It has been a few days since I’ve written so I thought I would do a brief update. Thursday my “sew sisters” moved in for our quarterly sewing retreat, now remember that it isn’t really on a quarterly basis as much, but there are 4 of us. We are celebrating Cathy’s birthday at my house. I really enjoy doing this, but this time I’m not as prepared as I’d like in regards to food. Thank goodness the girls are very flexible and not very demanding.
Thursday morning, Brenda got here around 8 and we decided to walk 4 miles, did that and then cleaned up and started to sew. I have to say that I’ve been so distracted lately I want to sew, but my mind is thinking about the house or I’m just plain tired and I prefer to be productive. I ended up meeting a flooring man that afternoon and I took Brenda with me to the house. She was very patient and accommodating while I walked around with him.
Friday I actually got to sit down and sew some. I worked on my Faceted Jewels reproduction swap for Sandy and myself. I got those done and they are ready to pass out! Thanks Brenda for helping me sort those little “jewels”. Wahoo, I can get rid of something.
As I was sewing I got a call from Linda saying there was a garage sale across the street and they had 3 good deals and wanted to see if I was interested. So I drove over there to scope out her finds, sure enough they were treasures, one is a fixer upper, but the other 2 were in good shape. All in all a “score”! Thank you, Linda!
I also got to work on my Pam Buda’s Market Day Sew-Along. She revealed her finished small quilt and miniature on July 4th, but I wasn’t home, so I’m just now getting to assemble it. I thought it looked cute! I am also going to do the sew-along with Marcus Bros. I think it starts in August.
David worked on 3 different yards. He did Mom and Dad’s, the house in LaPorte and our house. I can call his service Tri-City Lawn Care! He really does such a great job with all the yard work, but I think he got too hot. Thanks Babe, they look awesome!
I ended up giving the girls a little tour of the house and Linda met us over there too, so I got to show them what David had done and it was a good way for me to see what he had done while I wasn’t there. You know, I need to see the progress! 😉
At some point I was picking on the girls and telling them that they could make a quilt for the retreat house, well they took me up on it. The 3 of them are going to split up making the blocks and make a quilt for me. I’m so excited; they are going to make a patriotic quilt. It is really going cute. It is a pattern called American Jubilee, out of the book “Stars and Stripes” by the Little Red Hen.
Cheryl goes to the table to lay out all the color variations to make sure each block is extra-scrappy; you know I had to go look at what she was laying out. Low and behold they plotted against me. She asked me to give the ok on the lay out, so I did make one change and I said it looks great, then Cathy starts laughing. They had put an “imposter block” in there! Do you see it?
Saturday I met Tom over at the house and he gave me the drawings for the plan for the craft room! I am excited that now we can submit the drawings to the city for permits to be issued. I had no idea that this process was going to be such a challenge, but at least I think we are finally there. We also got a bid for the electrical in the house and that is going to be submitted on Monday too!
David did work upstairs and pulled the carpet out of the front bedroom and the hall. Oh my goodness, the floor is really in good shape!
That’s my show and share for now.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs.