Thursday, July 18, 2013

Busy few days

I cleaned house and organized all last week because my future daughter in law was coming.  Well, she arrived Saturday morning.  It was a whirlwind visit.  We all went to a birthday party on Saturday evening (Happy Birthday Victor! and no, not the new treadle).  On Sunday was church, then 10 people for lunch at Red Robin.  That took most of the afternoon.  A youth choir came to our church that evening (great concert) and we were NOT scheduled to keep any of the teens this time.  Well,  guess what???  We kept 5 girls overnight. My living room was full of luggage (took 2 vehicles to get the luggage home, and I have a 7 passenger vehicle).

just some of the luggage from 5 girls
All 5 girls slept in the family room.

4 on the floor, 1 on the couch
Up early for breakfast Monday morning, then back to the church with the girls.  They were fun!  Did I mention that we'd already taken 6 sleeping bags, 3 cots and 9 pillows to the church for the youth that stayed there?  Thank goodness hubby and sons have lots of camp mats, too. 

On Tuesday, I went to the Quilts of Valor sew-in in Yorkville.

some of the ladies stitching, more that you can't see, too

Marilyn's blocks

measuring tops for backings

some completed quilts that were dropped off
Tuesday evening, we had 16 people in our backyard, eating lemongrass chicken kabobs.  Almost 15 pounds of chicken.  Yum!  Everyone helped, so, I got to enjoy the evening, too. 

On Wednesday, I got caught up on the computer.  It was a great way to relax.  Connor and Krystal headed out to Missouri before getting to Oklahoma.

the lovebirds
I only remembered to pick up the camera this one time.  Oops!  We were just having too much fun to remember to take pictures. 

Today (Thursday) was my regular sew-in day.  I also stopped at a few garage sales before and after sew-in.  I'll show my big 'score' in the next post.  Yep, you have to wait!  It deserves it's own post. 

Tonight is quilt guild.  Friday and Saturday, I work the Quilts of Valor booth at the Batavia quilt show.  I'll get lots of pictures of the quilts.  I think I get to breathe a couple of days next week.  We'll see.


  1. Oh my!! Well, you are a gracious host in all you do.

  2. Whew! You are one busy lady! So glad all went well this past week for you. Now you have a clean house and can just concentrate on sewing....maybe! Have a great weekend - maybe this heat will break. ~Jeanne

  3. My goodness, what a busy lady you are. Glad you are having fun!

  4. I guess you can't leave them stay out in the street! You just miss the old days of sleep overs. Hope you get a few moments to yourself this weekend... after the quilt shows.

  5. What a busy, busy week. Hope the fun surpasses the work!

  6. I guess you have a good excuse for not picking up the camera ... well, one that works for me!

  7. Well my goodness, you've been BUSY!!! Sounds like lots of good things going on and a great time being had by all :*)

  8. Ooooh! I cannot wait to see the big score! And it sounds like you have been busy having fun! Congrats to your son and his soon-to-be-wife!

  9. So, WHY did you clean???? ;) Looks like they just came and messed it all up again! LOL! Looks like you had wonderful fun. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  10. Wow, I'm exhausted just reading what you've done, LOL. It's sounds like it was all fun and wonderful, breathing can wait.

  11. Sounds like a wonderful and exhausting weekend.

  12. Your sleepover looks like fun!!!
    We've hosted billets too, and it's always a blast.


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