Monday, October 13, 2008

Indian Summer




I just love Indian Summer weekends. We just had a beautiful sunny and warm weekend. I spent some time getting my garden ready for winter on Saturday and then yesterday instead of enjoying the weather outside I spent much of the day inside helping Spencer get his cake ready for the Cub Scout Cake Auction which takes place tonight. I thought we picked an easy cake but let me just say those pre made gingerbread (or haunted house in our case) kits aren't so easy. Spencer wanted a halloween themed cake and I think we did a pretty good job with it. We'll see tonight how much it goes for.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My how time flies


Yesterday was my sister's 47th birthday. I still think it's unreal to think that we're as old as we are. On Monday I'll turn 44. It sure seems that our parents were so old when we were kids and they were our age. I'm sure that's what my boys think now though I don't feel old at all.

The above picture is from last year when my family was home in Wisconsin to celebrate our birthdays. That doesn't happen too often.

This weeks Block of the Week


I was able to finish the block of the week today. I enjoyed working on this block since it is one of my Red and White swap blocks. Made some mistakes on the block but now know what I need to do differently for the swap blocks.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

2 Down, 2 To go


I have now completed block number two for my block exchange. 2 more times 11 blocks each and I'll be ready to send them on. I'm looking forward to receiving lots of different red and white blocks. I think they will make a stunning quilt.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Where have I been







Well as usual, a busy life gets in the way of other things such as blogging. I am the spirit wear chairperson for my older son's middle school and this week as my husband puts it our house has turned into a wharehouse of sweatshirts and t-shirts. I have been busy packing all of the orders into as many plastic grocery bags as I can scrounge up. My coworkers are now calling me the bag lady and have donated a fair amount to my collection. Thought I'd share a few pictures of my now wharehouse living room. Thankfully all this stuff will go to there own homes next
week.