I had one of those weekends where we were really busy so not a lot of quilting got done, or much of anything else!
Friday night saw Youngest Son camping out with his friend in our den in the garden for a Scout badge. They have to camp out one night a month for a year. As the weather was so bad they were allowed to sleep in the wooden den, which saved us putting any tents up and good job they did as it rained all night. They appeared at 7.30am a little damp looking and hungry for breakfast.
Eldest Son was swimming with the County Swimming Squad on Saturday morning at 6.00am, so my darling husband got up and took him while I looked after the younger ones.
Saturday evening saw us drive about an hour away from home to a Golf Club to celebrate a friends 70th Birthday with a sit down meal and entertainment. The evening was a great success and we had a lovely time but did not get home until 2.00am.
Sunday was a wash out weather wise and jobs wise as we were so tired after Saturday. I did get a little work done on my WIP but not much. I did sort my fabrics out and wanted to show you what my Husband and Boys bought me for Christmas. Can’t wait to make something with them.
I have been looking around the Internet and found some lovely quilting blogs. Reading them is like looking through windows in the winter, when people have their lights on but not shut the curtains. You get to read about their lives and families and pets half a world away and you feel as if you know them.
Some the quilts I see on these blogs are amazing and which I certainly aspire to. At the moment I have to sew on my desk which I use for work, which is not ideal as I have to pack away everything and can’t wait to have a sewing room. However I will have to wait until our eldest moves out whenever that may be so I can bag his room!! I have, on occasion, threatened to put the Boys in together (especially when they are having one of those days!) so I can have my sewing room now! It doesn’t go down very well but does stop them arguing!!!!
On one blog, in Hawaii, can’t remember the address but her sister has a whole building in her garden for her sewing room, it was amazing. Will have to try and find it again. It looked like a house! Oh if only!!!!
This morning I was at Pilates early and after a quick lunch, helped out at youngest son’s school with their new Library project. We have so far catalogued over 1000 books and still have several hundred to go. I now have more respect for the county librarians and the job they do!
We are trying to get the project finished before the Easter holidays so we can train the older children how to be librarians and how to run the library. It is a huge project but very rewarding and so peaceful, until the children come out for recess!
Saturday saw us dashing around with the Boys as usual, swimming in the morning, DIY store and Farm Shop before heading home as we had friends coming for dinner in the evening.
It was a great night and we really enjoyed it and they must have too as they didn’t leave until 1.00am!
A picture of our dining room ready for our guests.
I just had to take a picture of these in our garden. It makes it seem like Spring is on its way even if the days are still cold!
Treacle in her bed, she doesn’t want to go out either!
Today is one of those days when it has been raining all night and still raining now. The sky has not really got light so far at 10.00am and I just want to curl up on the sofa and read a book. But I can’t!!!
I have to clean the house, do the washing and take the Boys to their swimming club tonight as well as feed us all, which is quite tricky as they are swimming. We only have another week after this then it will be half term break and I can’t wait. Although we have plenty of things to do in the break as well.
I also have to get my cookery books out tonight as we have friends coming for dinner on Saturday which we are looking forward to.
Oh well I had better get started but I really don’t want to!!