I guess I never did tell you about the wonderful Father's day week-end we had last week-end. It was just soo good. On Sat. we went over to my oldest son Joe's house for the afternoon and then dinner. Leah made a REALLY yummy broasted chicken, salad, rolls, beans and for dessert strawberry shortcake. It was really good, but also allowed me to stay on my diet; which I haven't mentioned in a while I know. Yes, I am STILL on it, but it goes sooo slowly it is definitely overwhelming at times. I have lost 26 pounds which is OK I guess, but should be soo much more for as long as I have been on. But a GOOD week for me is 1 pound! Most weeks it is more like a half a pound, or I even stay the same....sigh.....WHY oh WHY did I let myself put it back on when it gets harder and harder to take it off? But I regress.....so back to the dinner at Joe's. We also went outside and they all played volleyball so that they could help Annabel practice for tryouts that she was going to on the following Monday. After a while she was serving the ball really well which is where she tends to be the weakest. Anyway, she found out on Thursday that she DID make the high school freshman volleyball team! YAY!! I am already looking forward to those games come fall. I have really missed sports. Mel played volleyball all 4 years at the same school, and it was soo much fun. Then on Sun we went to church of course (which was AGAIN just wonderful) and then we went over to my son's house where they had gotten lobster for lunch!! YES, LOBSTER! What a treat...it was soo yummy. We also had corn on the cob, rolls, and cold slaw. REALLY yummy. We enjoyed the rest of the afternoon with them, and then headed on home. We did miss Mel & Mike of course and John & Yolanda had to work, but they called and we soo enjoyed our conversations with them as well.
We played cards last night with my parents who are doing pretty well. Us girls just can't seem to get past our losing streak however, so mom we are just going to HAVE to step it up! haha..
Jeff is out having a couple of necessary things (oil change?) to the car, and we hope to maybe see a movie this afternoon. We do need to do a massive grocery shopping as well. It's funny how much two people tend to need which is even more surprising as I am still eating the Jenny Criag food as well. Thank God we are not still feeding a LARGE family as things are just soo expensive it seems.
I ended up re-doing all of my blankets....there are 8 of them....as once I saw how much better they were double sided I just couldn't stop myself. I am sooo pleased with them now. I finished they with a quilt binding and they look MUCH more professional, haha....I also made a couple of the stuffed animals. They are quite cute, but are not really my cup of tea. Too little and too fiddly as I call it, haha....Here are some pics of this weeks work...
This is the cow print one that I orginally had trimmed in red fleece. I put on a silky white backing and re-trimmed it in black. I LOVE it...much more "cow like" haha
This is the John Deere fabric that I have now put a solid yellow backing on and trimmed in green. The blankets are now a little heavier of course and are now reversible as well which will give her a lot more options.
This one is actually new altogether which means I guess there are 9 blankets (don't panic I am NOT going to show them all, haha...) I just couldn't resist this fabric. She will have a nightshirt for Sam out of the the giraffe and lion print that you see here, and a single sided receiving blanket as well out of the same. This one is definitely heavier for going out, and I put a really printed light green flannel on the other side and trimmed it in brown. I also found a monkey applique that matched perfectly (again I just couldn't resist) and put it on another little hat to match. Really cute!
And here are my elephant and giraffe....see how well the fabrics all go together?
Here is a close look at his little mane....I had to trim it to fit...can't tell can ya? haha
A close up at those antlers....I won't tell you the story on them as it does make me look dumb, haha...let's just say he's REALLY lucky they are even on his head....I loved the eyes!
Mr. Elephant....I love how they sit.
I have fabric and the patterns to make at least one more animal, and I might make two. This will definitely complete my sewing for little Sam. (for now anyway, haha)....I have been thinking about soo many different ideas of more blankets I could make. So, I have been thinking, maybe I will do a give away. If anyone is interested let me know in a comment and I will figure out how to go about this. I could make them a little bigger for older kids and more specifically for a boy or girl.
Well, my hubby should be back any minute so I think I better get myself ready here. Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful summer day.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.