When you read my post today you will probably be shaking your head from side to side, saying "she's all over the place"...and guess what, you'd be right! LOL! I've got 2 different projects posted here today and I've done swap blocks for 3 different swaps, prepped some stitchery blocks and pulled fabric for another project, all in the past 3 days and you know what...I had a great time! Tons of FUN!
I've had Cheri Saffiote's Christmas quilt on my list for a while...and I decided it was time to get going...I prepped a block from the top right corner, that's the star block and I added the wool heart, and the bottom right, that's the pear block and instead of regular cotton to applique the star and the stem, I'm using wool. Don't ask why I didn't start with section 1, like any organized person would do...those 2 blocks just caught my eye and I was off pulling fabric.
A very good friend of mine has a son graduating from high school in May, so this is for him...I'm using a Holly Taylor line of fabric...he's a real outdoor guy, loves to hunt so this will be perfect for him. This is one of the 4 large blocks that make up the quilt and then there are several borders...I used one Jelly Roll and the "Trail Adventures" pattern from the Strip Crazy book. It's going together so fast. YIPPEE!
I have to share this book with you...Howie and Zack gave this to me for Christmas...it's a tiny little book with a very powerful message. Anna Quindlan hit the nail right on the head with this one in describing what dogs bring to our lives...if you are a dog lover this is a must read...make sure you have several Kleenex.
Now for a bit of a rant...I am just having a hard time believing a phone call I got today from Josh, but I know he wasn't making this up because mom called and told me the same thing. It seems that Josh and Katie sent mom a card and a whole stack of new pictures of Hampton. Katie said she took it into the post office, handed it to the man, told him it was pictures for their grandmother of her great-grandson. The man was very nice, he had her write on the envelope "Pictures...Do Not Bend". Skip forward to yesterday when mom got the mail...the envelope was there and she was so excited...Hampton pictures...well, she said someone had clearly cut the envelope open and there were no pictures inside...the note card was there but that was it. Mom was almost in tears, Josh promised to resend the pictures, and they were both just perplexed and saddened. So they each called me separately to tell the story and get my thoughts on why someone would do that. All I can think of is that they thought maybe there was money in there, pulled out the pictures, no money, and threw the pics away instead of putting them back in. Mom was so excited because these were new ones that we haven't gotten from the kids over the Internet, these were special for her and they're gone. I just don't get it! Why can't people just be nice?