Just a week

Hardly seems it's been a week since I posted.  The Christmas quilts are hung. 

We knocked out a lot of shopping on Saturday.  And, last night, we went to our first party in a dozen years.

We were both a little nervous.  We were invited by a guest and he was the only person we knew.  But, it seemed like a great way to practice being in a party setting.  I'm all about making sure I have things to talk about.  So, we stood in the kitchen.  We heard people say things, like where the trash was, and where the plates were.  So, when other people asked, we knew.  And, then we shook hands and met them.  It was great.  We met a couple that lives near us, and Rob exchanged info with them, so maybe we will have some couple friends.  After all, that was the goal of getting out more, when Syd turned 18. 

I think I started this little project for my friend that invited us last Monday.  Now, it's ready to trim and bind.  This started as a grouping of fabrics that I saw in JoAnn's that made me think of my friend.  I only ended up using the dark floral focus fabric and the reddish fabric from the collection.  The blue and green are from stash.  The back is brown.  I strip pieced the units and then subcut and re assembled.  It really went together quick.  It's not heavily quilted, so that went quick too, and it's a great table runner for his breakfast nook.  Hopefully. it will bring a little color to the space...or maybe he likes all that white.  It makes me nervous.

His house is a museum.  You guys know the type.  Everything in perfect placement, perfectly decorated.  So, now that I know him a little better, every time I'm there, I move something.  He needs a little messy in his life.  And, if I'm anything at all, I'm a little messy!  Everybody needs a little messy!

Y'all have a messy Friday!  Lane


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lw said...

I don't know if it's the marriage or what, but my first thought on seeing your photos is that you both seem to be getting better-looking.

Kath said...

I love this photo of you both. Happy holidays, have a wonderful time with your lovely little family. Don't forget the padded apron to protect from spits Lane :-)

Rebecca Grace said...

You're so funny -- you move thungs just to mess with him? That would drive me nuts! And then I would blame my KIDS!!! Happy Holidays, Lane!