Sunday, August 26, 2007

How can it be the end of August already??

Next weekend is Labor Day!! Time is going amazingly fast. Miss P is going to be 1 in just 3 weeks ... how is that possible?

I've posted a picture of "My graduation quilt". This is a quilt I made for myself when my youngest - my daughter graduated from HS in 1997. I wanted something to remember all the school days and programs that was so much of our life. L was in jump rope club in elementary school - encourage your kids to join if possible - it was wonderful! So the pattern was a natural for me. A good friend asked me where A was. I fluffed her off. But she pushed the point and I said, "He must be behind the schoolhouse smoking!" - which he did on occasion! And after we stopped laughing I just had to add smoke rings coming from the left side of the school house. My son has always had a great sense of humor and thank goodness he took this teasing in the quilt in stride too.

University starts tomorrow and first football game is next Saturday! Football Saturdays really crowd the weekends. YIKES - fall will be in full swing before we're ready for it. And hopefully cooler weather will follow.

Two friends and I went to the state fair today. After making lunch out of Indian Tacos - taco fixings on fry bread - it's great! We wandered thru the needlework exhibits, the photography exhibition and then we got serious and walked thru the quilts. What a great "show". My friend J took over 600 pictures! I'm pretty sure we got all of them - maybe more than once! We always have to walk the aisles the first time - then circle back going the other way ... you always see at least one quilt you didn't notice before.

Oh - did you notice? I got to cross off the wool penny rug from my fab5+ list! YaHoo! A finished project. Onto the next ... I'm hand quilting "Starry Starry Nights" that may be next if I get busy on it.

Mom said she heard on the radio that the average American reads 4 books a year! It was down from 10! That sounds incredible low to me. I keep track (I'm a data person, what can I do!) and I read 40 - 60 books a year. Used to be more! My DH doesn't read very many "books" but reads several papers a day and 5 business magazines a week and golf magazines ... Seems to me that someone isn't doing their share!

1 comment:

swooze said...

I love the penny rug!