Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Today is baby boy's 23rd birthday. I guess he's no longer a baby. He is a fantastic young man. This is a photo of him and I at DS #2's wedding last summer. Isn't he just a handsome dude? OK, I'm allowed to say that, I am his mom. I called him today to see what he and GF did for his birthday. They went clothes shopping for her and then she took him out to lunch. I kidded him about shopping for her instead of him, but at least she bought lunch.

I didn't get a lot sewing done today. Too much football to watch and an achy leg kept me on the couch. I spent some time working on some cutting instructions for a couple quilts - one for me and one for DIL. I'm introduced her to HSTs and Thangles and I needed to adjust the cutting directions for her next quilt. She sewed the Thangles, cut them apart, ironed a few of them and tore off the paper. She still isn't sure she likes HSTs or triangles.

I found the fabric for binding my Birthday Garden quilt that I thought I had lost. So I sewed the strips together and now it's waiting to be ironed so I can finish that quilt. I finally got two big blocks done of the Butterfly Migration quilt I've been working on. I didn't realize how the stripes in the green fabric create movement in the blocks. I have four more blocks to make and then the inside of the top will be done. I really need to get moving on this quilt as the baby it is for is now about one month old.

DH leaves for New York this coming Friday and is gone for one week. My FIL leaves Sunday night for 5 days in London. So next weekend should be a quiet one for me. I'm planning on a stay at home retreat starting Friday night. There is no Patriots football, so I'll have one less distraction throughout the weekend.

Anyone want to have a cyber retreat with me next weekend? Maybe we could share our favorite recipes for what we cook when we want to concentrate on quilting during the week and then quilt our way through the weekend.

It's late, I'm tired and my leg is killing me. The doctor has increased my pain meds and I started the new prescription this afternoon. So far it hasn't helped, but it's the type of med that you have to take for awhile so it will work. I'll give it a couple days and if my leg is not better by Tuesday I'll call the doctor. I think I have sciatica, but I'm not sure. Whatever it is, I'm ready for the pain to go away. Enough whining for now. Have a great start to the week!


Karen said...

Oh, hope your leg is better soon, definitely so you can enjoy home retreat next week-end. I do home retreat every week-end lol. Love the idea of butterfly block for a baby quilt. Great photo of you and your son!!

Angie said...

I love that Butterfly block! Your colors are excellent. Is that a pattern that I could lay my hands on? :) I do hope your leg is better soon. Nothing worse than a nagging pain that just won't go away! :( What a handsome son you have there, my friend! :) They do grow up fast, don't they?

Cherold said...

If it is sciattca, lay on your bed on your tummy and gently raise yourself up on your arm while curving your back. This will help to get the discs back into place and the nerve happy. This is what they taught me at therapy for mine!

Hope this helps...


Kim said...

poor Paula, I hope your back is better...I love the butterflies and bet they would look awesome with handdyes. Can you share a link???
I so want to retreat this weekend but alas on Sat I have to cook lots of food and then predecorate the hall for ds's confirmation party Sunday. And all the sewing I got this weekend was a baggie of yoyo as grandma was afraid I'd lose pins in her apartment...sigh.

Leanne said...

Hope your leg is feeling better - it is with joy and sadness our baby boys grow up.

Lindah said...

What a handsome young man --and a very happy Mama! Although they grow up too soon, it is a delight to know them as adults. :-)

Please, may I add my name to the list of those who would like more info on the butterfly block pattern? It is so beautiful--lucky baby to get this one!

Hope your back is better soon!

Linda H

Carole said...

Happy belated B day to you son! I'm sorry to read that your legs are in pain! Hum.... do they know what is the cause of it? Gosh, I hope you feel betting soon! Great game last weekend! ;o) Happy quilting!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday to your son (a tad late . . . but it is fun when they last *s*)

Susan said...

Isn't it amazing how time passes so quickly? Thanks for the link on the butterfly blocks. The purples will be great!