Saturday, July 28, 2012

Still here in the craziness of Summer

Summer in our house is crazy.  Life is crazy most days anyway, but summer just seems to expand the problem. 
I work part-time, have 2 teenage girls, have a husband that travels and our family just goes.  The family has enjoyed more of the DH’s travels by accompanying him on some of his jaunts. Lola spent 3 days in downtown Chicago while DH was in meetings.  I was a little hesitant to let the 17 y/o loose in downtown Chicago…but she graduates in the spring.  After 3 days in downtown, they came out to the suburbs where MJJR and I met them for another couple days. We managed to get the school shopping done, except MJJR’s long pants.  Every time she puts on a pair of pants they are too short.  We decided to wait until we are into cooler weather and they might last more than 3 months.  Both of the girls are now as tall as MOM!  And both have bigger feet.DSC01046 (768x1024)
The sewing machine has run but not much recently.  I quilted up a pair tops back in April.  A friend had a pair of grandbabies coming.  We finished the quilts and she moved to Florida to be closer to the family. More power to her.
We spent some time in Indiana looking at more colleges.  Applications open next month.  MJJR was pleased we fit in a WNBA game while in Indianapolis.
I am working on another pair of (2) (960x720)  Yarn that I have had for a while.  Another trip with the husband was also to the Chicago suburbs…Geneva.  A lovely town with a nice needlepoint store.  Though I really don’t need another hobby, they do have beautiful scissors.  The bargain basement area was also grand. The “yarn” was less than $2 a hank.  This is lace weight as what was used on Lola’s hat.  I will have to get a pic later.  If I don’t send this post out then it will be found months from now.
DSC01048 (1024x768)I felt like an independent woman after a visit to “Home Depot” in May.  I picked up some lumber in my Taurus (they made 1 cut so it would fit), cut it up with a saw and made a large style ironing board.  Imagine the old commercial with the woman working, whip it up in the pan, cause I am a WOMAN.  I think it was for Charlie cologne. My ironing board is getting pretty old and is a little wobbly.  I might have to upgrade it.  I think it is older than the marriage.
I am hoping to post more frequently.
Just Another Quilter


  1. Family life is a full-time commitment so no wonder you have been so busy. You'll be dresisng like Rosie the Riveter if this keeps up! ann :-)

  2. You are busy!!! Cute baby quilts.
    Love the colors in your socks. I need to try socks again. My first pair are a bit too big.
    Enjoy the rest of the summer.

  3. Definitely busy, but it sounds like a lot of good things happening. It's wonderful that you can travel with the hubby. My dad was able to do that when we were younger and we saw a few places we might not have otherwise and I loved it - I expect your kids do to, or at least they will eventually. The socks are so pretty and the baby quilt is so sweet. And I hear you about a wobby ironing board that's older than the marriage - mine sounds like something from a Halloween movie with all the creaking it does! But enjoy your time with family and squeak the quilty time in there. As I'm sure you're realizing, soon enough you'll have an empty nest and plenty of time to sew. :)

  4. Cute baby quilt! Can you believe I had a chance at that quilter's estate sale a while back to buy one of those big ironing boards that would have fit over my ironing board, and I passed it by! It was only $12, and I didn't think I'd need it! Dumb! ---"Love"

  5. Ugh, can't imagine having two teenage girls. I had one and that was enough! You and your family are really busy, but the quilting will wait. Enjoy what you have now!