Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Uncharted waters

I get to add a new title to my ever-growing list of roles:  Swim Mom.  My boys joined a summer swim league, and are thrilled, but I gotta tell ya, I'm out of my league.  At the first practice yesterday, my boys were the only ones wearing swim trunks instead of Jammers.  I'd never even heard of Jammers before.  Someone explained to me that swimming with the surfer dude trunks that my boys wear is like swimming attached to a parachute.  We can't have that now, can we?  My boys were also the only ones not wearing goggles.  Oops!  Or swim caps.  Let's just say I did some online shopping today, and it wasn't for quilt fabric.

I took some time today to retreat back to my comfort zone - quilting.  I received my first blocks back from the Let's Bee Together Bee from Shannon in Idaho.  Here are the 2 she sent along with the 6 I've made so far.  I love how quickly a quilt grows when you use big blocks!  These are each about 11" square.

My first two Bee blocks along with 6 blocks of my own making
I have also been working on my Zig Zag Quilt Challenge quilt.  I have all the blocks, now I just need to sew them together and add something for borders.

Zig Zag Challenge Quilt
And Jason, ever the entrepreneur, has been busy, too.  Our hens are now laying 3 eggs per day, much more than we can eat, so he created order forms and got 3 weekly customers signed up for half a dozen eggs per week (my co-workers are such good sports!).  They mentioned how the eggs were not only yummy, but also so CLEAN.  Here's why:
Jason takes his egg cleaning duties very seriously!
Now if I could just surreptitiously slip some dishes into the sink while he is scrubbing away...


Char said...

I had to giggle when I read your post. I went through that with my DD. I always hated swim caps and couldn't understand why she'd want to wear one.
Love the quilts, lots of wonderful color!
We have an egg farm a few miles from our home, I never get eggs from the market. I wish Jason lots of luck with his new business!

Shannon said...

It looks so great. I am glad I could help!!

Lane said...

I'm sure that getting to swim league without the "right" equipment felt rough, but it's become such the norm for us. We've just let Syd know that it's going to happen and we'll do our best to recover quick. But, it happens. To everybody. enjoy your quilting. I love the comfort zone. If you slip in dishes for Jason, make sure he washes them before he puts the eggs in the sink. Oooey! Lane

Cheryl Willis said...

when I did swim team, the better swimmers practiced in sweats, gave more drag and workout. Then when they competed in suits they flew through the water. My sister use to wear leg weights and wrist weights too.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Maybe you could buy some 'egg shaped' plates, and he'll clean them, too! Fun!

ColorSlut said...

I promise to get my block done this weekend. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how that is coming out.

Wacky Woman said...

I love, love your zig zag quilt. Wish I was close enough for some of those eggs. I would sign up as a steady customer! Good job Jason.