How were your weekend and your holiday? Our weekend was good, we recovered from our vacation and got a few things done like laundry, unpacking and best of all some sewing on the machine. Yes, I just had to jump back on it, besides my machine had missed me! Ha! While I was gone, Cynthia R had sent me a package with all of the girls “swap pieces” for our Yes We Can, America by Norma Whaley. I was pretty excited to see what all everyone had made and to see what I needed to add. I decided with some help of Jerrianne E and her sister, Becky S to “supersize” mine. They made one and made it bigger and I really liked their rendition of it, so I added to it.
Saturday morning I went to the Pony for our monthly clubhouse meeting and then came home and pulled my fabrics and decided what I wanted to put with what, I needed to make extra red sawtooth stars, nine patches, extra blue sawtooth stars and two extra sashing pieces. I got busy cutting on Saturday, sewed on Sunday while David played golf. I turned on my music and I was a busy little bee.
Oh, I wanted to share my two newest doily dresses and my cute little miniature iron I got while I was in Washington, both blue dresses – I love them.
Sunday evening we drove to Ed and Michelle’s house in the Heights and had a nice little visit. They recently moved from the Clearlake area side of town to the city and it has been a bit of a challenge to leave behind all their friends, but they are in a great neighborhood of old homes that I drool over every time in that area. We did a drive by and drop in a few weeks ago and they were sure happy to see us. Anyway, we had a nice Sunday evening.
Monday morning David needed to mow Mom and Dad’s yard, so I had decided that I would go over there with him and visit with them while he mowed. I wanted to help but only one mower and it was extremely hot, so I stayed inside and every once in a while I would go check on him. I did take my wool applique and worked on my Primitive Gatherings, Somewhere in Time block. I got a good bit done, wahoo. Needless to say David was dripping wet and 4 hours later he finished up and they treated us to lunch. Poor thing, I sure felt bad for him. Next year, we are going to have to change some things up, not sure how, but we sure need to.
After we got home, I got to finish up sewing all my extra sections and then it was time to start assembly. I began with my red sawtooth stars rows.
Today was scheduled to be a workday, but computer issues got in the way so I was off. I just thought that I would be able to sew but that did not happen. I began trying to clean my room, which needed to be done in the worst way and then I had a few errands and for some reason I just met myself coming and going. Perseverance does pay off; I finally got my printer to work at the retreat house, now to get the darn fax machine to work. So goes my love/hate relationship with technology!
On the topside I did get to show the house off to 5 people today and they loved it! It sure makes me feel good that everyone likes it and I get to share it with everyone that comes my way.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,