I enjoy one on one time with ANY of my kids. It just almost NEVER happens. Especially since 3 of them have pretty big families, including Melody living 1000 miles away of course. Now don't get me wrong, of course I LOVE spending time with my "in-law" kids too, and time with my grands is some of my best, but there is just something about an extended conversation and time spent with one of my kids. We met at my favorite restaurant and sat and talked for a little over two hours before we both headed home. We were definitely getting the stink eye from the waitress, but we tried to pretend we weren't noticing. There was plenty of room in the restaurant so she really didn't have much to complain about I don't think, lol. But we caught up on everything that's been happening, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
Other then that, and Bible study, I spent the majority of my week searching for fabric and patterns for the quilt for my great grand daughter. I am happy to report I found BOTH. I ordered a jelly roll on line that has mainly lavenders, purples, greens and golds in it at a REALLY good price. I am going to have to buy some more yardage of course too, but I am waiting for it to arrive so I can take it with me to the local quilt shop and get some back ground fabric and maybe a border or two. We will see. I think the pattern I selected will be pretty fast and easy to piece, and really cute as well. Kind of a scrappy look. We will see.
I did put together another blanket for her and I am really pleased with the way it came out. I just made it one of the self binding blankets, but one of the fabrics is that super, super soft and comfy fabric which honestly can be a real pain to work with as it slips and slides all over the place. But I used my walking foot which helped alot, [ I can finally work it on my new machine....not that it is really new anymore considering I have had it over two years, lol] and lots and lots of pins, which considering I barely ever pin anything it really went against my grain, but I did it anyway. The smaller inside fabric is flannel and I really like them together. I also whipped up Cody's Star Wars pillow case so I just have to figure out a time to get it over to him now. Let me show you....
|NO, STILL HAVEN'T DUG OUT GOOD CAMERA....SOON I HOPE|
|CLOSE UP OF THE SOFT AND COMFY FABRIC. IT REALLY DOESN'T DO IT JUSTICE THOUGH IF YOU CAN'T TOUCH IT. IT IS JUST SOOOOO SOFT!|
|I KNOW HE'S GOING TO LOVE THIS!|
|THIS HAPPY, SMILING GIRL IS GETTING SO BIG! GRANDMA MISSES HER!|
|THE BOYS PLAY IN THE BACKYARD AND POOR CLAIRE CAN'T BEAR TO BE LEFT BEHIND, SHE CRAWLS OVER TO THE SLIDING DOOR AND BANGS ON IT TILL ONE OF THE BOYS COMES TO TALK TO HER. SHE GIGGLES IN DELIGHT. SWEET LITTLE LUKE IS OBLIGING HERE.|
|VINNY GOT HIMSELF SOME NEW WHEELS MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD GIRLS, LOL|
|AND HE'S OFF!|
|CLAIRE HAS STARTED TO JOIN HER BROTHERS FOR BATHTIME. GUESS SHE LOVES IT IN THERE AND MELODY LOVES GETTING ALL 3 DONE AT ONCE, LOL|