I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Monday, February 11, 2013

Another busy week...but fun

As you can see, I'm a little late in my weekly post...but this one might have to suffice for both last week and this week.

Some activities since I last posted:

Band's solo ensemble contest, chili supper, and silent auction (WHEW!)
Band booster board meeting
DS's college class
Rehearsal for DS
Pick up tux for DS's activity
Another rehearsal for DS
Party for DS's band rehearsal
Another rehearsal for DS
Choir practice--me
DS's practice concert at the other District's HS followed by
DS's Mr. Buc pageant at his HS
Stitchers' gtg Sat

The band's solo ensemble contest/chili supper/silent auction was a LONG day but it went well.  I came home a very happy camper.  Each year, someone makes a Tshirt quilt highlighting the show shirts from each of the 4 years of that current senior class and their regular band shirt and percussion shirt.  Usually it goes for $400-500 which I wasn't prepared to spend.  (I keep thinking I'll make some of my kids' years during empty nest days.)  I was bidding on something else that got pretty high when I thought I'd just see how the quilt was going.  At that time it was only $100 with not much I put down a bid.  There was a slight little bidding war at the end but I "won" the quilt for just over $200.  Still more than I was prepared to spend that night but it goes to a good cause AND I don't think I could make one for much less than that.  When I was getting ready to pay for it, someone said something sweet...that they should GIVE it to me for all my (8 yrs) of volunteering.  A nice thought, but I'm the band is getting some money for it...I really got it at a good price anyway.

Here's the cake/cupcakes we served to the kids for a break in their final Tuesday night TMEA concert rehearsal:

They've been working so hard, we thought they could use a little boost to get them through the last week.

The Mr. Buc pageant is a fundraiser for their senior class's Project Graduation lock-in.  Each boy has a female "sponser" who participates too.  The pageant includes a song/dance number at the beginning (explains all the rehearsals), a casual dress competition, a talent competition (DS played Claire de Lune (sp?) on piano), a formal wear competition (tux), and finally the 5 finalists had to answer some extemporaneous questions.  There's some seriousness but mostly it was fun and a little goofy.  DS didn't win but he had a great time.  (I hope his beautiful sponser's parents have some better pics but here's one I have.)

Saturday was a total fun day for me!  I got to drive about an hour to a friend's house where we had our semi-regular stitchers' gtg.  We stitch a little but mostly we eat, talk, and do a lot of laughing together.  We have a theme for each of these that usually just "dictates" the food everyone brings.  This time, the theme was pajama party/breakfast foods.    I love getting to spend time with my stitching buddies!

Finally--stitching progress:

BOAF Feed the Birds (an older freebie).  There's another bird in that lower right hand corner that calls for a discontinued WDW.  I took a chance and asked on a stitching board if I could buy some from someone, and some nice stitcher says, she'll just send it to me (she wants nothing.)  I'm so grateful to her!

LK A Good Marriage

I worked a bit on the Snowmen but don't have a pic.

OK...this is THE WEEK.  We go to San Antonio Thursday and the band performs their TMEA concert Friday night.  There are so many band directors going that we're not needed as chaperones (although the band directors know they can call upon us if something comes up).  So, my band mom buddy and I might just sneak out to a LNS while we're there.

We'll miss Valentine's Day so we'll celebrate as a family on Sunday.  Just wait until you see what DH will bake for us!

Everyone have a great week.

Happy stitching!



Margaret said...

I love all your stitching! You've certainly been busy! Nice quilt you got too! Fun pic of your DS in the pageant!

Carol said...

Oh, I remember those crazy band parent days, too, Rita! All three of mine were in marching band and it sure ate up a lot of our time. But, I was so sad when the last one graduated and there was no more band :(

Love the quilt you won--great price!! And your stitching is so pretty (love that one in your header, too--why I haven't stitched it myself yet, I don't understand!).

wilma boer said...

You are one very busy lady! Great quilt...a good memory piece for you!

cucki said...

Yup you super busy lady..sweet quilt.
Big hugs x

Mouse said...

ohhh goodness me you have been busy ... love that quilt and the money goes to a good cause too :)
well done to DH on his night of fame and it is clair de lune ... love that tune :) ooo I am a poet heheheh
cute cupcakes too ... and fab pj party ... would have loved to have joined in :)
hope it calms down for you soon and I am amazed you got some stitching in :) love mouse xxxxx

Barb said...

You are one very busy lady! What a great quilt!

Siobhán said...

Fun pictures of your son! Lovely stitching and quilt, too! You're so busy and so productive. :)