Monday, January 22, 2007

101st post

"L" is SOOOO big!!

Wow! I didn't realize that my last post was my 100th one. Hmm, should have made it special. Oh well. I have been SO busy. This is one of my husband's busiest times of the year, making it mine! He runs a big softball tournament indoors and I do the all the food for the staff of 60 and college coaches (300). And have no method of cooking since it's held indoors at an athletic fieldhouse. Which means I have to cook and prepare everything ahead of time and then figure out how to get it all warmed up and served with limited electric. I always make my fudgy brownies. It's funny, one of the umpires asked me when he first saw me if I brought my brownies. They are worth breaking your diet over! I can't brag too much, because they are from a mix, but a very special one. :) And then he takes a huge crew over to Europe for a big tournament there and my daughters and their husbands have to go and help and I stay home with the grandkids. My Mom flew up to help me this year. Last year, I did it by myself and got the flu. Not a good thing with (2) 2 year olds and a 5 year old! And this year there was a 9 month old baby. But we got along great and it was a huge help to have another adult to help. The picture is of the 9 month old--we taught him to do "SOOO BIG" and patty cake. What a cutie!

When everyone went home I received a package in the mail of a pattern and fabric. I'm sewing some blocks for a well known quilter for a new pattern. TINY---DOUBLE blanket stitch on lots of curves and circles. It's going to be a gorgeous quilt when it's done! I don't have permission to reveal it yet, but I figure it wouldn't hurt to show a teaser! So, my last 4 days have been hunched over a sewing machine! I'll share the full picture when I'm allowed. :) And now on to finish the Quilt Pink quilt. But first a little side trip to the quilt store. She is having a special where all machines brought in for cleaning, etc. are only $9.95! What a deal! I hope there's not a limit! heeheehee I have all those classroom machines that need done and $10 is a LOT cheaper than $60 each!

7 comments:

The Carolina Quilter said...

What a precious little fellow! I am actually looking forward to grandchildren and hope I get that blessing in life. My three are 16, 14 and 7 so hopefully I have a long wait ahead of me!

quiltpixie said...

may you find some quilting time amongst the enjoyable childcare

Pam said...

Cute little guy.

Those blanket stitches are sewn on the machine? They look like they were sewn by hand - but perfectly. Lovely colours. Beautiful work you are doing.

Samantha said...

oooh, that teaser is lovely! So is that 9 month old!

Susan said...

That baby is a little cutie! What a great price for cleaning a machine. It's getting more and more expensive all the time!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Hey Karen - the baby is really adorable.

I'm working my way through the Stash Quilts Ring just to say Hi.

Linda_J said...

Hi, Karen! Happy Blogging Milestone to you. I can't believe how big the little guy is getting.

Sounds like you have been busy, busy, busy but sounds like fun too. Good that your mom could come help out and spare you some of the tasks.