Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Finally Friday Finish!

Finally. Yes I said finally.  I finished. What did I finish you ask? My daughters Christmas present. The one from last year. I am so happy to have this lingering project done.

I stated on this quilt before Thanksgiving last year.  It is my first pieced quilt.  It was a lot of work, more than I thought it would be at the time. But I am so glad I did it.  I LOVE it so much. I even decided to try my hand at hand binding a quilt.  Can I just say, I will not fight with my machine anymore to finish off my binding. Ever! I used to think you gals were crazy for thinking it was cathartic, but now I understand.  It is soothing to the spirit.  It is relaxing. And it let me spend a couple of hours sitting, talking with my son.

Front fabrics are Best Wishes by Henry Glass Fabrics and Eggshell Kona Cotton
Back is pieced using scraps given to me by my MIL.

I have also been trying my hand at crochet lately.  I recently made a baby hat and some booties.  I really enjoy it, but am finding that I have to try a pattern at least twice to get it right. I do hope to make several things to put away for future grandchildren.

I have to brag on my son.  My husband has 5 brothers, 4 of them living. Two of them live within 5 minutes of us.  My husband and his brothers are very close.  Best friends.  

Well, on Monday they went to the firing  range for my brother-in-laws birthday.  This is Texas, lol. This was my sons first time ever shooting a gun, and I have to say that I am a very proud momma.  When my boys came home, my hubby informed me that my son is a dead on shot with a pistol.  No we don't keep guns in the house, so no worries.  But is it nice to know that he can defend himself if needed.  He also studies Brazilian Jujitsu and earned his first yellow stripe on his yellow belt last week. He is also in honors classes in school and plays the flute.  Pretty well rounded kid.  Love him!

And on one more bragging note, my dear daughter will be starting her junior year of college at University of Houston in just a couple of weeks.  I am so freaking proud of her. in the last two years she went from not taking college seriously and not seeming to have any direction for her future to being so focused, responsible and determined! She works two jobs and goes to school.  She is even getting her first apartment next month. I am just bursting at the seems this week with the pride my children bring to me.

I love these two kiddos more than they can ever know or understand!

Well that's it for this week. Time for bed and a busy work weekend.  Three more days, 36 hours of work until my much needed two days off in a row. Pray for me! LOL.

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