It’s definitely going to be a slow Sunday here at Chez Nana … we got home by around 9:00 last night, and we were both whooped. Exhausted. Worn out. Tired … with a capital T. We didn’t unpack the overnight bag … we didn’t even get everything out of the van last night! So today will be a lazy day … unpacking , a birthday party for a certainly 6 y.o. and some slow Sunday stitching.
The reason we’re so pooped here is that it was one long, busy weekend. We hit the road Friday morning toward Homestead Hearth. It was a delightful day for a road trip … cool but not cold and barely a cloud in the sky. I was hoping to be able to see some fall color in the hills of Central Missouri, but alas, the only color we saw was at a *huge* tree farm along the interstate. And since we were zooming by at 70mph, it’s not much of a picture.
But I did see plenty of color once I crossed the threshold into Homestead Hearth! How I wish I could take a picture to share with those of you who haven’t been … if you love reproduction fabrics, you’d absolutely love Homestead Hearth. I strengthened my resolve and bought just what I set out to buy … a few fat quarters (on the right), some background fabric (the neutral in the center) …all for my upcoming tumbler quilt -- and some wide backing (the dark brown on the right) … for my Labor Day Stars.
After we finished up at Homestead Hearth, we headed to Washington, MO (where the swim meet was held). We grabbed lunch, checked into our hotel, and then headed over to the YMCA.
It was a fairly small meet, but the Ts and their teammates came ready to swim hard and leave it all in the pool. T#1 finished first in all of his events, and T#3 finished in the top 3 of all of his events (first in all but 2 events), and T#2 dropped significant amounts of time in all of her events. The boys were the high-point winners, and T#2 came within 4 points of being the high-point winner (and then only because the ultimate winner swam in one more event than T#2). And their team won the meet.No, this isn’t the entire team … these are the only diehards who stuck around long enough to see the high point winners and the winning teams receive their trophies.
Yes, I’m the grandma who sits on the pool deck and shouts encouragement (yes, shouts … T#2 relayed that she could hear me cheering for her while she was swimming). But between their events, I spent time with my needle and thread … and stitched.
I’m anxious to get back to work on my Labor Day Stars, but today it’s going to be a Slow Sunday … and a Slow Sunday Stitching kind of day … my Labor Day Stars will wait until tomorrow.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!