summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

perfect weather....and projects...and laundry....

As we left for a meeting last evening, my daughters and I agreed that it was, "perfect weather for selfies...", ha. The sunset hued everything muted pinkish orange, just lovely. Today it's to be in the low 80's. It's so warm out there, yet the smell of autumn, the smell of leaves, the distinctive shadows, scream that it's no longer summer.

Yesterday, oh dang, we ended up going to the library and Target, then a quick grocery store run for kitty chow, half and half, chicken, bananas, and dishwashing liquid. Sometimes I wonder how they survived out on the prairie, with their twice a year trips to town. The things we "need"!

Target...I returned the cover for the couch, and chose a few things for little Miss Anya...I found a nice wedding gift for Margaret, shh, Camille and Char found some very reasonable sneakers, which was great fun. Little girls love footwear, and when they can actually get them, oh, they're happy! They are growing too fast, way too fast, and their feet aren't fitting into all those cute little boots and shoes they already have, wah. I don't like investing in anything too pricey, they way they grow.

We got home, and I decided, after putting chicken in the oven and putting things away, that I would drag the sewing machine out and begin some projects. Well. Sounds easy. But. The sewing machine wasn't cooperating. I took it apart and oiled it, changed the buttons and dials, and finally could sew more than three inches without the thread breaking, then I realized I was sewing the two pieces together wrong, and had to rip it all out. No wonder people throw sewing machines out of windows!

I finally got one pillow cover finished, for two hours of effort. My sewing stuff is scattered all over the kitchen table, and it's staying there until I finish the rest of the pillow covers and the valances. I am hoping the machine is more reasonable this fine morning...I don't have much time to sew today, three kids have dentist appointments, and a few of them "need" things. I am excited to go out and about with them though, they are also growing up fast, and these times with them are special.

We are having a fun Halloween party tomorrow, which I am buying the food and snacks we are dressing up, and Cam has big ideas and needs help. Good thing I have nothing better to do.

The new refrigerator is coming on Thursday, and also Emily is leaving for Seattle on Thursday, has to go to the airport in the middle of the night, and I am nice, so I will be tired on Thursday.

I am sew excited to sew, hope it goes seamlessly, this thread is leaving me in stitches.

1 comment:

Marilyn Reid said...

You are a scream Della๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Have fun sewing your valences.(is that how you spell that?) You know what I mean.........I took an all day course years ago on how to do to figure out how much material you needed for each window. There was a formula and it was really easy. I made valences for every room in my house plus helped my girlfriend make some for her kitchen. I'm like you.....I always seem to be at the store. The women of years gone by must have been very organized is all I can say. Made do with what they had I guess. Must have been awful, but they didn't know any different. Have fun today and enjoy the lovely weather. We have snow on the ground, but it's supposed to be gone in the next day or so.....I hope so.

Marilyn from Canada