Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a Weekend Wrap-up – since early April, to be exact. I guess you could say that it’s long overdue? Ha!
Since the weekends start on Friday mornings here at Chez Nana, the weekend got off to a busy, busy start. I took DD and the Ts out for some back-to-school shopping. First though, I had to haul the tubs of clothes we’re storing in our basement so DD could go through and find anything that would fit T#3 and T#4. Face it, when living on a single income with 4 kiddos, hand-me-downs are a fact of life. Thankfully there were a lot of pieces that would work for the 2 littles … too often the sizes and seasons don’t seem to coincide. It took us a total of 5 hours to shop (with an hour’s break for lunch) … and even then we didn’t find everything we were looking for. T#1 is getting increasingly difficult to shop for … do you know how difficult it is to find jeans with a 26” waist and 32” inseam? And on a budget no less? We then headed back to DD’s for dinner followed by a “Minecraft Party” (the Ts’ reward for enduring all that shopping – ha!). It was a long, exhausting day … but I loved every minute of it.
Thankfully I was able to rest up on Saturday … with my needle and thread. I had hoped to be able to get out my border hoop and get started on the outermost quilting, but I didn’t quite make it. But I did get some of my connector hexies attached to one of my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden blocks. I’m not done basting my connector hexies, but I was anxious to get a few connected.
We spent all day yesterday with DD … her former step mom’s celebration of life service was yesterday, and I think DD appreciated our being there … our jobs were to support her and to help entertain the Ts.
There’s nothing much on my schedule for today, so I think I’ll spend it in the sewing room. My Facebook hand quilting group’s Block of the Month for September was chosen yesterday, and I’m thankful that it was announced early as we will be gone most of September. I know that if I don’t get it done before we leave, it won’t get done in time for Reveal Day. It looks to be a fairly easy block, so I should have time for some hand work.
Speaking of leaving, DH is chomping at the bit to leave early. We’ve talked a lot over the last 6 years about returning to Charleston, but we just haven’t made it happen. If we can find inexpensive lodging, we could leave Tuesday instead of Thursday and have a couple of days in Charleston. We’re not even expecting to stay in Charleston itself; when we visited Charleston 6 years ago, we stayed in Mt. Pleasant, a small little town just across the river from Charleston … it took only 6-8 minutes to drive from our hotel to the historic district. But even lodging there has gotten pretty pricey … so we may stick to our original plans or find somewhere else that we’d like to visit between here and Hilton Head.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!