Monday, October 13, 2008
This post had an interesting beginning...my younger daughter has had fun good-naturedly teasing me about my blogging since July. I started to realize, though, that she secretly wanted to appear on my blog! It's her senior year, and she was very much looking forward to the annual powder puff football game (her usual sports are basketball and track). I sort of jokingly told her that if she made a touchdown I would put her on my blog--she readily agreed! Well the big game came, and early in the game she took a hit (it's supposed to be flag football...they don't wear helmets or pads), so I supposed she might not make any big plays. But she was back out there before I knew it and almost immediately made a 66-yard run down the field for the first touchdown of the game--no one could catch her! She gained a lot more yardage throughout the game (including several first downs) and finished by bringing in a 2-point conversion!
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!