Friday, August 23, 2013

Catching up Friday


A lot has happened this week, and it’s time to play “catch-up”.


DD started work … she’s taken a part time job at the YMCA, working the opening shift at the front desk.  That means that Nana has taken a part time “job”, watching the littles until Mama comes home at 9:30.  I hesitate calling it a job, because how can something that I love doing be called a job?  Winking smile 


Our deck is finished … and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it’s turned out.  I took before pictures, but I suspect they were lost when I attempted to import them from my camera … I got a communication error message and my laptop froze up.  Sad smile  When I rebooted there were no images on my camera … and none on my laptop.  But I do have after pictures!

photo (4)See the part under roof?  That is the size of the original deck.     

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We sat out on the deck after dinner last night, and even though it was still very warm, it was quite delightful out there. 


I have also finished construction of all 80 of my storm at sea blocks … I’m now in the process of stitching the blocks into rows.  Once I’ve sewn together the rows, I’ll stitch them together into a quilt top.  I’ve finished 5 of the 10 rows … I’m hoping to have the remaining rows finished by Sunday evening, which means I should be able to start quilting next week!!  Red heart

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We are now 3 weeks away from leaving for Hilton Head.  It still feels so far away … but then it feels like it is just mid-June to me.  Winking smile  Still, I’m ready to leave now.  Ha!


Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!


  1. Good morning! Where to begin? First, the new deck is just wonderful. I LOVE the furniture! I can see that you are going to get a lot of enjoyment out of it. And you have such pretty views too. And then the quilt....oh my Kathy, this is going to be GORGEOUS! I LOVE it. It looks soo complicated and precise. You definitely give me something to aspire to. Oh, and then the new "job" early is your day starting if she is done at 9:30? Do you do it 5 days? I did this for 3 of mine (but it involved ALL day from 7;30 am until 7:00 pm) 3 days a week for almost a year. Two of them were in school for part of the day, but I had to pick them up, at 2 different times as one was in KG, and feed them dinner, do homework, AND take care of a crawling (and finally walking) baby as well! Let me tell you it was a LONG day, haha. It made me realize why you have your families when you are young. Got to be too much for me (especially with these knees) and grandma had to quit. There were many things I did love about it though...maybe I could do it some of that time now that the youngest is no longer a baby. Anyway, (not sure why I typed out this long story, hah) I admire your helping them out. Enjoy your week-end Kathy!

  2. I so love your new deck, looks GREAT! Enjoy it to the max...and I know you will! I didn't know you were heading to Hilton Head! Should I admit that I'm green with envy? What fun you're going to have! Have a great weekend!

  3. Morning Friend, I love your new deck too and wish I could convince hubby that we could change this home into our forever home-however, he has other ideas. I know your deck will create lots of fun memories-it is beautiful and I do love your home. Your quilt top is so pretty-love the blue and white. My oldest loves my latest quilt and quilting so I am actually thinking about giving it to them for Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Noreen

  4. The deck is gorgeous! So nice to have the open area for the grill. Your new job is perfect! Couldn't be much better. And your Storm at Sea is looking great! Have a wonderful weekend. ~Jeanne

  5. Your deck looks great and your furniture is perfect! The more I work on my little quilt, the more I admire you! It is a lot of work. I am so grateful my friend has come to help me...I would completely lost without her! Yours is looking beautiful!

  6. The deck looks so inviting and pretty.

    Your Storm at Sea is fabulous too. I love the different blues in it.

  7. Your deck is lovely. So is your quilt. That is just beautiful. Wow so now you have to be out and about early. Sometimes that is good I think. Only three weeks away? Gosh your trip is coming fast.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. What a lovely place to relax!
    Your Storm at Sea is so beautiful--peaceful looking. It has me pumped to start the one I have been planning for way too long. I have the foundations printed and the stack of FQs ready to go--it just needs to work its way up the list a bit. : )

  9. I love, love, love your new deck! Your furniture looks so good out there, too.

    It sounds like you are staying busy these days :) Enjoy keeping the T's and finishing your quilt!

  10. I LOVE your new deck and the furniture is perfect! Makes me want to clear out the back porch area and make it a bit more inviting for being out there.... the temps should be cooling down soon so maybe I can enjoy it! Your SAS is Beautiful in blue and white. I love it. Looks much better than anything I have PP'd. Maybe mine will finally surface next month so I can play with one too! Have a great weekend.

  11. What a great place to enjoy the out-of-doors! And your Storm at Sea block look wonderful. You are moving right along!

  12. Changes, changes, changes! Life is just full of them, isn't it? But most changes I've learned are really pretty good :*) It's nice that you have this chance to spend some really nice quality time with your grands!

    Love your new deck!!! And the furniture looks amazing - I knew it would :*)

    And speaking of "amazing" - that Storm at Sea quilt is going to be super-amazing!!!! Can't wait to see it together :*)

  13. You are a very good Nana!!!

    Love, love, love the deck! What a great place to sit and enjoy life.

  14. Wow! daughter must be going to work very early if she's picking the kiddos up at 9:30AM.

    Love, love the deck and know you all will spend many enjoyable hours there.

    Of course, as I've said, I love this quilt. What a treasure it is going to be.

    Happy week!


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