Our oldest daughter (the artist) asked for, and received, some artist’s fine point markers for her birthday last week. After she read the instructions and played with them a while, she made a poster for her door. It does point out some very good gifts that she has … but, ummm, I’m a little concerned about the spelling on a couple of them (she is very gifted in school). Her dad, on the other hand, believe’s Webster’s is just an opinion, so it’s nothing to worry about. hmmmm
I was in the bed reading a book the other night when my son’s poor, lonely lab came sniffing around to my side of the bed … big, sad puppy-dog eyes, wanting a little loving and petting.
I patted the bed and she jumped up and layed with me while I read, sneaking her head over every once in a while to get another love pet.
Then it was time for me to get up, but the dog stayed put…curling up on hubby’s side of the bed – like she belonged there!
Rut row – I’m in BIG trouble. hehe
I’ve tried, but the darned kids won’t let me forget that they are growing up! Our oldest daughter just celebrated her 15th birthday last week … booo hooo for me!
We surprised her with a night on the town with her best friend A from church – dinner and a play at the theatre (that another of their friends from church was in). And yes, I *forced* her to wear the Happy Birthday crown – at least thru the restaurant and for a photo opp!
Then A spent the night in the camper with Keara. On Saturday morning, I came out of my office after checking email, only to find A standing on a tall caliche (hard clay/dirt) pile trying to get a cell connection so she could text her boyfriend!
Saturday for lunch was all for DD#1. She asked for my lasagne for lunch, then we had cake and presents. I think she had a great 15th birthday!
A lovely lady, Virginia, sent me photographs of two quilts she made from my BOMquilts.com original “Georgia Sunshine” block of the month quilt pattern. She is donating both quilts to a local nursing home in her area. What a wonderful quilted heart! Thanks for sharing the photos, Virginia!
At our quilt group meeting last night one of our members presented a very interesting program on quilt borders. First, she showed us some of her previous quilts with great borders:
Once she showed us how we can enhance, pull together fabrics or just add another dimension to a quilt with borders, she gave us a little tutorial on preparing a border and then trying to fit a block into it – so that you could achieve an eye-appealing and pleasing over-all end-product where the border and the block went well together. Take a look at the photos below and see if you can see the good and bad (or ugly) of those that “don’t work” well together:
Great program, Ms. Edie – sure makes you think about using more than plain borders for a quilt project – especially when you consider how much fun they can be!