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Friday, July 15, 2011

Busy life!

It has been a while since I've blogged, but I've been busy, busy, busy!   Hubby and I went to New Orleans for a convention, and had a great time!  Two of our daughters went to college there, so we were pretty familiar with the city, but we still managed to find new places, new restaurants and met new friends!  We had beigneits and coffee, barbequed shrimp, gumbo, and hurricanes, walked until our feet were sore, and rode the streetcar many times!!  It was a fun trip! 

I finished a baby quilt for a little baby boy named Lucas, and sent it to the Northeast with my oldest daughter for delivery.  It was made of floating four patches - great use for scraps - and was quilted with a cute freeehand leaf pattern.  As you can see, it is very colorful!

I also quilted a star quilt for a friend - it was really large and the pic doesn't do it justice - I'm not sure I'd even attempt it!  I did a dense meander and it looked great .  It is to be a gift for her grandmother - hope she likes it!

My hubby has been busy with stuff around the homestead - he put up a new flagpole in the front yard - got this pic of him digging the hole to install it.  He loves his tractor - and is always finding new ways to use it.  I told him I wanted to plant some fruit trees and he was excited - he told me he could dig those holes using the auger on the tractor - doesn't take much to please him.  I do think the tractor takes second place to his golf clubs, though.  He tried to teach me to play a few years ago, but I was so terrible, he gave up.  I am not athletically inclined - but I never lost a golf ball - didn't hit it but ten feet at a time!  So, while he golfs, I quilt.  I admire that he plays so well, and he admires my handiwork.  It's a good system!

We have a full summer and fall ahead of us - we are wedding planning.  Our youngest daughter is getting married in October, so life is wonderful!  We have dresses purchased (except for mother of the bride), venues, photographers, limos, and DJ's booked, and are working on the rest of the details.  What is more exciting is that we are gaining another son - they are a great couple and we couldn't be happier!