the party’s over now

8 Sep

3 weekends, 3 parties.

yesterday was kaiden’s baptism. it was just a lovely day. i don’t have photographic evidence of this. mostly because kris is in town so i don’t have to be the official photog. so pix of the actual day will come later.

i did however find time at 3:45 am (who STARTS their day at this time? crazy no? yes.) to take pix of the evidence that the party is over!

scott’s fancy shoes. not sure how or why, but my farmer’s market beaded bracelet was found inside one of his shoes. nothing on the calendar to warrant wearing these shoes again for a while. guess they’ll go back in the closet until the next time.

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the colors in the runner look a bit faded compared to real life. i made this for a quilt class i led in 2004. looks nice no? i have a chronic disease of “piling”. if there is a flat surface i am compelled to pile crap on it. i like my table without crap. crapless. that’s what i want. a crapless table. a crapless house even.

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a close up of the quilting. funny how much more i like this after it marinated in the pile of quilts for a few years. i ain’t half bad at this quilting thing. my quilting time has been severely limited as i get into the nana care groove. i miss it.

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the last bag of trash. one of many.

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evidence of my late afternoon nap after the guests left. the boys took over child wrangling and carin and i dozed a bit. the pillow cases are made from a rescued vintage quilt (sister kris did it not me but i got ’em). the pink quilt was a gift made by kris for my 40th birthday. scrappy pinks she collected from friends and family. a definite fave. the day bed began life as a king size waterbed that we purchased in the 70’s. it sat in storage for years until i brought it out and a friend’s dad converted it into the day bed for me. i like it.

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the deserted family room. really looks empty. and why don’t i have a quilt hanging on the wall? i wonder why i didn’t notice that big bare spot until i looked at the picture. if you look closely at the wood, there is even a built in quilt rack. all i needed to do was chose a quilt and hang it up. i have quilts. many of them. i’m a quilter without a quilt on the wall. things that make you go hmmm.

the baptismal gown and quilt hang over the back of the chair on top of my prayer shawl. the chairs belonged to my grandfather. i am working on (read it’s a UFO) crazy quilted fabric to recover the chairs (there is a partner) with someday.

and the last bit of cake. scott’s sister makes cakes. yummy cakes. i sent home the leftover chicken, and fruit, and soda, and beans, and croissants, and chips with the kids. after all, it was their party, their food. i kept the cake. the missing piece was breakfast. this will be supper.
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yup. the party is definitely over.

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3 Responses to “the party’s over now”

  1. AllenQuilts September 8, 2008 at 6:44 am #

    I have that same problem with crap & crap piles. I love the table runner…and you are right, you aren’t half bad at this quilting thing…you are awesome!

  2. Bug September 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    It was a grand party! I’m glad we were able to be a part of it. I have to admit, it looks much nicer without the crowd!

  3. freda1951 September 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    Looks like a great party Kay. I love the colors in the runner and yep, you are a great quilter.

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