Thursday, February 21, 2013

Really Random Thursday, 2/21/13: The end of an era

Well, now that is a little dramatic, isn't it?

What I really mean is that hopefully the spell of nothing very quilty here is coming to a close. Look--fabric combinations. Mark is holding down the house this weekend while I go to the annual quilting retreat in the mountains.
It was Grandparents Night at Charlotte's school last week. They served mexican food and there was a great turnout. It was really fun. And she was probably one of the only ones to have both sets of grandparents there. Sweet girl.
(sorry for the garbage can--PicMonkey wasn't loading pictures when I needed it to...)
I was sick (again) last weekend. We had plans to have dinner at our friends' house, but instead she rang the doorbell and left a care basket. So thoughtful.
These are now blooming. They are beautiful. They smell horrible.
When the boys comes over, the family room goes from no toys to lots of toys in under five minutes. I don't care one little bit...
Okay, I'm off to sew. Pictures next week!


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FlourishingPalms said... #

Your living room looks like mine when I have only ONE grandson visiting! And I don't care one little bit either. Hope you are feeling 100 percent again very soon. I bet that quilt retreat will do wonders for you!

Nancy@owensolivia said... #

How wonderful! I hope you have a great time. I'm sorry you got sick!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Glad you are feeling over the slump, the Oakshotts are looking lovely enough to cheer anyone up xxx

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Have a wonderful time, I hope you're fully recovered?

Andrea said... #

oooh! are those shot cottons? Looking good! :-) I have surrendered my bonus room upstairs to my boys. The lego is sprawled everywhere (wait till your grandkids get into lego...the little bits hide...ouch!) but they are engaged and building daily. Hope you have a great time at your retreat.

Catherine said... #

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your cottons! It is hard fitting sewing round real life!

Needled Mom said... #

Your place looks like mine when the kiddoes are here. Love the pear trees, but they do smell nasty.

Your granddaughter looks like a real sweetie too.

Have fun at retreat.

Debbie said... #

Fun randomness! Hope you are feeling better! I've kind of been in the same boat...a cold that just won't let me go!! ;-/

JHNickodemus said... #

I sure don't miss the smelly trees! Hopefully the rain will calm them down? That basket is awesome! Have fun on your trip!

Heather D. said... #

Oh how lucky, have an awesome retreat. Not so lucky to be feeling sick, but hope that goes away quickly. Lovely fabric combos.

ytsmom said... #

You're granddaughter is just beautiful. Hope you have a great retreat!

Katy Cameron said... #

Have fun at your retreat!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said... #

I've been feeling crummy for about 10 daysbut FINALLY a good morning today! Have fun at retreat...

Pomegranate Quilts said... #

Can I join your End Of An Era Club? So excited for your quilt retreat, what an awesome way to get back in the groove!

The Luedtke Family said... #

Charlotte is so blessed! When we have Grandparents' Day, one Grandma is able to go. Love the toy filled room! Looks like my house every day.

OPQuilt said... #

Well, if you can't get to QuiltCon, I think your retreat idea sounds perfect. Hope you are feeling better, both sick-wise and writer-wise. Have a great time!


Sara said... #

Pretty squares to play with!

Sick seems to be the game here too the house disinfected and the humidifier and kleenex working hard! lol

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said... #

Hope you are feeling better and have a lovely time at the retreat :)

CitricSugar said... #

Have fun at your retreat!! Sorry that it was your turn on the Wheel of Illness. That care package is sweet and thoughtful, though. Take care!!

Susan said... #

Sorry to hear you are still under the weather! Look after yourself- I'm sure you are itching to get stuck into some decent sewing!

Anonymous said... #

Cute grand kids!! Have fun at your retreat. Hope you feel better soon.


Paulette said... #

Hope your feeling better and having fun at your retreat. Your grandkids are precious!

Unknown said... #

We had those trees on my college campus, they are so stinky!!
I really hope you have a fabulous retreat! :)

Kim P. said... #

I can't wait to see what you are going to quilt with those colorful squares. And I hope you are feeling much better. It's wonderful you have friends that are so caring and left you a care package; how thoughtful. I can't wait to have grandchildren around to mess up my family room.

Mama Pea said... #

Catching up on your blog. Prepare for a bunch of comments flooding your inbox. Sorry. No need to respond to them all. I love that both sets of grandparents were there. E. will never have that as both sets live far away. :-( Glad you're starting to get your mojo back! What a wonderful neighbor/friend. I need to remember that next time one of my friends has to cancel dinner or something due to illness. ;-)