Monday, April 6, 2009

Ruthie Sunday and etc

So are you sick of Ruthie Sunday yet? I must be. I got all the pictures onto my computer, and then promptly got distracted by emails and getting the boy child up and making appointments for cars (they'd better fix the ac this time, for Pete's sake!!). And there's this really annoying device hidden somewhere in the bowels of all the baggage that the boy child brought home from paintball -- it keeps ringing and talking, and sounding very walkie-talkie like! Have no clue where the darned thing is though. I did confirm with the still-sleeping child that he does have a device somewhere in that pile that will sound like that. Which was a relief after all the wondering what the heck that sound was since yesterday afternoon!

Anyway, here is Ruthie. Serves me right for not looking at the instructions ahead of time. I sat down to pick Ruthie up again and discovered much to my horror and dismay that the next row of letters was -- you guessed it -- satin stitch again!!!




The good news is that these satin stitch letters were over two threads instead of three and thus much easier to stitch.



In other news, the boy child came home from his paintball event all tired and muddy. Talk about muddy! UGH! I've been spoiled with my kids. Never have they ever really participated in a sport or event that involved mud. So this is something new for me. Talk about disgusting! But he had a great time. Didn't tell us too much about it though. He came home, took a shower, got pumped by us for information about his weekend for a few minutes, got a text message on his cell phone from one of his friends who had been at the event as well, and promptly went over to that friend's house. Didn't see him the rest of the day. Thus our puzzlement over the talking, ringing, crackling thing hidden in his piles of paintball paraphernalia.

The girl child apparently had a great time at the Freshman Formal with her boyfriend. But of course, she didn't take any pictures so I don't have any evidence of this fact. And also of course, I just got a two line email telling me she had a fun weekend and that was it. Does anyone else have kids who don't tell them anything about their lives? lol!

Anyway, since I can't show lovely pictures of the girl child and her beau, I'll show a couple more of the boy child and his paintball fun.




He poses for his friend's father much better than for us.




There goes the talking device again. I'd better tell the boy child to turn that thing off before his double bass teacher comes for lessons. :D

15 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful finish on "This is the Day", and great progress on Ruthie.

My son is the one who never tells me anything important, my daughter goes on and on (and on and on and on...) The son only goes on and on about video games. LOL

Deb said...

Margaret - I think that once kids reach a certain age, we are considered alien beings and therefore, cannot be talked to or filled in on their lives. My kids are like that - it's like pulling teeth to get anything out of them sometimes. Ruthie is looking great, by the way. Kind of wished that I had started this with you!

Alma Allen said...

Margaret...I love your blog! I have it bookmarked and check it daily. Your stitching is just beautiful. Wish I got as much done as you. Im jealous and in awe of you.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

I'm loving your "Ruthie." Nothing wrong with keeping us abreast of her doings as you go along. I like your stories...:} New to your blog and I enjoyed it so much. Count me as a frequent visitor!!
Hugs, Deb

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Still loving, Ruthie Margaret! I'm really enjoying watching your progress.

My kids tell me very little however, I have a great network of friends and we all seem to know a little about different kids so we eventually find out all kinds of stuff - though NEVER directly from the horses mouth! I've got a prom date story about my Matt that I'll have to share another time....
Anyway, Ruthie is gorgeous and your son is a cutie, too!

karenv said...

Ruthie is looking so good Margaret, the colours are so vibrant!

Giovanna said...

Great progress on Ruthie - the colours strike me every time!

Sherry said...

Ruthie is looking lovely! My boys never tell me a thing! They either grunt, just walk off or ask why I want to know. uh, because you still live under my roof!! Smart alec little twerps! LOL! I finally started playing their game and tell them NOTHING! It bugs them to no end! LOL.

Tanya said...

I love seeing your Ruthie! I think girls are a lot better at sharing information than boys. He is a cutie though.

Cheryl said...

Ruthie looks great!!
My brother in law had terrible bruises from paintballing.
I guess i have the no-talking days to come...a while away yet though!

Siobhan said...

ACK!! I am behind on my blog commenting and I missed your TitD finish! YGG!! It looks WONDERFUL!! I love it. Your Ruthie looks fabulous, too.

Great boy child photos. ;) I agree with Diane, I get all the info from my girls and my son will tell me everything about video games. DD did go to a law ball recently, I know this only because we got hit up for extra money, but we have yet to see evidence in the way of photos.

Great stitching!!

Karoline said...

Ruthie is looking lovely, great progress

Brigitte said...

Ruthie looke so great with all that satin stitches. I loce satin stitches, they have such a specila look.
Nice family pictures.

Littlebit said...

Margaret, your Ruthie is absolutely beautiful!

I think girls are more open than guys about what they tell their parents. :-) My girls always have and still do tell me everything I ever did and didn't want to know..and vice versa. LOL! Not complaining..I feel very lucky.

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