Monday, June 25, 2007

Sea Life

This is my newest charity square. This is Treasures of Summer from McCall's Needleworks and Crafts Magazine, June 1986. Again this magazine is probably older than some of you; so you know I'm OLD!! lol This square is for Samantha D. at Love Quilts. The theme of her quilt is sea life.

And this is my progress so far. This is the sand dollar. It's going pretty quickly; there are no fractional stitches. I'm going to try to finish this very quickly, because I have another square due on July 1st!

On Saturday DD's Dad worked on the kitchen sink. For those of you who are new to my blog, I call him DD's Dad because we separated 16 years ago. We never finalized the divorce. We've always been best friends, and he was a big part of my children's lives. Our 18-year-old son was killed 2 years ago in a car accident. We went through this terrible tragedy (and are still going through it!) together. Our daughter is all we have left and we both wanted to live with her, so he has moved in with us and is renting a room and helping with the bills. We are trying to be a family again and so far, things are going great. He has been here 2 months. He has done a lot of work around the house - repairs and all. My garbage disposal had died some time ago and then that caused a leak in that sink (I have a double sink in my kitchen). He took out the g-disposal and added pipe and a drain. We're going to live without a g-disposal. It took him all day to do it. And he actually cleaned up the mess. It's really nice to have a man around to fix everything!

Last night we went out to eat - the 3 of us. It's so hard to catch DD when she doesn't have anything planned! We went to the Cracker Barrel and had a great time. This was to reward DD's Dad for all the work he did on Sat. The Cracker Barrel is one of his favorite places to eat. After dinner, we sat out on the porch in their big rocking chairs and played "The Car Game." This is a game my brother and sister and I made up when we were young. As the cars pass by, you take turns saying it's your car. I hope that makes sense. We played it with our kids when they were little. It's funny to see what vehicle you get. I know the other customers thought we were crazy when they left, hearing us say "That's Daddy's car. That's Mom's car. That's Katie's car," and laughing hysterically. It doesn't take much to entertain us! lol

Well, enough rambling for one day. I need to eat lunch and get started on the shells! Have a happy day and may God bless you!


msstitch01 said...

Great start on your piece Vicki. From the picture it will be lovely when it's finished.

Crystal said...

You do lovely work! I can't wait to see the finished piece.

Cheryl said...

Great new start!

Margaret said...

It warms my heart to read how the three of you are enjoying every minute of the life we're given and sharing joy & sorrow with one another. God bless you.

This is going to be a wonderful square. I love all the soft colors.