Friday, September 26, 2014

The Same Breakfast Every Day

I didn't quite make my goal for Finish Up Friday - at least not the goal that I had set out to complete! I got pretty close though and I'm not 'in' to rushing just to get done especially if the quilt is for someone else. I did finish the quilt top and added straight-line quilting to the Vertical Chevron Quilt, formerly known as the aqua, orange, grey quilt (I also named the quilt!). Just the binding and lots of clean-up; minky dust is absolutely everywhere! I'm waiting on the new mama to let me know about the binding and I'm planning something a little extra before I send this one out the door next week.... I am just not finished with these pretty fabrics yet! This quilt will be the crib quilt for a special addition this November/December.

Speaking of babies - our son Tyler has been at Marine Core boot camp since August. Sounds like things are going alright for him; he doesn't have a lot of time to write and hasn't been allowed to call since the first week. He is not used to the '20 second showers' and 'same thing for breakfast every single day,' but says that he 'doesn't mind the yelling' - I guess we must have broke him in for the yelling bit. And what's so wrong with eating the same thing every day for breakfast? I've been eating half an English muffin with peanut butter for breakfast for literally years! Sometimes I have my peanut butter with oatmeal or steel cut oats instead, but always, always peanut butter. Moving on. He was quite sick when he got there and had to go on Rest but has been feeling much better lately. We'll be seeing him on his graduation from boot camp in early November... it sorta feels like a long way off even though September has just flown by. When he left in August he only had the clothes on his back, no cellphone, gaming system, favorite snacks, not a thing. After graduation we should be able to speak with him more regularly as I think he can have his cellphone back. Here we all are at his 'Good-bye & kick-ass Tyler' party this August - it is one of my favorite pictures ever! And look, there's my hubby, sans the dog costume!

And here's the cake, because there is always cake! That's how we roll

Link Parti's 

Take a look at the linki parti's I get down with here or by clicking on the Linki Parti's link above. Linking up to Sew Can SheTwoLoQuilting, Blossom Heart Quilts, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics, Sew Fresh Quilts and Freshly Pieced 



  1. I really like the orange and aqua combination. And I also eat the same thing for breakfast pretty much all the time (coffee and cookies).
    Thanks for linking up at MOP Monday!! :)

  2. Like the aqua and teal. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

  3. This is beautiful! Congratulations!

  4. The chevron quilt is looking lovely. And 20-second showers?? That's crazy! Although, I suppose if you don't really have to wash your hair or shave anything, it would be a different matter.