Sunday, April 24, 2016


We survived the first night of Guinea Pig Ownership! We got two new additions to the family yesterday after heading to the Appleton Museum to see Emily's art working hanging in the Youth display.  Her art teacher selected about 12 pieces from the 800+ students in K-5 at her school. Quite an honor! We enjoyed the museum - Aidan was fascinated with the Japanese little figures and Emily loved all the horses, animals and vases. She was intrigued with the Buddha statues... and wondered why none were female!
Emily's drawing

Emily and her drawing at the top left.

The stop at PetSmart with Papa Andy and Grandma H on the way home was interesting. They had the same 3 there as on Thursday. Our store only has male guinea pigs. Emily has the brown and white one she named Flower. Aidan selected the brown and black one and named him Jimmy Jr. We were not sure where he got the name and he finally said it was after his great Uncle Jim who sings songs with his guitar for them and makes youtube video's. He sends the links to their Grandma (his sister) to share with the kids. He made them each a CD for Christmas of his songs. Pretty lucky kids!

With the exception of our girl scout troop bowling for a couple of hours this afternoon it should be a nice relaxing day. The kids will probably be sitting in front of the cage for most of the day =)

Gives me plenty of time for some hand work while they are occupied. I need to prep the next round for the Trip quilt as I finished up the red/orange round on Friday. I'm thinking a black to transition and tone it down a bit.

I also have my 1857 border blocks. One corner is completed and two more are prepped with their back basting and ready to trim and turn for appliqué.

I also started knitting a dish cloth. I was pulling out a few rows last night when my arm started acting weird. A pain where I had a fracture in 7th grade on my right forearm and then it would force itself down. Probably a muscle twitch which has gone away. Hopefully it does not start back up again when I pick that up tonight.

Linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for the Slow Stitching Sunday link party. Head on over and check out the slow, relaxing stitching happening all over the world today.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah Emily looks so happy and proud by her drawing and the pigs sound fun. You've really been making progress on both of these projects !!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Way to go, Em!! AWESOME sheep picture!!

PaintedThread said...

Your guinea pigs are cute! I was invited to come to your blog and check them out by one of your blog readers.

Your quilt looks great, too.

Jeanne said...

Love your Trip quilt!