Monday, January 5, 2009

Ta-Da!! ... and Other Stuff

I got the table runner for my giveaway pieced this weekend, so, as promised, here are some pictures. We have terrible light in our house during winter. Even when the sun is shining outsite, it's dark inside and it's hard to get good pictures. Flash is too much light, no flash is too little. I can't seem to find a happy medium!! I'm going to sandwich and quilt it today and then will just need to add the binding and hand sew it down and it will be ready to go in plenty of time to get it mailed out to a lucky winner!!

My oldest son, the Poet, and his fiancee were here last week. They were in a wedding on New Year's Eve, so we didn't see much of them early in the week, but Friday night we had a family dinner with the Big Guy and KT here too. Sadly, the Wonder Child couldn't come, as he had to work, so I didn't get to have all my boys together, but they did have a chance to spend time together as they all went to the same wedding!! We had a wonderful time, a great dinner, some wine, and played some Wii afterwards and just enjoyed each other's company. I'm never so happy as when I'm just sitting back, watching my grown up boys. They've all turned in to such nice young men, if I do say so myself ... and I am thoroughly enjoying the wonderful people they've become. And the two oldest chose a couple of wonderful girls to be my daughters-in-law, and it's been fun watching the two of them become friends as well!! Did I ever mention they have the same first name??

The Poet is getting married in June, and the wedding is here, so they will be home a couple more times before the big day working on the arrangements, so I'll get to see them a little more often this year!!

So I spent the weekend basking in the glow of family togetherness!! What a way to start the New Year!!

Have a great day.



Purple and Paisley said...

i love sitting back and watching my grown boys, too...they turned out great as well...☺...and my oldest son and his wife? same LAST name...can you believe that? of course, no relation!

Sara said...

It's great to watch our kids become adults. My daughter was so grown up this time when I saw her in July...I think I notice it more because we only see each other about once a year -

Simone de Klerk said...

Very nice colors you used for the table runner.
My daughter will be leaving home this summer, to go study in Amsterdam. It feels a bit empty already, but I'm very glad for her that she found something she really wants to study. Now we're only hoping she'll be accepted.
Have a wonderful day!