First of all I hope everyone had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend. We were super busy.
Saturday we took the kids because the youngest daughter and her SO were working. The oldest boy was in trouble so he was supposed to work at pulling weeds. I figure after about 6 hours of work he maybe accomplished about 1 hour of actual work. He still owes grandma about 4 more hours of work for his punishment. DH took the daughter's minivan and put 4 new tires on it, mounting and balance, and also a new spare tire. Then while the kids were playing, DH tilled the garden, and the kids all helped spread cow manure. We told them what it was, but they did not believe us.
Sunday DH and I planted the tomatoes, then ran to the nursery to purchase some zucchini, yellow squash, poblano peppers, some hot hungarian (there were no jalepenos) and a ghost pepper, the nursery was pretty well picked over when it came to veggies. I did get a couple of herbs, and a few flowers to make a pot for the porch.
|My poor little tomatoes staked with a skewer and gardening ties.|
|DH squash with their straw mulch.|
|driving tractors (for pretend)|
|Hiding in the bucket|
|Here are two out, the other one is on the other side of the room. Even the dog was passed out!|
Tuesday morning I had to wake Finn up so we could take his brother to the bus stop, and do some errands. We got lucky and found some 1 gallon tomatoes on sale for $1.99 so I got some slicing tomatoes, since we just planted Romas. My days are very long watching the kids, I usually do not get home until well past 8pm. So Finn and I did the grocery shopping for my house, went to the park, had lunch out, and got home with plenty of time to spare for a nap.
|My big tomatoes|
Wednesday on the way to watch the kids my emergency brake light came on. I pulled to the side of the freeway and called DH. He asked me if my brake pedal was soft. It wasn't so he told me maybe my emergency brake needed to be fixed, but by the time I got close to the kid's house if I had to brake hard, it was going all the way to the floor. Somehow I had broken a brake line. DH took a half day of vacation and came to retrieve my SUV to fix it. On the way he stopped at a local farm stand and he was thrilled to find 8 cauliflower plants, which he promptly purchased. And planted when he got home.
|A couple of DH Cauliflower plants|
I do not get a whole lot of time for sewing or even being on the internet. I also end up coming close to my maximum data usage...so then DH is frowning at me. I finally remembered to ask the daughter for her password so I can use her Wifi on my phone when I am watching the kids.
I finally figured out my tension problem and have been working on my quilting. I still have a needle skip for 3-4 stitches occasionally but not enough to take all the stitching out and mess with the machine tension.
|Restart after changing bobbins|
I finished the letter 'V' in the redwork words of wisdom.
I have sewn some hexies,and some yoyos. I think I need to figure out a pattern for my hexie flowers, and my yoyos. I am running out of hexie mylar templates, so they are going to need to either start to go together, or I am going to have to puchase more templates since you leave them in until you are ready to put them all together.
|A couple of partial flowers.|
|Hexies ready to be made into a flower|
|My tiny yoyos|
I had to restart my owl stocking cuff. Somewhere I got really far off, not too sure where, and I cannot seem to figure out where to take out. :( Also I had put my water bottle in the bag with the piece and the pattern and it bled on my piece. I was afraid it would not come out so I started again. I since then have put my pattern in a plastic sleeve to protect it.
I am really enjoying babysitting the kids. I am sure there are days they are not thrilled with me, but the time sure seems to be flying by. Recently there was a news story that grandparents that watch their grandchildren have a smaller likelihood of developing dementia, and have better memory and cognition. I guess that is a good thing right?
Does time seem to creep upon you too?