Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Case Of Being Overly Optimistic!!

Way overly optimistic!!!! I really thought by now I would have my Scrappy Stars quilt done. I set out to "just finish the borders" and quickly realized there was a lot more involved then I thought. First off there needed to be 3 l/2 inch light squares around the entire outer edge of the center...job done!! Then I realized each border (yep 4 sides) has one row of 3 1/2 inch half square triangles and two rows of light 3 1/2 inch squares. Very time consuming so as you can see I have two sides done. At least some progress has been made.

Last week was filled with lots of family time. Our girl was home for three days and we enjoyed every minute of having her here. That doesn't happen very often. We even had a trip to the San Diego Zoo. I knew that girl has been working too long with her giraffes because she has morphed in to one!!! We met up with her old room mate and fiance for dinner and that was tons of fun.

Saturday we had a family birthday party for my father in law who turned 88....the most wonderful 88 you could ever imagine. Both of my in laws are very active and full of life. We had the best time and all our kids were there. My sister in law coordinated the meal, with all of us bringing a dish. Baby Polka Dot really enjoyed the day. His favorite was the gift bag that was laying empty on the floor and the musical card we got dad. He kept opening and closing it to hear the music...so cute! We were missing my two nephews and their families because they were at baseball tournaments for their kids. We have some amazing athletes in the family and we are all so proud of them. My much" younger" sister in law and my nephew, niece and her boyfriend also were there. So much eating, so much laughing, so much great family time! I am very grateful for the extended family I have.

We are still having the weirdest weather here.....63 degrees yesterday. Now I am lovin' it because that heat and I don't get along so I am soaking up every bit of coolness.

This week I really am planning on having my Scrappy Stars done..I don't think there are any other surprise borders to be added! Happy mid week to everyone!!!!

17 comments:

Joy said...

That scrappy stars quilt is amazing - it's going to be worth all that hard snipping and stitching LOL!!
Happy birthday to your FIL too ... what a fun family day :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kris said...

Congratulations on grandbaby number 2!!! It is wonderful indeed, I can't imagine life without our 3!!
How old will grandbaby number one be when number 2 comes?

Dandelion Quilts said...

I think that your quilt is coming along splendidly...by I totally get the "taking longer" than you thought part...it seems to happen to me all of the time.

Lorraine said...

the borders may be time consuming but wow they are looking great! I love that quilt!!! Wonderful family time - such precious memories! Enjoy the rest of your week....Thursday here so almost the weekend again!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The border on the scrappy stars quilt is fabulous. It really adds a lot of interest.

Sounds like you've had some really nice family time.

PunkiePie said...

Scrappy stars are looking awesome. I can't wait to see the quilt top all done.

Sherri said...

I love the Scrappy Stars quilt! And sounds like so much fun with family! Our weather has been weird too...very cool, but I'm not complaining...the 115-124's could come any time!

Kim said...

The scrappy stars is going to be a wonderful quilt. You will cherish that one. Getting together with family is always alot of fun... it's especially nice when you have the ages range from lil polka dot to great grandpa...
I can only imagine the food!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Please tell Katie you can get medication for her problem. lolol
Your fil looks like he's in great shape. That's wonderful.
Keep working on that scrappy star. You can do it I know you can.

QuiltSue said...

I really do love the Scrappy Stars quilt and am looking forward to seeing it finished.

Seems like you had a great get-together for FIL's birthday too.

Jackie said...

Your quilt is coming along just beautifully! Pieced borders can be so time consuming but are so worth the wait. Happy 88 to your Father in Law! He looks fantastic!

Jantine said...

This scrappy star quilt is worth the work, it is going to be gorgeous! And congratulations on another polka dot grandchild to be. This must be very exiting!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Scrappy Stars is looking amazing - the borders just finish it off!
Happy Birthday to your FIL - family celebrations are the best.

Barbara said...

Your scrappy stars look amazing....what a treasure you are creatig. Can't wait to see it finished.
Hugs, Barb

QuiltSue said...

Sorry, I forgot to say congratulations on the new baby polkadot.

Angela said...

Your quilt is going to be awesome. I love stars. And scrappy is the best kind.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

what a nice father's day celebration. it has been weird here too. I can't remember a coolor, wetter spring since moving to utah eons ago. So strange but so enjoyable. I hate the heat too. And when it is cold - I have a quilt!