Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Couple Of Dear Jane Blocks!

Today is New Year's Eve! Hard to believe another year has come and gone... Anyway, we don't have any plans for tonight. We always just stay home with the kids and enjoy the extra family time and that makes us very happy!!

Not alot of major sewing yesterday but I did finish these two Dear Jane blocks. At 5 inches the pieces are very small. Don't look too close at them, I am trying to learn how to do turn needle applique! :) Of course, I'm not that good at it, but I guess the only way that I will get good at it, is to just keep doing it. My points look terrible but at least they are done. I may redo these later after I get a little better at it.

Here is a photo I took of my oldest son, Andrew. He was goofing around last night in Richard's hard hat. Seems like I don't post alot of photos of him on my blog, but being 15 he hates having his photo taken. Hunter on the other hand, loves being in front of the camera!

Andrew is a very good boy, I love both of my boys with all of my heart and I hope that they always know that. He has always been a straight "A" student and I think he will really go far in life. I am very proud of him. But as you can see in the photo he is still a typical teenage boy....see the stain on his shirt!!!! :) Why is it that they can never hit their mouth? :)

My plan for today is to spend some time with mom. She has to leave for work Friday morning. So you all will have to listen to me whine for another month until she comes home again. :( As you all know I am very close to my mother and just love her so much. I could not ask for a better mother than what she has been to us. She has had a hard life but always tried so hard for us kids. Always tired to make sure we had nice things, taught us right from wrong, raised us in church. She is very special.

Anyway.....back to my plans....spend time with mom, clean house!!!!! I would love to get the house all cleaned so that I can sew most of the day tomorrow, but it never happens that way does it? Of course I will probably spend half of the day trying to get the boys to clean their rooms....they go back to school on Monday so I would like for them to be clean before they start back.

Richard got to work yesterday and today but will be off tomorrow and I'm not sure about Friday yet. Then hopefully things will pick back up after the first of the year!!!!

Well, I had better get started cleaning and plan on thawing out some ribs for supper tonight!!!!


QuiltedSimple said...

HAPPY NEW YEARS! Sounds like you have a perfect plan for today and tomorrow - I took down Christmas stuff yesterday, and am cleaning today. We are having friends over - we just specified bring kids to everyone - so hopefully it will be semi quiet. I really need to get some sewing done - maybe this afternoon.....

Amelia said...

Sounds like you have your plate full with what all you have planned.

Enjoy the time with your Mother.

# 1 son is really growing up, isn't he?

Ann J said...

Happy New Year ! Bonne Annee! to you and yours, Kristie - hope it's a very good one !!!!!.....AJ

KyQuiltlady said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you have your time planned well. I plan as the day goes along. Had to run errands for Lionel yesterday but hope to quilt today.
Your boys are growing up fast.

Yvette said...

Happy New Year!

I think your Dear Jane blocks are great. I don't think you should re-do them. That is the beauty of the quilt.

I will look for that DVD today when I am cleaning.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Happy New Year. I love the blocks and don't think they look like they need to be redone. Enjoy your day. I'm sewing tonight with around 15 other quilters so that should be fun.

Julia said...

Happy New Year, Kristie
Your Dear Jane blocks are great...
are you hoping to have it finished in 2009..I wish I could , but I can't see it getting finished this year.
Julia ♥

Guðrún said...

Happy New Year. Andrew is a very handsome boy.

rachel griffith said...

happy new year!!!

julieQ said...

Happy New Year! Your family sounds so very nice, and I am glad you have had some time with them. Hope you get all those quilt tops quilted this year and your Dear Jane all finished...tall orders, right? ;)