"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

12 August 2011


There have been lots of simple enjoyable moments around here during the last week.

The a/c was fixed after a whole day and a half of doing with out it.  It was a very long day and a half for me.  It was like hearing angels singing when the door bell rang and the a/c guy was standing there with the fan motor that would soon fix things and make everything better.  I nearly felt like throwing a teeny tiny celebration when the power was flipped on for the a/c and that wonderful new fan went spinning away like nothing ever went wrong.  I made sure that the a/c guy had the biggest glass of ice cold lemonade that was ever poured in this house.  He deserved it.  To me it still wasn't thanks enough.

The rest of the crew went through that time like little troopers never fussing once.  Not I.  I made sure at least once that my opinion about the whole situation was heard.  Soon after I came to the realization that I would have never made it through the "days of the Pioneers".  I know for sure I would have been thrown off the wagon train and left for the wild animals because I would be the biggest whiner of them all when it comes to dealing with the heat.  I'm a sissy and I'm not ashamed to admit it.  I'm just glad that I live in an area where I don't have to suffer through the horrible heat and humidity 9 months of the year.

Things have warmed up here during the dog days of summer.  Nothing like the south but still hot for these parts.  The girls finally broke down and drug out the 'baby pool' so that they would be able to cool off and have fun outside during these dog days.  It seems that the heat made them stop protesting the whole 'baby' thing and they just gave in to it.  The little pool is filled daily with all the Ponies that are in their possession. The Ponies just keep partying from mid morning until evening every day.
What ever makes them happy I say.  I'm just waiting for the girls to grow fins or something due to the time that is spent out in the 'baby' pool.
 Em's blanket is finally finished.  She is so proud of her accomplishment.  Heck, we all are.  I couldn't be prouder.  She drew her design out on paper, asked how she should do certain stitches and stitched away everyday for a month.  Now she just has to wait until Monday to turn it in at the fair and see what happens.  The anticipation is getting to us all.
 I've been plugging away at the quilt.  The top was finished.  The quilt sandwich was made.
 Now I am hand quilting it.  Let's just say that I probably won't be hand quilting another for a very long time.  What was I thinking?  I obviously wasn't.
 Then there have been a few bits of wonderfulness a few times this week when this little guy decided that he needed to spend some time with Mema.  I was not complaining one bit.  His poor mom and dad were practically left standing at the door as the car seat was ripped out of their hands so little man could get in the house as fast as possible.  You just can't get enough of him.  When it is time for him to head back home, I get sad.  All the wonderful little smiles and coo's just don't get old, ever.  Can't wait for the next time he needs to spend time over here.
So what kind of wonderfulness has been going on in your neck of the woods?
I would love to hear about it.


  1. Oh my gosh you have been busy over there! Happy to hear the air was fixed fast, we wouldnt want you to get cranky now haha. I cant belive how fast you busted out the quilt top! It looks great and so does Em's blanket. The little pool brings memories of a long time ago when my kids were young and enjoyed a similar pool on hot days. Happy Friday!

  2. What a great post, Karrrfeee! Life is good, huh?

    Things sure are busy around there! You always amaze me with all of your projects! It all looks fabulous, and that little man...
    well they just don't come any cuter than that!

    I am so glad to have a computer again! Falling behind with shop stuff...but what gets done gets done, right?

    Hugs to you!

  3. Super talented family you've got, Kar! I love Em's blanket and your quilt top. I would have never thought I'd see it this soon. I'm chugging along over here, thankful for the rain that has brought the heat wave down a bit. Finished up a few fall items for the shop and still waiting to see what direction life will take me. :-)

  4. Oh, please wrap him up and send him to me. I see all kinds of little smoochees that need taken care of. What a darling little man. I understand what you mean about grabbing the car seat and sending them away. I too am guilty as charged. ;-)

  5. dear kar,
    wonderful work......i love the knitting blanket from em,great colours!!!!!
    but the fabric quilt is a dream!
    sweet little man!!!!
    i hope you have nice weather,here in germany we have rain,rain....it's not typical for august.
    love regina

  6. Oh what a sweet little guy. I would be in heaven having him as company. :0) So glad your ac is going. I know how wonderful that must be. :0) And what a gorgeous blanket!!! I love it!!

  7. Emma's blanket it gorgeous!! She is so talented. If she doesn't win first place at the fair I will be shocked! Love your quilt too! Also LOVED your granny square blanket! Your little grandbaby is just adorable! I'm so glad that you are having so much fun with him. That is what being a grandparent is ALL about! Hope when things slow down a bit we can get together and do some crafting. Maybe sometime in September we can plan something.

  8. I'm with you....I can't stand the heat. It makes me one cranky mother. My, you quilters have been productive. And that baby. I can see why you're in love.