Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Back in the Studio


I went back into my sewing room today. I am working on a top for the 40 Quilts of Service. This one is for a wounded female soldier via the Quilts of Valor project. It is a kit from many years ago of a blue and white Trip Around the World. I already have 2 of the 6 strip sets put together. I have spent today ironing everything, since it has been in a bag for over two years. I am looking forward to getting it all together.

My houses and Nursing Mom are up on my design wall begging to be worked on. When I get this top together, I'll get back to them. Looking at the houses, I really don't think they need a lot more. Maybe some stars in the night sky or some trees or maybe a surfboard.

And don't let anyone fool you... Life with four kids is very busy. We have soccer Monday-Wednesday, an orchestra concert Thursday, a birthday party for both older boys to attend on Friday, soccer games Saturday morning and afternoon, and a soccer game to attend Saturday evening. Next Monday starts art classes for Ed, to add on to that above schedule. I am still hanging on to the whole family eating dinner together, but it is getting harder and harder. That was so important to my parents when we were growing up, and it is important to us now.

5 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Nice fabrics - that will be a nice TATW...

My hubby & I barely eat together - I guess we are already doomed...

Rian said...

Love the fabrics. They will make a nice quilt. Feels good to be sewing again, huh.

Granny Fran said...

I think eating together is good for a family, but as the kids get older and so busy it gets to be difficult. Now that mine are spread all over the place it is even harder. It's so special when we do get together now.
That blue and white trip around the world will be so beautiful.

Debra Spincic said...

Eating together is the one practice I always insisted upon with both marriages. I felt like I ate alone enough that I wanted the company of my family when they were home. I often had to shuffle the dinner hour but we always sat down together to eat. After my divorce that was one of the hardest times during the day. Eventually I had to start doing other things during the dinner hour until I could get over the pain. When Brent went to work in a restaurant that pretty much blew eating together at dinner out of the water. And, I was dating guys who wanted to go out for dinner so it helped to break the pattern. But, now Wes and I sit down together to eat. (probably way too much information)

Kay said...

I also think dinner together is important. I did it with my kids, but it's harder now, I know. Maybe you have to settle for 4 or 5 days a week sometimes.