Monday, April 20, 2009

Just call me melted butter,

cuz I'm on a roll.....

Steppin' Out saw it's finish tonight. I still have the connector strip to hand-sew to the back, but binding is sewn, and label is on.

On a more somber note,
I am really trying to stay calm right now, but I am literally emotionally and even physically aggitated........
I'm watching the History Channel, and I am just saddened, sickened and just down right appauled, watching "Zero Hour", a documentary on the Columbine Shooting, marking its 10 year anniversary.
The premeditation involved.....just........well...*sigh*....just makes me ask WHY? WHY? WHY?
*shaking head*

Give your children an extra kiss tonight, and a super-tight hug. Let them know you love them and NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING is ever so bad that they can't talk to you!!!


Calidore said...

I have already had that talk with my eldest DD. A young man that both Ashley and I had worked with and that Elise knew hung himself a few weeks ago. Elise was quite upset and I reminded her that there are always options - the main one being that her dad and I love her and that we are always here to listen to any problems or concerns. It's frightening to think that some young people (and even older ones) think that killing other or suicide is the only way to solve their problems.

Laurel said...

Love your Steppin' Out quilt.

I feel bad for asking so many questions (maybe I should come up and take your class), but what is the connector strip you've mentioned? I'm guessing that your back is not whole and that because you're machine quilting, you only quilt half of it then sew the two top halves together and then have to put a bandaid on the back. If that's the case, that's a new technique to me.

Sew much to learn!

Dawn said...

Your Steppin' Out quilt is stunning!! Ditto on our children and we need to say is everyday!!

scraphappy said...

Your machine quilting has improved exponentially since you got your new machine. The flower little shaped swirlies in the middle of the blocks are very cool. I like the way you continue to use a combination of quilting patterns in different parts of the quilt. Just fabulous!! Now I am inspired to go get my welcome quilt layered so I can finish something up as well.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Amy!
You are finishing so many beauties!
I am soooooo envious!
Any recommendations for a way beginner "lake" quilt patterns?
Keep on rolling :) Hythe

Julie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. You are always amazing and inspirational. I am glad to be back in blogland and able to catch up with what is going on in your world.