Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cowboys and Cheerleaders

I can't believe that the weekend is over! It really flew by! Of course, I didn't get as much finished as I had planned. Friday was spent doing the shopping, picking up dry cleaning, laundry and house cleaning. On Saturday, I met up with my SIL and my two lovely nieces, Erin and Kyla. They are into competitve cheering and they had a competition in Hartford. I had never been to one before so it was fun. Lots of spangles, and smiley smiles. These are my two sweeties, Erin (not smiling because she has braces) on the left and Kyla (never stops smiling)on the right. They are two of the triplets. Mikey is not interested in cheerleading for some reason.

Their birthday was February 1st and they turned 13 so I was also able to give them their presents which was 2 pair of flannel PJ pants for each of them. Kyla's were pink and purple and very girly. Erin wanted "dark colors, Auntie Ann, no pinky stuff". I think she is entering her "difficult" years! Good luck, little brother!


I also completed my first UFO of 2008~~ Yahoo!~ It is a charity quilt for a local shelter. I went through a cowboy phase and this is all western fabric. Some of this fabric is also part of Debra's rodeo quilt.


I have not started my TIF project but have pulled the fabric for it as well as for my February postcards. The theme is Africa. As I am watching TV, I am working on a knitted shawl for work. I hope to have TIF progress to show later in the week. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

9 comments:

Libby said...

Happy Birthdays . . . all around *s* The good news it those difficult years don't last forever - thank goodness!

The Calico Cat said...

Erin (not smiling because she has braces)
Erin wanted "dark colors, Auntie Ann, no pinky stuff". I think she is entering her "difficult" years!

& turning 13

Definate difficult years & probably the entrance into womanhood as well...

Are they "bookends" on their squad? I have seen that a lot with twins. (Is that what they call it when only 2 of the triplets are participating.)

Kay said...

Cute girls! I used to teach 13-year-olds, and I loved them, especially the girls. It's a tough age, so much to deal with, but their eagerness and vulnerability is delightful.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Happy birthday (s) to your darling nieces! I'm still in the concept phase of my TIF piece. February is a busy--and short--month. But we'll both get it done, right? Especially you! Congratulations on finishing that gorgeous UFO!! Can't wait to see what you'll do for the TIF!!

Tracey in CT said...

The quilt looks nice!

I can relate to the 'no pink' thing: my 11 year old is having a fit because 3 of her dance costumes this year are PINK and she can't stand pink!

I got your envelope on Saturday, Thank you so much!!!!

ROZ said...

What a good idea, cowboy prints. One of these days I must collect some.

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the cowboy fabric! What an awful age 13 as for my stepsons...it isn't any easier on boys.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Loved that cowboy quilt!
The girls look great, "competitive cheering" boggles my brain a little though-who in the world made barracking for your team a competitive sport?????
I have entire educating children information nights written up about how much the demise of children's games is setting our children back academically-but mainly socially.It is a development link as vital as crawling if we are to learn about 20 different life lessons-but don't get me started! Tracey

julieQ said...

Wonderful cowboy quilt!