Saturday, June 4, 2011

Moving forward

This was a big week for us.

Our daughter has finished college and will be coming home soon before striking out on her own in the big wide world.

Our son turned 20 yesterday - no more teenagers! A bittersweet moment. He is still on his semester abroad, so we have not been able to celebrate these two great occasions with either of them. And they will home this summer at different times, so we don't even know when we will be able to have a family celebration!

I'm not sure I'm ready to let go yet of all the family togetherness time. I've had plenty of practice since our daughter left for college 4 years ago in another country, but somehow I am just now coming to grips that they will both be gone for good very soon and our ability to all meet as one unit is dwindling. Thank goodness for Skype. We would be lost without it, even though we have yet to figure out if there is a way to do a 3 way video chat.

I am excited for all the possibilities that my daughter sees in the future. I will be even more excited when she decides on a job location that does not scare the bejeebers out of me!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Something New

I pulled out my Dresden ruler and got busy making a table runner. Except I had no idea how big the plate would be. I wanted to make a 12 inch block, so I guessed how long to make each blade and I guessed wrong. I looked on the Internet before I started hoping to find a chart that would help me figure this out, but no luck and there was not a chart with the ruler or packaging. So now I am trying to decide what to do with this. I'll just have to think some more. Anybody know where to find a chart like this?

Dresdens are so easy and fun to make and I love applique-ing them down. I made this pillow for my garden swing last summer or the one before. It makes it just a little more comfy when I am outdoors reading.