Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hand Quilting Skater Mom

One of my summer skatepark projects has been to hand quilt the quilt I made in a QAL with Just a Bit Frayed. I've finished the quilting! I'll be attaching the binding soon and plan to sell this one. I love it though so its hard to part with it. So maybe I won't. :-) Can you relate?

I've gone back to hand quilting the prism quilt when I'm logging hours at the skatepark. This quilt was also part of a QAL and my family loves it's size. It is used daily on the couch. Here it is draped over my lawn chair.

I saw a battery operated sewing machine on Instagram today and thought...I could use this on the picnic bench at the skatepark! Ha! Jack said, "Are you really gonna do that?" Poor kid, I think I frightened him.

Duke is using his porch bed in the house now. It's funny to see since he has been laying beside it on the floor for months.

Well two more days until we move our son to his college dorm. Such an exciting time!


Friday, August 17, 2012

First son flys the coop

I love a blog post full of photos. Do you? Hope so cause here we go.

Our oldest, Mitch, is off to college next week. He is ready and I'm so proud of him. He is a smart, confident, funny, wise, compassionate, great son. His car, not so great...more of a take a spin around town car with a push start needed from time to time. So he sold it. Tonight he is visiting the Apple store with big plans! He will be a 3 hour train ride away in Salem, Oregon. The train stops AT his campus ( Willamette University ). It's a small private school. He hopes to play stand up bass in the jazz group, get involved with campus leadership and play inter mural frisbee. He will room with a friend from high school. He may pursue an economics major and go to their law school. Thats the talk of today, anyway. I've got a list going of care package ideas. Ive promised not to embarrass him on move in day by talking and laughing too loudly. I think we are all ready for the move.

The house will feel so empty when he is gone.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

T-Shirt Quilts

I've started my first (two) t-shirt quilt. Did some quick reading on line and decided to use the thin Pellon backing, cut in 14 inch squares, and next up, will add sashing. The Cougar quilt is a commissioned quilt (yippee). I've also started Jack's skater t-shirt quilt. Only 2 of his blocks done. I have a huge bag of skater brand t - shirts ( mostly ours from our shop ) ready to cut up.

My latest skate park project is to hand quilt a quilt top that I've had ready to go for some time now. I set up camp in the shade with my iced tea, Pandora tunes on my phone, and a big quilt and hoop in my lap! Hello skater boys! Mom is here!!! Sometimes we share drinks and banana bread with the regulars. I know most all of them. The talent level of these locals is amazing.

Oh, a cut up t-shirt made a great cape for Duke!