It is somewhat late in the afternoon on Friday July 14th but I decided to try and put up a quick post before too much time goes by. I continue to struggle keeping up this blog. I am just too stubborn I think to throw in the towel altogether, so I will just keep doing the best I can to not fall behind.
I went through my usual struggle after Melody left and we finished up with our visit to Jeff's dad out in Kingman Arizona last Sat. It was a really nice day. Melody and her little family had taken their boat to the river for a couple of days, and then made the drive over to meet us there. I think the boys were a little surprised to see us (they got there a couple of hours before we did!) there. Little Luke said just as excited as he could be, "I didn't know YOU were coming grandma!" He was soo pleased, lol. Did my heart good I can tell ya. I had brought along the game Candyland, all of their favorite books, and the little plastic dogs (that belonged to Melody when she was young) for them to play with while we were there. I knew there wouldn't be much for them to do there, and it would be WAY too hot at 118 to go outside, lol. They were very easily entertained with me reading and playing Candyland with them, and that left the rest of them to talk and enjoy each other. Claire was a little fussy as she had missed her nap, and after all she had a LONG week and she is only just turned 2! But she enjoyed the little dogs for a little while and Melody tried unsuccessfully to get her to sleep, but it just never did happen. They left in the late afternoon and hubby and I then stayed for dinner and the rest of the evening. His dad continues to do soo well at 88, and we are both so grateful. I've missed them all for sure, but I am spent most of this week not doing a whole lot and it was just kind of nice.
|MELODY'S FAMILY WITH JEFF'S DAD JACK....THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE KIDS MET THEIR GREAT GRANDFATHER. I WAS SOO GLAD THIS HAPPENED. YOU CAN SEE HOW SLEEPY CLAIRE WAS. POOR BABY!|
|I STOLE THIS OFF OF MELODY'S FACEBOOK TAKEN WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF THEIR BOAT...DOES LUKE'S FACE SAY IT ALL OR WHAT? THAT LITTLE GUY'S ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE IS JUST SOO CONTAGIOUS!|
|I CAME ACROSS THIS PIC JUST NOW AND HAD TO SHARE IT, LOL. LITTLE CLAIRE HAD WONDERED INTO OUR BATHROOM AND FOUND HERSELF GRANDMA'S MAKE UP DRAWER. SHE WAS JUST SOO PLEASED WITH HERSELF, LOL|
I did begin work this week FINALLY on a project from one of my favorite online quilt stores that I bought last January. I just never seemed to get around to it. It is a quilted wall hanging calendar that you change out each month. It was a little more work then I intended, and considering of course there are 12 months it might take me a while. I only bought January's to see if I was even going to want to do it, but I think the answer is yes. lol. So I bought August and September's for now and hope to get them made as soon as I can.. Meanwhile I need to get started on my Christmas sewing too. I know it seems early, but if you have followed me for long you know I always get started in summertime as I have SOOO much Christmas sewing what with gifts etc. I haven't decided what I am going to do yet which is part of my dilemma. I am looking through the shops trying to decide. I also came up with a BRILLIANT idea of how to make myself a new top, but I will tell you more about that later when then fabric I ordered comes and I make it up. Let me just say this....IF this plan works I have a feeling making these tops for myself will start taking quite a bit of my time too, lol. Sooo let me show you the calendar....