Sunday, August 10, 2014

Slow stitching Sunday....

It is Sunday again and the last week before the kids head back to school (not that I am counting down the 7 days until the boy goes back and 8 for Emily! Stagger start for kindergarten so she goes on Tuesday and then full time for both next Thursday). A perfect time to sit back, relax and reflect on the last week. It was a little laid back this week with lots of time at the house, a play date on Thursday morning, bowling for the kids on Friday and then a nice afternoon visit with my 13 year old niece, Sarah. She is down in Florida with a friend this week and got a chance to be dropped off to see our house and the kids while her friend and her Mom got some Mom and daughter time together.

While the kids were with Grandma shopping on Wednesday I got to prep my appliqué block for the Century Quilt.  Everything is all prepped and I will be stitching down the vines tonight after we tuck two kids into bed. This is the September block from the BOM and I love the blue flower. I have two of the last appliqué block kits... so if it goes well one will be in the quilt and one will be made into a little pillow to go with the quilt.

Tomorrow will be an early one -  I get to go to work at the store and it is the start of waking the kids up at 6:30 so they can get used to that early breakfast and being ready to head out the door for school for 7:20. School starts for them at 7:45 - they have to be in their seats in their classrooms at that time. I have a feeling it is going to be a long week getting them prepped for the early wake up time.

Off to check on my dinner - shake and bake chicken with au gratin potato's and a mixed veggie. Maybe a salad on the side if I get this posted and have time to spin the lettuce.

Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other slow stitching is being worked on today.


  1. Oh my dreaded back to school season. I remember those days. That blue in that quilt is gorgeous looking forward to your block

  2. i think this summer has gone by way too fast. Hasn't been super hot here so it still seems like May/June! Good luck with the early mornings.... ~Jeanne

  3. Getting everyone ready for early to bed and early to rise is no easy task. You are smart to start early. Transitions are hard on everyone. Wishing for a great back to school for you all. Imagine the free time you will have during the day!

  4. I'll be watching to see this applique block...I love blue, so blue flowers seem wonderful to me.
    Enjoy your alone time with the kiddos back to school!

  5. Wise decision to start the getting up early ... hopefully by the time school starts, your morning routines will be down pat. Hope you got in some stitching after the kiddos got to bed.

  6. I can feel your excitement about the kids going back to school all the way from here ;)

  7. Good luck getting the kids acclimated to their new schedule!

  8. What an early start to school. Our kids start back in September. Oh well, you will have more time for slow stitching!