Saturday, November 03, 2012

And Everyone Was Happy!

Dad's home...so the boys spent the afternoon downstairs watching football with him...in between taking naps...
I spent the afternoon in my Happy Place...at my sewing machine.  I worked on a bunch of blocks for a new Christmas quilt,
using Dear Mr. Claus fabric by MODA and a Sweet Jane pattern, Picnic in the Park.  I hope to get the sashings finished tomorrow.
I also worked on some blocks to send to Erin up in Virginia...
she's putting together quilts for people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.  I saw her post this morning, was directed there through a friend's blog and knew immediately that I was going to get some blocks done today.  I was thinking last night as we got into bed..."Sure we can send money to organizations and I know that's wonderful but I need to DO something"...and there it was this morning...my answer...I love when that happens.

Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight when you go to bed...I'm so excited, we get back that hour they took away from us in the spring...YIPPEE!

17 comments:

Diane said...

I love days when everyone is happy. Your blocks are looking good. I hope the rest of your weekend is happy too.

Jackie said...

I love how the boys are totally sleeping through getting their pictures taken!

Great blocks and it looks like it was a productive day too!

Nancy said...

Love the dogs and the blocks for Erin are wonderful.

Pat from Florida said...

You got a lot of blocks done. Good for you!

Janet O. said...

Sounds like you had a good time in your happy place. : )
Love getting that extra hour back--there is so much to do!!!

Kris said...

Your Hurricane Sandy blocks are darling and I am headed out to your friend's blog so I can make some up too!! Thanks for the link!! And the boys look so happy!!!

Shakerwood said...

The boys are sleeping through all the good games! Really can't say anything ... Reagan slept while the 2-legged boys watched. Nelson "helped" me out in the wool barn cut kits and fat quarters! Glad you had a chance to sew!

Melanie said...

Thanks--- I'm making blocks this afternoon.....

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the link! Today will be the perfect day to make some blocks and send them off!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm going to go check out your friend's blog ... I've got some 5" blocks that I can put together to help. ;-)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Ooops, I see that they're wanting 12" blocks. Ok, I'll have to go rooting through my stash! ;-)

Darlene said...

A busy happy day for everyone. :-)

I'm heading into my sewing room today to make blocks, too. Thanks bunches for the link and head's up.

Loris said...

Thanks for the link for sending quilt blocks. I'm going to make some to send also.
Must say I love the pics of your dogs. I lost my yellow lab girls this past year and find myself just taken when seeing yellow labs. Your boys are so handsome and sweet!

Michele said...

I can't wait to see your new Christmas quilt!

JJ said...

I am going to go check out the blog about helping with Sandy.

Beth said...

Awww, your boys are so handsome.

Thimbleanna said...

The boys look so cute on their bed! Looks like you've been having fun and are super productive too. I LOVE your big star schnibbles quilt!