Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A quilting update...

I thought I'd give everyone an update on the quilt. I stayed up very late last night and I managed to get all the binding pinned on. It was harder than I thought it would be. I figured when I got to that part it would be a breeze...no such luck. All I have left to do is to sew that on..then I'm finished. I feel badly that I didn't try to finish it today. But, the weather here was gorgeous and I really wanted to get out and get some fresh air. Mark mowed and worked in the garden. I worked in my flower beds. He pulled up all the tomato plants. They were still holding a few tomatoes..but the plants were definately dying. Our cabbage plants and broccoli plants look pretty good. He planted some turnips and radishes too. They have come up, but the turnips got washed around in the rain. We'll see though..maybe they'll do something. We don't really like turnips that well. I can eat them, but they're not my favorite. Mark just wanted to watch something else grow out there :) Then he ran the tiller around some. He took Sam fishing this afternoon, after he finished with everything else. Unfortunately, they didn't catch anything..
Here's a picture of the binding on Sam's quilt. I don't remember if I told everyone..but Sam did all the squares himself and then I helped some on putting them together. He managed to get a couple of the same squares close to each other as you can see by his flames squares. I think he had 2 christmas ones close too. You learn after you do the first one to lay it all out and look really well before you start sewing all the rows together. Well, this one was a learning experience .
This is what the binding looks with the backing. I'm glad I went with the golden yellow. I think it looks very nice :)

I thought I would show a picture of what we had for supper tonight. Pizza pie! I just line the pan with pie crust. Then cover with meat (and whatever you like such as mushrooms, onion, peppers)mixed with pizza sauce. Then cover lightly with cheese.
Here's a picture after you've added the meat and cheese....
Then you cover with more crust and more cheese. Then you bake it in the oven. My family all likes it really well. There usually aren't any leftovers when I make it :)

Today was my oldest son Zachary's birthday...he turned 21 today. It's wierd how he turned 21 and Sam will turn 12 on Wed...The same numbers but backwords. The pizza pie was one of Zachary's favorites. We had cinnamon rolls for dessert. Another of his favorites.
With Sarah having surgery this weekend...and several of Sam's friends are heavily involved in Soccer. I think we'll have a little party for him the weekend after this one. That way I think his friends may be able to come and Mark and I both will be here. I have no idea what kind of weekend we'll have after her surgery. You know how things like that go..
Has everyone remembered there pen-pal partner for the month? If everyone could let me know I would appreciate it a lot :) That way I won't worry....
I'm going to head to bed early this evening. Well..earlier I should say :)
I hope everyone's weekend was a happy one and that tomorrow is the start to a very happy week too! I'll leave everyone with some leaves.....:) This was something Sam learned in his art class. I thought it sounded really neat when he told me about it..so he attempted to do one for me here at home. I think it turned out really pretty! It's hanging on the glass of our kitchen door. It looks pretty when the light shines through....

"He has made everything beautiful in it's time." Ecclesiastes 3:11
With Love, Jerelene


Eileen said...

Great post, Jerelene! And I love Sam's quilt! I think you both did a wonderful job!
And I think it's a good idea to wait until next weekend to have a celebration.
I hope all goes well, I'll be thinking of you and your family is in my prayers.

I did write a note to Lori just this evening and I'll be mailing it out tomorrow.

Keep us posted on everything.
Love and Prayers,

Bernie said...

Oh what a wonderful job you have done on the quilt and Sam's part is lovely.....what a great thing to do together. Pizza looks delicious.
Am praying for your daughter, please keep us informed ok.
I have mailed a note to Diana, whoever came up with this idea is great....the art of letter writing comes alive again through the village, love it.
Enjoy your Monday....:-) Hugs

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

Sam's artwork is great!

And I think the yellow binding is a cheerful and attractive way to "frame" the quilt.

Sounds like your weekend was productive (except for the fishing). It has turned quite cold here today. I wish I'd caught up on yard chores last week. Oh well, I'm sure the sun will come out and warm it up soon!

Wanda said...

Hi Jerelene...Guess you are getting your quilts done just in time for cold weather...I pulled our tomato plants up today and brought in the butternut squash...nothing left in our garden but basil and rosemary...I almost forgot...there were 4 lonely strawberries too.

Take care,

Teacher's Pet said...

The quilt is beautiful...give Sam praises from your blogging friends...and....would you ask him to give the directions for the leaves that he made for you....they are lovely.
I'm thinking of you and Sarah's surgery...
Smiles to you, Jerelene...

mysteryhistorymom said...

Jerelene- Sam's quilt is fabulous! You and Sam both did an amazing job! The pizza pie looks YUM! So many birthday sound fun- but exhausting... The leaf art is lovely! Lori

Charli and me said...

Hi Jerelene, Your quilt is beautiful! How nice that you and Sam work on it together. Your pizza looks yummy! I hope you have a lovely week.

Diana said...

I love Sam's artwork Jerelene, Very creative he is ! You must help me Jerlene when I get to the point of the binding on Kate's quilt. I have never done this! But I haven't started it yet so we have time!
Dinner looked great and I wish we could have shared. I am mailing Bernies letter tomorrow and have already received hers! Love You!

Bernie said...

Hi Jerelene, happy birthday to Sam. Did you get the quilt done? Just thinking of all of you and am praying your daughter is doing well.....:-) Hugs

faye said...

Hi ..
Jackie has asked me to relay this
message to you.
She is taking care of her mom
( H1N1 flu ) and has no internet
connection. So for a few days
she is unable to blog / comment.
Hoping to return soon... she will
be baaack !