Saturday, September 27, 2008

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Keep the Home Fires Burning,
While your hearts are yearning, Though your lads are far away They dream of home. There's a silver lining Through the dark clouds shining, Turn the dark cloud inside out 'Til the boys come home. I am left alone to keep the home fires burning, for hockey tournaments far away places...Indianapolis...shoot! One of my favorite quilts shops is there, I should have done the driving this week. These photos remind me of how small the children were when we moved to Ohio four years ago. The cowboy outfit was worn almost every day and everywhere. Serves me right for laughing at the mother's whose children used to wear batman capes to the grocery store. The boots were outgrown long ago and the hat hangs crumpled from a coat peg. The gun belt is still a favorite but I know that these days are numbered and I will someday look back at these pictures and they will be a memory as well. It's too warm for a fire and the animals have all been feed, watered and are out in the pasture, so what's a mother to do without her children tugging at her apron strings! This time it only took a couple of hours for me to pine their being gone and I sat and worked diligently to finish the stitching on the embroidery flower garden pincushion. It will be sewn into a pillow and stuffed later this afternoon. Then while I was searching for something else to work on, I found a queen size log cabin quilt that I started two years ago and then threw into a moving box when we came to the farm. When I went searching for something it wasn't what I had my mind to work on this weekend, but why put off till tomorrow what I can finish today. The last five blocks only need a log or two and they can be stitched into the last row. I wish I had more quilt tops that could be finished up this quickly! Would have loved to have shown pictures of the quilt top and pincushion, but the camera was packed away into the hockey bag.


Linda said...

You're right it won't be long and these will be memories, but such lovely memories. My gosh they do grow so quickly. Sounds like you have plans for a lovely weekend, hope you enjoy your time stitching.

Eileen said...

You will just have to make smaller ones next time.. they go faster.
You're playing Eva Cassidy. My son has a lot of her stuff. She has such a beautiful voice. I'm just sad she couldn't be making more music here on earth.

Judy said...

I'll look forward to seeing the completed top when the camera returns home filled with hockey pictures!

Nadine said...

You go, go, girl ! :)
A whooooole weekend stitching and sewing.... and waiting for those wonderful, loving children who will come back with so much to tell mama!
So, a log cabin, huh ? Another beauty, I'm sure - just can't wait seeing it (as well as the pincushion, of course).
BB(((H))) to you, dear !
(emailing you, right away :)

Nadine said...

OOOOOOPS : LOVE that new blog template !

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that photo!! How cute is that?
So did you finish the quilt?? And your little lamb pincushion on Etsy is sooooooooo cute. I love it!!!

Kathie said...

I love the pincushions soooo adorable. love the pictures of the kids, they do grow up too fast enjoy EVERY single minute with them.
Love the header quilt....wouldlove to see a full shot of that quilt.

Marilyn R said...

Can't wait to see your pincushion and log cabin quilt! Enjoy your quilting time!

Catherine said...

Did your stitching weekend go as planned? I can't wait to see your log cabin and the pin cushion either!

Milah said...

Those are really sweet pictures of the kids.

Quilts Plus I understand is the quilt shop you are referring to. That's one of my favorites as well. I try to get there a couple times a year. There is also a great one in Madison Indiana, the name slips me right now.