Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday...

It has been a busy last couple of days! Perfect time to relax today with a nice walk before the storms roll in (right after I post this!) and then a day of sewing and 'me time'! The kids are on their way to Grandma's for the day - the first time in a month since Papa Andy fell and broke a few ribs. He is home and doing much better.

Friday - a busy day. I had lunch with Ms. Emily at school - a little late for her special birthday lunch. Then the afternoon was a drum initial lesson for 15 minutes - which she loved! Then it was off to..... her one request for her birthday - ride a horse! I found a groupon with another Mom's help for 5 private lessons for 30 minutes each.... for around $70! Nice. Emily absolutely loved it.
Emily and Liz

Emily and Belle - her ride for the lesson.

Saturday I helped out at a girl scout recruitment booth at a festival. It was a bust - a wee bit high price to get in but we had a nice shady spot under a tree and it was bearable until mid afternoon. I got a few patches hand sewn onto Emily's brownie vest and we got the rest of our year planned. Seems the kids were in the pool while I was away as it was around 87 degrees outside.



Today - looks like a rainy afternoon as the cold front goes through Florida.... so I'm off to take my walk and then will find my way to the sewing room and work on the graduation quilt parts. This afternoon or evening I expect to add some more badges onto Emily's vest.... and add more stitches into the pink dresden plate. Three blades to go then I can start the cross hatching. Just brown, dark blue and maroon to go on these!

Linking up with the other Slow Sunday Stitchers. Remember to take some time to do something for you today! A sunset photo from a walk a couple of nights ago.







7 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I bet the horse lessons were a hit- that would be such fun I think.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Emily looks soo happy with the horse!! thanks for finding a coupon for her to be able to take lessons!! When I was in high school I wanted a pony sooo bad--I got a stubborn donkey instead!
enjoy--(and waiting her on this coast for the storm also--)di

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

In the 1980's thru 1992 I had horses - I loved my mare - she was so special - I could do barrels and she was good at heading and heeling! She was fast! But I would love to have all the money I spent on her and her 2 colts back in 1992! But such a dream come true as I have always loved horses. We had great times on Trail Rides. Especially the ones from Larado Texas to the San Antonio Rodeo! Great Great memories!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah she looks absolutely thrilled to be on that horse! :)

We are to have storms and heavy rains here in PA as well...

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

My son (now almost 32) still talks about his riding lessons at that age. Best Birthday gift EVER. I just wish it wasn't so expensive to stable a horse, because I'd love to have a horse and buggy again. (I can't ride except side saddle due to a pelvic birth defect, but when I was little, I learned to drive a pony cart and later a carriage horse. So much fun.)

Donna M said...

I am really enjoying your Dresdens. Wish I had made mine as a QAYG.

cocoya said...

My goodness you have been busy! Love the mittens and your hexagon flowers are just lovely.
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