Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Still Here!

Doggone it, I forgot I had a blog again! I'm asking myself, "How can I expect anyone to follow my blog if I don't follow it myself?" Well, for the few of you still checking in, I have never stopped sewing! We have been busy, including a trip to Oklahoma to check in on DMIL, who is 88 and adamantly refusing to move. Everywhere we go, I have a project bag beside me. I can't sit still without something to do with my hands!

I've delivered a couple of Project Linus quilts to the hospital. The animal patterns on the left are from a book called "Polka-Dot Kids' Quilts". I enlarged them to 200% on a copier. The fish patterns are on Fat Cat Patterns.

I just mailed the following quilt to a quilt guild that is providing Quilts of Valor to soldiers in the Warriors in Transition Battalion at Ft. Bragg, NC. I hope it brings some comfort and encouragement. It's such a small thing to do for someone who has given so much.

I'm also keeping up with two BOMs on Fat Cat Patterns, Baltimore Bliss and Bird Houses.

My best days have been spent with my darling granddaughters, Avery and Addison. Avery is three now and is such a helper. I always try to have a simple cooking project set up when she is coming over. Saturday she helped me make Rice Krispy Treats--and then wouldn't taste them! (It looks like she may be a picky eater like my son, although I would never mention it.) She is a little parrot now and would tell anyone who would listen that she is a picky eater! Addison is ten months old now and just a darling little cherub. She isn't sure if she likes me, though. She much prefers her Papa Bear (Grandpa)! Of course, we know this could change at any minute.