Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I have finished the strip quilt top, have the borders pinned and the backing bought and washed and ironed. Wish the sandwich part and basting was done as it is my least favorite part of the process. I also have about 8 blocks finished for the blue and yellow strip quilt finished.

I should not have started the blue and yellow one because I promised to do UFO's but all the fabric was out and I was on a roll! I do love the way the colors are coming together on that one but will need to set it aside while I finish the scrappy one.

We have fleece for the kids new blankets, ScoobyDo for Colin, of course and a panel with beautiful horses on it for our horsy girl, Julia. I need to buy thread for the edging on them and get started. Colin would like his NOW! Joann's didn't have the thread when we were there. They don't seem to have recovered stock wise since that last major sale they had.

Weekend plans are progressing for my son's 37th birthday this weekend. He had wanted to have pizza and just hang out but then we decided to try a snow trip and lunch at Mackies. Still trying to work out the logistics but it will be fun.

Can not believe that he is that old. He definately doesn't seem like a 37 year old to me but guess that is a mother's view. By his age, his dad and I were long married parents of teenagers with many miles under our belts. His aging process seems so different.

A friend called today with sad news that one of the teachers I used to work with lost her husband yesterday. He had cancer but was in remission, got ill over the weekend and died. She is the same age as I am and I think he was about the same. Makes you wonder how come some of us live to very old age and others die so young. I think almost 60 is pretty young compared with 80 or older. Does make you want to make the most of every moment that is left. Joanne was very close to her husband and had just retired, how sad for her to have two of the constants in life gone so closely together. She is very close in my thoughts this evening.

Gratitudes for today

Fairly good heath for my husband and I.

The ball of warm fur asleep on the chair behind me.

Healthy functioning kids

Scooby Do and horse fleece to keep the babies warm and happy.

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