I always like things I look forward to, to be in the future instead of the past. I love memories but being in the moment is the best! A week can go by so fast. I shared with my son that I took my shoes off Thursday evening and didn't put them back on until the following Wednesday when I left for the airport. LOL.... Actually, I never left the house.
First, I want you to see the blocks Kindra made, so cutely displayed on their mantle. Thank you Kindra, I love the way they came out.
Here we are getting ready to get off to the airport, my little guys have been very sick the entire week. They have the Rotavirus, I think it is shortened for Roto-Rooter virus personally, the worst diarrhea I can ever remember. And the smell, whooooo....lets not go there...... the nurses say the smell is one way to distinguish it from other reasons for diarrhea, whatever, not for sissy's to be sure!! I am adding here after I posted that I read today that one of the goals of the " Gates Foundation includes improving global health by reducing childhood deaths from rotavirus in half. " After my week with the boys I have a new appreciation for the philanthropic efforts on behalf of the foundation
I really like this picture, Hayden is in the middle with Ethan, left and Jaxon, right. They each have their own little personality and Hayden is shorter. Jaxon looks so big!
Jaxon has some important things to share with Ethan. Tummy time together was put on hold for the time I was there. We tried to keep Ethan from getting sick but in the end he got it too!
Wednesday morning Jaxon was feeling pretty good and Hayden was almost ready to be over the hump, we had a nice play time together......they are getting so fun and interactive. They know when you move away and go to help there brother, hmmmm.... giving that little cry demanding your attention back on them. Yes, they were not feeling great but better for sure!!
Jaxon gives this little expression alot, I have some Grandma studying to do with this little guy to really figure out what he is thinking!! He holds that smile back as long as possible then gives you a little shy smile. Be still my heart,.... if he isn't a charmer!
But waiting back home for me besides my DH and five tail-wagging Wirehairs! It's Farmhouse Woolens BOM #3. Yes, Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, because I can grow them from seeds, they come in all colors and sizes. And it is a wool BOM that makes it even better. I love the wool Karen chose for every part of this block. The seeds in the flower could not be more perfect. It is fast to work up too. This month I used freezer paper for the vase and star, and Steam A Seam 2 for the flowers and leaves. Anne, of Cotton's N Wools is doing a tutorial this month on working with wool. Go over and see, wool is fun to with.
I have been in the straightening up mode in the sewing room. My wool was just to hard to see down in the basket. I took it all out and put my basket on its side and put the wool back in. Now I can see most everything, at least the biggest part. My market basket is full of solids and I organized it by color, shades and hues. I noticed that price tags were on alot of bundles and pieces. Oh My, I think I have invested pretty well, LOL..... but I have spread the wealth around to quite a few shops, so if nothing else I have enough to keep me happy for a bit. That is if I can stand to cut them up when the time comes. But it does feel good to get the cupboards organized.
I do have a project in mind for some of the bundle rolls, and getting them organized has me inspired to get my pattern ready.
I will need twenty fat quarters and that is why I purchased the rolls from the Buggy Barn.
It is this Wool Stars quilt in there book "Gone Crazy". It is just scrumptious and calling my name this very cold winter. Before I get to cutting fabric I have a challenge to keep with my BoM that I have started. I have a couple blocks to complete and then one day in February this will get underway. Until then I can look at my wools and they will be my motivation.
There is so much going on out there in blogland, I have not been able to check up on everyone. We lost our highspeed internet and dial-up doesn't like alot of pictures. We are up an going again so I need to see what Linda is saying about her home being featured in Country Sampler Magazine.