Monday, December 22, 2014

Hairbows and Chocolate...

 I've been on a small break for many reasons.  I've been busy getting my Christmas sewing done but no photos to show for it as my camera croaked.  We are back in business now with the camera but I missed photos of several things.  Christmas kid quilts, binding on a gift quilt, binding on a sold quilt, and several pot holders.  

Last night I did make this hair bow for my new niece that will be arriving in April!  :)  My sister is big on bows so this baby needs millions of them.  LOL!  This is just a start so expect to see more of them in the future. 
 This evening I made a batch of Buckeyes.  My guys love them.  Sadly these don't last very long around here. 
 News on boy left this morning at 2am.  I held up pretty good until I saw him dragging that suitcase down the stairs.  He is many miles away from his momma.  :(  So he left out at 2am and called when he got to the company parking lot around 3:15am.  From there he hopped in a company truck and drove to Cairo, IL. where he got on the boat on the Mississippi River.  From there he was headed above St. Louis and then back down towards New Orleans.  He will be gone for 28 days and then home for 14 days and then will do it all over again.  I'm proud of the hard worker that he is but I still miss the little boy that used to need his momma.  He assures me that he still needs his momma.  :)  He called me around 6pm this evening and had just finished his 6 hour shift and was heading to be as he had to go straight to work once he got there.  So he works 6 hours on and 6 hours off, around the clock which amounts to 12 hours of work a day for 28 days straight.  

I've been making a list of quilty things that I would like to accomplish this year.  I used to make these lists every year but haven't for the past few years.  Sometimes I stick to them and sometimes I don't.  I think I'm just going to use them as "reminder lists"  LOL!  I'll write more about this later.  For now I'm going to get off of here and head to bed soon.  I didn't sleep much last night.  


Janet O. said...

I remember being an emotional mess when my oldest first left the nest. And she only moved less than 5 miles away! : )
Merry Christmas, Kristie!

Michelle said...

We love Buckeyes too! I haven't made the "list" in a few years too...I'm thinking it's time to take stock of a few things and also clear a few things out I know I'll never start/finish. :)