Thursday, February 13, 2014

Really Random Thursday, 2/13/14

Hi, Faithful Randomeers. Let's get started.

Corralled. Good thing he has his phone.
Grandparents dinner at school (his other grandfather was out of town).
 After some shopping the other day, we ate at the mall food court. When either Charlotte or Levi asked, "Why do they call it a food court?" I said, "It is where the judge says 'You can eat lunch.'" It kind of made them laugh. Maybe you had to be there...
 Don't take my food
My brother sent me this mug. Not an easy task for him. He recently moved from Dallas to Washington DC where he has a new high-powered job. But no car yet. So he walks everywhere. Brrrr. It makes me appreciate it even more.
Really huge house under construction. This is from the back. There are more pillars and curvy things on the front part of the house. Imagine the size of the sewing room you could have in this house!

Boys who love their books:
This is for our son, the avid Dodger fan. 
Toddler ski jumping:
All it takes is some cardboard and duct tape--and a father with this idea
If you have been following the Olympics, did you happen to see this? 
According to the Textile Museum of Canada, "...That is Antti Koskinen, Team Finland's coach, and at Saturday's competition he was busily knitting cream-colored yarn with green needles. Others on the Finnish team will add to the scarf before handing it off to Finland's Summer Olympic team going to Rio de Janeiro in 2016."

I receiving a little knitting in the mail from my Friendship X and + block exchange partner, Carla:
Corey at Little Miss Shabby has started a really great cross stitch-along of quilt blocks. It reminded me of this cross stitch that I did when Aaron was in T-ball, 30+ years ago. I'm looking forward to doing an updated version.
I'm finally binding the quilt that will be auctioned off in April. Lots of binding--the quilt is 116" square. I saw this hint somewhere--wrapping the binding around an empty thread spool. It helped tremendously not to have 500" inches of binding in a pile on the floor.

Pretty quilting.
Shopping at Gap Kids:
If I worked for Gap, I would use this in a print ad. Just sayin'
I was playing around with these blocks the other day and this resembles a heart. So on this Valentine's Day Eve, thanks to all of you who read and link up each week. I appreciate it more than I can say.
Your turn.


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Val's Quilting Studio said... #

The picture of the three grands in the GAP is precious!! And yes the little one would make for a perfect ad!!! Love seeing wee ones engrossed in books! V:)

Lorna McMahon said... #

What a great post! All your random bits give me such pleasure. Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

Brenda said... #

great sign. I veered off toward the fabric store myself yesterday!

Leanne said... #

Thanks for the fun, and I wanted to say I just love those blocks!

Kacey said... #

1. Your grands are so cute! 2. I love the leafy quilting design. 3. Knitting at the Olympics - too cool!

Sara said... #

The boys reading is such a treasure! My son loves to read too and I am so proud of him. His mama taught him how to;)

Grandma G said... #

Thought sure you'd be posting the ski jumping video I saw on Jessie's FB... one of the cutest videos I've ever seen on FB!! :)

Adorable grandkids! Looked like a pretty serious phone conversation going on with Grandpa. ;)

I did notice the knitter! :)

Carla said... #

Fun post Cindy. Your bee blocks look great all together. Such precious grand babes. I get mine today : )

Debbie said... #

oh fun! I love how the randomness goes on and on...I hope to link up tomorrow. Great your donation quilt got quilted! And isn't that binding-on-a-spool idea a goodie? I showed that off recently. ;-)

The Colorful Fabriholic said... #

Love your fabriholic button! Where did you get it?

Needled Mom said... #

Such fun randomness!!!! I love the drunk knitting....too funny. I agree....I think the sweet faces would make a great Gap ad.

Your "heart" blocks look so pretty. Have fun binding!!!

FlourishingPalms said... #

Sure love your randomness, Cindy! You always "win" when it comes to variety. My posts always end up being about nothing but quilty stuff. Will blame that on being too far away from grandies to talk about them, or have pictures to post. Sure like those last blocks, though I am definitely NOT a heart-liking person. But the blocks... gorgeous! Look something like Suz's from PatchnPlay. Are they the same? Good for you to be making another donation quilt. 116" is an amazing size! Good thing the Olympics are on TV to entertain you while you hand sew down that binding!

Vicki said... #

I love grandpa coming to the rescue! All such great pics and total cuteness. Would you believe that I will be announcing at the sale this year? Yikes!!

Auntie Em said... #

Wonderful randomness! Toddler ski jumping! Loved it.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Love the ski jumping toddler, an Olympian in the making :)

Anonymous said... #

Hi! Your blocks are beautiful! Wonderful colours and great pattern! Thank you for hosting! x Teje

Anita said... #

Pretty valentine heart! Love the kids too, that little guy is adorable :)

Susan said... #

As has been said, your randomness is always so interesting- the drunk knitter card, your bee blocks arranged as a heart, your sweet grand kiddies ( i need one of those!) and the knitting Olympian. Great post!

Katy Cameron said... #

I love all the photos you have with your grandkids, especially the ski jumping lol. I think you could have an entire sewing annexe in that house BTW ;o)

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

I swear your weeks must be three times as long as mine!!

Mary said... #

Love it! your grandkids are so darn cute! And that house!!!! It looks like an elementary school. You must go over to borrow a cup of sugar!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love your blocks!! Oh, and I'm with Hadley on the length of your weeks!

Patty said... #

So many cute pictures to comment on! I love the little guy with the skis, next stop the Olympics. And the sweet Gap photo, yes that cap is darling! I have looked at blocks like yours before and thought I'd love to make some. I have to put it down on paper so I don't forget. I think it would be so much fun to pick the fabric for them. Yours are so very pretty. And my last thought, I need a button like the one shown.

Carla said... #

Your random post is always a highlight for me, Cindy! Are you going to leave your MCM blocks in that configuration? It's pretty cool!!