Thursday, August 11, 2011

I have been quite busy lately but nothing real exciting to post about, until yesterday. I went out to my parent's house to "borrow" some more yarn from my Mom. We were looking through some boxes in her upstairs and to my surprise and delight we opened a box that had a couple of quilt tops made by her Aunt. I really liked all of them but decided to bring one home to hand quilt some day. And we also found these two little kittie pieces in the same box. Mom told me that she had made these to be used as dresser scarves when I was a little girl. Considering the many times that my parents have moved and their age (ummmmm!!!) I am surprised that they are in such good condition. It was a no brainer that they were coming home with me. My husband suggested that I label them so that some day our kids will know their history. Thanks Mom!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fun Day with London, Allie and Nana

Yesterday London named it Fun Day with London, Allie and Nana. We went to Alpena to play at the Bouncy House. We had never been there before so really didn't know what to expect. We got to the Mall at 11:30 and the Bouncy House (not sure that is the real name) didn't open until 3:00. We went to K-Mart as I had a couple of things on my list. From there we went to Dollar Tree and it is easy to burn time there and to get some very inexpensive toys for the kids. After that it was lunch at, where else with a 4 and a 6 year old, but McDonald's. Then on to the playground that is on the beach of Lake Huron. I took bathing suits along for the kids so they were able to play in the water although they said it was a bit cold. The Bouncy House has 4 large inflatable "bouncy things" and the kids had a great time on them. We have already talked about going back there some day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


One day last week I pulled out a WIP (work in progress). I thought I took a picture of it but right now I can't find it so you will just have to imagine. It is a hexagon quilt and I may have posted a picture a long time ago. I was involved with 6 other gals in a square swap exchange and I decided to make a hexagon quilt with my squares. Note to self that I need to start writing down the date when I start a project so I can keep better track. Anyway, I saw this project on the shelf in my sewing room and decided to lay it out on the floor and see how it looked. I did do a little hand sewing, adding a partial row to the quilt. Then our daughter and her two precious little ones came for the weekend so I put it back in the shelf. Our grand daughter Allie is staying with us this week so I haven't had a chance to get the hexagon quilt out again, but I plan to perhaps next week. I have been sneaking in a little time at the sewing machine, working on the signature quilt for my brother-in-law. As usual it is a bigger project than I was thinking but I am still glad that I came up with the idea. I was hoping to have it done for him before he came home from the hospital but that didn't happen. He is home and doing well. I will continue on with the quilt as time allows.