A very busy Sunday for me with all my favorite things:
*Family: I had a baby shower to attend in the afternoon–it was for my niece, Katie. It’s her first baby–presumably a boy named Mason. His dad, John, was a big baby–10 lbs, 11 oz–and so far, Mason is about 1-1/2 lbs. heavier than most babies at this stage in their mommy’s tummies. Good Luck, Katie! It was nice to see many of the relatives that I haven’t seen in awhile, even though they nagged me about not making trips up to Waneta Lake, where everyone hangs out! I promise this year, Bruce and I will make it there more often! My niece, Amy, was there with her little girls (my great-nieces, good lord!)–Audrey and Hannah. Just beautiful little girls–made me long for a granddaughter–but not yet!
*Food: I made a pot of Spanish Rice for Bruce to eat while I was out–knew he’d keep an eye on the pot simmering while
napping during watching the Daytona race! And he did (watched the pot and napped!)….it was a new recipe, and he loved it!
*Florida: I love Florida, love the Daytona race–but would never move there. I love the changing seasons in the Northeast too much! And, I just loved it that the rookie, Trevor Bayne, won the Daytona 500! Isn’t he cute????
It was a bittersweet day because it was the 10th anniversary of the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr.–Bruce’s all-time hero. It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been ten years!
and of course, my favorite, favorite thing!~~
*Fabric: when I got home from the baby shower, I worked on cutting out strips for a quick wall-hanging that I want to do for my kitchen–it’s called, “Neighborly Welcome”. I’ve always loved log cabin quilts, and I like the “earthy tones” in this quilt. Here’s a few photos to give you an idea:
I’m very excited about this quilted wallhanging and I’m anxious to have it completed! Most of the quilts I make are very involved–pieced and appliqued, usually–so it’s nice to see the results a little faster. And I found a local long-arm quilter–Laurie’s Long Arm Quilting in Elmira Heights–and I was quite impressed with her work. I think I’ll have her start with the wall hanging, then move on to the Mystery Quilt, if I’m pleased.
Well, better go start dinner….we’ll talk soon!