Monday, August 5, 2013
The Weekend Wrap-up
Maybe it should be the week wrap-up since it’s been a week since I last blogged. <sigh>
I spent Monday afternoon and early evening with DD and the Ts. We swam at the YMCA … she wanted to work with T#1 for his Conference All-Star competition, so I got to tag along to “swim” with T#4. While we were at the Y, DSIL’s mom was being transferred to a hospital in St. Louis where they determined that they needed to do emergency surgery Tuesday morning. Which meant I spent Tuesday and Wednesday with my Ts. Thankfully her surgery went well, and she should be released from the hospital in the next day or two.
There was “no rest for the weary” on Thursday, as I had to drive my dad to his appointment with his orthopedic doctor. Thankfully that didn’t take all day, so I got some time in the sewing room. When I wrapped it up that evening, I counted enough segments to make 51 blocks!
We kicked off the weekend by celebrating T#3’s 6th birthday Friday. It doesn’t seem possible that he’s 6 already! It was a small gathering … some family friends and 2 of the 3 sets of grandparents, but we all had a wonderful time celebrating our little guy.
T#1’s All-Star competition was Saturday … my assignment was to watch his brother and sisters. It was a wonderful day … for those of us who stayed home and for those who cheered on T#1. DH and I stopped at Home Depot and Lowe’s on our way home to look at outdoor ceiling fans for our deck project.
After church on Sunday, DH and I headed to the quilt shop where I signed up for a class this Thursday (paper piecing a Double Wedding Ring wall quilt) and purchased the fabrics. I chose fabrics that run from a light tan to a black (you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it) … the fabric on the left is the background fabric (IRL, there’s more of a contrast between it and the #1/lightest fabric for the DWR), and I see now that I need to swap DWR fabrics #3 and #4 … and #7 and #8, too. My tentative plan is to use the fabric by itself for the border.
After dinner DH and I cleaned off our deck … our contractor starts today. I forgot to take a “before” picture before it got too dark … hopefully I’ll be able to get one tomorrow before he arrives.
Hopefully it won’t be another week before I get another post up. Have a marvelous Monday!