Sunday, March 29, 2009

This and That

I can't believe it's been a month since I last wrote something! March came in like the proverbial lion with a birthday celebration in Lake Tahoe for son Scott's 30th birthday and a "Meet the Parents" with his fiancee's folks. The day we got back, my in-laws arrived for a long weekend and the next day, FIL's daughter and family from Maryland come over. After a weekend of wine-tasting and noshing (fun!), we collapsed--sort of. Hubby got picked for a civil case jury and has been doing that every day since and I've been keeping the home front nailed down.

In the midst of all that, I presented my beloved Father-in-Law Ed with a quilt to commemorate his 80th birthday next month, since we won't be seeing him on the big day. (He likes to fly those birthdays under the radar).

You may recognize these blocks as I've pictured them as they arrived from my FQ pals and also the ones I made myself. I bought the set kit from the Fat Quarter Shop after Kathy B. bought me the fabric line for Christmas in 2007. My friend Kat who owns A Thread Runs Through It did the quilting with a lovely wool batting and the quilt is gorgeous.

I also (very, very belatedly) finished my grandson Alex's Birth Quilt. Bad Nana. Birthdays number one and two are under construction and will be done in time and will also be my April finishes. Benjamin's birth quilt is a pale blue with stars because he was born at 12:02 p.m. Alex's is a blue sky because he was born at 12:01 a.m.