Friday, February 24, 2012

Report Cards: Quilting and Otherwise

I had to take a break from that dang airplane quilt that seems to have taken over my sewing corner, quilting time and life in general.  I don't ever want to see another plane after it's done!

Mom and I attended our quilting bee The Happy Stitchers last night.  I haven't been in forever...'Who are you again?' was a question I heard quite frequently and it was nice to catch up with the ladies.  I got this quilt top that's been languishing as a WIP for an eternity finished up...

You may recognize the pinwheels as being from my Thangles stage.  You know, the one where I lost my mind and sewed strip after strip of the little buggers.  I still have two baby quilts to make out of the remainder.  The fabric is Love U by Deb's all nature and owls and makes me want to go out and hug a tree.

Yesterday was also Report Card Day (cue the dramatic music and nail-biting suspense).  I am happy to report that they will both live.  Co-Defendant #1 has come a loooong way in the academics department and is doing great.  Take that, you snarky naysayers..he can make farting noises and good grades at the same time!  He had an awesome down-the-court dribble and couple of free-throw shots at last night's basketball game as well.  Co-Def #2, although academically gifted is, in the words of my beloved Nana, developing her personality.  In English, this means she's a ringtailed tooter and believes rules are for others.  I see a future in politics or the law for her.

It's cold outside and I really should be cleaning my house....nah, I'm gonna link up to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finish It Up Friday!

Happy quilting, y'all!


  1. Hilarious post! Oh ya, and a super cute quilt!

  2. Love the quilt and TOTALLY understand about the kids!

  3. Very sweet pinwheels and I love the colors! It's funny to hear about the kids. They sound like my kids.

  4. That fabric makes me want to hug a tree too - glad I'm not the only one.

    Cute cute quilt. I've got a couple of baby quilts out of the same fabric to finish.

  5. I hear good things about the Thangles. I'd love to get some. Your pinwheels definitely look great!

    P.S. Would you please consider disabling your word verification?

    1. Claire Jain, word verification is a pain, isn't it? I know I hate it when leaving comments on someone else's blog, however, it severely limits the amount of spam I have to wade through just to get to comments from real, live people. Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice comment in spite of it :)

  6. My youngest (now 18) still has his favorite tshirt that says "I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, I want to speak to my lawyer". It still sums him up, but, he does follow rules better now (or at least he doesn't get caught). Love those pinwheels!

  7. awww the day of report cards is going to start in a couple of years for me too:) Your humor is refreshing.

    Adore the quilt!!

  8. What a cheerful quilt. There's just something about orange...

    Glad your kids are gonna live. ;-)

  9. I'm so glad you chose to link up rather than clean house! Love your little pinwheel quilt, and I'm so glad to hear that your kids have survived report card day!! Whoop whoop!!

  10. LoL Love it! A sense of humor always helps when it comes to our kids. ;o) And that little quilt is a cutie. Great job!

  11. that's a REALLY cute quilt top! i'm glad you were able to finish up an old WIP. doesn't that feel GREAT??

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!