Tomorrow is our 47th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe that we've been married that long, except when I think about our son just turning 46! LOL!!
There are some days that remain crystal-clear in your mind, no matter how fuzzy the short term memory may be. I remember getting dressed at home, sending my bridesmaids and my mom to get their hair done but doing my own at home. I remember trying to shove 30 yards of satin peau into the car so my dad could drive me to church. These days brides got smarter and dress at church, which would have saved some of the buttons on my train, which were torn off in the struggle!
This picture is hanging on the wall in the stairway to our second floor. I look at it daily and probably don't even see it anymore. (I'm no longer that thin, nor is DH although he is closer!)
I haven't had much time to sew this month. I did cut up a couple of kits for myself when I have time to sit down again. I finished and sent my Escher quilt off to the quilter, and cut a second one, to be done in black, white and red. Someday. Hopefully to be done by Christmas, at least PIECED by then, as a gift. Fingers crossed.
Is this amazing or what? The sewing is easy but the layout requires planning... if you want to make your own, go to quiltagious-dot-com and place an on line order, or stop in at the shop. I usually work on Tuesdays and Fridays. **Disclaimer: I make no commission on any sales of anything you buy there.
Most of my sitting time has been spent knitting socks. I blogged before about taking a four part sock toolbox class at my local yarn store, Cream City Yarn in Brookfield WI. (*Disclaimer: No, I don't work there. I cannot afford to work there and be near that much yarn! I get into enough trouble at the quilt shop!)
In no particular order, I'm knitting or have knitted pink socks, blue socks, navy and red socks and red and green socks.
Navy on the left, blue on the right. This was
prior to doing the Kitchener stitch to close
the toe of each.
So far I've knitted TWO pink socks, two blue socks and one and 7/8 of the navy/red sock.
|Pink sock #2 in progress...|
|See? A pair!!|
Kind of fuzzy... two blue socks using the
free pattern Hermoine's Everyday Socks
Yesterday I took time out from cleaning and fixing up in the rental portion of our townhouse to watch my middle granddaughter play in a volleyball league. I know little or nothing about the game, although I did get some small amount of education from sitting next to her mom on the bleachers! All I know is the ball goes back and forth over the net with some bouncing around in between, and her team won both games that I saw.
|Miss K ready to punch the ball over the net!|
Today I'm going to be packing up some non-essentials from my sewing studio, and putting together a big box (or boxes) of fabrics from my garment-sewing days to donate to the Martin Luther 'Rummage Sale' resale store. They do a good job of supporting Christian education at Martin Luther High and two other parochial schools in our area, and I am glad to lessen the number of bins I will be paying someone to move when we sell this home and buy a condo.
You can read about the ML Rummage Sale new location here: ML Rummage Moves
Somehow it hurts less to lose some pieces over others, but knowing it isn't going to a landfill and will support learning makes it OK. Oh, and if I really, really want to keep something, I'm keeping it! I can donate it later if I want to, right?
We haven't found a new place yet anyway, so there's no rush yet.
Better go start the laundry. That's the thing about housework, it's always there!