basketball

Brown Baggin’ It

It feels great to be back to “normal,” whatever that is. ๐Ÿ˜‰ For the last two weeks our lives have been consumed with…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, none of you knew I got a sweet package in the mail last week! ๐Ÿ˜‰  It was from Amanda, in New York.   My kids are amazed that someone I do not know would send me something in the mail. 
With this lovely card, that she made, and she sells on etsy, her shop is here.
 

 
Now, if you haven’t signed up for the Brown Bag Quilt Swap, yet, there’s still time! ๐Ÿ™‚  Just click on the button, it’ll take you where you need to go.
Wanna see what was in the box? Well, here it is.


And, of course, there’s always a ringer…pigs, pink pigs. Lol!

Just a little to bright for me, so I gave them a bath.  After all, who has ever seen clean pigs? So first I got them wet.  Then, I put them into a bath of…..coffee. Yep, that’s right, coffee.

Just enough to take a little of the brightness out. Yeah, I added one tea bag just for good measure. ๐Ÿ™‚
Then out they came, just a little more subtle.  Whatta ya think?

I’m already working on my quilt, working late into the night, last night.  All the while playing Words…with Friends.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  
More to come…stay tuned.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚  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! ๐Ÿ™‚
Little Guy called this his “Extreme Quilting.”  Yes, there is some testosterone flowing there. ๐Ÿ˜‰  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. ๐Ÿ™‚  They start next week…more to follow ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stash Busters!

This morning, before anything else, I met with my good friend…coffee.

This is my new mug.  I have two others I had been using, but my aunt(a nurse practioner) told me if the finish on the inside of your cup starts to wear away, and you see black, it’s time for a new one!  so this is my choice.  Yeppers, it’s from a set that belonged to my mom.<3
Remember the magazine I bought last week, well, the first block is completed!
 
I’m happy with it, most of the points came out ok.  My new favorite quote is, “If it’s still ugly, you didn’t cut it small enough!”  I have no idea who came up with that one, but it’s great!  The goal is to only cut one 1 1/2 inch strip from each fabric in my stash for this quilt.  You may see a fabric in more than one block, but can’t be more than one strip.  I think it calls for 140 strips, or 5.8 yards…? Think I can make it ,  uhmmmm….sadly(or gladly?), yeah I think I can.  Lol!!
Basketball started this week, that means cathedral windows came out of hiding.  Wonder how much will get done this year?  More to come on that one. 
Do you have pet progect that only comes out at certain times of the year?
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