Did I tell you all that Richard graduates next month??? I am sooooo excited. It has been a long haul for us but well worth it in the end. For those that haven't been with me for that long, hubby lost his job December of 2009. You talk about stress! He lost his job December 2009 and started Nursing school 3 weeks later! I am so proud of him for going back to college at the age of 40, I know that was hard for him, but he did it. He graduates May 12 and that is also our 11th anniversary! So it will be a very special day for us. Even though his graduation date is the 12th of May he will not be finished for another month or so. He has something like 160 hours of clinicals, which he has been having clinicals all along and then lots of testing and boards, stuff like that. So by the middle of summer he should be finished.....I guess.
Now on to the sewing or lack there of...I started piecing together my spiderweb. I'm telling you this is not even a hard pattern but I am having to MAKE myself finish this thing! I think I am just so tired of having it lay around. Anyone else ever feel like that with some of them? I'm really not crazy about square quilts but I just couldn't stand the thought of making 5 more of these blocks. :( So in the end it will be square and measure somewhere around 72 inches. I had the blocks and border strips up on the wall to see how it was going to look and I just wasn't pleased with it. I felt it needed a small inner border to break the red up.
So now I'm thinking that I may add this 2 inch inner blue border in it. I'm not crazy about it but it is what I had in my stash. Oh do you see my Hugs & Kisses blocks at the top? I pieced a few of them to see how it was going to look. So I think after I get this spiderweb top finished I will work on it like I did my log cabin blocks. I did those as I was taking breaks from my quilting machine.
Since these photos I now have all of the blocks sewn into rows. Now I just need to MAKE myself finish it up. It's not like it would take that long to do.
Mom comes home from work on Thursday! Well, maybe I should say Friday since it will be extremely late on Thursday. I think she said the boat would be in St. Louis when she got off of it and that is something like a 8 or 9 hour drive for them to be back here. I'm anxious to see here, I miss her so much when she is gone. I can't wait for her to retire so that we can spend more time together. She is only 58 so she still has a few years before she will be doing that.
I guess I will close for now and maybe do another load of laundry before everyone gets up.