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Moving It Forward

The most important and exciting thing moving forward this week is that my baby begins her college career today. How did that happen?  I remember walking her to kindergarten just the other day. So many feeling associated with this momentous occasion. 

As far as quilting goes, in spare moments I added to my wonk maverick stars.  I auditioned a few mini stars but I think I will be nixing that idea. Maybe I’ll make a mini version with the minis. It might make a cute wall hanging. I only have five more of the larger squares to make a good sized child’s quilt.

In addition to making maverick stars I had a fun time with my first Free Spirit Class atK &H Quilt Shoppe

 The ladies did a beautiful job making their roses. I’m really looking forward to this year long venture. You can find the patternhere.

I also had a great time attending Neon Circus, a Brooks & Dunn cover band concert, with some girlfriends. Oh what a night! We rocked it and spent the night dancing to their great music. 

I’m excited to see how your week moved forward. Link up and show us what you’ve advanced in your sewing room. Can’t wait to see.

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  • For the love of geese says:

    It is really difficult when our babies grow up. There is light at the end of the tunnel though. If you have no other children at home, you will enjoy the quiet after the initial shock. You will enjoy more time to your self after you realize, "no I haven't forgotten to do anything" and the lost feeling fades. The biggest plus for me, more quilts. With no school fees, extra gas, extra groceries, higher utilities and everything else that is attached to having children I now have money to spend on fabric and Improving my sewing space. As moms we are so accustomed to doing without and our world revolving around someone else that we have to re-learn how to live again. It has taken me a couple years but I must say I am enjoying "ME" now.

  • Alycia~Quiltygirl says:

    It just seems so crazy that they grow that fast!! Hugs Momma – you did good!!

  • maggie fellow says:

    ahhh and then our babies will have babies and the circle of life

  • Run 'n Stitch says:

    It is emotional isn't it. When I dropped my last child off at her college, I also retired and I went home and thought, now what are all of the things I wanted to do if I just had a couple of extra minutes. It takes quilt awhile to adjust. I love your projects. Is there a pattern for the rose?

  • Needled Mom says:

    Those years go so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we were bringing them home from the hospital for the first time.

    Your scrappy stitching is looking great!

  • Wendy Caton Reed says:

    Love the stars and the roses! And, congratulations on your college bound girl. I think that was my biggest "life milestone". Both my daughter and I cried as we left her at her dorm that first day. It's all good!

  • Candace says:

    Love your roses! Aren't outdoor concerts the best! Best of luck to you and your daughter on her new adventure. It's amazing the way time flies!

  • jann says:

    Love the stars and the roses! I remember your first post on making the roses and have been meaning to do so since then…soon, hopefully!

  • Frédérique says:

    Love your roses, so beautiful

  • Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana says:

    Lovely maverick stars, neat roses pattern and a girl off to college as it should be…all good!

  • Linda @ kokaquilts says:

    Love your wonky maverick stars! If it's any consolation, once 'my baby' left home, she came back, and back, maybe 6-7 times! She'smarried now with her own little family so the to-ing & fro-ing finally stopped! And now we have the grandchildren…

  • Miaismine says:

    Your stars are so fun! I bet you're having a great time making them! Congratulations on getting your "baby" into college! Fantastic!

  • Preeti says:

    Congratulations to the Grad in Training!!! Who knew that stars could twinkle so brightly against a cloudy sky 😀
    I have seen those roses on Pinterest before. These ones look so pretty.

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