Monday, May 9, 2011

What a weekend!

On Saturday we went to our county fair. It was a lot of fun. We are all a little sun burned but it was nice. I enjoyed it a lot more than the state fair because it wasn’t so busy and when the kids wanted to ride a ride there were no lines. I was even able to get a soft shell crab sandwich, yummy, not as good as the ones I use to get when we lived in Maryland but still good.

Mother’s Day was awesome! I got a huge breakfast in bed and ate every last bit of it. I got this huge card, that everyone participated in making, it even had bunches of little cards inside. (notice I cut myself out – I don’t look so pretty in the morning).

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I got two Lalaloopsy Mini sets, a brand new lunch box for work (I know don’t say anything), a hand tied pillow, 3 yards of Primitive Gatherings muslin, and a Japanese Daiwabo fat quarter pack, a pen made to look like a flower, a poem book made by Alice, a poem by Gordon and lots of love.

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My husband made me fried Oysters, can you tell this was not a healthy weekend, and the theme is seafood. I think I could live off of fish and seafood. We were going to get sushi but we didn’t have time between all the other things we were doing and me working. That is okay though I enjoyed everything and wouldn’t want to change a thing!

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I was cutting the grass and bumped into one of the bushes yesterday and scared this little fellow. He apparently had fallen from his nest from a bigger tree and could not fly to get back home. His parents were close by making sure we didn’t get very close. I looked when I got home from work this morning and he was not there so I am hoping he made it back to the nest. Isn’t he a cutey.

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I finished block E of “A Gardener’s Journal” Stitch-A-long.

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And block B of “A Gardener’s Journal” Stitch-A-long.

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Two more blocks to piece together! The end is near, well the embroidery and piecing end is near. I am going to love this quilt!

Alice’s little fingers have been busy. She has a project at school where she has to hand make five items and bring them in to trade.  She printed out some coloring pages and decided she was going to embroider pillows. The only catch is I have to put the pillows together because as she says she does not like to use the sewing machine and she has to do them by Thursday night. I told her she was pushing herself a little too hard. She is insisting. To help her out I re-printed the baby duck for her so it is only about 4 inches tall instead of this one that is about 10 inches.

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I am amazed at how awesome her stitches are, she finished this in 2 sittings, an 8 year old. I would have been bored after 5 minutes at her age. She is very proud of this one, as am I, sadly she has decided she wants to sell it. I was able to change her mind about all her other pillows but she insists this one must go because she wants the ones for her class to all be the same size. I will keep trying to talk her out of selling it but she said she wanted to put it on the selling blog tonight. We will see.

So as you can see I had a fantastic weekend and I am not bragging or anything but I do believe I have the best husband and kids a woman can have.

I hope you all had a great weekend and found a little stitching time. I am off to finish another wool penny rug mat thingy I just need to put a back on!  Whoa, that was a mouth full!

Later - Jennifer

14 comments:

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Wow Jennifer! You did have an awesome day! Lucky you. Your daughter is a chip off the Jennifer block, huh? That stitchery pillow is very nice work. I'm loving all the goodies you have for sale. Makes me want to push the BUY button over and over! LOL

Christine said...

Mothers deserve it all on Mother's Day and it sounds as if you had it all! You've great kids and I'm so impressed with your daughter's pillow!
Have a great week!
Christine

Debbie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers Day!

*hugs*
Debbie

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

sounds like an excellent day!

Love Bears All Things said...

Wow, you really scored on the gifts...I didn't do so well...Birthday and Mother's Day were too close together..
I love her stitcheries...I'm thinking of tracing a couple for the Princess and her friend to do this summer.
Have a great week.
Mama Bear

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Mothers Day!
You also have been very busy ~ your creations are beautiful.
Alice's pillow is adorable she did a wonderful job. My Grand Daughter likes to stitch with me ~ she also picks pictures out of coloring books. When she is done she colors the stitchery with crayons.
Thanks for sharing!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Susie said...

It looks like you had a great day( Mothers day here in the UK was back in March!) and your little Alice is going to go far with her handwork.....My Alice gets bored very quickly!
I could live on seafood too....good for the brain, they say!
Have a great week,
Sue

Farmhouse prims said...

So glad that you had an awesome Mother's Day! You sure were spoiled. Hugs, Lecia

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

is the nest easy to get to? if not he will never get back in it and will die..sorry to say..we always try to put them back in the nest if possible...they are just too delicate of creatures..

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a lovely mothers day.........the GJ blocks look great.......

Lynn said...

Where was the fair? You've been so busy! Gardeners Journal blocks look terrific.
A soft shell sandwich! That is the only type of crab I can't eat. My dad used to love them and I would hate to see him eating a softshell crab sandwich with the legs hanging out the side of the bread, ewwww. Have you ever had a fried hard crab. Yum, haven't had one in years. I'm actually having crabcakes tonight! Sorry my comment is heavy on the crab.
Lovely work Alice!!!

Cave Creek Primitives said...

Holy cow, what a great weekend you had! It sounds like your family really is wonderful to you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog - aw shucks :-). Oh, and it is SO nice to see little Alice is learning to stitch!

Trace4J said...

What a wonderful weekend. Filled with treasured memories. Dont the weekends just go to fast?
Love your quilt blocks. Beautiful.
Hugs Granny Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Karen said...

Your embroidery stitches are done so well. What brand of floss do you use?