Monday, August 4, 2014

The Weekend Wrap-up



It was a busy weekend … but a great one!


It started slow … there wasn’t much on the agenda for Friday, so I was able to spend a good part of the day quilting.

I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown


Saturday was the summer swim regional championships … the top 6 swimmers in each event at each conference championships qualified to swim … and T#1 made the cut.  He finished 2nd (a very close second, mind you!) on 3 of his 4 events, cutting time off his previous bests on all 4 events … he ended the day tied for 2nd place overall. 

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photo 2


It was a great day watching him swim … and his brother and sister enjoy themselves too.

Swim meet

A friend of T#3’s joined in the tree climbing fun.


Sunday, we celebrated T#3’s birthday.  That little guy is the biggest bundle of energy and the has the sweetest heart … and when I remember what we went through 7 years ago, I can’t help but praise God.

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(Notice the two front teeth are missing … too cute!!)


Even though the weekend was busy, I did manage to get some more stitches in DD’s chevron quilt.


Even an hour or two every day can add up!  I’ve got a lot to do today … but I certainly intend to make time for some quilting. 


Hope you all are able to make some time for something you enjoy!



  1. You have such cute grandkids! Glad it was a nice weekend with quilting time. Sounds like a fun time. Think I will quilt today - we are getting MUCH needed rain!!! Hope it continues for a while. ~Jeanne

  2. Love the quote - it is exactly how I feel. Great pictures of the grandkids! Children are drawn to trees just as are cats to quilts!

  3. Me too...I mean, I have a lot to do too, but I am quilting in between!! Your grands are darlings!

  4. Congrats to T#1 and happy birthday wishes to T#3 :) Enjoy your time spent with needle and thread!

  5. Your quilting is beautiful, Kathy!
    Looks like fun times with the Ts! : )

  6. Well first, congrats to your grandson! He did sooo well. How exciting I am sure that all was! And happy birthday to your other grandson! What a cutie! The quilting looks soo good. Your stitching is so even and nice. You are moving right along. Enjoy your day Kathy!

  7. Regionals are exciting. Congrats on T1 making the cut. I am sure the tooth fairy made a visit. The chevron quilt coming along nicely.

  8. Way to go T#1 on being tied for 2nd place! Happy Birthday to T#3! The quilt is looking good and I really like the colors. Have a wonderful week.

  9. Huge congrats to your grandson...that's awesome! Kathy...your quilt is a masterpiece! Love it!

  10. Congrats on the 2nd place finish...that's great! That quilt is coming along! Going shopping tonight with my of my favorite things to do!:-)

  11. Congrats to your grandson on second place. And to do it beating his own fastest times. Yeah! I really like how the quilting is enhancing your daughter's chevron quilt. Can't wait to see a finished picture.

  12. Dear Kathy, I so enjoyed seeing these family pics and girl, just got to say your quilting stitches are perfectly sized and spaced. Oh my but you are good!!!! Again, I think you could give me lessons. My quilt was on the wall last week and will stay there probably for a couple of days, but I'm itching to get back to it.
    Hope you have a great evening.
    Hugs, Noreen

  13. great looking kids and the quilt is looking good too :)

  14. Well, 2nd place is just right under 1st place, so congratulations to T #1.

    Love the chevron quilt. I think I'm going to have to use some chevron in my new house.

    Have a great week!

  15. I am so proud of T# 1! He is not my grandson, but I know about the hard work and hours of practice he put in to get that second place! Well done! T#3,is adorable! A Happy Birthday to him! You do such lovely quilting! You should do a You tube video and show us how to do it right! Your stitches are so beautiful!

  16. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Your chevron quilting is looking great. Love your handstitching!

  17. What a joy those grandchildren are! Your quilt is looking fabulous!


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