Thursday, March 5, 2009

BTT, Bindings and stuff.

Ok, the stuff doesn't really go with the whole "B" thing, but the boys winter concert was last night and I got a great video of the boys choir doing a really good job on a hard song, and the band playing.

But first BTT:

We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.
What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?

I honestly don't know what the best book I haven't read yet is. There are several books that are good that I haven't read yet, such as: I, Mona Lisa, One Thousand White Women, Wicked, The Zookeepers Wife. Right now I am reading The Shack by William P Young (Mom, Dad HAS to read this!) and am loving it. It is on the NY Times bestseller list and is the hot new book. And I know there are tons of great books out there that I haven't read that others love, but honestly, I don't know. I have read the Twilight series, Harry Potter, and many of the classics. Anybody have any ideas, please share!!


This is the binding for T's quilt. I love it, funky and bright. There are 3 strips of guitar fabric in it and I didn't put any of the blue in it since the sashings are blue. I think it will look great against the blue sashing/border and the black.

The top is almost done. I am working on putting the strips in between the rows. Then a trip to JoAnn's for the backing(something funky!) and I will mark the quilting and quilt it. I have never marked before basting my quilt, but I think with his I need to. I want to do diagonal lines in both directions - no stippling because I think it will detract from the quilt and he doesn't like it. Do you think I could mark it before basting it? What do all of you do?

And lastly happenings

7th grade boys

T is in choir but he had a basketball game so he did not sing at the concert last night. But J is in the choir and band. He is in the red tie and exactly behind the conductor in band so you can't see him at all! But he did good and loves music! I tried to upload a video, but it has been over an hour since I started this and I gave up!

We have also been dealing with some issues with my step-daughter, thus leaving me MIA for the last few days. And of course Rich plays poker every night so I can't get on the computer much.


Kristie said...

Our kids sure do keep us busy! I just signed Hunter up for Basketball! He played football in the fall but now they are starting basketball for the little ones. Andrew is not much into sports he likes showing his beagles, showing the horses, hunting and playing the guitar.

The binding looks so pretty! Can't wait to see that quilt finished!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Taking the pic of the binding all rolled up is a great idea, you can see the colours, very kewl!

Great that the boys love basketball and music. Good to have lots of interests...

Hope that the problems with your stepDD sort themselves out soon...

Kaaren said...

Step children can be a challenge. Just hang in there and hopefully things can work themselves out. I've walked in your shoes with this one and I know it's not an easy path.

Your son's quilt is going to look awesome. I've never marked my quilts before basting but that doesn't mean to say that's the right way. I like the look of low loft batting so that's probably why I didn't have a problem as the layer are thin. I would imagine with a higher loft batting, there would be a problem. Hope this helps.

jacquie said...

so fun to read about your kids musical adventures. as for books, i just read wicked again. i adore the musical and while the musical and the book are very different, the book is so detailed and intriguing and a bit disturbing, but don't good books make you think and wonder. i would definitely recommend it.
hope all is well.

em's scrapbag said...

The list of unread books grews much faster than my ablility to read them. Kind of like my list of quilts to make. That binding is going to be great.