Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mom's Day Off

I generally don't get much done on my day off and today was no exception.  Yes, I take great pride in keeping things as boring as possible and if the phone doesn't ring, all the better. 

On the way to school, Co-Defendant #2 informed me she wants to be a pirate for Halloween.  Mind you, I've been after the child for weeks now Whaddya wanna be for Halloween?  hoping to beat the mad rush and grab a costume at a decent price.  Not my kid, ya'll; there is no rushing her.  So, being the cheapskate frugal gal I am, I decided to make the costume out of stuff she can use later for dress-up (yes, I'm still hoping to convince her she really is a girl) or wear later on this winter.  The pants, shirt and bandana are handled; I made the waist-thingy, cumberbund...whaddya call it?  I don't know, but it's done..made from gold satin and gold-coin trim.  Snazzy, if I do say so myself.  All that's left is the eyepatch, and yes, I'm making that, too.  Co-Def #1 has decided he's too old for such childish pursuits.  I don't know whether to be giddy or slightly crestfallen, but remembering last year's homemade werewolf costume I think I'll go with giddy.

I had lunch with the Hubby who gleefully informed me to clear my calendar for the weekend 'cause we had plans!  Am I awful and shallow if my first thought was that we were going to a car show/air show/swap meet and that I'd rather shove my head into a fire ant mound instead?  Imagine my surprise when he said we were...hold your breath ya'll...GOING TO A HOCKEY GAME!!!!  WHOHOO!  Big, burly, bearded fellows with missing front teeth zooming from one end of an ice encrusted rink to the other, wielding sticks at a tiny bit of vulcanized rubber whilst balanced precariously on thin metal blades (gasp!).  BE STILL MY HEART!!!

I'm all right now.

Where was I?

Oh, yes...here's the quilty thing I accomplished today.

I've got one side border of polka dots left and the outer border of yellow with white polka dots to go.  The paper-pieced pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine...I believe it's called Pops-a-Lot, but don't quote me on that.  I do so love paper-piecing...almost as much as I love hockey.



  1. Stephanie, this is such a cute little quilt. Really delicious.

  2. Your popsicle quilt is great-- I love the colors. I haven't done paper piecing yet-- it's on my list. I'd say you accomplished a lot on your day off!

  3. Love the popsicles!!! They look so fun. Enjoy your hockey game! I've never been to one, but I hear they are exciting!

  4. Samantha K, to me, hockey is the ONLY sport worth watching...not football, not baseball, Lord forbid golf...gack! Hubby will turn on a game just to watch me get riled up, but this is only the 2nd game we've ever been to...it's not the Detroit Red Wings, but it's still hockey!

    As for the quilt, thank you all for the comments. Some little kid will really like it..I hope!