Thursday, December 11, 2008

a good day


Yesterday was a good day. My first stop was the wounded warrior center. Once we got the quilts inside, we met a marine that was just checking in. So we used this marine to hold up all the quilts. This marine actually chose three quilts. He chose a big one for his bed and a small one for his son, and he chose a Christmas quilt. He looked like a kid in the candy store.
I called Rusty and told him that I got to meet one of the warriors and that he chose two of my quilts! I just couldn't believe that he liked my quilts. Rusty said "well isn't that a good thing?" Yes, it is. I am just always amazed. Last year when I made the quilt for the missionary... the missionary was crying in the pictures. She just could not believe the kindness of strangers. I do need to be reminded that quilts are special and that not everyone lives with a quilter.
Then I headed over to the animal shelter to deliver their quilts. Someone from the base decided that the shelter needed a face lift. They are getting a drop ceiling put in, new sky lights, and Central air and central heat. I was very happy to see all the work being done.
I went up to the exchange to grab some lunch. While their someone turned a bunch of sailors loose, and they were all in dress uniforms. They looked so nice. I love the blue cracker jack uniform. It just looks so crisp. I once told Rusty that I think it looks better then the marines dress blues, but he had to disagree.
Then I went on the hunt for a Christmas gift for Rusty. Nothing I saw spoke to me. I usually have his Christmas gift picked out in January so I have to to work on it all year. This year I have nothing. Rusty and I don't really exchange gift's, we try to do something for each other, or if we do give a gift we try to really shock the person.
In the past I have:
* made him a marine corps quilt, which he still sleeps with.
* the fist year we had Rusty's china, I broke it all out and served him a full meal on it.
* I bought Rusty his mini medals. Now that was not easy. I had to go gather up all of his medals, drive down to the base. Fight every other person in the exchange, and then I had to find all the stars that go on them.
Over the years, the look on Rusty's face has been priceless. This year I am at a loss.
I have started cutting out another quilt and I will somehow get it done before Christmas. I don't really have a lot going on today, so my goal is to get about half the quilt done.
I do have a ton of little things to get done, like clean our bathroom, and do some laundry. Oh my day's are just filled with excitement.
I better get moving if I hope to get everything done.

7 comments:

a corgi said...

well of course they love your quilts! you do good work and you make them with love!!!!!

this year I'm thinking of writing a letter to my hubby for Christmas telling him what a wonderful guy he is and how much I appreciate what he does and the things he gave up to raise kids the way he thought they should be raised, etc, how much I appreciated that, etc. I like what you/Rusty do for each other; things like that mean so much :)

betty

Heli gunner Tom said...

What kind of vitamins do you take to give you so much energy??
I ordered a gold Maple Leaf coin that is one tenth of a one troy oz. of the big coin, and they told me that it's been delayed until the 6th of Jan! many folks are buying/ investing in gold now days as they don't trust our 'filthy lucre'- green backs. Our paper money does not have any "gold standard" back up now days and it is losing value in the world's eyes.

Hugs,
Tom

Melissa said...

glad u had a good day

Nelishia said...

Who wouldn't love your quilts? And all the love that goes into them! I wish I'd have been able to go with you to the wounded soldiers ward and I'm so glad you're going to be there for the young one.
You're such a blessing. An angel on this earth.

I wish I could get the binding on my quilts done as fast as you. I have to take it off and put it back on a hundred zillion times it wants to roll. I'm not so good at it but with many tries I get it on there and you never know I screwed up all those times. Still it makes me dread every quilt because I run into that problem every single time. The other piecing and matching doesn't trip me up though. That's the fun part. That's the only part I don't like about quilt making.

Missie said...

Enjoy your day tomorrow.

Pamela said...

Who wouldn't love receiving a quilt!! I know I would (hint hint) LOL! Heck, I'll pay you for one! Let me know, ok?

I can't wait to see what you choose for Rusty's gift. I loved the list you made of past gifts. You are VERY creative!
Have a good evening.

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Glad to hear you had a good day.

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