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Thursday, September 28, 2006

On the Road Again!!!

I am heading out for a 5 day road trip tomorrow. I will head to Waverly, IA tomorrow where I'll meet up with my 2 sisters. We'll shop a bit and then go to my DS's soccer game at Wartburg College. It should be a great game as DH's team is ranked #17 and Wartburg is rated #20 in the nation.

Saturday my sisters and I will continue to visit and play. I am taking handwork with as well! I know we'll have a great time!

Sunday, I head to Kenosha, WI for another soccer game for DS. After the game, DS will ride with me to Chicago. We'll probably get a bit to eat for dinner and then I'll take him to his dorm. AFter that I will head to my hotel. I have 2 days and 3 nights there waiting for DS's game on Tuesday PM!

On Wednesday I will head back home to KS where my youngest DS plays soccer for his HS team! WHEW...I'll be tired!!!

I'm looking forward to this trip but in a way I'm not. DH left town yesterday, is on his way home tonight but I'll probably be in bed before he gets home. Tomorrow I MIGHT see him in the morning before I leave. If not, we won't see each other until a week from today. That's a LONG time! We'll survive but I still will miss him terribly!

I did get the king size quilt done and the binding machine stitched on. I will get the hand stitching done on my trip! I am also taking my applique hearts to work on! I'm also taking my laptop with since I'll be gone so long! ;o)


Monday, September 25, 2006

Just need to do borders!!!

Well, I didn't get to quilt as long as I wanted to today, but I sure got A LOT done!!! All that is left are the borders. I have to figure out if I have enough fabric for an inner border. I want to do a red border and then finish it off with the paisley! I thought this might get too "Christmassy" but the red and green are deep enough that it's fine!

Thanks for all the compliments on the small section I showed. Unfortunately, the piecing isn't PERFECT! is very forgiving!

Our trip to IL to watch DS play soccer was fun. The team won 2-1 in OT and Kevin had the assist on the game winning goal!!! They are still undefeated! Kevin has a sore muscle and might sit out Wednesday's game. If he does, I will stay home and QUILT this monster. I know he hates to sit out, but I kinda hope he does cuz I know I'll get this quilt ready for binding for my weekend trip with sisters and soccer!


Saturday, September 23, 2006

Thanks for the great ideas!!

It was nice to post again and I appreciate so very much the idea of just keeping this as a journal for ME!!!! Sometimes life has to be "all about ME!" That is what I am going to from now on. I'll read and post where I want and update here as I have time...not necessarily about quilting either. Life right now is full of so much more than quilting. Soccer consumes the fall season around here and I wouldn't have it any other way! ;-D

Speaking of soccer, my dh and I are headed to Bloomington, IL to watch our 3rd child, Kevin, play college soccer for North Park University! We just love that we are fortunate enough to have the financial capability and the time to do this!

On the quilting front, I am attempting to make my first King Size Quilt. I wanted this to be fast and showcase the gorgeous paisley fabric so I chose the Ohio Star. ( love stars) I got the blocks done the other day and this morning I figured I could get a bit done before heading out of town. What do you think? It's nothing fancy, but DH and I are loving it! Even if it's far from finished! LOL

Here is a closeup of the paisley fabric!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Not a lot going on

I have had this post written for a few days but forgot to post it. I have been deactivated on Stash Quilts because of my lack of posting. Fair enough...

I haven't posted in a long time cuz nothing quilty is going on. Life is hectic here. I did a quilt for a project that ended up not being needed. Now I am working on a quilt for our bed. I am anxious to get it done.

I am spending a lot of time on the road to see my son play college soccer, as well as watching my youngest son play his final year of HS soccer. I just LOVE this part of my life. It will be coming to end before I know it!!

I am not sure if blogging is something I want to, or have the time to continue doing. I think of you all often and continue to read your blogs.