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I’ve been marking things off my to do list. After being gone for a week at girls camp the list became quite long. -There was the pile of laundry that was a mile high. And although hubby and the boys managed to wash some. None of it got folded. -Then there was the floor that I don’t think got swept the whole time I was gone. Let alone mopped. – Groceries to buy. They had eaten all the easily accessible food. I think the Carl’s Jr. add is right. Some men would starve without them. I’m so glad my DD was at my sisters. These boys eating habits would have wrecked havoc on her sensitive system. I think they lived on frozen burritos, ramen noodles and chips and salsa. Now there’s some healthy food groups. -School supplies and clothes. School starts on Monday. Where did the summer go? -I really need the Go Fish quilt done for a shop. So I got it quilted. The fish just need eyes and it needs to be bond. Here it is on the half pipe the boys built last summer. You can read about it here. -N wanted to add to this list a quilt with a nice fluffy bat. I don’t do fluffy bats. So I told him he could do it. He knows how to sew. He’s tied quilts. I figure it would be a good project for him. So I gave him my brights scrap bag. Here is what he has got done so far.


  • Karen says:

    I like the top part of the fish quilt. Makes it look like the fish are really under the water!

  • *karendianne. says:

    Good morning, Em.

    I had to giggle at what you returned home to. Not because it's funny so much as par for the course for most men. We all know that to be mostly most of the time true. They come thru in times of dire need. 🙂

    Love the fish quilt, totally cute but when I clicked on it I was getting the pic below. Blogger needs coffee this morning.

    Soon is back to the daily routine of school and life, ha? Except for "A." He made it through!!!

  • Eileen says:

    The fish quilt is adorable. I saw one done like this at the Kidron Quilt auction.. it is so neat with the fins!

  • Ginger Patches says:

    I can totally relate to your list…that was pretty much exactly my list after being sick for so long! I don't do fat bats either…he's doing a nice job so far 🙂

  • Wanda says:

    Frozen burritos, ramen noodles and chips and salsa aren't regular food groups for men when their wife/mother is away? Hummmm… 🙂
    The fluffy bat is looking great!! and the fish are really swimming now! Great job and I hope you had the time to get ready for school!

  • Anonymous says:

    I so know where you are coming from. After I had taken daughter and her friends camping I came home to a similar house. Since then we've had a few mini camping trips so as the sun is shining here, I am doing load after load of washing and slowly clearing the hallway.

    The fish quilt came out really well. Good luck to your son.

  • Greenmare says:

    heavens, that's what we DO come home to isn't it? in a way it's like job security, well, if you can really streeeeeetch your imagination?
    I love the little fishy quilt!!! sooo cute!

  • Teresa says:

    Cute quilts. Reading your prior post too – sounds like a nice camp with the girls. Oh your poor knee though, that sounds so painful.

  • hetty says:

    Oh, geez! What would men do without us? I love your fish quilt! N is doing a great job with those scraps!

  • Teresa aka MarieSews says:

    Hey, your guys eat better than mine. Three years ago I went to Webelos camp with my youngest son for one week leaving my two older sons (13 and 17) and my husband home. Breakfast was easy – cheerios. Lunch – peanut butter sandwiches. Dinner – they made a tour of all the fast food restaurants within a 10 mile radius! I know, cause DH uses the debit card, not cash! Not a single home cooked meal the entire week and yet still a sinkful of dirty dishes left for me (I didn't wash them – they did but not without a lot of nagging!)!

    Love your fish quilt and your other work. Hope your knee recovers!

  • Unknown says:

    Looks like another fantastic block is brewing! Always fun to visit here!
    thanks for sharing…

    Are you scared to be alone at home need security

  • Finn says:

    You've got me smiling with the remembering of returning home from a quilting or spiritual retreat to much the same scenario.
    Or a lamment from a child, "Mom, Dad made us peanut butter pancakes".
    And how were they, I asked. "Terrible" was the answer. Those days are gone now, but funny how quickly the memory returned…LOL
    Great quilt beginnings there from the youngster. Hugs, finn

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    Wow. Late in the summer to fit in girl's camp. Such a busy time of year. Glad they are back in school though.

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