Friday, May 6, 2011

Whee..Vacation Over (thank goodness)

I took a vacation from my 8 to 5 job last week.  Although I had visions of sewing and quilting at least part of the time, it never happened.  As most people know, we had servere thunderstorms and rain most of last week, the horrible tornados were south of us.  My sister had come down to visit and help with somethings around our parents house.  Monday was mulch day, we started early, thought we would finish my parents house and start mine. Nope, didn't happen.  It started raining shortly after we started.  Did we stop?  No, we kept on working in the pouring rain, I mean one's clothes can only get so wet.  I had to knock off around lunchtime to drive to the office for my friends retirement party.  Wonderful time but sad saying goodbye to a good friend.  He loved his quilt, he cried, which made it so worthwhile.  I took pictures, but used my sister's camera, so I will have to get her to send them to me.

Returned to my parents house to help finish up the mulch.  Don't really know what happen, but I tripped or something pushing the wheelbarrow, fell , as I fell I rammed into the shovel handle and cracked 2 ribs, banged up my knee and hurt my arm, but we managed to finish mulching right before dark. Later in the week I broke two of my toes.

Tuesday we took my father to Woodbury, TN.  This is where his family is from. (My father never lived in Woodbury, but both sides of his family did) We visited the cemetery in another rain storm.  Our pants were wet up to our knees and the water was over our shoes, but we found what we were looking for.  We then drove around town and my dad shared different stories with us and showed us several places.  We then found the "family farm" and on this farm is my father's father family cemetery.(My father did not know very much about his father)  Amazing!!!  I know a lot of people won't find this interesting  but I really enjoyed the day with my father.  We found his grandmother grave, he never knew her and never knew about the family cemetery

That's my father on the left, talking to man who owns the farm now. I brought two ticks with me, lucky me.

Ok, enough about that. I received fabric from my H2H swap partner.

A beautiful layer cake. Now the task of what to make with it.

Such wonderful colors.

This is what I came up with. Rectangle within a rectangle. I needed something fairly simple. I will use off-white sashing. There should be a few squares left over to use on the back. I think it will be very pretty when I finish.

I also made this baby quilt. I think it needs a border but ran out of the poke-a-dot fabric and can't find anymore, but I will figure out something. I have plans for this little quilt and I'll share that later.

I didn't work on any UFO's these past two weeks, but got a good start on my H2H project. I need to start on my Awesome quilt along.

Well that's my progress, not much for two weeks, but we do what we can.


  1. Your quilts are beautiful. I love the block/rectangle quilts!

  2. Isn't it fun learning about family history!! I am there with ya on that one.

    Pretty layer cake you got there and I like the polka dots in that top at the bottom--keep it up!

  3. Hi, Oh my goodness. Gardening/working in the yard is dang unsafe in the rain. I'm so glad you are ok. Love the quilt top! What a great way to use that LC. Very happy looking.

  4. Ouch! You kept mulching with broken ribs? And got all this done, too? Wow. Love the colors in your quilt. And by the way, the one in your header is simply gorgeous!

  5. OUCH!!!!! What a week. Enjoy those times with your dad. I'm glad I made memories with my daddy. Nice quilt tops.