Saturday, March 14, 2020

RSC Saturday

I think I am nearly ready to be at home for a while. I plan to pop to Lowes this morning and pick up some garden stuff - seeds, moo doo, lettuce already started.... just in case for the guinea and an herb or two like cilantro, chives and basil to supplement my rosemary, thyme, and parsley. Some flowers for the front bed and I'll also grab those little shelf plugs that hold up the shelves in the kitchen cabinets.. since I had a shelf drop last week and keep forgetting to get them! I need a corned beef too - so I'll try Aldi or Walmart on the way home. I did pick up a butterflied lamb leg on the boys request.... just need to figure out how to cook the thing now!

That should keep the kids busy for a little bit and outside in the fresh air. We are fortunate and have 1.25 acres of land and a huge fenced in back yard with some wooded area. They get pool cleaning duty as well and I'll adjust the chemicals and shock it so they can swim the next 2 weeks they are off school. Both found an online app to learn a language and both chose french! Personally I would have done Spanish but whatever. Keeping the mind sharp. I see lots more board games (Thursday night is game night in our house), puzzles, books, shooting hoops and weeding in our future. I still get to work but I am remote so that works out fine. Greg is still working at Publix but as they are closing earlier his hours shifted and he'll be home for kids bedtime for a while since they are closing at 8PM instead of 10PM.

Now... I admit I am fully stocked in fabrics, thread, yarns and crochet hooks and knitting needles... and cross stitch and embroidery. Priorities you know!
Quick Mom, snap the photo so I can use these as a bed!

I quickly went in this morning to see what teals I had. Since it is a shade of blue/green I have a LOT! I was able to cut some 2.5 inch squares and made these 2 16 patches to go along with this block collection.

I'm sure there will be lots of teal to show off next Saturday..... sewing is relaxing and great therapy during these taxing times. Linking up with the other RSC Sewers on this beautiful Saturday in Florida.


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

after saying I wasn't going to run out anymore I decided to make a last run to the stores today and a walk at the trail even though it is misty out and chilly in the high 40's. From now on my walks will be outside instead of at the fitness center exercising. Big open spaces at the trails or here at home - country life now has its pluses.
sounds like the kids will be occupied so that is good for you.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have some great ideas for keeping your kids busy, and learning, Deb! I suspect that pool is going to really get some use. Your 16 patches are so pretty - they make me want to go and sew some!

Kathy S. said...

Love your priority list. You've got it down for sure.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looking forward to more of your de-stress sewing in TEAL!!

Cathy said...

I hope you all have fun and stay safe during your forced vacation. It rather feels nice not to have lots of commitments for awhile. Still, it’s a bit scary, too. Xo

gayle said...

Enjoy your family time! Sounds like you've got plans well in hand!

scraphappy said...

Stay safe and have fun with your extra spring break time. Lots of projects to keep everyone busy for a while.