Saturday, June 28, 2008


Our daughter and grandson came up from Kerrville for a visit this week. It is always so great to have them here. He is 7 and as you can tell from the picture is into making faces when you ask him to smile. They were busy while they were here visiting, movies, swimming and a trip to the Pottery Cafe to make a coffee cup for Dad. We don't get to see them that much since they moved to SW TX, so this was a special event for us. We also had their boxer (Duke) visit with us, so we had a full house for 4 days. It is sure quiet around here since they left this morning.

Needless to say, I didn't get any sewing done while they were here, but I did get my Rainbow Sherbet quilt off to be quilted. Will hopefully pick it up while I am in IN. for camp in Sept. Been checking flights and trying to decide if I should fly or drive. About the same money wise.

I did get some sewing done before they arrived, however. These are casserole carriers. One of our roommates in Paducah this year had made all of us one and I just fell in love with it. I decided to make a few for our Church's bazaar in Nov. What I really like about this one is the fabric. Lucked into a sale at the fabric store and fell in love with this fabric.

Isn't it just the cutest thing. Plan to make about 8 of them and try to sell them for about $12.00 a piece. All the money will go to our mission fund. Also making knitted dish cloths which will probably be sold for $4 or $5.

All of our grandchildren are busy this summer. One Grandson is interning at Bank of America in Chicago (he is a senior at Michigan State), his sister, Grand-daughter #1, is preparing to attend UT Austin in the fall, grand-daughter #2 (11) just left today to spend the rest of the summer with her Dad (we are sure going to miss her), and the youngest Grandson that just left here is headed to Hot Springs to visit his other grandparents. Glad I am staying right here in the cool air conditioning for the rest of the summer. Hopefully will get some sewing done.

Monday, June 16, 2008

This project was so much fun, especially doing it along with others and being surprised at each step. I am going to change from the title of Orange Crush and rename mine:
There has been two groups who have asked me to donate it to them for auction (Women's Fellowship at our church and the Civic Theatre). Don't know if I can part with it, I love it so. First things first, however, I need to get the back put together and send it all off to Viki in IN. to quilt for me.

Monday, June 09, 2008

The orange really jumps out at ya! I really like it though. The only thing that disappoints me is the star blocks do not show up very well. Probably using the purple in the star blocks and the pink or apple green in the center of the orange blocks would have been better. But I do like it. this moment I am planning on putting the apple green as solid border then the pieced border followed by the Pink. Working on the pieced border and hopefully will have it all together by this weekend.

DH arrived home late Thursday night. He drove straight through and was totally exhausted by the time he got home. I would like to say it was because he was rushing home to me, but I think the comfort of our bed was the more appealing thing. There is nothing like your own bed.

I have gotten more Batik Jewels done. Only 6 more to go. Sure hope I can put them all together when I get them done. Haven't read that far in the directions yet...scared to! Anyone who wants to help me is more than welcome to come here and do so. At least hold my hand.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

An update on my weekend.
Being home alone is really weird. I have been waking up at 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. in the morning and telling myself, I don't have to get up and do anything. Fortunately, I have been able to turn over and go back to sleep for a few hours. Sewing has been one of my top priorities this weekend, since I have to hit the ground running on Monday morning taking care of business. After finishing OC step 5 on Saturday, I progressed to my Batik Jewels. Got a few more done. They are so pretty! (see below)
This evening was spent with my good friend, Joyce. Joyce's husband (our former minister) passed away 12 weeks ago and we spent the evening reviewing the events of their short married life (1 year 1 month 5 days). As the evening progressed (after 2 bottles of wine were consumed) we got into a deep theological discussion. What an interesting evening. Needless to say, my mind is totally exhausted, but all in all it has been a good weekend.
I have had my 3 days of being home alone and am ready for DH to come home.