Well, my son in middle school also plays football...and in his game Saturday he ended up scoring the exact amount of points as his big sister had...a touchdown and a two point conversion! So I put him on the blog as well!
And now to some quilts that hold a special place in my heart. As a young girl I made some patchwork pillows, but mostly sewed clothes. Then, as a newlywed, I made a patchwork Christmas tree skirt from a Simplicity pattern (we still use that tree skirt today). That was about all the quilting until I was a young mother and my grandmother convinced me to try an Eleanor Burns Quilt-in-a-Day pattern (The Double Irish Chain) to make quilts for my children. That was all it took...I was hooked! After making at least half a dozen Double Irish Chain quilts I realized I couldn't just keep making those the rest of my life, and so I bought my first quilting book...Little Quilts All Through the House. The book was perfect for me because it included small projects that didn't take long; also, I could hand-quilt the projects--I'd never even heard of a long-arm quilter back then!