Tuesday, July 28, 2015


July has come and gone....just about.  A new baby cousin came to visit and it was a great opportunity for a family photo.  Oh my!  I think my hair is whiter than Mom's.

I injured my shoulder hanging quilts at the guild meeting so no rotary cutting for me at the moment.  (I so want to work on Omigosh.  If I had just done all the cutting the week before!  :-)  Sigh.)  Instead I've been finishing up projects that are laying in the corners of the room that only require scissors.  This apron kit has been laying around since 2008!

Hot days call for ice cream.  He put his feet up there and declared he was "sitting like Nini on the beach."  Hmmmmm.

In the last post I was working on a knit "muslin" of a shirt pattern.  The knit shirt came out just fine.  This is a woven cotton version with another sleeve variation.  Meh.

And this is the hand-dyed rayon version.  Not my cup of tea.  But ED really likes it so it went home with her.  :-)

The Viking has his stubborn moments.  You can see ED trying to coax him into the car.  He of course, had other ideas.  "I not go Mommy.  I have to sit on my rock."  :-D

ED works for a landscaper and called me one day to come and help myself to some leftover plants.  Nice!

I just love this photo of Dad and The Viking on a mission to look at the fountain.

Uncle Sailor Son and his boys came for a visit.  Lots of giggles were had by all.

Everyone had fun at the lake.  It's funny how many people you see all around you on the beach with their phones in hand....my family included I'm afraid.  My excuse is, it's my camera!  Heh.

The boys had a fabulous time.

We also took them all to the Marbles Kid's Museum in Raleigh.  The older boys went off with their dad to the more sophisticated play areas, like the submarine.....

and I watched The Viking drive a fire truck....

play with trains.....

 drive the bus.....

fly the helicopter....

and get absolutely soaked to the skin playing with boats.

I made some gluten-free play dough and the boys tore themselves away from the Lego for a bit of kitchen time.

After watching his older cousins play with the Chuggington trains, this week has been all about trains.

The Tramp and I managed to get some of the gift plants in the ground.

Before they left I managed to finish a pair of car caddies for Five and Batman.  They thought the comic book fabric was "awesome."  (Yay!)

I've had the pattern hanging around for over a year.....as well as some of the fabric and notions.

I finished up a third for LZF's car.  Guitars for the Led Zeppelin Fan.

A fourth for ED's car.  Flames for the NJ Devils fan.  One more for my car is in process, then I have to search for the perfect fabric for Stardust.

Time for me to move off to bed.  This is The Viking at nap time today.  He insisted on sleeping with his little garbage can.  Too cute.  I suspect I'll leave my wastebaskets on the floor where they belong.  ;-)

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Lots of things happening at your house. I like that car organizer. I may have to take a look at that next time I hit JoAnn's. The grands are sure growing up! Hope you can get back to cutting soon!