A few quiet weekends left before Club Soccer ramps back up here in So Cal and I am really looking forward to it. My older son is playing Volleyball in high school and that also begins in a few weeks and can't wait to see him play. I was so lucky when I was in high school as my father (who worked at home) came to every high school soccer game I played in no matter where the location. He would always be the lone person in the visitor's section whenever we played at locations which were far from our home. Twenty plus years later, my father attends every high school Basketball game that my younger brother coaches. In fact, I am taking him tonight to my brother's last game of the season. It will be a bit sad for both my brother and I as this may be the last game my father goes to watch.
Gardening: I have tomato and eggplant seedlings coming up and just transplanted them to bigger containers yesterday. I harvested Cauliflower from my garden plot the other day and have Spinach, Red Cabbage, Yellow and Red Onions, Garlic and Shallots and Kale growing nicely right now. Can't wait for the Kale to get bigger so I can begin harvesting as I love Kale! One of the rules at my garden plot is that we may not plant Tomatoes/Peppers/Eggplant before March 1st so I play by the rules and planted an Early Girl tomato in my backyard yesterday. 50 days from now I should be munching on my first homegrown tomato of 2011.
I have almost finished piecing together my School Yard quilt that I am making for a teacher friend of mine. Just need to add some solid sashing all around and need to finding some fabric for the backing. BTW, the pattern is called Square One and it is from Camille Roskelly's Simplify book.
|School Yard Quilt|
History Quilter Podcast:
I am working on content for Episode #3 where I will be talking about Quilt Blocks published in Newspapers across the United States in the early twentieth century. I spent about an hour this morning going through the Historical Los Angeles Times and am excited at the wealth of information out there to share with listeners.
I have to go read for my Econ class and eat a light lunch as I have learned not to eat a heavy lunch before a 2pm Econ class or I might fall asleep!
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