Monday, February 25, 2008

quest for knowledge

Several months ago our friend Dimitri told Nikki that if she made the softball team, he would buy all of her gear.

So yesterday Dimitri took Nikki out to buy all of her gear. Before they left I had Dimitri make a list of all the stuff she was going to need.

I thought this would be a simple request, except I should have known better. I swear Dimitris head is going to explode with ll of his knowledge. Dimitri can speak read and write something like 6 languages. So Dimitri wrote Nikki's list in Arabia. When I would say "did I mention sliders...." He would sy it is right here. Well excuse me for not reading Arabic.

Now I am on a quest. I would like to learn how to write my name in several different languages. Then I got to thinking that I should learn how to write everyone's name in a different language so no one will know who has what under the Christmas tree! Oh that would crack my family up.

Today I am going to spend the day cleaning up around the house, and trying to organize the mess that has become my sewing room.

Now that the marines have their quilts done, I have three baby blankets to get done.

Yesterday  put the kettle on and George, Liz and I sat down and tea. I wanted to know if Liz was ready for this deployment and if she needed anything. It was nice to be able to have tea with friends.

I must say that I took a good long look at my kettle yesterday and realized that I need a new one. The kettle I have use to be long to my mother in law and it is looking really sad and parts of the enamel are starting to come off. Heck I probably killing everyone that I serve tea to.

Here are the pictures of the quilts that I got finished over the weekend. Lyn made the top of the block one. I know that I would not have been able to do it without help!

 

 

15 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, those quilts are beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a good Monday, Hugs Lisa

plieck30 said...

Snuggly, warm, and pretty. Have a very good day. Paula

dustbunnyonadiet said...

Those quilts are soo pretty. I bet they keep a person nice and cozy.
Your talk about tea sounded soo good so I am going to go make myself a nice pot of tea and spend the rest of the morning relaxing.
Enjoy your day!

~HUGS~

deshelestraci said...

Oh come on, doesn't everyone know what sliders is in Arabic?!  LOL!  Must be nice to know 6 languages.
The quilts look lovely!
Traci

glensfork4 said...

Love the quilts...I bet it does make the marines feel a little bit of home wherever they go....

Michele

lv2trnscrb said...

I like the idea of learning how to write everyone's names in different languages; that would make Christmas fun!!

quilt pictures were beautiful; so much work and love goes into each one of them

betty

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))That is so Awsome that Nikki is having someone buy all Her Softball stuff.I love thoes Qilts.I should get you to make one for Gary for ext Christmas.you do such a good job with the help of your friend.

louiseb411 said...

I think your quilts are great! Would love to speak many languages. Louise xxx

helmswondermom said...

I love the quilts!  Glad you got that last one done.
Lori

nelishianatl said...

I'm glad you finally got the quilts done.  I still need to get my sewing machine serviced then I'll be posting some pics too.  I used to write my name and then mirror reverse it on the other side of the line.  When held straight up and down it looks like some kind of foreign language or intricate pattern.  That's interesting about the man who writes so many languages.  It would be fun to do it.

I wonder what NELISHIA would look like in Arabic. Hm.

Nelishia
http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/PRAYINGANDBELIEVING/

magran42 said...

So busy...so smart!

ukgal36 said...

i love the pink quilt...wow!
please send my best to the marines..God Bless them and you for all you do for them..i honestly don't know how you do it..you are amazing...
Lyn

seraphoflove9001 said...

lol.....that would be funny to do that at Christmas! :o) That is very impressive. I love those quilts!
Lisa

rdautumnsage said...

Awesome work on the quilts. That would definitely put a spin to things on Christmas to write everyone's name in a different language. At least you wouldn't have to worry about anyone peaking....(Hugs) Indigo

gehi6 said...

Glad to see what you are working on.  I have been waiting to see photos of quilts!   I used to pray my sister Ann would get her quota of quilts done for her lifetime, as if anyone even mentioned quilt to her she would make them one.  I swear, for a while there, she must have been tying quilts in her sleep.  But I have not heard of her making a quilt for quite some time. so maybe she really has reached quilting retirement, but not G Grandma who was working on one when she died.  Maybe it was even in her hand as she left the earth for handicrafters' heaven!  Gerry