Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday....

The first week of school is in the books. Both kids have new to the school teachers that they love. Each has 2 teachers this year - one does math and science and the other does language arts and social studies. Aidan was also offered a 5th grade safety patrol position for the first semester ... something he has wanted since 1st grade! He is on cloud nine and got his belt on Friday for it!



Aidan's rose out by the shed is in bloom.

Greg was off work yesterday so was able to go to Emily's riding lesson. Huge smile on her face as she walked Stella from one area to another without the lead on. She even got to bring her outside for a walk along the property in full control with her trainer by her side. We'll let her drop gymnastics and continue with horses.... which gets her down to 2 things. Homework starts next week at school... oh sorry, they are calling it PAS - practice and additional support work... since they stopped homework last year and saw the consequences. No mention of this publicly of course.....

Last night was cooking club - we made some great food, laughed and chatted and generally had a great time. Emily went with me and played with my co-leaders girls while I cooked and chatted.

As for sewing.... Just some hand work for me this week. A little progress on Ari's baby hearts quilt. 15 of 63 blocks quilted.



Almost done 2 rows of green tumblers while at gymnastics and car line. This will make 10 of 16 rows done. Just 2 to add to that last row.

As for orange....
My third squared away block.

I changed where the background was in each of them and really liked to see how different they all look. I'm not sure which is my favorite!


Grandma turns 75 on Monday.... so she requested a meal out tonight with family. We switched days with Grandpa - he'll come visit tomorrow instead of today - and the kids will go to Grandma today and then Greg and I will go over for dinner out and retrieve the kids.

Busy weekend (cause I leave things for the last minute!) - prep for first girl scout meeting this year on Monday, prep for a recruiting table I am doing next Saturday, working a few hours - making up for that Weeki Watchi day and a couple of deadlines at work coming up.  Maybe tackle hacking back a few more bushes  before it hits feels like 100+ and the normal picking up the house ...... oh, and figuring out kid care for a week next month while I am away on business. Sigh.. it never ends. I see some relaxing hand stitching in the evenings this weekend ......

Linking up Saturday with the RSC Challenge, Sunday with Slow Sunday Stitching and Oh Scrap.

21 comments:

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

no homework huh - what will they come up with next! glad to hear Emily is continuing the with the riding lessons - it had sounded like she really enjoyed it so always nice to go with what the kids really like if it is possible.
The hearts are looking great.

SusanfromKentucky said...

Love Ari's Hearts quilt and love the new oranges blocks! Going to be so pretty! Get some rest!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The heart quilt is so colorful and fun - makes me want to make something similar! Liking your orange Squared Away blocks, too. Enjoy your weekend!

Mari said...

Your Squared Away blocks look great! The hearts, too. I'm not turning 75, but I'll take dinner out any time!

Sandra Walker said...

Isn't it amazing and so intriguing how switching out colours gives a whole new look to a block! Ah the days of kids and activities and homework...doesn't seem that long ago. :-) Glad you have stitching to keep you centred. You are a no-reply blogger so thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind words on the Plus quilt for Modern Patchwork!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Happy Birthday to Gramma!! Looks like you had fun with your ORANGE scraps. LOVE that you switched things up in each block!

Wendy F said...

Love your heart quilt! Multi-color is always one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

maggie fellow said...

your projects look great and it is such a busy time for you

Jayne said...

You have a very busy life!! Your heart quilt is wonderful! I love all the colors!

gayle said...

Busy busy! You get a remarkable amount of sewing done in all the hubbub.
I love the three different looks you got with the orange blocks! That's what pulled me into this sampler - so many possibilities built into that simple 5x5 grid.

Quilter Kathy said...

You NEED hand stitching in your life with so much activity going on!
Love your orange blocks and how you changed the light/darks.
Enjoy your slow stitching today!

Julierose said...

Back to school the 27th here; my grandson will be back for his soph year at UCONN and the other 3 of my daughter's to high school, My son's two little girls will both be in school this year: Fiona in 1st grade and Willa in Kindergarten...and so, all my grands are out of babyhood..time surely flies...hope your dinner was excellent...hugs, Julierose

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am surprised you find time to sew! I love the little heart quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

PaulaB quilts said...

The hearts are really charming and the tumbler rows are fun. What will you do with them? School time may be more work for parents than vacation. Hang in there!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh your so busy, so glad those days are over for me. I would be winded! I am amazed you found some time to make some progress. Thats a bit funny about homework, I guess renaming it makes all the difference. LOL

Denise :) said...

Aidans' rose is a beauty! The tumblers are a fun shape, I really enjoy stitching those! Have a happy week! :)

CathieJ said...

School doesn't start for me for another two weeks. There are some school districts nearby that are stopping homework also. I think it is such a mistake. For goodness sake, I even assign homework to my college students and I collect and grade it. I find that the learning is more complete when I do so. There are no reasons to fail my exams if you are successfully completing the homework. Your heart quilt is looking great and I love those blocks.

Bonnie said...

Love how you played with the placement of the colors. Busy days ahead for you. Hope you can throw in a bit of stitching time too.

Faye said...

Your hearts quilt is very cute!

Design Originals by KC said...

Wow Deb! I haven't been hanging out in blogland much lately and after reading this post realize I haven't been here in AGES!!! So happy I stopped in ... I love all this quilty progress and I am sorry instead of homework they call it PAS?? lol Too funny ... glad you son got safety patrol... I did that in 5th grade too! Loved wearing my belt too :D And your dd is riding a horse now with no lead!!! And dad got to see!!! Awesome :) Thanks for so much updating in one post... I would love a cooking class too... my honey is teaching me when I am up for learning something new! lol Kathi

Kate said...

It's a mixed bag when the kids get back into school. Everything starts back up, so having handwork for the car is a life saver. Love your colorful heart quilt, it's gorgeous. Happy stitching this week!