I had a busy week off of childcare. I told my own kids that they were free to get in touch with me, call, or drop by…but, I really wanted and needed some time to catch up around here. They were great and let me get quite a bit of stuff done.
I worked on organizing my embroidery floss. You might remember a few months ago I found a started set of DMC embroidery floss. I got more in the pages and figured out which ones I needed to get a complete set.
I cross-stitched later in the evening and even finished a piece. I’ll tell you more about that in my next cross stitch update.
I met two different groups of volunteer quilters and gave them goodies from all of you. I stopped goodies off to my friend who make the baby kits for Lutheran World Relief and gave her all of the baby gowns, diapers, and flannel sheets you all have sent her way. She was thrilled. She said her goal is to always make 100 baby kits so keep the goodies coming. We aren’t there yet!!
I took a van full of things to the thrift store…and then shopped there too.
I stopped at Walmart and picked up this Pioneer Woman salad plate. I didn’t have this design yet. I also picked up…the mini scrapers. Oh me word. Why haven’t I had mini scrapers in my life before this? I love them and boy are they handy.
I made myself some good food. T-bone steak and garden veggies for the win!
I went to the play with Doreen…I already told you about that. So fun!!
I walked Rosie more than normal even though it was REALLY hot.
I repotted my African Violets and sent out leaves to many.
I made floss boards. I tell you more about them in an upcoming post about cross-stitch too.
I went to a Celebration of Life and saw cousins I haven’t seen in quite a while. It was sad to have to go but I did enjoy some cousin time.
We celebrated this guy too. It was Scotty’s 6th birthday!! We had a party on Saturday. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Sunday I had my first big tomato from the garden. I’ve been eating cherry tomatoes but not big tomatoes. YUM!!! As far as I’m concerned, this time of year in the garden is “the most wonderful time of the year”.
Kayla and Jasper were here on Sunday. Kalissa and Craig came later in the day. I got some garden things done. We picked beans. We pulled the remaining lettuce. We pick quite a few beets too.
Jasper seemed to not mind the garden.
Kayla played cards with Carver and he loves cards.
A blog reader stopped by one day and brought a big bunch of fabric and goodies for the kiddos.
Carver pulled out a Dick and Jane book from the box and read a lot of it to me.
He’s such a great reader.
I sorted canning jars and cleaned in the basement one of the mornings.
I did a lot of work trying to catch up on my email. I didn’t accomplish the goal of getting it completely caught up but I did an admirable amount.
I got quite a bit of sewing done too.
Many people want vacations in the Caribbean. They want vacations that include plane rides or big expenses. Not me. The days to catch up and hang and do the simple things I love are exactly the vacation for me.