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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Keeping It Together

This is Mr. Elliot's first attempt at a sippy cup. He didn't do too bad. It was more fun to play with it that to try to drink out of it.

Wow the last 2 weeks have flown by. Crystal and Elliot have been staying with us and will leave on Friday evening for Phoenix. I am trying my darnest to keep myself together. Sometimes, that's pretty tough. I'm going to miss them so much. It didn't take long to get used to the smiles and lovies I get as soon as I walked in the door from work. We already have plans to go down to visit in just a few weeks.

As for sewing, do I own a sewing machine or 12??? I haven't touched them. I'm getting in as much smoochie time as I can. I have been working on my applique blocks a bit at work. I think I only need to do 10 or 12 more. They really don't take that long when I just keep at them. A few stitches here, a few more there and I can complete one in a shift at work. I think I'll make that my goal. For the rest of August, I will try to complete 1 block a day at work. Right now that doesn't sound too ambitious.

Crystal had planned to get 2 of her quilts quilted while they were staying here but that hasn't happened either. I'll probably load one of them on Sunday and get started on it. I want to take them down to her on our visit. I also have a couple of Sonya's to get done before our quilting retreat. Probably wouldn't be a bad idea if I got one of my own finished also. Right now, I can't think of anything of mine that I have finished this year to take for show and tell. I think my brain is tired.

I should have my new templates and ruler mate tomorrow. That will inspire me more than anything else. I love playing with new toys.

Beddy bye time now,
I need my sleep if I'm going to stitch tomorrow.


Sue said...

I feel so badly for you. It's tough to watch our birds and their little ones fly away from us, especially so far away. You give Crys a big squeeze from her Auntie, and Elliot too. Tell them I love them and it wouldn't kill her to write once in a while.

Thinking about you...

Mike, Crystal, Peanut, Maemae, Lelou and Corbin said...

Thank goodness Arizona really isnt "that far away". It only takes 2 days to drive it, and thats hauling a few thousand pounds of furniture, a car, and a cat along with you for the ride. Things will work out and we will see each other alot more than you think. You will be missed alot also, and already are. Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks, even if it will only be for a day :(