Sunday, April 08, 2007


SPOILED ROTTEN

It’s been almost a week since I’ve done much blogging. Oh, I’ve visited different blogs and left a comment or two but my little blog has been very neglected.

So, what have I been doing instead? Well, sewing, of course! I’ve been having so much fun! Every evening I’ve been working on my “tisket tasket, cute little basket” project. All 36 basket blocks are done (yes, four of each design) and are now assembled into larger blocks. It’s time to start assembling the rows with sashing and cornerstones. Still a lot more work to do with this project and I’m loving it. It’s been an interesting segue for me because I’m using partial fat quarters and pieces parts of fabric.

So, why is this entry titled “Spoiled Rotten”? Well, I am very spoiled rotten – my DH, Ron, spoils me rotten to the core. On a regular basis he will encourage me to “leave the dishes”, “cook something simple for dinner”, “let’s go get a quick bite”, etc just so I’ll have time to sew. He encourages me to shop for more fabric! He will come into my sewing room to assist with fabric decisions cuz he has “the” eye for color that I don’t. Recently when I was attempting to clean my “walk-in” closet in my sewing room, I jokingly told my daughter that it was “dad’s fault” that I have so much fabric. She started laughing and said “this ought to be good – why is it Dad’s fault” – well because he encourages me to buy, buy, buy. Of course, it’s his fault. LOL This man will come to my rescue when my computer "acts up", when I can't figure out my computer, etc.
I’ve been married to Ron for over 30 years now and while it’s been a roller coaster ride for both of us – I’d be lost without him! Trust me, he's no Saint but he's my Sweetie and I'd be lost without him.
Thank you, Sweetie for loving me and spoiling me rotten.

20 comments:

Leigh said...

Your baskets are looking fantastic can't wait to see the end result. My next project will be a basket quilt but the baskets are quite different from those.
I too have a hubby who spoils me rotten and waits on me hand and foot. How lucky are we. Isn't it just the best!!!! :-))

May Britt said...

What a darling husband you have. But I guess you spoil him a bit too. Your baskets are lovely.

Carol said...

Darlene those are just wonderful baskets. What a great husband you have...my Andy spoils me to death too and I love it. We've been married 33 years as of Friday, not always easy but well worth every minute.

Sweet P said...

I love your baskets! Your DH is a wonderful man. My DH spoils me too and I love him for it. Of course, I spoil him too so it works both ways.

Dawn said...

Oh Darlene! I LOVE those baskets! And the colors and the fabrics are so me! Oh my gosh I can't wait to see this all come together! I may need to steal this idea from you! again! What a sweet husband! I think I would have a heart attack if my husband said any of those things!

Vicky said...

Pretty awesome baskets! And pretty awesome DH!

(Hugs)

Lisa D. said...

Wow - your baskets are too sweet. I love the colors Darlene. Another winner! And lucky you for finding such a gem of a husband, too!!!

McIrish Annie said...

sounds like he is a keeper! love the little baskets. doing a little each day (your daily dose of PQP)really does add up and gets a project done. Good job!

Bonnie said...

Your basket blocks look wonderful. I look forward to seeing the completed top.

And what a nice tribute to your husband. You are not spoiled, you are loved!

Libby said...

Life is great when you have the perfect mate to share it with *s* Like you, I know this from experience.

BaynesK said...

Ah, that is turning out GREAT! The colors on the baskets are really pretty....hmmmm can I have it? :o) Pleasssseee? Great job can't wait to see how it looks with the sashing.

Carole said...

Oh, your basket quilt is looking lovely! There's nothing wrong with being spoilled rotten. I'm he's spoilled rotten also. It's a reciprocal thing you know! And, what relationship isn't a roller coaster ride? There are times when I want to turn my dh into can't think of something at the moment! lol And most of the times I just smile with joy! Keep well and happy quilting!

Linda said...

Your baskets look lovely, love the colours you've chosen. What a wonderful DH you have, do you rent him out for shopping trips?LOL.... Don't think mine has ever said go shopping, usually it's "do you need to shop again"....

Nancy said...

those baskets are soooooo cute! And what a great DH you have! Mine spoils me rotten but draws the line at encouraging me to buy fabric!

swooze said...

The quilt looks great! I can't wait to see it finished. Wish my hubby would clean out my sewing room. Well he would but he would toss it all!

Knot Garden said...

Your baskets are looking lovely. Your work is so neat.
I have tagged you for the Thinking Blogger Award, because your blog is one that inspires me. Details are on my blog post of 9 April.
Caroline

Gina Smith said...

My hubby is the same. he always helps out when I'm stuck on a design or colour. He'll also ask if I need anything at my LQS and drive me there any time. He once said that he didn't mind what I spent on fabric.
He works away quite a bit and always looks around to find a fabric shop for me. He's a diesel fitter, which is an extremely dirty job and will stay at the shop doorway so as not to dirty any of the fabric while he's buying for me. Most of the ladies he's come to meet on his trasvels think he's wonderful

love and hugs gina xxx

Greenmare said...

beautiful baskets! Beautiful husband too. To paraphrase-
A good husband is more precious than gems.
count me in as one of the other lucky ones who also has a gem.

Wendy said...

Your hubby sounds like a keeper. Mine is very much the same but he stays away from my sewing. What pattern is the baskets from? I would love to make these.

Nicole said...

Best wishes to you on your long and successul marriage Darlene!
I adore your basket blocks. The exact same pattern, with it's several basket variations is sitting out in my sewing room, waiting for some fabric inspiration to hit. Can you tell me what fabric group you are using for your basket blocks?

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