Monday, December 26, 2005

Bill's Feast...
This is Will. The love of my life. He's 40. (I just had to say that because I told all of the kids' ages.) And he really is the love of my life. I know it's hard to tell from the picture, but this is my kitchen. His feast was the other night and, with Bill, it is always a big surprise.
He hung about 10 yards of my 120" wide muslin from the kitchen ceiling, making a huge tent. The ends he closed in with extra yardage- Mom, recognize the blue leopard fabric? He hung little white lights above it for stars. So we had ourselves a little "camping trip." He grilled hambugers on the grill and then we had s'mores for dessert- over those little chafing pots. I was a nervous wreck that we'd set something on fire. Never happened- outside a marshmallow or two. He had the camping plates and lanterns on a tablecloth on the floor. No, Grandma didn't sit on the floor. We got her a little table. Bill gave the children each their own huge chocolate candy bar. The kids know that's always part of his ritual- they just have to find it. Once, it was taped to the underside of the table. Once, under the seats. He had them thinking he changed his mind, since they had s'mores. Enough chocolate, right? Nope.

This is the "quilt" that I made Will for Xmas. It is Minkee Blankee on both sides. It weighs a ton. I put extra-high loft batting in it and so it feels like a real fur. Only softer and it doesn't shed! I used 2 yards of fabric on each side, so it is about 60"x70". I nice size to sit under when watching movies or sitting at the computer. There must be some kind of black hole by my computer as I am always freezing when I am sitting here.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

COOOOOOOLLLLLL!!! I am wowed by all the effort made with the feasts. I think it is just fabulous and I already can't wait until what they come up with next year! Now one question...I know you willingly gave your fabric to the cause, but did you have to refold it yourself, or did he do that for you too? :c)

Bonnie

Tropical Screamer said...

What a beautiful quilt. And the dinner sounds like so much fun.

Love the tent with the stars overhead.

Aloha,
Darilyn

Tonya R said...

Your starry dinner sounds wonderful. Not having a fire sounds even better. The quilt does look marvelous - would love to pet it :)

Dawn said...

Oh Bill's feast sounds wonderful! I love just burgers and S'mores. What a clever idea! And I love his tent!

Finn said...

All of the family feasts have soooo much fun to read about..*S* Thank you for sharing the aspects of each with us! I think each one of your family out did themselves creatively!!
Even, or especially Boo..*VBS* Hugs for all, Finn..who enjoyed every bite and every gift and decoration

Lucy said...

Your whole family sounds so awesome to me!! What a great husband do you have :c) ...