Sunday, March 21, 2010

Whew!

I can't believe how much I did this weekend. I'm going to need all week to recover!

First, a birthday party at the skating rink. Then shoe shopping for the boys. Then, a wedding. Then, a quick stop at the local quilt shop to pick up fabric for a quilt I am planning for Jason for his birthday in August - he has outgrown his current quilt, and has to stay curled up to stay covered. Oh, wait, did you notice I said I bought fabric for this quilt? Yup, I am not making him a scrap quilt, but rather, a planned quilt. I'll upload a sketch once I have something on paper - I'm pretty excited about this one.

Anyway, I brought my purchases home, changed out of the wedding clothes, and met the family at the skatepark. At this point, I remembered that I had my camera in my purse - yeah, I forgot to take pictures at the skating rink and the wedding. But here are my little daredevils at the skatepark...



Then, dinner at Subway before going to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. By the time we got home, we were all exhausted and just went straight to bed. Of course, as soon as Donald woke up this morning, he selected a costume in honor of last night's movie:


So, today would seem like a good day to stay home and rest, right? It was not to be. After Donald mixed up some pancakes for breakfast,

I hit the road to go pick up my mom and drive up to visit the place my sister has selected for her wedding this fall. She hasn't actually seen it yet, except on the internet, so Mom and I were the advance scouts, off to see what it is like. This was an all day adventure - I left the house before 10 and didn't get home until 5:30, but it was fun. I love hanging out with my mom. I surprised her by taking a quick photo of us - she hates having her photo taken. I don't know why - I'm the one who looks awful in this photo!

(It's hard taking those "arm's length" photos when your arms are so darned short!)

And look, she bought me some quilt books!

It was hard driving all day when I knew there were quilt books in the backseat waiting to be read! When we stopped to eat, I took them in the restaurant with us so we could look at pictures.

So, when I finally got home, I played some board games with the boys, but then decided I needed some time in the quilt studio. Remember this disappointment - the Valentine's Day tablerunner with absolutely no personality?

I decided to cut it up and made this:


and this.

That curve between the thumb and the rest of the oven mitt didn't turn out so well, but it is definitely better than this, which is what I usually use.
Sad, and a bit disgusting, I know.

So, the weekend is over, but I made lots of great memories with my family and a couple useful items to boot!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow you were busy! I am exhausted from reading your post.

Can't wait to see your new "planned" quilt!

And great photo of you and your mom. You both look wonderful :)

Shirleymac said...

Oh my gosh! I don't know how you fit all that into one weekend. The movie didn't scare your boys huh? The preview scared me *LOL*

Angela said...

My trio saw that movie and loved it! They are reading the books, too.
Sounds like lots of family fun! Wish we had a skate park in our town!

Becky said...

Whew!!! Huff, puff, huff, puff (that's me from just reading this...let alone DOING it!!! ) But what a wonderful weekend full of fun stuff!! Thanks for sharing and tell your Mom she is beautiful....stop hiding!!

Hazel said...

Sounds like a great weekend ,sometimes the busy ones are the best .

Char said...

Wow you did have a full weekend. Great pictures of your family, and you even got a new Gwen Marston book. Great way to celebrate National Quilting Day!

Cheryl Willis said...

I like the table runner, would look cute with applique hearts or words. Oven mitt is neat too. cw

Em said...

What a fun weekend!!!!! I bet you can guess how excited I was when I read you were at the skate park! Did you ride a skateboard or bmx? Love you!!!!!!!!!

Taryn said...

What cute pictures!