Well, not really, but that’s what it sounded like the boys’ weekend consisted of: football practice Thursday and Friday night, homecoming game at the high school Friday night (our team won!), game on Saturday (the boys’ team lost…), followed by a trip to Wal-Mart where they each got a new football, plus a football movie…and then they watched a game on TV Saturday night….plus lots of throwing the ball around and practicing field goals….
Before leaving for my trip, I had asked if there was anything they might like me to bring from Seattle (I’ve picked out t-shirts before that were never very popular) and the requests were a Seattle Seahawks t-shirt for one and a Seahawks hat for the other — in other words: more football stuff.
Last night we watched the football movie they had bought — We Are Marshall. I really enjoyed it. I was in tears for half of it, though. It must have been because I was so tired.
My weekend, on the other hand, consisted of all quilting all the time. I keep saying I went to Seattle, but that’s not technically true — I flew into Seattle, but the conference was actually in Tacoma, 20 miles south. The sky cleared up enough that I did get to see Mt. Rainier off in the distance on Friday, but that’s pretty much all I saw. I touched down in Seattle in the dark and then left in the dark, and didn’t get to see much more than the airport and the Interstate.
I did get to see some beautiful quilts — although most of the time I was at the show I was in a classroom or vegging in my hotel room. Pam Clarke was selling some of the quilt tops that she has collected over the years and for some unknown reason, 2 of them decided to come home with me:
The first was a really cheerful Lone Star. It seems to be pretty well-pieced and in lovely shape. When I pinned it up to take a picture, I did discover some issues with the side borders, so I think I’ll be taking those off to redo them. I’m not usually a fan of 30s fabrics, but this one is “my” colors and it just seems like such a happy piece. With any luck this will be an entry in MQS this spring…
Again, it seems to be pretty well done. I really don’t have any idea on the actual age of either of these, and that wasn’t really important to me — I just thought they were both nice looking tops, and I know I’ll never get as much needleturn applique done as I would like to, so I might as well take advantage of te work that someone else has done….
On today’s agenda: a nap, filling some book orders, another nap, mail my journal quilt, and then maybe early to bed. I was tired but not sleepy last night: I’m paying for it all today, though, as I slept in until 7:45 (thankfully we made it to school on time…). My head is achy and I can’t stop yawning, so even though I’ve only been up for an hour and a half…I think I’m going back to bed for awhile.
I hope all of you had a great weekend, too. I’ll yak at you some more later!