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.


*karendianne. said...

Yeah, so happy to see you! Fantastically cute label for the baby that starts college shortly. d'oh! I do recall these blocks, how could I not??? They are most fantabulous. I'm intrigued by the lovely wool batting as I've had thoughts to use that myself but have been informed the shrinkage is "simply too much Karen!" if I should have known and how dare I ask.. Well by golly now my friend Jan knows an I'm by golly asking "what about that?"

I'm every so smiley to know you've had some time for some updates.

Big Huge Hugs, *karendianne.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Welcome back! The quilt is fabulous and I know feel fantastic with a wonderful wool batt!

Tazzie said...

Both quilts are just adorable Jan, and I just love the idea of a birth quilt.
Sounds like you're as busy as every - I can't imagine how you fit so much in your life!

Juliann in WA said...

Happy to see you back. I have missed your posts.

Linda said...

I visited your blog today. Very nice. Keep up the good work.


Annika said...

A very lovely quilt!

Moira said...

Your FIL's quilt turned out wonderful Jan! I'm glad to have had a small part in it. =)