Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank goodness it's Monday

because I need some rest.  I was counting the minutes until the kids left so I could get back in bed this morning.  What a weekend.

I am not a night person.  Anyone who knows me, knows I like to be in bed by 9...... 10 at the latest.  I am a morning person.  Up before dawn and in bed with the cows.  This weekend I was up so much later then I'm used to.... first was the all night cast party at a nearby home.  The kids came home after the show, with a few other kids in tow, to shower then head to the party.  Then on Saturday night they went to a midnight breakfast where they were out until 1:30.  We are all in need of a little extra sleep. 

Anyhow, the weekend was a great success.  Dinner was eaten with gusto.  Those kids are great kids.  I was impressed with how they waited at the door of the cafeteria until we told them they could come in and eat.  More then one kid thanked us for having a meatless option.  One young man was so polite I looked for his mother at the play to tell her but didn't see her.  Everyone should take heart that there are still some decent kids in this world!   

 "Sister' Buttercup and the butler 'Franz'.  You should see the make up on that shirt!  If Fels-Naptha dosn't work, it's going in the trash.

Now, for the promised sewing project....

Remember this fabric? It's from my post on January 20th where I talked about a challenge we're doing in my quilt guild.  We each put 3 half yard cuts of fabric in a bag.  We anonymously picked a bag and have to turn that fabric into something.  The big reveal will be at our June meeting.  I got these 3 fabrics.  We were allowed to add 1 additional fabric, which I ended up doing.  I didn't really need to, I just found the perfect compliment. 

And, here's what I made.  I think I can safely post about it because I am pretty sure my person isn't a blog reader.

(You can click the image to get a better look.)
A table runner that show cases the horse focus fabric.  The fabric I added was the brown with the horse shoes.  Since it was something I added, and not a fabric included as part of the original 3, I didn't want it to over shadow any of the other fabrics.  I did, however, use big strips on the back. 
I am quite pleased with the end result.  I have the left over HSTs that I cut off when I made the 3 main squares that I might use in a candle mat.  We'll see how inspired I'm feeling.   Now, I can't wait until June.

I've missed my sewing room these last few days, so I'm off to see what kind of mess I left last week.


  1. Your weekend sounds exhausting, but fun!! But, I'll have to admit, I don't miss the crazy-busy time of school activities now that my boys are grown!

    Amazing how you turned those fabrics into that neat table runner, Pam--I'm sure the recipient will love it :)

    Enjoy your alone time now!

  2. I'm catching up on my blog reading and I see that you have been one busy girl! The amount of quilting you do amazes me!

    Sometimes I miss the hustle and bustle of all the kid type activities, other times not so much. It's pretty quiet around here. Just me and DH and he's been gone a lot lately. Leaves me with too much time to think!

  3. Your horsey quilt turned out beautifully. What a challenge to make those fabrics look good.

  4. I'm amazed at what you've done with the fabrics! I'd have never been able to come up with such a gorgeous way to show them off.