Quilting, Family & Football

” How Time Flies” really hit home this weekend :)

I was to babysit Koopa while my youngest went to a concert. He rolled in very late and stayed overnight. Slept for a good part of the day on Saturday and then ran some errands and visited a few friends. When he came back that evening,  I had just started to watch “Titanic” on Netflix.

I’d forgotten how good this movie was! Well I was not sure if HE would like it but he became intriqued and ended up watching it with me and just staying over for another night.  ( Breakfast is usually better here than at his house, just sayin’ :) Plus he sleeps under quilts :)

“How Time Flies” ?? I recall being in a movie theatre with his older brother and some friends of ours, watching this movie. They were in middle school! The boys were laughing at the moms and girls crying. And now here was my youngest seeing it for the first time :)

Well, Koopa got to stay over for another night and have some more porch time…

In my last post I showed Scrappy Granny’s finish and a few readers asked what was next.

Well, I had sandwiched two quilts ; one for tying and one for hand quilting. I worked on each of them for a bit, and then put them aside until I finished sewing the binding on to Scrappy Granny.

I have pulled them both back out.  Awhile back I showed that I had started tying this 1857 top, but some might have missed it.

What is funny is that a Facebook memory showed up today. On August 21, 2016 I had finished the top and taken a photo.

Over the weekend I did some more tying and then finished the hand quilting on one block of the Botanical Quilt.

I really had no plan for this quilt. Audrey over at Quilty Folk often mentions letting the quilt speak to her and that is what I did. I outlined and echo quilted somewhat and then decided to just follow the musical notes a bit. I think that each block in this quilt will be treated differently.

This is from the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt project. I have the whole pattern but just made these six big blocks and put a border on.

A BIG DEAL in regards to football happened to one of my grandsons :)

From the local newspaper….

“The goal many WPIAL high school football teams set before their seasons commence is having the opportunity to play at Heinz Field.

One local team that loves football, despite being several years younger, is getting that opportunity during halftime of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons preseason game Sunday, Aug. 20.

The Division 2 team of the Chartiers-Houston Youth Football Association – comprised of third and fourth graders – will take the stage on the North Shore to scrimmage Southmoreland. Both are members of the Washington/Greene Youth Football League.”

Photos below courtesy of my DIL.

Happy Eclipse of the Century Day ! :)

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12 Responses to Quilting, Family & Football

  1. Karen says:

    I remember I loved the Titanic when it came out and I have actually watched it once or twice since then. Love the quilts and yes they do speak to you don’t they

  2. Eileen says:

    Hello Koopa is a pretty dog. I am sure he is great company too. Your botanical quilt is just beautiful. I loved the Titanic movie. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

  3. Judy Miller says:

    Nice. Oh My Gosh–grandson is going to remember that day for the rest of his life. Way to go, Team!!
    I read the book about the Titanic, “A Night to Remember,” when I was a teen. Cried all the way through the last few chapters. Still scares me!

  4. Kim says:

    Titanic is a classic, but very sad. I am a nonfiction or historical fiction reader so this story has always resonated with me…

  5. Joyce says:

    How exciting for Javis and the rest of you. Maybe some day he’ll return to that field as head coach!
    I recall taking my youngest daughter and her best friend to see the first “Home Alone.” “Kevin” is now an adult and his movie dad recently passed away. Yes, that time does really fly by! But it doesn’t seem to bother Koopa! A soft spot to wait for daddy with a full tummy from Oma’s kitchen are all he cares about! Wish we could all live in that kind of bliss!

  6. I imagine everyone wants to stay over at your house to sleep under one of those gorgeous quilts of yours!

  7. How exciting for Javis – wow. I chuckle to myself quite often when I check the dates of movies. I can’t remember how many times I went to Footloose with my daughter or High School Musical with my granddaughter. :-)

  8. Robin says:

    Ahhhhh! I got my hand quilting fix. Your Botanical block looks so lovely. I guess I’ll have to go sit at my hoop for a while. . .

  9. Gail says:

    I enjoy seeing what you are up to each week. Can’t wait to see what the next block on your quilt tells you to do with it! We were at a cemetary with several titanic passengers’ graves. So sad.

  10. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful quilts! What a memory for your grandson! Have a great day!

  11. Love that pic of your Grandson in his football kit – we need to borrow it for my daughter she is a soccer player and has had one broken rib and now a dislocated shoulder this season! Koopa looks so at home with you! Great work on your quilts!
    Wren x

  12. CathieJ says:

    Your hand quilting and tying are wonderful. Your quilts are just so pretty. What a wonderful treat for your grandson.

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