Friday, June 6, 2014


Just a brief look at the past couple of months....

We threw out the old pantry cabinet in the garage and The Tramp bought new shelving and some can storage racks.  It was a full weekend job!  Geez.

We survived the pollen season.

The Viking got his first hair cut.

Stardust turned three!!

The grands in New Zealand just get even cuter...

...and more handsome.

Dad turned ninety-two!!! 

Five and Batman came for a visit.  Don't you love their fedoras!  (Or as Five says, "fenoras.")  :-)

A trip to the Marbles Kids Museum was great fun.

Another sewing machine snuck into the house.  :-D

I made nine of these cute "mug buckets" as gifties for friends.

I went on retreat to the mountains.

We stayed in a fabulous house.

And I finished twelve Dear Jane blocks.  Only a huge number left to go....

We built a retaining wall in the front yard.

ED and I took The Viking strawberry picking.

The Sailor Son got a new motorcycle to replace the one that was run over parked in front of his apartment.

And on the way home from graduating from the Navy's advanced motorcycle safety course someone ran him off the road.  Not the phone call I wanted to receive.  He will heal.  Slowly.  So for three weeks this was a daycare and convalescent home.  Mom and Dad made everyone more comfortable by loaning us their electric recliner.

I might have been a bit tired.

We tried to keep him from getting too bored.  :-)

ED has a part time job now so The Viking is spending several days a week with me, and he got to spend lots of quality time with his Uncle Sailor Son too.

There isn't anything that can't be used as a toy.

He helps me sew too.  Yes, t-shirt quilts are still moving through here, though not at the rate they were.

Everything is a hat.

 All furniture has multiple uses.

The Garbage Pail Kid.

There are parking garages everywhere.

Parks to go to and turtles to see in the pond.

What was that about garbage pails?

The Sailor Son was recovering well and ED made sure to arrange her schedule to give me some time off.  Four of us enjoyed the weekend together in Wilmington at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium.  I love having these gals as "sisters."  :-)  It was great to spend a few minutes on the beach after class.

Fun and fabulous gifts were shared all around.  My contribution was a set of quilty temporary tattoos for each of us.  A few glasses of wine and we giggled through applications of tattoos on necks, arms and ankles.

We managed to smash luggage, sewing machines and project bins for three into my well as three people!

I'm still wondering how!

Yesterday we drove The Sailor Son back home to Norfolk.  He still has physical therapy and possible shoulder surgery to go through but it's great to see him moving around more easily.  :-)

And today we dealt with fleas.  Ugh!  Apparently our local fleas have become immune to Frontline.  Time to try something new.  In the meantime it's flea baths times three.  Sigh. 

Poor Ivy, beseeching me to rescue her.  :-)

And Maisy looking reproachful, as only Maisy can.

I want to sew!!!


Jenny said...

Hi Katie

I got tired just reading what has been keeping you busy lately.
Pleased your son is on the mend, that must have been quite an accident he suffered. Bet he loved having his Mum on hand for some TLC.

Liam said...

That's such a fabulous picture of Magenta!