Saturday, July 09, 2011

What a WEEK!

Usually I am pretty busy with other people's activities..mainly Sports Guy. But, high school summer baseball is over and he is only practicing soccer for a tourmament in a week and indoor soccer. All of that is in the evening. SO, I decided to do something for ME. About this time in the summer, I have had enought of being at everyones beck and call. Kids show up to spend the night I dont' know about, there are extra people at the dinner table I don't even KNOW...you get the picture. On Tuesday I sewed star blocks from Moda Fabrics 'Just One Star' project'. We were well on our way to 3 tops using 90 blocks total. Not bad for a few hours.

Wednesday found swimmers at my house! I have not done ANY swimming this summer (and you ask 'why NOT in that heat, woman?" ...good question!) I have a friend who has 3 children. I have been saying for the past two summers, I was going to have them over to swim. I never did..this is not right! So, I put my foot down..and let her pick the day. Wednesday was it. We had a blast ...after I laid down my one hard and fast rule: NO DIVING ... its a play pool..only about 5 1/2 feet in the middle. They can have plenty of fun with out diving.  When we came in, everyone got dried off. I had set up my 2 Featherweights and my friend set up her machine. She had never taken it out of the box. Not threaded it, not wound a bobbin..NADA. I started the boys with lined paper and no thread...off they went. (Boys like to make the machine GO..they think they are driving!) Mom did the same, after we learned how to thread it and wind a bobbin. Back to the boys...now they are making small string blocks with used Color catchers. I think they liked it. Little sister picked out pink beads for a bracelet. When the big ones were done for the day , she got to try out the lined paper too. BOY did she go to town! lolol I hope to have them help me make a string QOV. I told the boys, after those blocks are done, if they don't want to sew, its ok. I think everyone should at least know how to use a machine even if they don't use it alot.

Thursday I caught my breath..I was POOPED from Wed. Oh..and I quilted all day like  demon on this:


My Lunch Bunch group gave our favorite 90 yr old member 90 charm squares for her birthday last summer. She also recieved a book. We thought she would piece it and we would quilt it, but she really isn't piecing much anymore. One of the other members made this. I don't know the name,but I LOVE it! I quilted it...MADLY! I had to take another quilt off the frame to put this on. I had planned on everyone in the group to help a BIT on the binding. They did not cooperate..so its not done. Her birthday is in Aug, so we will have it done for that.


Today is for catching up. I will be finishing a few small things on the quilt that got RIPPED off the frame (not literally! I think my friend just had heart failure! her quilt! RIPPED! lolol), Laundry (everyday..but  more on Saturday..I can dry after 1pm...rates don't go up till Monday!) and hopefully loading the next quilt. My men are at the All Star Fan Fest. I think they kinda wanted to go to some of the other festivities, but they are SO PRICEY. By the time they decided they wanted to go, all the tickets were sold out at MLB. On Stub Hub etc, they START at over $200 a ticket. I can see all I want from my recliner! lolol


All my STUFF from sewing at Lunch Bunch and show and tell

Featherweights, foot pedals and extention cords!



A left over doll house and pool toys (alas, this one hit the floor and one of the DOGS nibbled on it! The rest have been dried out and put away for next week)


I think I'm STILL pooped!

1 comment:

Chocolate Cat said...

What a wonderful Wednesday although I understand why you are exhausted!!! Love the Birthday quilt, what a lovely idea , shame not everyone is taking their turn with the binding, many hands make light work!