We're almost to the end of our boys' visit. They leave early tomorrow morning for their flight back to Los Angeles. I have mixed feelings about that. I know they're anxious to get back to school and their normal routine, but at the same time, I hate to see them go. I'll spend tomorrow cleaning house and grocery shopping and hopefully not crying. I cry horribly during goodbyes and then usually settle back down pretty quickly. I've prayed the past several times one or both of them has left to not cry while I say goodbye, because it makes them uncomfortable, and the Lord has answered and allowed me to just get a little tearful. I'll need that prayer around 6:30 Pacific time tomorrow morning! ;)
I went out this afternoon and got the fabric for the baby quilt I'm going to work on Friday night. I'm using the Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop. There are very few places to find Moda pre-cuts in Canada, and when you do, you really pay for them. There is one quilt shop here that has them, and I was willing to pay the extra amount for a charm pack to use in this quilt, but they didn't have any suitable for a baby boy. The "charm packs" at Wal Mart just feel way too cheap, and they are only half the quantity of the Moda ones for the same price, so I would have needed two of them, doubling the price for less quality. So I ended up at the regular fabric store buying yardage to cut myself. It was more expensive, but I'll have leftovers and probably learn a lot in the process! I got this cute line of Safari Tots; little cartoon jungle animals on baby blue, with green, orange, and yellow accents. I'm going to use the stripe for the binding - so cute - and the blue with animals all over for the back. I think it will turn out cute! Below are pictures of the entire line, of which I got the fabrics down the right side; the stripe for the binding; and the blue for the back.
I'm also making my sister a bag like the one I made for a blog friend last summer. Rebekah saw it then and asked if she could have one, and I said I'd make her one. Well, not long after that, life got crazy - we took a trip to the US, candidated for a new church, moved, then jumped right into Christmas. So she's been waiting all these months for that bag, and I'm determined to get started on it this week.
Our prayer meetings are going well this week! We've had a good number of our people out the first two nights. We'll have a true "prayer meeting" tonight, where we meet just to pray. It's good to change things around every now and then!
So that's it for now. Hope you're having a great week!