Monday, March 17, 2008

Another Monday...

Happy Birthday, Van!!!

The decision was made on Friday that I would turn over my sewing room to my son, so he would have lots of space for all of his things when he moves back home. By Saturday evening the change was made...all of my things were crammed into the little room, whatever didn't fit was hidden someplace else in the house and my new sewing room and his bedroom were set up. Did I mention I moved all the furniture, books, etc. myself? So here's the new room, complete with cat...

It was a lot of work, but having Andrew home is its own reward....On Sunday after church, the boss (who celebrated his birthday on Saturday) and I drove down to Wheaton Village for a quilt show. There were beautiful applique quilts (this one by Debbie from The Little Shop in Haddonfield, NJ)Some that were hand quilted and gorgeous...

And some that were just fun to look at (yes, this one is sideways!)

We enjoyed the day...came home and took care of some things around the house, helped Andrew sort through some of his stuff to be donated to Goodwill, had a quiet evening.

Then today came...along with the phone call. "Uh, mom? You're going to be mad at me...I found a place to live and I won't be coming home after all. Sorry you did all that work for nothing!"

On the bright side, he'll be taking his dog with him! And I guess I'll be moving back down the hall...I mean, why waste that nice big room by making it a guest room?!?

8 comments:

furiousBall said...

the birthday fairy dropped something off for me i think... thank you!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday to Hubby! The quilts are beautiful! And what else to say, but KIDS! *s*

Stacy A. said...

Wow, Kids! I am beginning to have a lot of sympathy for my parents. But at least you get to have your sewing room back. You need to have you son move it all back! Ha ha.
Those quilts look amazing. The fancy appliqué like that always blows me away! Love Stacy

Thimbleanna said...

Haha! I thought my bloglines was all goofy -- I thought I was clicking on your blog to leave you a comment and it sent me to this strange blog -- took me awhile to figure out I'd clicked on your Happy Birthday Van link! Just another surprise to add to the surprise at the end of your post -- I was really feeling for you at having to move everything...then you said you can move back! I agree with Stacy -- have your son move it all. Although, if he's like my boys -- love to have them around, but manual labor??? Uh, no!

Shelina said...

Such beautiful quilts! I like the blue/ purple one the best.

Karen said...

Isn't that just typical of a child! Well, it will be fun for you to move back IN to your nice (new lol) big space. Thank you for posting the show pictures, oh, that applique!

Goosey said...

The new room looks lovely, I don't have a specific place to sew until my children start to leave home so am seeing your sewing room with envy! Love the quilt exhibition too

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for the pics from the quilt show I love the blue one