I have managed to get some things done since I retired
about a week and a half ago.
First off...my fellow co-workers sent me off with flowers, balloons
and lots of good eats!
The 2 days later, my boys and daughter-in-law, surprised us with a 40th
Friends, family and neighbors all came together for a fun night of food,
dancing and laughter. We were surprised to see out of town and out of state
guests and a bridesmaid that I hadn't seen in years.
The flowers were even in my wedding colors!
They thought they were hilarious bringing out wheelchairs for hubby and I!
But you gotta love them all.
After all, they put together a family video that made us all cry.
Just when you think boys are not the sentimental kind...
Have you ever played the "shoe" game? Where they ask questions
and you have to answer with your shoe or your spouses.
What a great way to see if you really know each other that well or not!
And yes, I am the one who spends the most money in this family.
After all, I am a quilter!
I can't thank these kids enough! We had such a good time that night.
My wedding reception 40 years ago was done on a very tight budget.
There was no DJ, dance, dinner or all the trimmings.
These kids didn't have a clue, or just how much this met to us!
Now on the quilting front...
Yes, I managed to sneak in a little of that too!
While I got a late start on this BOM...
I just couldn't help myself, once I started seeing all the fabulous photos.
posted on Facebook.
This top photo is the first group of blocks.
There will be a lot of decorating going into the quilt shop on the top left side.
The sewing machine will have buttons on the front so you can adjust the setting.
But that has to wait until it's all quilted!
Here is the second group of blocks. I have decided to stop stitching the blocks together,
until I have them all done and then play with the layout.
Are they just too cute?
Finding the fabrics in my stash, has been so much fun.
What a bonus to be able to work some of my "Loralie" fabrics into it, too.
After seeing the "iron" block come to life, I want an iron made with a tape measure
design on it. Have you seen that anywhere in your
online travels??? If not...hey you iron companies out there, here's an idea!
Just as I thought I was all caught up...they started the 3rd set of blocks.
I've got my button pattern all printed off and ready to stitch...
but I just had to share these first.
You can find this fun pattern and links to all the blocks by joining
"Partners in Designs" Facebook page.
My goal post retirement is cleaning up the sewing room.
It all sounded good until I had to start.
Then I looked around and saw the storage room and knew that had to come first.
After just a couple of hours in there today, I'm over it.
Worse yet...the one who hasn't been one darn bit of help,
is exhausted and sleeping on my sewing chair.
Talk about life is not fair!!!!!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
(if you can use your chair)