Friday, August 29, 2008

I am so happy that this 3 day weekend is finally here. I was going to run away to my sister in laws for 2 days and do nothing but go horse back riding and sew. Unfortunately Raychel is not doing well and I decided that it is not worth going far away from home when i don't know if she is going to end up in the hospital or not. With it being Mike and I that she depends on it is to hard to leave.

I have decided that I am going to make this a family / me weekend. I am going to take Raychel grocery shopping, if she is up to it and then we are going to go buy her a kitchen table. We are going to go back to her apartment and just hang out and watch movies and I am going to spend the night. She gets pretty isolated when she is sick and not wanting to get out and hang out with friends so I think it is going to be good to get her to do things.

Mike will be home on Sunday afternoon and will probably come home and hit the couch. I am hoping to load a quilt on the frame so I can get it machine quilted. It will nice to get it to my great niece, she is already 4 months and I should have finished this months ago. Mike has to work on Monday evening and then Tuesday and Thursday all at the Republican Convention in St Paul. He is not very thrilled about these shows but that is part of the job.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Well Labor Day weekend is almost here and have been trying to decide what to do. Pat and I made plans for me to come out on Friday right after work and stay until Sunday. We were going to go horse back riding and then sew all afternoon of course. Well I had to decide to stay home and that was such a difficult decision to make. I wanted to go out there so bad but Raychel is not feeling well at all and I don't feel comfortable leaving when she is like this. She is going to have to have the feeding tube put in. I think she is going to end up in the hospital the next few days and that sucks for her and of course I am feeling selfish. I hate it when I act like that she is the one suffering.

My plans for Friday are I am going to come home and try to clean out the basement and try to get things organized. With everything from the front bedroom going into the basement to make room for Justin I want the basement to be organized since that also is my sewing room. I want to take as much as possible to the dump on Saturday morning and put the twin bed down in the area that
Mike use to have his studio in. I think this will make a nice little area for Raychel. This thou is going to take away from where Pat will sleep when she comes for our quilting weekends. I am also going to put the futon in Mikes studio so she could always stay in there. With Rod being sick I am not sure that she will make it in this winter, I will have to go to her. I like her to come in thou so she can use the quilting frame.

Mike came home last night and will be leaving tomorrow. I love it when he comes home. It is funny we seem to talk more when we are on the phone then we do face to face. He is always so tired when he comes in so I try to let him sit on the couch and flip thru channels. We are getting cable put back in next week and he is happy because he will have on demand back, more to watch. Sounds like he is going to be in town next week with the republican convention there is a lot of work.

Till later

Monday, August 25, 2008

As I was hoping I would finished and delivered Raychel's quilt and for once I delivered. She loved it as I was thinking she would. I had been making quilts for others and I think her and Justin are feeling left out. I did start one for Kris and as soon as that is done I am going to start on one for Justins. I will start looking for fabric now, of course.

I was going to go with Mike this weekend but now that Dawn won't be going due to the motorcycle accident I will be staying home. This will give me a big jump on Kris's quilt. I was thinking the other day that I am not going to make any plans to go anywhere this winter. Mike was making it sound like he would like to go to Karen and Daves and if we were able to get airline tickets at a good price I would be will to go for a Wednesday thru Monday. I want to spend sometime this winter at home.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Well no babysitting this weekend, but having to move Justin back home. He and his roommate had a falling out and he feels it would be best to move out. His choice. He is going to have to move into the front bedroom which is going to be some work for me. This is the room where Raychel would sleep when she would stay over so I have to clean it out to make room for his stuff. He wanted to move back into his old room but Mike had made that a studio and he has had to move his studio multiple times over the last 10 years and I won't do that to him. Justin will have to do with what is offered to him. I am going to have to figure out something for Raychel when she stays over.

Mike comes home today and has to leave again on Sunday. I am hoping that on Sunday I will be able to sew. I was going to go with him on Labor Day weekend but with Dawn and Gene getting in the motorcycle accident she won't be going so I am going to stay home. This will give me more days to get the house back in some kind of order. It also will give me time to sew.

I have Raychel's quilt ready to be sandwiched. I was going to put it on the quilt frame but I have changed my idea on how I am going to quilt it. I do thou have 2 other quilt tops that I do need to get
loaded and done and I am hoping that this is something I can do next weekend. I really want to work on Kris's quilt I know that she is going to love it.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Well I did not get any quilting done. Boy it is not easy being 49 and taking care of 3 children 2 under the age of 18 months. I do love those kids thou.
Mike is leaving on Thursday and will be gone until the next Wednesday so I will get the 3 quilts done that need to be loaded and quilted. It will be nice to have nothing hanging out there to be finished. I know a lot of quilters who are fine with that but it bugs me knowing that I have unfinished work. I really am not a anal person.
Mike has been gone since Friday and is on his way home. Just found out that he has to go into the studio tonight, bummer. I thought my days of being home alone for days on end were over but I guess on the other had I should be happy he is working and loving his job.
Going with Jess tonight to look at a house, they only have 2 weeks before they have to be out of Karen and Dave's house. Karen is not talking to me right now but her birthday is on Thursday so I am going to send her a card and some money to spend on herself. I'm sure she will talk to me then.

For now.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I have decided that I need to get a new laptop and I am hopping with this new purchase I will spend more time blogging. I want a place where I can write about my projects that I am working on and also what is going on with me and my family.

I like many, have 3 quilts right now that need to be loaded on my quilt frame and be quilted. My daughter, Raychel, has been waiting patiently for her black and white quilt that I have to finish. Of course I have started on one for my sister in law. Raychel has been very ill for 2-1/2 years and my family has been very kind to me. This particular sister in law has really been there for me. She is my little brother, John's, wife and she is a good person. I have made their three kids all quilts and I think she needs one also.

I am babysitting this weekend for 3 grand kids that I have adopted since my friends moving to Arizona and 3 grand kids needing a backup grandma. With my own kids being adults I have forgotten what it is like to have a 3 month old and 18 month old and a 10 year old. Don't get me wrong I love it. I will probably not get my own grand kids so this is just fine.

I am hoping to get home early tomorrow so I can get at least my daughters quilt loaded. I think that is the thing that holds me back the most. I bought the backing and it was the material that is 108" wide so that will hopefully make it easier to load.