We finally put up the new bar today. It has two sets of cups, so that you can taking it down and move it to another position. Right now it's in the low spot, but will spend some time in the top spot as well.
The boys were invited to a movie party today. They had a full set up of theater goodies including a full size popcorn machine. Once the sun went down, they set up on the lawn and watched a movie drive-in style, projected onto the side of the house. Awesome!
Thanks to the Black family for a good time and photos.
Tyler wearing his new super swimmer cap. He wasn't liking all the water getting in his ears for backstroke, so we tried this and it's seamed to have helped. He only stopped one time his first trip across the pool tonight while on his back. Now if he'll just do this every time!
We've been trying to get things done around the house, tackling a few outdoor things. Yesterday father-in-law fixed the leak in the bed sprinklers so that we can start figuring out a drip/sprinkler for the garden. This meant digging up a bit of the yard by the front door. We also had a big section of the yard by the sidewalk that never really took well. So we turned the soil, raked it up and put on some turf builder that is fertilizer and seed all in one. Fingers crossed it grows!
Wait a minute, we've been here before, I recognize that tree!
I'm working on a cover for my new nook. I'm hoping the idea in my head works out well when it's all sewn together. Luckily I found a great pattern to at least give me dimensions so at least that guess work is gone.
Last Christmas my Mother-in-Law, Judy, bought me the finishing kit and first month's block for a block of the month quilting "class." Each month you are supposed to finish the block and then the following month you take in your finished block to the store and they will give you a new one to work on. Mine didn't go as planned as I let life get in the way. It has now been pieced and is headed off to the long-arm quilter! Hooray!
Here are all the blocks for the Rose Garden Quilt
May: Dainty Bess
June: Maiden's Blush
September: September Morn
October: Eternal Youth
December: Belle Amour
24 Log Cabin Blocks:
Pieced together on the wall to look like this:
Sewn together with the boarders to look like this:
The backing will be the dark green you see on the top.
I'm so happy to have finished and am felling accomplished. It photographs well because you can't see all the flaws. It has some issues and would be laughed out of the quilt shows, but it's my first real pieced together quilt!
I finished up the last of the log cabin filler blocks this afternoon and was able to put it together on the wall. Now I need to take one of the monthly blocks apart to fix (I swear it looks like I was drunk when I put it together) and can start sewing the blocks together!
Add some boarders, cut the backing and off to the long-arm quilter to be quilted.
It had lots of cool furniture, most way too expensive and then we found this gem in the back corner. It's a farm house style that I love and the price was right. After a trip home to make sure that it would fit, we went back and picked it up. Now comes the work of cleaning up the old table and the bench set with table to sell on Craigslist.
After a busy day, the ice cream truck came by. The boys rushed to their room, grabbed their cash and jumped on a bike and a scooter in hopes of catching the ice cream truck. It was clear down the street before they caught up, but they happily came back with treats in hand.