Bob and I have just come from a dear friend's to say good-bye. He is off to Afghanistan after the required 4 weeks of training in North Carolina. This man is a dentist who enlisted in the Army at the officer level at age 57 after years of dental practice! It's a long story but thankfully he will be gone only 6 months. Bob advised him not to volunteer for anything and just do his job and get home safe. I guess J will be all he wants to be over there. On a happier note, J's daughter announced her engagement! Finally! They've been together as a couple for 6 years, but have known each other since they were 12. Her fiance, S, had planned to pop the question on Valentine's Day I guess, but when news came of her father's deployment, S moved up the timetable. Thank you S for making a somber occasion brighter for all.
You may be asking, "What does this have to do with quilting?" Well, J & G own two of my smaller quilts which I will be documenting soon, and now I have to plan another wedding quilt, although not on the scale of my own kids. We have known this family (hubs both graduated from ND) for years and our younger kids grew up together.
In the meantime, I've started putting away all the little kid stuff and began with closing up Baby Central. I can now move around my studio and figure out where I put immediate projects while the kids were here. So I'll be sewing up a storm for the next four months to get those projects done!