Been Busy…

  I can’t believe I haven’t posted on my blog since the 5th.  I started pulling things out of closets and sorting what I want to keep and what I want to get rid of.  I’m talking my clothes closet here. It also doubles as my linen closet since it’s so big.  I have several shelves in there that I keep bath towels and sheets on.  Anyway, I have has some of my bath towels since 1975 when I got married.  That’s because I always used those towels for my “good” towels.  You know the ones you put out to look pretty, but on the penalty of death you threaten your kids not to touch them.  Well, after 40 years of marriage, they have finally moved into my everyday towels.

 Then there are my sheets.  I have held on to some sheets that won’t even fit on the new king sized beds.  Some are brand new.  I have always been the kind of shopper that when I see something for a good price, or “on sale”, I pick up a couple of extra of whatever it is.  Guess you could say I got burned on that deal.  🙂  Of course I must have had them for 20 years.  I saw something on, I think it was facebook, about folding your sheets into sets and then putting them in one of the pillow cases.  I have refolded what I am keeping and have done that.  They do stack nicely and it does make it so much easier to pull a set out of the closet.

  My next pile is clothes.  I don’t buy clothes too often as I don’t need the wardrobe of a career woman.  I wore scrubs almost my whole career as a nurse.  I am ashamed to admit it but I have things that are so old.  You guessed it, right into the chuck pile.  I have decided I am in need of some new duds.  So, once I am done with the closets and before I start on the bathrooms I just might treat myself to a new wardrobe.

  I have quilts folded on a large table I put in the living room.  That’s my next chore, I have several quilt stands that are full so I guess they’ll have to go back into my closet.  I can rotate them around my racks that are in different rooms.

  Can I tell you that I am so disappointed. I have misplaced my pattern for Bonnie Hunters 2013 Mystery, Celtic Solstice.  All I can put my hands on are the paint cards she uses for her color choices.  I have looked all over.  I wanted to make that one for my son and his wife.  It is really a beautiful quilt.

Happy Quilting!

Moving In & Fathers’ Day

So my daughter got a call on Tuesday that the sellers were ready to leave for Nebraska and did they want to do settlement on Wednesday. So they said yes. So we got to have our three grandchildren for the weekend. We just got in from taking them home. The house is lovely and the kids just love their rooms.

My daughter invited us to stay for dinner to celebrate Father’s Day. My younger daughter came over to see dad too. Her poor hubby broke a bone in his foot that is not healing. He’s just had his second cast put on and was told if no sign of healing in two weeks it’s surgery. Here’s hoping he heals.

So this weekend we played games, flew Aidan’s helicopter(which we gave him for his birthday this visit), and did a lot of computer playing. It’s always so good to have them here to visit, but when they go home that’s good too. Especially if we have all three of them at the same time like this weekend. I like to have them one at a time so I can really spoil them. 🙂 Aidan said Saturday was the best day of his life because he got his remote control helicopter. “It’s EPIC!” The kids liked the guinea hens and the red fox who stopped by to visit too.

It was really hot this weekend. I can’t imagine what it will be like in July. I ran to church on Saturday night for confession and Mass and to work in the gift shop before and after Mass. As I went into the confessional I decided to kneel down and when I did I fell right off the kneeler. Poor Father, he sat really quiet then said Hello? I got to laughing and told him I had fallen. He wanted to come around to help me up but I told him I could get up myself. I didn’t want him to see the crazy lady who fell off of the kneeler! So right before I started my confession he says to me, “Well you already did your penance.” That broke me up and it took a few moments for me to compose myself. By this morning I was sore. But we did have a good laugh over the whole thing.

Well I have to report that I actually got two quilts repaired. One for my son-in-law and one for my granddaughter. I was very pleased that I finally got a little sewing done. I have guild on Tuesday for our outreach workshop, but other than that, I am going to work on something. I would like to be able to post a picture of a completed project at the end of the week.

Stay cool!