Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Count The Stitches

"I count the stitches line by line
and watch the thread record the time."
Last night we had our family party for our son's 17th birthday. Made a lot of his favorite food: steak, grilled shrimp, artichokes, strawberries, and garlic cheese mashed potatoes. Some of you may question how a teenage boy would request artichokes for his birthday dinner. What can I say? He was raised eating them just like other veggies, and they are a treat for us.

More things for his drum set. Happy boy.

Drums are Paul's hobby. He's pretty much self taught, but he can really play. People ask me how I stand listening to him practice at home all the time. I respond that atleast I know where he is! And he's a good student. This year he is taking some pretty tough classes (chemistry, pre-calculus, business law, honors English, etc.) and he's an honor roll student. So some LOUD (VERY LOUD!) drum music is OK with me.

In between family and church events I've squeezed in a little quilting.
Continuing on the piles of the 'Fun and Done'. I need 120 of these

And more baskets.

A friend showed me a wonderful web site. Have you ever wanted to be able to search for a certain fabric and find the best price? This site is a search engine for 200 shops. http://www.quiltshops.com/


Di~ said...

He looks like an awesome kid! How'd ya do it? My son is a pistol!he's 13. I want your son to be his big brother!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your son looks like someone who likes to have fun. And the baskets are looking great.Love the color combinations.