Saturday, September 16, 2006

Playing Catch Up

Things have been a little busy around here. Thursday was our 21st Wedding Anniversary. More on that late. Below you can see my progress on LHN Coffee Menu. Here it is posed with cilantro and an unhealthy looking basil plant. A few years ago I spent a summer stitching all kinds of Halloween designs and then didn't really know what I was going to do with them. Inspiration hit, I turned them into a quilt. I tacked it up on the wall to admire my handwork, see where I needed to even things up before adding a border and backing and was horrified. You see, I knew it looked a little wonky. It's a wacky Halloween quilt but I never dreamed it was wonky as what you see in the picture. The saddest part is that while I say I wasn't being anal and wasn't really trying to get it exactly straight, I lied. OMG! I had no idea I sucked at quilt making this much! I really was trying to sew straight rows even though the blocks are all different sizes. I WAS TRYING!
Yes, I'm still knitting warsh rags. Here's the latest one in progress. I think I'll probably knit these things forever!
For family reading this blog who probably don't care about my crafty endeavors, some kid pics. Here's the spoiled one on the first day of school.
Here's the oldest on the first day of school. I didn't edit out the cars in the back so that people can see that not all of our cars are in the same condition as the dearly loved improbability drive in the background behind the spoiled one.
Since the middle son refused to let me snap a first day of school pic of him, here he is concentrating on his newest obsession, making the weight lifting team come January. The spousal unit would also be pictured but he was shirtless since he had just mowed and no one really needs to see that!
Everyone say "Bonjour Claudette!" No wonder this geranium hasn't survived. It's a kitty bed.

Coming Soon Project Runway chatter!


Sue said...

Happy 21st! We got married in '85 also. Your knitting looks fantastic! I can relate to the quilting thing. It's really hard to get those seams just right!

Michelle said...

Coffee Menu is looking fantastic! Congrats on your anniversary.

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy anniversary.

Regarding the quilt, at least the cross-stitch is cute.

There is, chez Bitch, a quilt-of-which-we-never-speak. I started it when I was bored one summer when I was home from college. In two years, it will be 20. Soon it will vote. It will vote to be put out of its misery.

Kali said...

Happy 21st :) Coffee Menu is coming alog great! Straight seems are a challenge, when my mom was teaching me to sew she used to joke that they were supposed to be crooked so people could tell you made it yourself LOL

Meari said...

Happy Anniversary! So? Did you ever do anything with that "quilt"? If you'd like, I can help you with it. Just let me know!