Friday, April 11, 2008


Springing Spring...
We used to talk about 'getting sprung" when we were imprisoned- no, not literally, but figuratively, by an unpleasant task. We've been trying to get Spring sprung around here... but I think it is still needing to do some time. Brrr...
Let me just tell you about the great week I had. First, I had house guests- some of our oldest, dearest friends. Donna and I go way back- to the days before my wedding day. Her husband was the best man. Who would have thought that 21 years later, we'd still be yacking it up and having just a high ole time? Unfortunately, the stomach virus choose just that same week to visit!! Don't ya just love how that happens? Guys, you cannot really imagine the...chaos... in a house with 10 residents and 3 house guests... AND THE TUMMY BUG!!! I still have a hard time accepting how it all went down, er, rather up! Oh my!! What an ordeal! It was surreal. And still we had a blast! I'm not kidding, the wildest time, ever.
See, the kids decide to get it pretty much consecutively. One after another after another. Thankful, oh so thankful, for 3 bathrooms!! I got it it last- which is saying something for my cleaning skills 'cause I was cleaning up a lot of messes from the youngest three! Bleach was my closest friend. Speaking of friends... my poor houseguests were really pretty much hostages. Here they are, in the path of a train wreck and they got no way out! They had driven 9 hours to be here- taken time off work... they kept saying that they would rather be here, sick with us, than home and healthy. I kept saying, "You're crazy!!" After 9 days, they never did get sick. Amazing. And we still did quite a bit of fun stuff, despite the headaches and the rumbing in our tummlies. Lots of card games, lots of movies, and even some quilting.
Donna bought the pattern and fabrics for these blocks as part of the Hancock Fabrics Block of The Month. She had two blocks done and I helped her finish it all up. I'd cut and iron and she'd sew. Now that's a Springy, happy quilt. I put a peice of vintage fabric on the back, but forgot to get a picture. But it was cool, too. Did you notice there are only 9 blocks and traditionally, most years have 12 months? ya did? knew we couldn't get anything past you guys! well, that's just how many she got. 9. ya gotta love that number.

8 comments:

Mary said...

What a pretty sampler and I like both of the blue quilts in the previous post too. I frequently make *leftover* quilts too and am ready to move on after the 2nd one is done.

Hope everyone is well by now!

Valerie said...

Sounds like lots of fun! I enjoyed my visit with you.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, tummy wogs are rife over here as well...a happy traveller!
Quilt looks lovely, I really love the colours in the last post's quilt as well, fabulous!
Oh, and I am never in the family pics as either, 100 years from now they wont know I was here! Tracey

Sarah N. said...

Very cute! Of course - it is blue, green and yellow - so how could I help but like it? Can't wait to have a sewing day with you in about a month and a half! Love you!

Darcie said...

Well who better to be "buggy" with than good, dear friends?! Afterall...it could have been in-laws or something...and THAT would have been a tragedy in my books! lol

Yours and Donna's efforts are evident. The colors just scream "SPRINGTIME!" And your quilting is LOVELY!!!

Tons of hugs to you!!! Stay well!

quiltygal said...

Amazing what you can do when you have to still as you say thank goodness for 3 bathrooms!!
Great bright quilt...
Claire in Aus
http://quiltygal.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Donna had a great time too!! And it was well worth the threat of a stomach virus to get to spend a week+ at your house. Can't wait to get the quilt now that you have done your "magic' on it. Love you!

julieQ said...

What a wonderful sample in vibrant colors! I am sorry for the tummy trouble, it is making the rounds around here, too, both DH and DS have had a version of it this week.