Monday, October 6, 2008

Busy days

I got an interesting phone call from my dad's girlfriend yesterday wanting to know if I could be in South Dakota on Thursday. When I asked why my presence was needed, she told me I needed to come if I wanted to be there for their wedding. So I'm going to South Dakota on Thursday. They were supposed to get married last year on October 9th but didn't because of my dad's accident. Apparently my dad re-proposed on Saturday, and they're keeping the same date.

Long preface to the fact that I finished his birthday present. His birthday was absolutely not in July (ok, it was). It's a lap blanket made from his old jeans. In my defense, I wasn't in much of a rush to finish a blanket in the middle of July. I had to get it finished before Thursday. Anyway, here it is:

Lap blanket for my dad

It's a disappearing 9 patch with some sashing added here and there to get it to the specified dimensions. I'm kind of a fly by the seat of my pants patch worker.

I also finished this bag last week after starting it a week before. I had little to no motivation last week.

Patchwork bag

It might be my new favorite.

We went up to Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday to check out the glorious fall colors and had a great time. The drive home was a bit scary. Scary as in curvy roads, falling snow, slushy slippery mess. Yikes!

This is us yesterday.
My family

This is us two years ago in the same spot (background is different because we weren't in the same exact spot exactly):

top of the world!

4 comments:

Brenda said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love that purse and the quilt.

Simone said...

Like wow. That's a gorgeous blanket.

LeeAnn said...

Awesome blanket! My first quilt I ever made was a denim quilt made from my families old jeans. I gave it to my sister. Your Dad is going to love it!

Lolly said...

I love that purse and the quilt! wow!