Monday, June 30, 2008

Quilt for a Hero

Well my latest project is a quilt for my father-in-law. He's a true American hero having served in the Army in the 60's and doing at least 2 (perhaps 3) tours in Vietnam. He's having prostate cancer surgery tomorrow and I hope to have his lap quilt done within the week to send to him. Here's a picture of the layout of the blocks. I'll start sewing them together later toady. Still might play around with the placement though...
The pattern is "Blue Bamboo" out of the book "9-patch Pizzazz" by Judy Sisneros.
It is a little smaller than I thought but will work as a lap quilt or even a wall hanging. I will probably make a throw pillow to go with it out of the leftover scraps and another Army panel.
Thanks Phil for your service and sacrifice for our country, USA!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Doing what I love to do! Art Quilting!

I Love My Boring Life!

Ok, well this is my favorite saying, has been for a while now. I was going to title my blog this;however, someone else has already done that...see how really boring my life is?

So, I don't really know what I'm going to say on this blog but you will get a glimpse into my boring life.

Of course, my life REALLY isn't boring BUT ... when I discovered I was pregnant in 2003 I had to fill out TONS of paperwork just to see a freakn' doctor and one of the multitude of papers was a friendly survey about my intimate life...
  • Do you know the father of your baby?(yes)
  • How many men could possibly be the father of your baby?(1)
  • Does the father of your baby know he is the father of your baby?(yes)
  • Are you afraid of the father of your baby?(no)
  • Do you drink?(no)
  • Do you smoke?(no)
  • Do you use drugs?(no)
  • Do you abuse drugs?(no)
  • Do you have a home?(yes)
  • (I think you get the idea.....)

So, I realized at that point that I have a really boring life and I'm so thankful for it! Thank you God! Thank you God! Thank you God! Of course, as I may or may not get into later, there was a point in time when if I had continued on a certain road and managed to live through it all, my answers to the above questions could have been MUCH, MUCH different! Thank you God!