Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today was a good day.
Bean's school has today and tomorrow off for fall break.  Middleman's school schedule is based on Bean's for vacations and breaks.  He had classes at our LHS, then the rest of the day off!

I actually had time to go to Joann's and find this

bright, happy and fun fabric that I will use to bind the Aloha quilt.  Thank you to all of you who suggested ideas to finish it off.  I think I'm just going to leave it the size it is (nice lap size), finish the Single Irish Chain

back I'm working on for it, bind it and call it a day.
This quilt will probably go to church for those chilly Sunday mornings where I just can't seem to get or keep my feet and legs warm.

The quilt top and binding fabric playing nice together on a beautiful fall day.

Since the sun was out, I thought I'd take a couple of new pictures of the top.

Way, way too windy today!

Also in the mail this week were two more of my blocks

Alison's block and Lesly's block.

I'm a little bummed.  As the weather turns cooler, I need to move my sewing tables and machine inside to the den.  In the spring, I move everything out to our sunroom so I can be as drenched in the warmth and brightness of the sun as possible.

As soon as I finish Shelby's memory quilt, I'll get Middleman to help me rearrange furniture and things and close up the sunroom for the season.

While at Joann's today, I bought

Some yarn to crochet a scarf for Javi's special friend, E.  They've been dating for a little while and her favorite color is green.  This is the perfect project to work on during our 2 hour soccer practice that I stay at.  Bean has homeschooled younger bros and sisses of the other soccer players to play with on the play equipment or down by the creek.

More soccer games this weekend.
The canoe trip was awesome!
We made a 2 & 1/2 - 3 hour trip in 4!
Most of that backwards and ducking to avoid low hanging branches.
Javi and I shared a canoe and it was so nice to have this time with him.
Talking some more.
Letting the river take us where it would.
Usually into a rock.
Or tree stump.

Blessings for the weekend!


  1. There's something especially pleasing about stopping a quilt at this's so portable and usable that you really get to enjoy it often.
    And that back is going to make this one truly reversible.........HOW GORGEOUS !
    You take a quilt to Church with you too? I thought I was the only one. I did this quite a bit last Winter.
    Enjoy .

  2. I might just have to make a church quilt!!! Loving yours!!! See you tomorrow!!!

  3. Wow, looks like you found the perfect binding fabric. I like it!

  4. these quilt tops are so pretty. i like the fabric you bought to go with your church quilt.

  5. I need a "church quilt" too. I am not totally used to air conditioning yet!

  6. I already told you how much I love the Aloha quilt---it's simply sweet and your binding choice will be great. Love that you have a church quilt to keep the chill off. I'd do that, too.

    Dee, did you enjoy the lecture? It had to be inspirational with all Greg has experienced. I read his book Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, One School At A Time.

  7. I'm really loving that single irish chain Dee! The white background just makes it stunning in my opinion!


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