Sunday, May 20, 2007

Great week!!

This past week has been very busy- and wonderful. Last weekend my Marine showed up unexpectedly. We knew his enlistment was almost up and that he had asked for terminal leave (he had enough leave accumulated that if he takes it now it will carry him thru to his discharge date). He was granted leave, so while he is still 'in' for a few more weeks on paper, he is home and getting used to civilian life! What a Mother's Day present that was!! Yesterday we had all the family here for a BBQ to celebrate his homecoming. All my boys, their wives/girl friends, my grandchildren and my BIL and SIL. We laughed so long and so hard, I still ache.

Today, after my in laws left to drive home to NC, I went up to the sewing room for the first time in a little more than a week and put together the BOMs for this month, they need to go out in tomorrow's mail. It was fun to put together and I made an interesting discovery along the way. This is supposed to be a vase with flowers and leaves. The Moda marbled black is always the required background, then we needed a vase fabric, a leaf/green fabric and two florals. Have you seen many turquise flowers? As I searched thru the stash, I discovered I have precious few florals! Maybe 4 FQs that would qualify as floral. OH well, I'm not going to run out and buy more to make two blocks, these will have to do. You may not be able to tell from the photo, but the longer black sections on the sides were rectangles, not squares, so putting things together needed a little more thought than just assembling 4 rows and them sewing the rows together. Just enough thought to be fun, not enough to be frustrating.


Patti said...

How wonderful to have him home, and such a great gathering for Mother's Day. I'm sure you enjoyed every minute!

Jeanne said...

I'm so happy you have your son back home safely. Tell him thank you from me. What a wonderful Mother's Day you had!

Marcie said...

Oh look! Your comment box is here! I had a post with no box also. Seems ok now. So glad your son is home and you are all enjoying time together! What a blessing!

Susan said...

What a wonderful surprise for you! No wonder your family had a great time - it must have been lovely to have *everyone* there!

That is one odd block, but I like it. I like it more as a star, without the two side pieces, though.