Saturday, November 4, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - November Finishing Fun


If you still need another color, then November is for darks -- black and brown.  If you are not in need of another color though, this is the time for finishing.  Please use the last two months of the year to take stock, add in whatever extra something your quilts might be asking for, and best of all, put some tops together!
I did a spree of finishing things earlier this year, so I believe that I have several tops awaiting quilting to think about this month.  I just had a load of shirts dropped off yesterday for a graduation t-shirt quilt, so that will move to the front of the list.  Anna is graduating this year too, so I'm guessing she will want one of those as well.
 Last Saturday was my half marathon!  It was a beautiful day.  The weather was picture perfect.  Three miles of the run were on the beach and we were just all amazed at how perfect it was to be running along the ocean with the waves crashing.  Then, just when everything seemed ridiculously picturesque, a troop of lifeguards ran by carrying a huge American Flag.  Though I was pretty tired by the end, a half doesn't leave you wrung out and exhausted like a full marathon.  Meisje and I had to much fun that we signed up for another half next month.
 Meisje is a teacher too, and we talk about absolutely everything during long runs.  She thinks that my quilt blog is too much about quilts.  She thinks it is way too boring for regular people.  I used to put in more personal stuff when my mom was alive, she was a big fan of my blog.  Since then though, It has gotten a little more quilt centered.  So, because Meisje asked, here are a few Halloween pictureres from Tuesday.  Anna and Allie were Cinderella and her pumpkin.  They hung out down in front of Allie's house.
Anna had made a tube worm costume, but ended up letting Ryan wear that.  He volunteered to sit in front of our house to pass out candy.  I got sick on Tuesday and spent the night cuddled up on the couch under a quilt.  Sydney was Boo from Monster's Inc., but I was never able to get a photo, she had two friends over and they were off around the neighborhood on their own. Usually everyone hangs outside while the trick-or-treaters roam.  Kurt was out of town this year, so celebrations were more mellow than usual. 

16 comments:

Ellen said...

Congratulations! I think about doing marathons but it is only a dream - one that I am pretty sure won't happen. :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Congratulations on completing your half marathon! That is an amazing accomplishment! Thanks, too, for hosting the RSC and giving us all a place to share our projects.

Kate said...

Congrats on the half marathon. Sounds like the kids had a good time on Halloween. Sorry you weren't feeling well. Hopefully you'll back up to full steam.

Libby in TN said...

Thought about you last Saturday, wondering how the run was going for you. My son does (or I should say HAS done) full marathons. When he finally made it to the NYC marathon, he face-planted at mile 22, got bandaged up, and finished with his personal best time. I don't think he's run that far since!

Julie in GA said...

Congratulations on the half marathon; it sounds like it was a beautiful day. Good luck on the next one!

Mari said...

That made me laugh--your quilt blog is too much about quilts! I do like seeing small parts of people's "other" lives, too. Congratulations on your marathon! That's awesome!

Cathy said...

Wow! Congratulations! And this regular person doesn't find your blog boring!

Cathy said...

Congrats on finishing your half marathon - and for signing up for another! I love your blog and welcome the inclusion of personal stuff. We all like to know a bit more about our cyber friends! Great costumes, btw. :-)

Teresa said...

I have had so much fun doing this RSC and thank you for hosting it for all of us to enjoy. Congratulations on running a half marathon!

Emily said...

Congrats on finishing your half marathon! They certainly can be addicting. I am a walker and have done several, though not since my son was born. I'm glad you signed up for another one!

Alice said...

Well done on the half marathon! I have a hard enough time running around the neighborhood! Does it mean that we are not normal if we don't find your blog boring????? Who wants to be boring. I am still deciding I will do dark or not. I am pretty sure that I am going to have to add a few more blocks to my collection, so I may work on that. Finishing something would be awesome since I already have one picked out for next years' rainbow.

QuiltE said...

Congratulations on your 1/2 ... and with another booked already!
I enjoyed running, but my body took the toll and no longer can do.
I still miss it!

Thanks for hosting this Rainbow Scrappy Challenge. I'm anxious to put my butterflies all together, but first must be sidetracked with the need to do a wedding quilt. I contemplated the butterflies, but decided the white background might not be the most practical for the lap quilt size that I want to do.

It'll be a carrot dangling for me to want to get back to finishing the Kaleidoscope!

Angie said...

Congrats on completing your half marathon! Good luck with the upcoming t-shirt quilts and quilting projects!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That is amazing! I am glad you had a good run - isn't it funny how we get centered on a topic on our blogs? i was reading some of my first posts and there was a lot more personal stuff then now... I like the idea of changing that back up - thanks for sharing about your life - someday I am coming to visit!

make.share.give said...

Not boring at all :) and what an accomplishment! I'll stick to walking on the beach but I'm so proud of you!

Meisje Connor said...

Yay for personal stuff! Though I'm pretty sure I never said the word "boring." 😏