Monday, May 13, 2013

Another Busy Week

Another busy week went by. Hard to believe how busy a person can get. I believe I need to work on the "NO" word again.

Mom's Birthday was on the 3rd (goes to show how long I've been trying to get myself to write on here). For her Birthday, dad and I took her up to the Wild Bird shop in Olympia. She bought herself a ton of bird "stuff." She bought all 4 of those feeders, 2 baths, and the stand that you can see here.

I wanted to take a photo of the birds, but there was a guy in the backyard that was working. So, I was only able to get a photo of one of the Gold Finch. They are a lot, and I mean a lot, of birds in their feeders now. 

I wanted to make my cousin's salsa last week, and it turned out really good. I was taking photos as I was going. 

Added more and mixed it up. It's awesome! But way too much for one person to eat. lol 

The afghan I was working on is now done!! Yea!! It's ready to be washed and given to Abby for her graduation gift. I'm so thrilled to have it done. I had so much fun.  I will try and get a photo of it after I wash it and get it ready to give to her. 

Last week, my hubby decided it was time to get rid of the old swing set and get the new one. We went up to Olympia where he bought this one from Fred Meyers. We cleared out the deck, moved out all the old chairs and stuff. Then we put my folks old table and chairs they had. The deck is now ready for meals outside and a good swing set to sit in and enjoy the weather. 

Now you know why he wanted another swing!! lol Too funny! He's already been taking a few naps out there. Even Charlie joins him on occassion. I had to go take a towel out there and put it on the swing so when she sleeps out there I can get the hair off the pads easier.

While I was out "Grandma sitting," I decided to pull out my friends quilt top and try to get it done. So, I put all the small sets of blocks together. It took a good day of work. The best part is, I was able to get most of the blocks done, and I had 4 of the bigger blocks put together, with the other two ready to be put together. I thought, "What the heck, mom wants me to spend time with her, so why not ask her to help." I asked, she agreed and I went over to her place last week to work on the quilt top. 

She pinned and I sewed. We took about 3 hrs of time to finish up the bigger blocks. We were able to get all 6 blocks done and put together. Then we called it quits so I could talk to my friend to see what colors she wanted were for the borders. 

When the 4 blocks were done.

What it looks like with all 6 blocks. I'm not real happy with the finished product, but since my friend started it "one way" and I do it with trimming (that she didn't do), it didn't get put together as well as I would have liked. Talked to my friend about the border and how big she wanted it, now I'm ready to finish it up. I have 18" to work with. Thinking I will do 20" for the borders to make sure it has plenty of room to work with whe it's quilted and bound. 

I just had to show this - it's a white on white quilt that my mother is doing for my son. She's quilting it in brown, the color he asked for. Knowing mom, she will have this done in the next couple weeks. 

On top of working with the quilt top, I got the tea cup block done for Janet. It looks great. I got a little off on the tea cup, but then I can always say I did that on purpose! lol I have started working on Susy's civil war fabric block. I need to change the color for the basket handle. I may need to ask her for some red in civil war fabrics, as I don't do much in civil war fabrics. Funny how that works, because I love the civil war history. You'd think I would combine both interests, but so far it hasn't hit me yet. 

Mother's Day Weekend was awesome!! My son took me to the Mariners game on Saturday. We were so close to winning but it just didn't happen. I had a blast! 

One of my problems there was the guy in front of me that must of been 6' 6" tall. He was in my line of view. 

I wondered the whole time I was there, if people just go for the food or just to socialize. You would not believe how many people got up and down from the stadium. It is even more funny at how many people can't fit in the chairs and has to put their arm around the one they came with. Food was going hot and heavy with the family two rows in front of us. They got up and went for everything every time they finished one thing. We had a hard time being able to enjoy the game when everyone was up and down the whole time. I had so much fun! I could people watch as well as game watch. lol 

Life is good, and I'm going to be "grandma sitting" again this Wednesday, so I may take the borders for the quilt top and see if I can get it done. 

In the mean time, I'm ba at it and Happy Quilting.....

BE Meeting And Cross Stitching

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