We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. A house full of teen boys and country fun. It's great to have "city" kids out in the country. They went fishing, (caught two) hiked out to the point, soaked their bug bites in the hottub and even took out the legos and built things. (yes, 17 year olds building with legos!) When computers and television (there are only 4 channels) and cell phones aren't available (no signal) they find creative ways to fill their time, that is in addition to eating. We did a few fireworks which of course, they loved. Teen boys and blowing up things are a perfect match! We love that Jon's friends see our house as the place to hang out. It was great to have them all here for the weekend. I'm a lucky mom!
Disappearing Nine Patch Update: I'm pleased to report that the quilt is on its way to a new owner. Alison has started a project to provide quilts to siblings of seriously/critically ill children. Check out her site here. She needs folks to make blocks for other kids. It's only one block. We can help. It's a very good thing.
I had a few minutes with the sewing machine. This is more estate sale fabric. Not something I would typically choose, but again, it spoke to me so I pulled it from the boxes. I spent some time turning these gray scraps...
...into these windows. Remember the Vintage Windows quilt. I used the same technique to make these. I think they look like the Kansas sky when we have those massive storms that roll over the prairie. I don't know how they are going to be put together. I have 9 completed. I may have enough fabric to do 12. Then I'll go from there.
John of Quilt Dad and Stephanie of Scraps have given me the Arte y Pico award. It is given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and talents no matter whether it be in the form of writing, artwork, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogger community. I was also given the Share the Love award by Tina at Needles and Notions. This award was started by Crystal to honor the donor that gave her son a heart. This award is for blogs that you love, people who make you smile, those that make you laugh, those that make your day, and those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. You will want to read the story of this award here.
I’m honored and humbled that folks like coming to my blog and get a bit of inspiration from the work I post. It’s taken me forever to acknowledge receiving these awards. I simply write what I have to say and post what I make. If I had my druthers (don’t you love that word) I would give them to all of you. I love reading your blogs and I find inspiration everywhere.
I was also tagged for 6 uninteresting things by Amy at 4Patch. So, how about concluding this post with something really dull…more uninteresting things about me!
1. I can’t wait for the next season of Project Runway. (I’ve recorded all the shows on my DVR and watch them often!)
2. I don’t wear a coat in the winter.
3. Red licorice is my favorite candy.
4. Rearranging furniture is something I do for fun.
5. My house in the country has no curtains or shades, nothing but bare windows.
6. Russian sage is my favorite plant.
Have a great week everyone!