Monday, August 8, 2011

Ticker Tape - in the nick of time!

It was a super fun, yet super exhausting, weekend. Saturday morning we were out of the house by 7:15 to set up our yard sale/tag sale/garage sale (depending on where you live). If you recall, these are my answer to my kids' seemingly constant requests for money. They help me clean up and get rid of things from the house, plus help me at the yard sale and we all split the profits 3 ways. Easy money, right? And kinda fun. We do our yard sales at a friend's shop (since we live on a dead-end dirt road with only 2 families that live past us) so even when there are no customers, we get to hang out with friends.

Saturday afternoon, the hubby took the kids sneaker shopping and to the movies while I had a spa day with some girlfriends. There were supposed to be 9 of us, but many people had things come up, so it was just 3 of us, but we had a ball, nonetheless. First, we had facials and she put some make-up on us. Hilarious, since I don't wear make-up nor know how to apply it. Yup, (nearly) 40 years old and I've had make-up on my face a sum total of about 5 times in my life. Here we are all dolled up.

I am still not a convert, but it was fun. Oh, and see that necklace I am wearing? I made it from fabric and batting scraps a few weeks ago when I was procrasting from hand quilting. I'll never make another, but it was a fun enough diversion.

Anyway, after facials, it was on to hands, and then feet.

I promise you, my feet have never been this soft since I started walking!

Sunday was the birthday party for the woman for whom I was making the Ticker Tape Quilt, so I worked on that nearly all day. This was truly a quick and easy project, and I will definitely be making another. I pulled it out of the dryer on my way out the door to the party - just in the nick of time. I like the way the back looks:

And I'm pleased with how the front turned out as well:

She seemed happy with it as well - here she is pointing out to those assembled that the colors represent the colors of the belts we earn in karate.

We had to leave the party early because I was volunteering at the drive-in movies last night. We saw the Zookeeper and Winnie the Pooh. My brother and his family came over the mountain to join us, so it was a great time. I've said it before, but I LOVE the drive-in; it is such a family-friendly and inexpensive GOOD time!

So, I got home about 1 AM, and here I am up relatively early this morning because Rosabelle/Deuce has to go back to the vet to get her stitches out and get a couple more shots. This afternoon, the kids and I all have eye doctor appointments and karate, but there should be a good 5 hours in there where I won't have to do ANYTHING! You can bet I'll be sitting on my tush, quilting and watching Netflix on my iPad with a glass of iced tea by my side. Aaaahhh! Vacation!