Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Geese and Roses

Today, the girls and I met my dad for lunch at Lake Miramar. We get together there about once a month and the highlight of each visit is feeding the ducks after we eat. Well this visit involved that after the girls freaked out climbing on the picnic table begging to be carried past a ferocious beast. Who? Well it was a goose.

Later we saw this whole flock of them and they screamed bloody murder in terror. So to explain why my two well-adjusted kids are terrified of geese, I need to reminisce.

Many, many months ago, before we started bringing real bird food and instead tore up chunks of bread. My dad brought with him a homemade sun-dried tomato bread. As we stood on the bank tossing it to the ducks on the water, a group of geese waddled up to us so we started feeding them too. Well they didn't like the bread and began to attack us. They bit one of the girls, my dad, and me, we literally had grab the girls, and fight our way out from them and run for it. Now the girls freak out even when we see them a long distance away. The moral of the story, if you don't like the bread, probably the geese won't either.
I thought that you might like to see the finished piecing of my "romantic roses"? "hot lips"? or whatever name it gets quilt. I should say, I have finished following the pattern for this quilt. I have always wanted to participate in a round robin style of quilt, and I think I am going to do my own round-robin style of borders to increase this to be queen sized quilt.
First thing I plan to do is set the quilt on point. Whew, that was easy! Next, I am going to fill the corners with solid black, and applique cream and red flowers onto them. Yikes, didn't I just finish a whole bunch of applique projects? And, I am working on the Bunny Hill BOM. And, I am designing 2 new applique patterns with my mom. And, I want to applique parts of Vintage Valentines for the girls. Really, do I have to sew all these little things?

Thanks, I feel better getting that off of my chest and now I am ready to run with this quilt. Besides, I love covering little pieces of freezer paper with fabric. It is so theraputic and quiet, and after a crazy day chasing the girls, sometimes it is just what I need to unwind.

I was going to post one more picture of something new I just made, but I am making a couple more for gifts, and I think I will wait to share the photos until I get the rest finished and given away. So just be on the watch for something new and creative that can be done in just a couple of hours.



Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Wow, you're super busy!! Good luck with getting all your projects done. xx

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Thanks for the comment, Kami. i don't have your email so can't reply personally. If you have the great urge to write to me at littlemisspepperberry AT gmail DOT com then I'll be able to in the future!! xx

Leah said...

I love the colors in that! You have such an amazing eye. :)