Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rainy Day Dumplings

It's raining here today. I really don't like rainy days in the winter. They make me lazy. This is what I am supposed to be doing today.

And this is what I feel like doing today.

But instead, I will do the "right" thing and make the beds and do the laundry and all the things I am privileged to do. My mom is always telling me to enjoy these days, that I am going to miss them when they are gone. I know that she is right and that one day when my nest is empty I will be longing for those days of laundry and dance practice and cooking. So, in the mean time I will take a deep breath and enjoy all those things that make life what it really is.

Because, she makes it all worth while.

I am going to make chicken and dumplings for dinner tonight, just for Pumpkin. It is her favorite meal. The smile on her face will be priceless, when she comes home from school today and says, "Mom, what are we having for dinner, tonight?"

Here's a picture of the January block for the virtual bee. We hope Amy likes it.

Here is the February block for Amy#2. She wanted a wonky log cabin block for her quilt.

This beauty was pieced by Lisa Briggs of Phoenix. Isn't it beautiful? The above picture shows the quilt on the long arm and the below is an up close shot.

This "lovely" was pieced by Roxanne, or "Rock Sand", as she is affectionately referred to by Pumpkin and Tink. I remember them asking me what kind of name is Rock Sand?

Rhonda :)


  1. I'm so excited to see how these bird quilts turn out! I love how your February one is...mine weren't as fancy! I'm excited for my moth too...

  2. Amy #1 here, I LOVE this block. Really love it!

    It's a lot of fun seeing how everyone interprets the same instructions. One of the beauties of a quilting bee!

  3. You guys always have a thousand things going on. Thanks for always taking the time to stop and talk to me when I dash in to see you. :)

  4. Russ & Rhonda, thank you SO much for the beautiful quilting work you did. It's beautiful and your quilting really added a put-together professional look. I love it!! Lisa