Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back to Normal?

My husband's Uncle Norm was laid to rest yesterday. Rev. Norman C. Nelson was an "amazing man". Yesterday during the Celebration of Life ceremony "amazing" was the theme. I don't think I've ever heard the word "amazing" soooo many times at one time. The stories were great and there was not a dry eye in the church. There was also a ceremony held in Ohio on Sunday. Family members told of the lines out the door and down the street there, as people waited to tell the family of how this "amazing" man touched their lives. Uncle Norm will be missed...and his son is sure he is in heaven already coaching baseball.

I did manage to mat and frame my friend Darlene's cross stitch. Isn't it pretty? This woman can knit and cross stitch faster than anyone I know. that I thought things would get back to normal....I see a portable potty on a fork lift going past my window. Is this my normal? Oh my. Well, off to the church to clean up. I was way tooo tired to clean up after the ceremony yesterday, so I have dirty dishes and trash to take out there too.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Last Days of Vacation...Tired!

No words....just pics. Back to work tomorrow!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vacation: Richmond, IN

Eli's turn...and we took him to Richmond to visit Aunt Ree and Charlotte.

Lunch was at Joe's Pizza.

Richmond is investing in it's historical shops and restaurants. Lots of new stuff.

We drove over to Liberty to the Pohlar Quilt Shop. There is a whole bunch of stuff in this little shop. There was a great sale...but it was outside and the temperature was 93 degrees. We didn't stay long outside, but Eli did find the buttons!

We stopped at the Brookville Lake overlook. Such a pretty place! We hope to bring a picnic lunch over here on the next visit.

Since we didn't have a picnic this time, Charlotte took us to the Ainsley Cafe. We sat on the the shade. There was a great view, a nice breeze and good food. The portions were huge...we only ate half and boxed up the other.

On the way home we ran into a brief shower and a rainbow appeared. Eli really liked the rainbow. Vacations are toooo short!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Star Blocks Done

Boys here again today! Spending the night too! Mom will be home tomorrow.

I'm on a roll...need to finish father-in-law's neighbors quilt....but I just can't.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Daisy Do Block One Done!

I finally finished Block One! Yippee!!!

Oh no! There's cat hair in my water!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shipshewana Lunch and Fun Fabric!

I got all my work done early yesterday and my husband and son were going to take me to the lake for lunch. Then...I got a call from my boss. He forgot to do something and needed my lunch at the lake would have to wait. BUT, we did take a shorter drive to Shipshewana and had lunch at the Blue Gate. The rain kept us from walking around a lot but it was a nice time...then back to work.


Mayb I should have had the cheeseburger!

Lots of new fabric is coming into the store. Love Blooms and Get Wild from Hoffman arrived Wednesday. How cute. I bought some to make Ben a sketch book cover. As I walked through the store with the bolts...I had followers! The fabrics are adorable! Not only did I cut fabric for myself...but some for a co-worker and a customer too..and it wasn't even on the floor or web for sale yet!
If you're in the South Bend area, Erica's is having their annual Sidewalk Sale! Lots of bargains! Also, be sure to check out Erica's Blog!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More Summertime Pictures

When will their mom be home?????


Not much sewing going on lately as the boys mother is on a mission trip..and the boys have spent the last few days with me. sewing going on. Here's some pics.

Ben: Whatcha painting Caleb? A dog?
Caleb: Nope, just a beauuuutiiiful house!

We did manage to spend some time with friends at the free Thursday Concert at Beutter Park!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Little Dresses and Mountains

My daughter, Marcia, is heading to Arizona on a mission trip with fellow church members Sheryl, Joy and Bethany. She just sent me some pictures of the mountains. I'm sure she is very excited....she has never been to that part of the country before.
I've been spending the last few days getting caught up at work and working on a few sewing projects here at home. I'm hoping the boys will be coming home with me after church on Sunday...and then it will be PLAY TIME!

I finished 2 Little Dresses for Africa. I have quite a few more donated pillowcases to do more.

I'm starting a new project...yeah I know I don't NEED a new project, but I couldn't help myself. It is the Daisy Do by Jenny of ELEFANTZ and these are the fabrics I have chosen. I thought I would get this started and keep it in the car to do when I'm waiting...I always seem to be waiting on someone..or something. There is sooo much road construction going on in this town, I'll have the first block done in a jiffy. (They start on my road on Tuesday!)

I think I'll start tracing the Daisy Do. With all of the fireworks going off in the neighborhood, there will be no sleeping anytime soon.