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...