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From “0 to 16” in the Blink of an Eye

Where did my little boy go so fast?  All of sudden it seems, he is gone, but there is this wonderful young man where he used to be.  I miss that little boy sometimes.  That’s something you don’t know about before you have them.  How do you miss someone, who technically, is still here?  But you do.  Hard to put into words, but I know that every mother reading this will know exactly what I’m trying to say. 

He had a much better day in the 2nd golf tournament.  However, he still didn’t place in the medals.  I believe he ended up in 5th, the second day.  He shot a 75, which was four over par.  The winner posted a 69, and there was a 71, and three 72’s.  As badly as he scored the first day, he still ended up 8th.  The low score that day was a 78. 

Yesterday, we went out for birthday lunch with my parents.  DH traveled down to join us, and we all got back home around 3:oo yesterday.  I really enjoyed the time with my parents.  Mom & I got to play some Skip-Bo. 

These are my new batiks.  I need some ideas for a project to use them in.  They are so pretty, and I’d like a pattern that will really show them off.  Actually, I think they’d make a cool pineapple quilt, but I hate to cut some of them up so small the pattern doesn’t show.  Especially the one on top.  I’d love to hear your suggestions.


Happy birthday, D!  I love you!

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6 thoughts on “From “0 to 16” in the Blink of an Eye

  1. Yes, they do grow up much too quickly, I miss my children everyday but am so proud of them in their lives as adults.
    I love Batiks but seldom use them, I think my traditional brain gets in the way, can’t wait to see what becomes of them. Unlike me you do create quilts, I just dream about it (lol).


  2. What wonderful pictures!!! I had to go get my kleenex because I do get what you mean. Love the batiks!! Haven’t thought up a pattern yet, but something tells me with your talent for coming up with stunning quilts, you’ll find the perfect thing!


  3. I know exactly what you mean about how they grow up right before our eyes, and in the blink of an eye too it seems sometimes. Derek is a wonderful young man/child and you should be very proud of both of you!!

    Love those batiks! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for them!


  4. Randi I know exactly what you mean……my babies are gone… more toys laying around, just jewelery, cosmetics, hair stuff and tons of clothes. Well not really but sometimes I wonder what happened to all my babies and little girls and how did life go from so hectic and crazy to wishing I could have them all home at the same time again.
    Way to go for going the distance in raising a wonderful young man!!!


  5. Oh gosh, Randster….the picture of you and Derek, with him on your back, just melted my heart. He’s a very handsome young man, and it’s obvious that you are one proud mamma! Congratulations to him for getting his driver’s license, and to you, for having the courage to let him grow.

    I think a winding ways quilt would be great out of the batiks. I’m working on one called the Orion Star, which is out of half square triangles, using Thangles. It’s a Thangles pattern that comes with the Thangles paper too. I’m using a variety of batiks for it.

    Hugs, my friend,


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