Monday, October 25, 2010

Sam's Christmas Present

He is usually super hard to shop for, but I just discovered what I will get him for Christmas. Rock Band 3 bundle for Wii with the keyboard. Because piano playing Sam will so be intrigued, and it includes a Huey Lewis and the News song that he loves.

This will be whole family fun. I am so excited.

He will never read this and ruin his present.

Monday, October 18, 2010

How I know Sam is doing well

He is nearly 7 months sober, and when playing apples to apples with a variety of friends some of whom knew a lot about his struggles with sobriety and some of whom knew very little if anything a green card came up with the following title "Drunk and Disorderly." Someone threw in the red card "My memories" and it was Sam. And he wasn't being sad or mopey, he knew it would be hilarious.

And it was!

Monday, October 04, 2010

New thought

Well I just turned in two quilt tops and backs to be quilted and finished making the bias tape for their binding this weekend. Which is good because I may have to drop everything and sew like a madwoman to get them finished as soon as I get them back.

BUT that means I am sort of at a now what stage in quilting. I do have a kit that needs to be tackled, but I think I should wait until I have a little more technique under my belt so I don't eff it all up especially since it is in out of print collectible fabrics. I need to start the front and back of Kathy's quilt, so I guess that is what I will do, but that will require a trip to the fabric store which may have to wait a week.

Although I did have a genius idea. Last year I was going to NANOWRIMO a novel in a month and barely made it 1/5 of the way to my goal. This year, 2010 is going to be quilt top in a month. I will start work on one side of Kathy's quilt now, but the other will go from pre-purchased pattern to quilt top in November. I will buy all the fabric, cut it all out, and sew it all up by the end of November. Then I can finish the other portion in December/January and be ready to bind it by March.

Boy is quilting a long term project.