Friday, November 13, 2009

Hunter's Widow Weekend

I'm probably not the only hunter's wife who is looking forward to this weekend, as I'm sure there are plenty. Since I was about 8 years old it's always been hunter's widow weekend - a time for the girls to get away for a fun weekend while the guys went deer hunting on opening weekend. Sometimes mom and I went to craft shows while other times we've gotten together with friends. Mom and I always have a fun time. This year, since her schedule is wacky and she hasn't been home for a couple weeks, I told her to go home this weekend, so we're not spending it together. I have to work all day Sat. and she's needs the time at home to reorganize. Maybe next weekend we'll be able to do something fun as I'm sure Paul won't get all 3 deer this weekend. Yes... you read that right he has tags for a buck and two does this year! I guess there is an over abundance of does.
Paul has been building his trailer for the past two weeks. My brother built the metal part for him, but Paul had to wash, prime, and paint the trailer. Then last weekend he started installing the boards on the top. It looks pretty amazing and professional if I do say so myself. It's been a labor of love for him and I know he's going to enjoy having it for his 4-wheeler and especially when he goes ice fishing to haul both the ice house and 4-wheeler. Last night we went shopping for the "hunting food" and a new knife and gloves. He was so fun to be with because you could tell how excited he was... kind of like when I'm getting ready for a quilting retreat. He reminded me he's going to be like this every year for the next 50+ years and I said that's okay as long as you remember that when I go to retreat. He's leaving tonight for my parents place where he'll spend the weekend hunting. Since I have to work this weekend, I'm staying home. I plan to quilt tonight, tomorrow night, and all day Sunday!

My goals for the weekend include:
~ Quilting pink/white Quilt Pink quilt & bind
~ Work on Crown Royal Quilts
~ Bind Gobble Gobble Wall hanging and Tablerunner
~ Sew rows of One Block Wonder together - hopefully complete the top
~ Label Baby Quilts

I think that's enough to keep me busy for the rest of the month, but I would really like to make some progress on each of these things.

100 Blocks 100 Days ~ 221 Blocks/ Day 61


Melody said...

I love hunter's widow weekends! Although in our house that is every weekend.... Here in California, waterfowl season started. I will have peaceful weekends until the end of January.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

How fun!! Mom and I are going to have a weekend for us after Thanksgiving because dad and Keith are going to hit the junkyards for parts and then work on Keiths truck.