So, I've been kind of absent from the blogging world lately! I have lots to chatter about, just not enough time (or I'm not organized enough) to sit down and post about it. :) But it's high time to write something, and since I'm sitting up late tonight waiting for our friends to come back from Boston and claim their sleeping 3 year old from our couch . . . what better, uninterrupted time to blog?! :) (By the way, they didn't ask me to stay up . . . they said we could just go ahead and go to bed . . . but I just want to make sure the little guy doesn't fall off the couch or anything! :) And plus, I haven't pulled an all-nighter--or at least, a late-nighter--for a very long time, so it's kinda fun for a change!)
Let's see, what's been going on around here? Well, our baby birds haven't hatched yet . . . I think that if they're actually going to hatch, it should happen sometime this weekend. It'll be two weeks tomorrow that the first egg showed up in the nest. The mama birdie has been quite faithful to stay on the nest, except when some of us come out on the deck and startle her, so hopefully the eggs have stayed warm enough. I'll keep you posted (with pics, of course) if anything happens!
Last Saturday we went to a graduation party for our friends' twin daughters. So much fun! The highlight for the kiddos was catching frogs and toads in their pond. Here's Sam with a toad:My sewing spree last week went pretty well, although as usual, I had bigger ambitions than I actually had time to accomplish. I completed these two aprons (grad. presents for the twins) and have almost finished the third (which will be just like the blue one pictured here). Hopefully next week I can tackle some of the other projects that are on my list! I decided to make these reversible, and was pleased with how they turned out. I definitely have to make one from this pattern for myself, after I'm done making them for gifts! :)I found out today that our Walmart is going to be getting rid of all their fabric within the next 5 weeks. Major bummer! I knew this was coming, but wasn't sure just when. At least they're marking everything down--hopefully I can pick up some great bargains during the last 2 weeks, when everything is down to 75% off! But it's going to be sad to have to drive 1/2 an hour to buy fabric now. :( I've been spoiled for the past 7-ish years that we've had Walmart here!
I realized that I completely forgot to post pictures of the garage Jim (and a few helpers!) finished a few weeks back. Here it is (framed):
And again (completed):The owner will be installing a garage door (or maybe has already), but this was how it looked when Jim was done with it. I think he did a great job! If you think of us, pray that more work comes along quickly! He has a few little projects to do, but still nothing big yet.
And I suppose . . . since it's almost 1 am and I'm not thinking very coherently anymore . . . I will save the rest of my chatter for another day! :) Hope you're all having a wonderful week!!