Quilt Top for Lucas

I got super annoyed with the how the first quilt top was turning out. I was doing a log cabin type block with some fabrics that I think weren’t meshing as well as I thought. So, after taking some time away from it, I decided to scrap it and make it into a smaller blanket or something, another day.

I had bought a bunch of green fabrics for Tony because its his favourte colour, and then after sewing up some hst blocks, I realized Lucas would love something green too, just like his daddy. By the way, spray starch is my new love. Holy cow does it make things easier to cut and manage when I’m doing up blocks. I was very intimidated at doing half square triangles after I did lucas’ first quilt. It was not my best work, and I should have looked up some of the tricks of cutting them better. Anyways, now that I can do a better faster job of hst blocks, I’m all over them. I love geometric quilts. So, I whipped up a quilt top for my boy that took a couple hours. So pleased with the results.

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I used three different greens. Its hard to tell the difference between the first two in the pictures. So, now I’m on to the quilting part of this. I think its the part I despise the most out of this whole process.

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Dear blog, I’ll catch you up now

If you don’t have me on facebook, you wouldn’t know what happened after Tony’s final exam.

He passed! YAY! That was quite a stressful week for both of us, but obviously more stress on him. He graduated on the 23rd of april. I wasn’t able to go, it was just too expensive, but the good news was he was flying out to BC the day after, so that was excellent.

The kids and I just got back from visiting him on the island, and he’s doing really well. We had a lovely time on the beach finding sea shells, watching jets fly past, and hiking through the woods.

Last night after we got home I kept looking at all our weekend pictures and I thinking about how proud I was of him and all that he’s accomplished. Words cannot express all my feelings lately.

Goodbyes were harder on me this time than the kids. They knew we’d see him soon, so they were pretty happy to go on the ferry home. I know I’ll see him soon, but the weekend felt really short this time. I think I’m also a little jealous that he’s in one of my favourite places and I’m not there yet. 11100779_10155487119965203_3688443245963855897_n 11167812_10155488729680203_6948143297382891078_n 11188296_10155487183595203_1087460387074871947_n

Radio Silence again

Yup, its the second last week for Tony’s basic training. He’s doing his final leadership exam this week, and he’s in Farnham, so I won’t hear from him until probably friday. Bad news, we did not find out where he’ll be posted for his on-the-job training (inbetween period between basic and job training). That was really discouraging for us. Hopefully this friday, but I won’t get my hopes up.

Please pray for him this week. Pray that he finds his command voice, and exudes confidence. Pray that he does well for his leadership test. Weeks where we have radio silence are tough for all of us. I haven’t been sleeping well lately, and I know that its just stress, but yuck.

What’s new here? The kids are doing good. They’re more independent than ever. They love using butter knives to cut their own food themselves, they love to pick out their own clothes, and it shows.

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This boy hates if you try and help him with his shirt buttons, or cutting food. He prefers to hack away at his food with a butter knife. He explodes eggs instead of letting you help him crack them, then he cries cause he’s covered in exploded egg goo. Seriously though, he literally exploded it with his tiny hands.

I’ve been working on a twin sized quilt for Lucas. Eventually he’ll get a bigger bed, so I’m just making a quilt for when that day comes.

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That’s all for now. I shall hopefully blog on friday.