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 Report

Nothing, I got nothing… ๐Ÿ™  BUT, I had a wonderful week!  Our sweet Honey came to visit!  Soooo… I’m still sitting pretty at: 
                                    Fabric out YTD: 5.5 yds

So, even though NO sewing got done, we had a very productive week.  We enjoyed the mall…

And the park, but most of all each other, and can’t wait to be together again!!


So, my kids have phones, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told them to make sure those things are off and do not come out in church!  Well, remember the saying, “Do as I say and not as I do”?  Sunday night I looked to my right and could not resist taking my phone out to snap this picture.

Five Bibles open in a row, the oldest 16, the youngest 10, makes a momma’s heart swell.  Just wanted to share. ๐Ÿ™‚

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