I love it when Honey puts me in a time out!!! I took the motorhome and left late Saturday afternoon. (We had to clean the garage first.) I didn’t go too far. We have some land 14 miles from home!
The first thing I did when I got there was cut out two quilts. Then I sewed like crazy. Here’s the first quilt.
The two quilts I finished are from a book by Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures called The Sweet Life. Her projects are fun to make and the instructions are clear. She even includes pressing instructions. She’s just a genius!
I also finished up two binder covers for Kid 4 for her homeschooling. (Don’t worry. I’m spending time on her curriculum too!)
The binders were hanging out, enjoying the view. Have you noticed that I’m big on views! Unfortunately, I didn’t spend any time out there. It was hot and windy!
Saturday night, I had a great dinner. OK, not gourmet, but I was happy.
Rotisserie chicken and roasted potatoes! I also had an abundance of junk food and Diet Coke!
On Sunday night, I watched the Nascar race and made most of this quilt, also in Heather’s book.
I had my assistants help me with the photo shoot tonight when I got home. The fabric is It’s Snowing by Deb Strain for Moda. Yes, I’m a huge Moda fan. Why do you ask?
I love anything with snowmen on it. It works in Minnesota about 9 months of the year!
This morning, I sewed the borders on the snowman quilt, and then I pulled this fabric out.
The fabric is Nest by Tula Pink for Moda. Heather has a new book coming out this fall, and she let me have one of the patterns early. You won’t see this one for a while.
I had a very restful time out. It’s amazing how much I can get done when I’m not distracted by kids and internet. Next weekend, the whole family is going. We’re going to do some paintballing and s’more consuming! The weekend after, I get another Time Out, but this time my sister is coming with me. I’m already planning the food!
It was rather surreal, sitting in my air conditioned motorhome, watching the coverage of hurricane Gustav. Here in the midwest, I know what wind can do, but all that water is unimaginable to me. My heart goes out to all the people who have had their lives totally disrupted by Gustav.
Now it’s back to reality. Two of the kids are already in school, and the third starts tomorrow, and for Kid 4 and I it’s back to homeschooling. Our first week went very well and we had a lot of fun.
I’m off to Wally World to buy some hair color. Wow! Am I gray!