Thursday, March 19, 2015

Really Random Thursday, 3/19/15

I'm trying to observe once again the random things that are all around. For awhile, it seemed like there was nothing to write about so this weekly series came to a screeching halt. I think I just wasn't paying attention...

Three things to do with an old trombone:
 Seen in Austin--hung above a bar
Seen in my backyard--Mark turned a trombone into a water fountain
Seen in my sewing room--Mark's high school trombone

While part of the country is buried under snow, here in California we are undergoing a severe drought. So sometimes I just drive through the carwash and pretend I'm in a rainstorm.
Our granddaughter has been taking piano lessons from my mother. My mother will be 87 in May and still has at least ten students! She has been teaching for over fifty years and is an amazing teacher. I think it is a wonderful experience for my mother to be teaching two of her great-grandchildren, and something special they will always remember. Charlotte was in a yearly piano festival last week and earned an Excellent rating, just one run below the highest rating of Superior. We are all so proud of her. That's what happens when you have a great teacher.
I think 2015 is the year I'm going to actually finish stacks of quilts. In a way it kind of makes me nervous--like will my life come to an end in the event that I'm all caught up with quilt tops that have been languishing in stacks for years? Not taking any chances--so I just keep starting new projects. Just to be safe.
Just waiting for the binding to be stitched down

Sometimes on Wednesday I get the pleasure of spending the morning with this one. My daughter-in-law has been dropping him off at the church during the time the church quilting group is having snack time. He looks forward to it, and I think some of the ladies have a little crush on him. Really, how could you not fall in love with this face?
One of the next quilts on my "must finish" list is his animal quilt. He was giving it a test run on the floor of my sewing room.
Love the mis-matched socks...

 Do you ever feel like this?
After Bree from My Crafty Crap posted something on Instagram and there were some positive responses, I think the Name Game series will be resurrected (you can find all the archived posts in the tab above). I'll be sending email invites to those who have expressed interest in sharing.
And this just made me laugh.
Anything random happening in your life?


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Unknown said... #

You really are a busy lady!!! The quilts are so beautiful and so is you grandson. Adorable!!!

Rachel said... #

The trombones are great. I've never seen a trombone fountain before! The quilt hanger is genius as well!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said... #

I love that trombone fountain in your garden. How clever. I hope it's OK to post the photo of my son in the link up. Just remove it if it's not. I just thought it fitted the random theme quite well. My son is so blonde and fair, and Chris Gayle from the West Indies is quite the opposite. The boys loved having the cricket players come to school. Oh! the Americans will think cricket is really random too because they don't understand the rules or the terminology.

Aunt TC said... #

Loved the post and all the topics. May I see the quilt hanging above the trombone? What is the name game? Thanks.

Terri said... #

Awesome randomness! Love it. I'm starting to notice more randomness these days by paying attention to the day-to-day stuff... and taking more pictures. Of course, many times I notice and then forget. ha!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

So glad you're back with the Random Thursdays. I love the trombone fountain in your yard. Very clever idea. I can't even imagine ever ever ever being caught up with quilting. That's just NEVER going to happen for me. I'd also love to play the name game sometime.

Vicki said... #

Love the randomness....again!

Susan said... #

I love random Thursdays- they are a sneak peek into other aspects of our quilting friends' lives! The crown sign is very funny!

The Colorful Fabriholic said... #

Trombones as sculpture, car wash water as meditation and art, and the cutest little guy ever! Such creativity! Congrats to your mom on her long and successful teaching career - good for her! I hope I'm still going strong at 87!

Celtic Thistle said... #

Delighted to have Random Thursdays back on the agenda, I missed them!

Love the crown graphic :)

Carla said... #

What a delightful random post, Cindy! Yay!! (Was FW in that stack of quilts???)

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

I too enjoyed your post! The trombone as a quilt hanger is classic. Love that your mom is still teaching....THAT is precious. Your little grandson has grown and that car wash comment had me almost spit out my tea from laughter as I read!! LOL!!! Thanks for the smiles today!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

I love random Thursdays!

Janice Porter said... #

You guys are super!