I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. Today there is a quilt show in Silverdale, about 30 miles north of us. And we're going! Not sure how big it will be, but it will be fun to get out and do something. With all the rain and flooding in the PNW it's been a while since we did a real 'activity'!
SUZETTE - I'm not a big fan of making bindings either. I iron each strip before I sew them together. So much easier than ironing 300 inches of binding. Then I just have to trim and iron the joinings. But they are still a headache. I don't make extras on purpose, but I do save leftovers and put them all together when I make a scrappy quilt. I do have a small collection of bindings though. I usually make the binding when I finish the top and hang it on a hook in the door-less closet in the sewing room. But then if it takes my quilter a long time to get my quilt finished, I forget about the binding and make a new one! So I have 3 extras hanging and waiting for the next quilt they will suit.
LOIS - nice that your son & DIL are sharing their excitement with you! We just happened to be in Texas when Autumn & Aaron went to look at "this lake house that we know we'll never get but we want to see it anyway". They invited us along. And they ended up buying it! Six years ago.
FLO - sorry to hear you have another URI. Hope you will be on the mend soon. Is life settling down for you? Is your DGD in school yet? How long will your son be on the road before he's home again.
BECCA - Glad you've found a good PC nurse. That should make things easier for you and CA.
SHERRY - The first thing every morning - and I mean the FIRST - is to feed the barking, meowing crew swirling around my feet. If I'm quick about it, I can press the BREW button on the coffee maker as I pass it on my way to their dishes. But there would be an ugly revolt if I delayed their breakfast for even a few seconds. lol! Our pets really have us wrapped around their paws and claws, don't they!
JANA - my goodness! My take away from your post was you can make chocolate croissants!
Super yum! I can't believe the defense thought they could suppress the video of that accident and that they are getting another whole month to prepare some kind of defense for it. Sometimes I hate the way the legal system bends over backward to protect the perpetrator's rights while victims are left on their own. Enjoy the family birthday party this weekend!
CHRISS - yes, I'm going to make that ding-dang Lori quilt. And in fact, I'll probably be making about SIX of them! I've been stuffing extra blocks and geese and HST's into that tote for 15 years! Here there is a huge home-schooling community. The parents share teaching some subjects like advanced math, sciences, music, etc. Whatever they are good at themselves. They go on group field trips, and even have a prom! They join sports at the local high school, I think. It's really great. Sounds like Mar is getting a well-rounded education. Glad you got your favorite meal for Valentine's! We had steak, too, but it was swiss steak and mashed potatoes with our broccoli.
CINDY - happy weekend! I vote for the RV show tomorrow. I love RV's - not so big on choir music. If Don has access to the MDA skill and care at the satellite hospitals, so much the better. Our friend, Warren, insisted on taking Lois to Seattle for her ca treatment, but the long commute was a stressful one and that alone took another toll on them. We sure are praying hard!
LORI - we dont' usually celebrate V-Day/anniversary with gifts or dinner out but we do something together we both enjoy - usually camp or travel. Or a nice dinner at home. And I always make his favorite cookies. Last night was having good friends over. Nice!
SHERRY - glad your son is choosing to stay put and that he got a raise and a bonus to do so! Congrats to him! Where was the other job located? What does he do?
MARY Q - you are really having fun with your new toy! And learning a lot of new things with it! Your family will love their personalized water bottles! Enjoy whatever you decide to do today! Hope you warm up soon!
I'm still mired in my explosion of orphan blocks, etc. It's a real "orphanage" in my sewing room!
So I'll play with those after I shower and empty the dishwasher. Then later this morning, it's off to the quilt show! But first, I'm going to put some veggie beef soup in the crockpot - leftovers from last night with a few add-ins. It will smell so good when we get home.
Today is my DFIL's 100th birthday. Sure miss him. He passed away 1 week after his 70th. So I"m going to offer up this day for him and have fun. Dad loved fun!