Monday, October 8, 2012

Cry Me A River

Wouldn't you know I just about bawled my eyes out in the grocery store this morning?!  Yeesh.  I ran into a family from my block, said hello, and asked what they were up to today.  The mom said, "Oh, just spending the last few hours with my son before he leaves for the military tonight."  I knew this kid was leaving soon, but I didn't realize how soon.  It caught me off guard.  I barely know this family, and as they walked off down the produce aisle, it took everything in me to not start weeping like a willow.  I was literally holding my breath, repeating to myself, "Don't cry…don't cry…don't cry….".   Luckily, Gene Kelly stepped in to save the day.  I don't know if they have this in your grocery store, but at mine, they play a little bit of the song "Singin' in the Rain" right before the sprayers turn on to mist the lettuce.  One of the top 10 best ideas ever, hands down.

I'm not a huge cryer.  But some things get me every time. 

  1. Anything to do with the military.  
  2. The curtain call of any live musical (amateur or professional)
  3. Cutting onions
  4. It's A Wonderful Life (Especially the part where all George's friends come over to his house and give him money so he doesn't have to go to jail.  Harry Bailey, toasting: "To my brother, the richest man in town!")

Hold on, let me wipe my tears.  Darn you, Bailey brothers!!

That's me in a nutshell.

I am so happy to show you my latest quilt, which will be given to my friend this evening.  Actually, it's for her sweet little baby boy.  I hope it brings him lots of warmth and comfort in these cold midwestern winters.  

I did a little sneaking and found this pattern on my friend's Pinterest page.  You can call me Detective Ree.  It's the Jungle Path Baby Quilt by Jessica over at Moda Bake Shop.  I used Riley Blake's Mod Tod fabric line.  Here are some other shots:

I'm going to end this little post with something I'm REALLY looking forward to next week.  My little sister is participating in her 5th grade talent show with her best friend.  They're doing stand-up comedy. It should be amazing.  And I just may cry.  


  1. The quilt is beautiful!!! AND---what grocery store do you shop at? I always get sprayed with the sprayers!

    1. Thanks! I go to Schnucks, mostly because of Gene Kelly. :) And how close it is to my house.

  2. Ree, how cute is that quilt? Very! And what a fun choice of fabrics to work with :)

    The baby will love, love, love it, or at least his mom will. So sweet.

    1. Hi Sheri! I must say, I laughed when I realized that you designed Mod Tod…but for good reason. It seems that every time I find a fabric that I absolutely LOVE, it turns out that you designed it. I didn't know you also did Mod Tod, but am not surprised. :) Once again, great work! She did love the quilt. I look forward to seeing your future designs! Keep it up!