I'm going to go out on a limb here and post. Something I've not done for a long time.
For the quilting purists, I'm working on a DWR - piecing the arcs and attaching them to the melons. It's taken awhile, but I think I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on that phase. I'm using reproduction 30's fabrics - Aunt Grace, CT's Mama's Cottons, etc. This one is for my daughter who is getting married in June. I want to hand quilt it, but doubt I can make the deadline. I will give it the old college try, though. Much as I'm tempted to work on smaller projects, I'm focusing on this one for the moment. I still need to layer and tie a graduation quilt for a niece that has a May deadline, but the top is finished on that one.
Because my life is made up of more than just quilting, I'm including a personal note as well.
Here on the ranch, we are finishing up the major fall cattle work. The bulls have been sorted off, pairs rounded up and calves weaned, heifers are preg-checked, and cows turned out on winter range. This is the second year of being empty nesters, and so I'm back to being the hired hand. (Some people think the true test of marriage is to build a house or remodel. Ranch wives might argue that the true test of a marriage is working together in the cow corral.) My "broke" horse tried to buck with me last week as we struck out on a high lope across the pasture. The prospect of hitting the ground no longer holds any appeal for me and while he didn't shake me loose, it sure made me grouchy!
DD is planning a wedding while making her way in the business world (first year out of college). She says she's getting a whole 'nother education - this one involves people skills and how to get along with various personality types in the workplace. She lives 4 hours away and I miss her! Even though she was 5 hours away during her college years, this feels different. Her home base is no longer her bedroom here at home. It has been a joy relating to her as a grown woman.
DS is plugging away at his second year in college. He'd rather be anywhere than stuck in a classroom, but is committed to finishing what he started. He and a couple of his buddies are attending the Working Ranch Cowboy Association ranch rodeo finals in Amarillo next weekend. It always makes me a little uneasy having those country boys drive in the big city. A few weeks ago we got this picture:
The caption read "Cowboy skateboarding?" (What?!) You don't see THAT every day. He makes me laugh. He said he was SICK OF WALKING and horses aren't allowed on campus, so this was the next best thing - a long board. I never figured him for a boarder dude. :) After tomorrow he'll no longer be a teenager. Time goes.
Hoping you all have a great day.