Friday, January 29, 2010


The first few weeks are always the roughest of times around here after Sarge leaves on a deployment. Well, not counting the quiet evenings. Or the cold sheets. Or all the moments when I know he's missing out on something special. Crap, ok the whole time generally sucks. 

So far, there have been many late nights.

And just as many early mornings.

Plenty of goofy dog cuddling.

And even a bit of sewing.

Having gone through this "sloth & mope" phase a few times now. I know it'll soon be over. Which is good, because I'm sick of soup and mac'n cheese. 

I need suggestions on the sashing color for these blocks if your up for it. I was hoping to use some gray fabric that I have, but it's too dark a shade for all these bright colors. And I'd like to branch away from my normal white. Ideas? Maybe a natural linen? Hmmm so many choices.


carol January 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

I read through your blog, I'm a military wife, Retired now. I was also the active duty Sergeant in the Air Force. I love your sloth & mope period. I did the opposite. My husband is deathly allgeric to seafood. So I would pack up the kids and treat them to the things their dad can't have. I can't even eat it with in 24 hours of kissing him. It wasn't pretty, puffy up and whheezzing. I love my husband more than seafood. My Husband grew up in North Pole Alaska. I wonder if you know him or his buddies.

Diane January 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

Your blocks and hexies are beautiful! I like the natural linen idea, or maybe kona cotton is stone? that seems to be my go to these days.

How does pizza sound for dinner tonight? Its not soup or Mac'n cheese :)

Karen January 29, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

I really like your hexagons. I think a natural coloured linen would look great.

Andrea January 29, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

White!! Clean and white. That is my vote :)

Lisa January 29, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Hhhmmm beautiful colors. I would pick up those pretty blues. I love blues and oranges right now.

Leslie January 29, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

sorry about the deployment blahs!! i hope they get better soon and that the time goes by quickly. i love what you have been working on. the colors are so bright and fun.

Michelle January 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM  

I know you're wanting to break away from the white (which was my first thought) so alternatly I would go with either aqua blue or that buttery yellow in the stripe.

Gorgeous blocks btb!

Nina... January 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Hang in there, you are a brave wife and mama! I think Kona in sand might work well with your blocks. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca January 30, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

Fun fabrics! A natural or sand color would look great!

KQuiltyBee January 30, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

These look like a good way to get through a tough time. I've been using Kona Cotton in ash (light grey). It seems to go well with reds, pinks and oranges.

The Quilt Buddy January 31, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

Love the blocks and hexis!

Two thumbs up from another military wife, who is counting down the days until our retirement!

Kristen February 1, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

I always go on flickr for inspiration. Maybe you can pick out a color in the blue fabric you chose. Purple or blue? I like linen too.

On another note, we need heroes like you and your husband. Thanks.

pinksuedeshoe February 1, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

I like the natural linen, the warm tan would work well with the warm colors you have there. Beautiful blocks, by the way.

pinksuedeshoe February 1, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

I think that a tan linen would love lovely with the warm colors you have going on here. I love your blocks!

Nicole February 4, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

We just finished a 12 month deployment aabout a month ago and I do know very well how this time is.

There are days you don't even want to get out of bed and other when you are just fine, good moments and bad moments he is missing out but he always knows you are there and you know he is always thinking of you. And he must be somebody VERY special even thinking about the card in the cupboard when he has to rush out of the door.

If you ever just feel like to talk just email me.

Rene' February 4, 2010 at 11:50 PM  

I love your hexagons. The colors are wonderful. I hope to stop back by when I have more time to read your blog...trying to get through last Friday's Sew and Tell before "next" Friday. Thanks for sharing.

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