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Friday, July 30, 2010

Checking in

I haven't posted in a while - been very busy.  My studio is a mess! Organization is escaping me these days, so I really need to spend a couple of hours cleaning up.  I finished the John Deere quilt, and have a "Trip around the World" quilt on the machine now.  It is very large - and is taking lots of time.  I am quilting it with a freehand flower pattern and was doing great until I discovered a pleat in the batting.  So now I am frogging! 

My stepmother is in the hospital in west Texas, so I made a flying trip there this week.  She is doing much better, and I am glad I got to go to see her and the rest of the family.  You don't always realize just how much family is important until you have a crisis.  Then it is amazing how everyone comes together and supports each other.  I got to see several people that I haven't seen in a while, and got to meet some others that I had only heard great stories about from my stepmom.  She is a great lady and is loved by everyone!  I am so blessed that she is a part of our family. 

Tomorrow will be another Family Work/Play day at our house.  The playhouse that is under construction in the backyard is coming along nicely, and that will be the focus in the morning.  I think I heard that it is now completely insulated and the siding will be put on next.  The roof still needs shingles, then will come painting.  Picking out a paint color will be an interesting project.  My hubby want to paint it to match the other buildings, but the grandkids have other ideas!  If they have their way, it might be bright red!  My sister sent goodies for the grandkids - battery operated lamps (since it is not wired for electricity), a doorbell and rug for the porch of the playhouse.  I'll try to post a pic of the rug later - it is shaped like a frog - so cute.   

The pic is of the playhouse with most of the insulation installed - last weekend, I think.

Tonight I plan on working on the studio and planning a nice lunch for the family tomorrow.  I hope that everyone has a great weekend.