You remember this quilt top?
It’s the one my great-grandmother made, the one desperately in need of quilting, the elephant sitting squarely in the middle of the quilting room. Since that blog post in 2011, I haven’t touched this baby. I decided this was the time.
Luck and an escape from work allowed me to hit the road to Brazos House in Rainbow, TX again for the second time this year. Squeal! The Diva claims the chuckle I emitted and happy dance I performed were just this side of pure evil. Something told me this wasn’t kid code for cool. So I did what any self-respecting mother would do. I hopped on my broom and blew that popcorn stand, leaving behind His Awesomeness who may or may not have marked my departure as his good fortune; The Diva who bemoaned being left behind with two testosterone laden beings; Himself, whom I’m fairly certain I kissed as I blew out the door; and the dog, whom I’m sure is planning a retaliatory poop for my return home. Be sure to flick it onto the carpet like last time, you little schnitzel!
Himself just stood there and looked like he’d been shot out of a cannon.
There may be carnage when I get home. At the very least, the house will look like a merry band of marauding Vikings encamped in the living room. But for a few days of quilting in the country, I’ll take it.
The more I make this trip, the faster it is to get here. This may or may not have something to do with my willy-nilly adherence to posted speed limits and my general disregard for my own personal safety. I like to think of it as survival instinct. Only in reverse. Because, even though I love ’em, sometimes a little distance makes me love them even more and want to kill them a little less. Mommy loves you guys!
My mission this go round was to make headway with quilting the sunflowers. You remember them? Go back and read the beginning of this post. I’ll wait. Yes, I got sidetracked, but I’m back now. Keep up.
The going is slow and tedious and requires significant snackage. Yes, that’s a word because I said so. Don’t argue with Mother. Here’s a bit of progress. I’m not showing it all because I’m mean and I want you to come back for more. Plus, I haven’t had coffee yet so I’m not even human.
There are twenty (pause for dramatic sobbing and liberal use of tissues) blocks. Twenty. Like what I was twenty-two years ago.
I am going to die before I finish this thing (more sobbing and perhaps a fit of the vapors. Where’s my fainting couch?) !!!
I did have a nice walk yesterday morning, with two lovely escorts. I bet their bathroom business isn’t vindictive. Take note my dictatorial dachshund!
Until next time.