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