Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Family minus one

We had a wonderful weekend with the whole family minus our daughter!!  We have several birthdays in May and June so our older son did  a Low Country Boil for us Saturday night.  What great fun! You put everything in a big pot.  When it is done you dump it out on the table and dig in.  It was really good. We had crabs, shrimp,  sausage,  potatoes, and corn. 

I have been working on the twin quilts this week.  I wanted to work at the beach but my little toe and the end of the bed had a run in!  How can something that seems so minor hurt so bad!

I finished the yellow twin quilt this week and put borders on both of them.  This is the blue one.

This is the one with the yellow print.   I have a cute coordinating print for the back.  The back of both of them will be the same.  The stars are the same in both of them too.

One question:  Is it twin quilts or quilts for twins!! 

A couple of weeks ago I had a high school class reunion.  If you want to get in touch with your place in the world,  go to your high school reunion!  It was wonderful.  How can folks that grew up in a small southern town following WW2 turn out so different.  It is amazing and a tribute to our parents and our community.  We were all fairly sheltered but so many of us have branched out and are doing fantastic things with their lives.  I don't regret still being here.  I regularly see folks I started school with.  I am very comfortable with where I am. 

Happy Summer to all!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summertime is calling me!

To me summer is Beach,  Baseball and Being with family!  We had the greatest time at the beach with my cousin and her family.  I can't wait for them to come back next summer. 

So enjoyed seeing our oldest grandson at his tee ball game yesterday.  If you want to laugh go to a tee ball game.

A great time with all the family.  My husband cooked hamburger and hot dogs.  Why is a hot dog so good at the beach?

I have been doing some quilting.  I showed this one before.  I guess you would call this a commission piece.  I am doing two quilts for my daughter in laws friend who is having twin boys.  This is the first one.  I need a border.  I am thinking a rich royal blue.  What do you think?

My daughter in law and her friend are both Virginia Tech grads so I had to include their logo.  

I also attended my high school reunion this past weekend.  What an experience!  I have stayed here but so many of my classmates have been lots of places and done lots of things.  It makes me feel a little boring.   It was so interesting to hear what everyone had done.  I reconnected with several classmates and hope to stay in contact with them.  We are all so different than we were in high school-Amazing!!

So what is everyone doing to beat this heat?  Sewing,  relaxing,  reading, watching TV?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Challenge Quilt

I am doing my local quilt shop, Cottonfields challenge.  This is my first challenge and yes I know I am not supposed to show it but I am so excited about it I cannot keep quiet.  This is part of it.  I have had so much fun with it.  You know I love making stars.

This is another part of,  including the border.  I am enjoying spiky sawtooth borders these days.

June is going to be such a busy month for us,  full of family time and beach time.  My cousin from Tennessee  is coming with her family this weekend.  I have my high school class reunion the following weekend,  don't ask how many years.  Fathers Day weekend my son from Charlotte and his wife are coming.  I am already tired!!  By the way,  my son won his neighborhood pie contest with a Key Lime Pie.  I hope we can talk him into making it for us.   The last weekend in June our daughter from Indiana will be here.  I love summer!!

I like to post pictures.  Since I could not show you more of my challenge wall hanging I will show you my huge hosta.  Somehow I have not done much yard work this spring. 

Thanks for all the suggestions about my found nine patch squares.  I have several things going right now and I am not going to do anything with them until next fall.