Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's Sunday.....

And I'm happy to say I survived girl scout camp this weekend (Friday and Saturday night) with 7 of my troop girls - aged 6-8. Big... deep... breath. They were great and had a wonderful time despite the unusually cold Florida weather (low 40's the first night and 50's the second) They were disappointed I nixed the pool time - hey they were still in 3 layers of clothing and 2 girls had ice cold hands! Instead we searched for letter boxes and hiked in the woods finding interesting plants, bugs and tree shapes....earning me 23,000+ steps yesterday on my fitbit!  That is a first for me.

Today.... I unloaded the truck and made Emily and I omelettes and hash browns for lunch with a big cup of coffee... my first for the day!

Time for a shower since I didn't at camp... way too cold for me! Then I think I'll throw in some laundry and  grab a needle and thread and work on something while becoming reacquainted with my recliner this afternoon. Emily will nap I am sure (something about the fire alarm going off in the room next door at 6AM this morning.... and the girls above us running and jumping until 11:30 + both nights....).

So many decisions for hand work.... I will load the backing onto the quilt frame and get that set for hand quilting. The top is already pinned to the leaders. Now that camp is done.. I am ready to tackle quilting on a frame! My trip around the world quilt is patiently waiting for some loving stitches to be added.

I'm going to finally pop my red dresden onto a batting and backing and place in my hoop for hand quilting.


I have some embroidery work to do to make my mice come alive... then need to prep a few more to work on.

Another red ... I did get 2 maroon 16 patch blocks sewn up Friday for the RSC Challenge this week.


I also did a little hand work last week and got this block from the 1857 album quilt finished... I need to prep more of these to work on too!


Linking up today with the RSC Challenge and Slow Stitching Sunday. Please excuse me, while I sit and relax with my feet up for the rest of the day!

15 comments:

  1. Happy to hear that you got to some RED sewing for the RSC... in spite of the busy week you had!!

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  2. Great set of blocks you got done in your busy week.

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  3. Sounds like quite a weekend you've had...you deserve some R&R for sure--love that red Dresden...hugs, Julierose

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  4. All your projects are great!

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  5. Glad camp went well - does sound cold! Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy - I'd probably snooze when I hit the recliner. ~Jeanne

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  6. Yes... put your feet up and relax with some hand stitching (although I can't wait to see how this frame is going to work for hand quilting!)

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  7. I think you need a drink while your feet are up too! :) Hot chocolate OR booze...:)

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  8. You certainly got lots done

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  9. Certainly sounds like you earned a few days sitting and stitching!

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  10. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. As a child, camping with my fellow brownies/guides was always a highlight; I'm sure the girls will remember this camping trip for years to come.

    You have such lovely projects to work on and stitching really is the best way to recover and recoup. I hope your next few days are relaxing.

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  11. Oh, my - you really deserve some feet-up time! You've had a busy week!

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  12. Wow! That's quite a weekend you had there. I'm exhausted just reading about it. You always have lovely projects to show and tell.

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  13. Yikes! You had quite a weekend! I'm sure you are making such an important positive impact on the girl's lives! I hope you enjoyed your slow stitching!

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  14. You earned your relaxation. I remember camp with young Girl Scouts :) Fun times but exhausting too! Letter boxing is a great activity. Did you find any interesting ones? I hope you enjoyed your slow stitching time. How is the quilting frame working out?

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  15. After time with the Girl Scouts - I agree hot coffee/chocolate and feet up would be great - even some hand stitching is relaxing!

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