Jan

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Fall is here, and, so with the arrival of the brisk morning air….comes Patriot Basketball!  Wooohooo!  I’m pretty sure we’re ready.  Well, I KNOW four of us are, the other two…yeah, we’re all ready.  Patriot Basketball is our local home school team, and they kicked off the boys season Monday night with the start of their yearly camp.  Four nights of four hour practices, which payoff, because last year(can I brag just a little ;)?) two of our teams won their divisions at Nationals, in Springfield, Missouri.  Here’s a picture of the 14u team just after their game:
So, we’re excited to see what this year holds.  With the beginning of the season comes new shoes…
And for me the Cathedral Windows quilt comes out of hiding. 🙂  This is our third year to be involved in the Patriots’ basketball program, and the first year I felt like I had a lot of down time, just sitting at practices.  So, in the spring of 2009, our local quilt shop offered a Cathedral Windows class, I knew it was the class for me!  Up to that point I had always said, “If it can’t be done on machine, I don’t have the time to do it,” but after seeing the units, and realizing it was a highly portable project…let’s just say, “I was up for it.”
So now, when we have this going on out on the court…

This is what is happening in my lap…
And when little eyes see this on the table
They can’t help but want to join in! 🙂
Little Guy called this his “Extreme Quilting.”  Yes, there is some testosterone flowing there. 😉  Lol!  May just have to keep that one. 
The team motto for this season is “Laying it Down”  John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”  May we all practice what we preach, and follow the bouncing ball.
p.s.  Yes, the girls play, too. 🙂  They start next week…more to follow 😉

Stash Report

Can you count fabric pulled?  😉  Nah, guess you can’t, but here’s what I’ve got to be cut next

Hopefully, it’ll be ready for a picture next week!
Now, on the the Stash Report…..
Fabric in:  0
Fabric in YTD: 12.75yds
Fabric out:  2.5yds
Fabric out YTD: 20.25yds
So, I can still say…Total Fabric out YTD:  7.5yds
At least I’m moving in the right direction(for now).  🙂
What have I been working on all week?  Mostly monogramming, that goes out the door before I even think about taking a picture, but I’ve also been working on some sweet little dresses, that will be finished tomorrow.  So, be sure and check back in the next couple of days to see, but for now here’s a peek… 😉
 
Have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by.  Y’all come back, now, ya hear…;)

Thanks For Sharing

One of the reasons I enjoy blogs is all the great ideas that people share.  Especially in areas where I need help!  A couple of weeks ago Rea Ann, over at Stash Manicure, posted a really great tip on organizing.  Click here to see 😉
So, wanting to implement this idea as soon as possible, I set to work looking for containers as they came through the door(if sweet Archer brought home the groceries) or off the shelf(if I went to the store myself).  I was so proud of my first find!

Only problem I ran into was that my hubby and Tall Guy didn’t read Rae Ann’s post, and I had to rescue this baby from the trash, not once, but TWICE!  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what was going to be put in here.  Very rarely do I buy fabric for an entire quilt all at once, but in May of last year, I did.  How do I know the date?  Well, it was on the receipt, of course, that was still in the bag with the fabric!  I have been wanting to make an Ocean Waves quilt, and when I found this line from Moda last year, I knew I had to have it. 🙂
It fit perfectly into my green container.  Yes, I washed(scrubbed) it twice.
 I included the receipt to remind myself that, even though the container might have been free, the fabric was not.

And I even got a nifty little handle! 😉
I’ve since been to the store, and will never buy spinach in a bag again! 
I’m the new kid on the block, all of you know much more than me, BUT, on the off chance you’ve never visited Stash Manicure, click on the button up at the top left column of this blog.  You’ll be glad you did, I know I am!!
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