Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chit Chat

It has been a full week already. Sweetheart has been so sick with a terrible cold, and I also caught it, though mine is not near as bad. Still, my baskets are progressing much slower than I wanted. Tomorrow I will have a full row done to show you all. I have one more block to do and I will complete that tonight or early tomorrow. The fabrics are cut and prepped.I miscalculated and only need to make 9 of these blocks instead of 12 which brings the total number of pieces in the quilt from 1426, down to 1162. Sounds better, eh? I needed some more fabrics, so I grabbed several fat quarters at my LQS.I am building quite a stash of pastels. I can not wait to make my next quilt....it will be all earth tones, and DEEP ones!
I wanted to share a couple of pics from our monthly Titus 2 Tea held last Saturday. Look at these wonderful Titus 2 women....Alice, Mary, and Esther.We learned about having Biblical Character and also how to mentor a younger woman. It was strange teaching this class with these wonderfully wise women in it, but they shared their hearts and I learned more than I taught! We also made a flower arrangement. Another craft I am not the greatest at!! Rachel was really good at it and Esther was a pro! Here is Marg (standing) and Ronda (the jewelry pro) making her arrangement.
Though jewelry making (last months craft) and flower arranging are not my forte, I did finish this cute little mini quilt. It made it to it's new home with Alesha and she was quite happy with it. I was glad it arrived on her Anniversary! Happy Anniversary, Alesha and Doug!
During my Bible time this morning, I noticed something was not right when I opened my Bible....It was not laying right. Here is the reason....The binding is coming off. :( I applied some wood glue (paper is wood, right?) and it seems to have taken hold very well. I will need to be more careful. This is my only copy of a KJV Bible, which is my preferred reading. I got it back in 86 and have loved it much. Makes a person sound old to say "back in the day"!Here is my little bruiser....Sweetheart has called him "bandaide head" all day. He deserves it though! His boo-boo was the result of a lighter and a stick. Yep. BIG TROUBLE for mister Zachary.Charlotte was not much better....at the church softball game last night, I found her 20 feet up into a tree!!! Yes, she (who is terrified of heights) did. I was FREAKING out! She has NO gross motor skills and was up that tree! Why? There was a boy 25 ft. up there...you figure it out. I think I have 5 more grey hairs just in the last couple of days!
Sweetheart kept busy in spite of his horrid cold. He did play a double header last night (we won both games) so he must have been feeling better. He re-painted and fixed up a lawn ornament belonging to his mom. It turned out beautiful. I love that black water pump. She will be happy with it.My garden is really taking off! I have tons of little green tomatoes!!! At least a half dozen or so little bell peppers....And look at this.....It is heaven bound!! Sweetheart even staked it a while back. It is growing like a WEED! BECAUSE IT IS A WEED! LOL!!!! I have been waiting for him to ask what it is. Finally he did. When I told him it was a weed, he did not believe me. My neighbor and I have been chuckling over this. He was certain it was something important! How many of you stake your weeds??? That's what I thought!
Well thanks for listening to me chit chat! I better get those little baskets whipped up!

17 comments:

blushing rose said...

Keeping you hopping, aren't they? Your bells are coming in nicely. Love that quilt pattern ... TTFN~ Marydon

Rita said...

Your little quilt is so well made and beautiful. I'd love to be a part of your Titus 2 group. Learning new things together. What a nice time.

karenfae said...

the baskets are looking nice - it will make a really neat old fashioned looking quilt - a favorite of mine.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Fruit of her hands said...

Bren~ What a cute litte mini quilt, also I love the colors in the quilted piece under your Bible did you make it?? Hope you are both feeling better soon.
Blessings,Joann

Winona said...

Bren, I hope you and your dh are both feeling fit as a fiddle soon! Sorry to hear about the new gray hairs. I thought being an empty nest mama would stop those moments and gray hairs, but I don't think you ever stop worrying about your kids, even when they are near 30. LOL It looks like your Bible has been well loved and used. Glad you were able to repair it. Your little table topper turned out so cute. That basket quilt will be beautiful, but I knew it would be. (grin) I love the little lawn ornament that your dh painted for his mom. How cute. Well, I guess I don't have to write a book on your comment. LOL Have a good evening and drink lots of liquids and get some rest. Isn't that how to get rid of a cold? Summer colds always seem the worst. Talk to you later. Winona

Libby said...

He staked your weed!!!! That is the sweetest thing *s* Most fellas would have pulled out a real plant (most likely your most prized specimen) and grunted something about thinking it was a weed. Isn't good to know you have a REAL keeper.

Donetta said...

Hay look at you! LOVE LOVE LOVE the baskets!
Say get some mulch of straw or something on the soil. Need to keep that earth moist. More you have to water more the nutrients will get depleted.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilts, as usual! On teaching, I once read that "to teach is to learn twice." You're learning your material to teach, then your "students" are teaching you! :) I had to chuckle over staking the weed. I know nothing about plants and gardens, so when my little pots on my deck starting sprouting *something* I just let them grow. They are weeds! I was hoping they were flowers that just might have hopped in there somehow! ;)

moreofhim said...

You always make such beautiful things! I am so glad I don't have to worry about my kids climbing trees anymore! I have enough gray hair! LOL

Hope you're feeling better!

Julie

Crispy said...

It's so nice that you don't have as many blocks to make, one of those nice quilty surprises.

My son had one of those "lighter" scoldings after he came in the house and said that he was going to bed at 6pm on a beautiful summer day, yeah like I wouldn't know he was being bad and got caught by someone. A neighbor informed me he was burning leaves behind the garage. My hair is totally white LOL.

Crispy

Kelley said...

Just wanted to come by and say hi because it's been awhile...
I have been thinking of you!
Sounds like you are keeping really busy {as usual}!
I have been contemplating trying to make a quilt but as you know I am a HUGE CHICKEN...
Wishing you tons of joy!

Ace said...

Your sweetheart loves you so much to be so dilligent that he even staked a weed HEHE!

I tell ya, my Princesses are turning my hair blue and curly so I enjoy that yours are doing it to you as well. I am glad everything turned out ok.

We had that cold too, nasty.

Love to see the quilts when they are done.

Many Blessings :)
Ace

Marilyn R said...

Your basket quilt is going to be a beauty! I think your revised version is so much nicer then what you had first planned for it. I feel for your Hubby. I am not the best gardener either. Last year I was pulling what I thought was weeds only to find out later that they were Money Plants (Hubby calls them Peter's Pennies). They take two years to bloom. Yikes! I'm glad one plant survived my weeding last year and bloomed this year. I was much more careful this year in pulling weeds that is for sure!

Guðrún said...

I hope you are feeling better. I love that lawn ornament with the water pump.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

My husband's Bible is falling apart so our daughter bought him a new one about four years ago for Christmas.

It's almost exactly like his old one.

It's still sitting on the shelf, though. He, too, keeps taping his old one to keep it from falling apart.

It has all his underlines and notes that he's written through the years so he doesn't want to give it up. :)

Copper's Wife said...

I'm cracking up about the staked weed, but I'm laughing with you not at you! We carefully weeded around several little seedlings in our cutting flower garden...only to grow some really amazing weeds. Dani and I are trying to convince ourselves that they really were weeds we pulled and not the seeds we'd planted!

Robin said...

I love it - he staked the weed!!!

So sorry about your Bible! Did the wood glue work?