Monday, April 09, 2007

Preparing for "sewing day"

Greetings and Dear Cynthia,

I am so glad that your dad is doing better, and I hope for his continued improvement. Your toddler sweater is ADORABLE!! Is it an original Designated Knitter pattern? Tres cute! Good luck in the vehicle department.

As you know, dh is the music director at a church, and Easter is sort of a big church holiday (for Christians, anyway), so dh hired a brass quartet to play for a 10:00am Easter service to really make things extra festive. The boys and I had gone to a 7:30am Easter service and then went home. After being home for a while, the lead trumpeter in the quartet dh hired, whom I'll call "Matt", phoned me at home and said, "Uh, this is Matt." I looked at the clock, it was 9:55am, and all I could think was "this is not good". Well, it turns out Matt's vehicle, which was carrying all four quartet members, broke an axle or tie rod about two blocks from the church, so Matt told me to let dh know that they were going to leave the car there and run to the church with their horns. I phoned dh on his cell phone to let him know, and he was standing in the quiet at the front of the church with all of his vestments on, so several in the congregation got a chuckle when his obnoxious ring tone went off...though he was relieved to know that his brass players were on the way and would just be five minutes late. Anyway, as I said, good luck in the vehicle department. Can't live with them, can't live without them...

We had a nice celebration here. This is (what's left of) a huge hollow chocolate Easter egg: It contained another hollow Easter egg inside of it. The kids really got a kick out of it. And, it is yummy ambrosia chocolate, a little bitter, dark, and did I say yummy?! Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for you, right?

Not much knitting to report, though I am getting ready for tomorrow, Tuesday, my "sewing day". We have a ping pong table in our basement, and it had been stacked full of stuff which needed to be put away. So, in preparation for all of our Easter guests and crummy weather, I spent two hours Saturday night clearing off the ping pong table so that we could use it yesterday. So, TODAY, it makes a perfect place for me to lay out a quilt which I need to finish. This was a Christmas present for DH in 2004, which I gave to him uncompleted, and I haven't put a stitch into it since. It is a tee shirt quilt, made from a bunch of tee shirts which he was going to give to Good Will. I've only quilted three of the squares, so I have a bunch of quilting left to do on this...but now that Tuesday is "sewing day", I have hope.

Well, time to get back to my chores for today. My six year old told me this morning that he is out of underwear.....

Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)


Sus said...

Cool quilt! I've often wished that I'd kept some of my high school and college t-shirts and done something like that with them. I also thought once I would make a quilt from the backs of some shirts of Gators that he loved and wore until the edges all frayed, the collars came off and there were gaping holes where the pockets attached. I never did that either. But I did salvage the cool metal buttons from them. I guess that's something. :) Oh, and did I mention I'm not a quilter? Yeah, that kinda put a crimp in the plan, too. LOL!

allisonmariecat said...

Oh, what a great idea! Those are the kind of t-shirts that we never want to throw out, but never wear. It's so cool you were able to give them a renaissance.