After work Friday Kathy, Bug and I drove north to spend the day with mom for her birthday. We got pedicures again (usually I wait more than three weeks, but it is fun to go with mom!) and then we met a few of my mom's friends for drinks and eventually met up with my dad and sister and more friends to dance at the Station. I had never been there, but the band was pretty good and it was nice to see some of mom and (step) dad's friends again. We spent the night and dad made us all breakfast and then we headed home. On the way up there we stopped off at Olde World Quilt Shoppe and I bought the only three double pinks they had for Hawaii Sunset 1848. I also couldn't resist the fabric with the anchors on it..it was on clearance (along with four others from that line--I made a Schnibble in it awhile back) and I thought it would make a good background for a QOV down the line.
http://insanelycheapquilting.blogspot.com/ ) which came in the mail the end of last week. I am SO excited to get all three of my Dad's memory quilts (Mourning Crosses Quilts) all bound and labeled and in the boxes to be mailed! WHOOT. This first one is for my Uncle Jim in Minnesota. He is going through some medical stuff right now and so the timing of this couldn't be better. I also decided to send him my yellow Flock of Triangles quilt that I made the beginning of the summer two summers ago. It is the quilt I was making when DJ and several other Deaf people were staying at my house (long before we got together) and it has alot of sentimental value for me for some reason...it was also the quilt that almost hung in the quilt show the first Christmas DJ and I were together and so I have resisted getting rid of it. I decided my uncle needs a blanket of sunshine because he is truly the light of our family. My Dad was a better Dad because of him and his unwavering faith has been an influence in my life. I hope it helps heal him and lifts his spirits. For this I can let it go :)
Here are all three of the labels, they are now all handsewn on too. You can see the camping fabric a bit in this picture. I used some of the leftovers to make a bow tie too.
I managed to make one bow tie block...have a whole stack of the little bow ties just waiting to become another row...if I get to sew tomorrow that is what I am shooting for. August is almost over...where does the time go?
Tomorrow we are supposed to go to a Hunger Games movie party with some fun friends. Is it awful that I almost just want to stay home and sew? I think it just recharges my batteries in a way nothing else does. Kind of crazy, but right now I live to quilt!