8/12/2007

The Times They Changeth


It's a new era, my baby has left home for first boot camp, then Georgia Tech. I bought a half gallon of milk the night he left and it was still there the next morning. I'm sure going to miss my little boy, though:



I got to work at the LQS on Saturday! Definitely the bright spot in the week. Going back to regular work in the school system was much worse than I had even anticipated; I will spare you any dismal description. I wouldn't give my regular work life to a dog. Anyway, today I got my three BOMs done for the month, above.

Thought this was kind of interesting. I grabbed first one and then the other of the two fabrics above out of my reproduction stash cupboard, screeching, "you've been sitting there in that fabric stack for years. You're old and ugly and I hate you! I'm throwing you out!" (violence in the quilt studio) and threw them close to a little wastebasket (that quivered in fear). The orange piece below followed because it had pulled up way too much dye when I browned the orange pieces for the pumpkin wall hanging. The goldy flannel followed. I forget what its offense was. I walked back and forth past this group of four, admiring how cool they all looked together, and now they are in a little stack by themselves, waiting to go into some small quilt. You can just do a lot with fabrics even if you think you hate them. They look much better together than in this photo.


9 comments:

loulee1 said...

So watch this blog then huh?

KCQuilter said...

I know exactly what you're feeling about your son! I cried all the way home the first time we dropped each son off at the university--oh so many years ago. The really hard part comes when they come home for a weekend after being their own boss for a few weeks LOL!!! Love those "uglies" together--wow!

Darlene said...

Off he goes! I know you'll miss him but I know you're really proud of him!

Sending a hug!

Angie said...

LOL And here I thought you were going to say you were flinging them into an envelope to mail them to me!! ROFL I happen to really like them! :> And your star blocks are beautiful. :) Handsome young man you have there, girlfriend, and wasn't he just an adorable little boy!!! :)

Libby said...

It sure does seem like they grow up so quickly. It feels like I can remember every moment of The Princess' life from birth until kindergarten . . . once she hit the classroom door the time just flew past me more quickly than I could keep up.

meggie said...

They really do grow up too fast!
Actually I have to confess, I rather like those fabrics too! Cant wait to see what they become. haha.

Jeanne said...

They sure grow up quickly! You will adjust to him being away, but it isn't easy at first. Good thing you have your quilting to take your mind off of missing him and your workplace.

Kairle said...

Yes, times do change. My two oldest are flying the coop next week as they head off to college. It sure is going to be quiet around here.

I'm eager to see your fabrics stitched up!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh, look at him then and now! He is even holding something in the same hand! You have to frame those 2 pics together!