31 years ago I gave birth to my first son - Chad Michael Hamilton, born at 6:12 pm on Ash Wednesday 1976. I was only 14 years old and a mother. If I had a scanner I would post a picture of him, but that will have to wait for another day. Chad was killed in a single car accident on November 1, 1997. He left behind a wife and an adorable son, Chad Michael Hamilton, Jr. Chad Jr. is now 13 years old and is the spitting image of his father.
Happy Birthday Chad!
Finn challenged us to show an older sewing item. I don't have any old sewing items, but I do have some bead items by grandmother made. This is a beaded mat she made that I keep on my coffee table. I also have some small ornaments and angels she made.
I used to make mats like this with different designs. It was a lot of fun and I would probably do it again if I could find the right beads and patterns. Maybe . . . .
DH left for Germany last night. His first of at least three trips this month. He isn't gone often on the weekends, but when he is I get a weekend of uninterrupted sewing. I invited some quilt friends to come for the day, but the snow and ice we got last night kept some of them from coming. But Tasha and Mavie did make it over to sew. I didn't get as much sewing done as I had hoped to do. I pulled a back muscle yesterday morning and was in a lot of pain (enough to put me in bed for nearly the entire day). I knew I had to be kind to my back today so I did a little sewing this morning and finished one "quarter" of my Football Depression quilt.
The rest of the day I bounced around from project to project. I sewed some snaps on my Quilter's Wallet, worked on the binding of Tasha's Winnie-the-Pooh quilt and then helped Tasha with some pinning and pressing of the blocks for her All About Me quilt. It was hard for me to stay focused because of my back pain. Tonight will be another early night with pain meds and a comfy bed.
Whenever I have quilt buddies over we make cookies. Here's a picture of Tasha thinking about eating some of the cookie dough. This time we made Super Chocolate Cookies. It was a mix I had received from some friends at Christmas. The mix made chocolate cookies with raisins, peanuts and M&Ms in them. Very yummy!
I have my Challenge strips into squares. Tomorrow I may start playing with them. Or I may work on my Football Depression quilt. Or the binding on the Pooh quilt. Or . . . . it's a good thing DH is gone tomorrow.