Thursday, March 18, 2010
Close to Nowhere
I’m still cold!
• Ah, spring...break! My jonquils or daffodils or buttercups, whatever you call them, are blooming, my dogwoods are budding and I’m still cold.
I understand about unusual weather trends and El Nino and all that, but what I really don’t understand is where is the global warming? Why am I still cold?
• I’ve been sewing a good bit these past couple weeks. I’m making a secret quilt -- well a quilt that is going to be a surprise gift -- and I’ve apparently gone bonkers.
At our guild meeting in Oxford this past Saturday, the New Albany bunch had a showing of their “nickel” quilts. (The blocks are five inch squares.) I fell head over heels in love with them.
And, I’m working on a fruit and veggie quilt of my own that will end up with about 9,000 pieces (as will the nickel quilt).
Hopefully, I’m going to finish the secret quilt this weekend. Then, I’ll only have two to work on and maybe one of them will actually get finished before next winter.
Last year, when Jane and I were in Paducah, we stayed with Tammye and David at their home. Many Paduca-hians open their homes to the quilters, which is a good thing as there are generally around 40,000 of us.
Tammye had a quilt top that either her mother or mother-in-law had made in the ’70s -- out of polyester!
I volunteered to bring it home and finish it. I guess I better start looking and see where I put it, so I can work on it before we leave for Paducah in April.
• Meredith, Grace and Grace’s mom Suzanne left Tuesday morning for Hot Springs, Ark. Dana or Suzanne one have taken the girls there many times over the years and they love it.
Monday night around 8 p.m. or so, Mere was finishing packing and was looking for a bathing suit.
There are approximately 25 swimsuits of Mere and Remy’s in the swimming suit drawer. Not a single blasted one of them fit any longer.
For years, those two have worn things out long before they outgrew them. This past school year, they’ve shot up and have outgrown everything!
Mere and I made a flying stop at a store on the way to work Tuesday morning to pick up a new bathing suit before I dropped her off at Grace’s house.
For a long time, when packing to go off with Grace, Mere could and would put everything in a plastic shopping bag.
When I dropped her off that morning, she had a suitcase, makeup bag and another “real” bag -- maybe she’s growing up in more ways than one...
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