I flunked out big time with the baby quilt. I have admitted defeat. Dear Hubby agrees that it is a lost cause. I like the patchwork and I love the blind stitch binding, but I think I will forget the whole quilting thing for awhile. I put it all away in a drawer and made a beautiful apron for Lynne's birthday. That was fun.
It was dark with rain today. No light for sewing, no desire to continue quilting the behemoth either! Man, I am such a rookie. The Odyssey sat useless as well with a dead battery. Maybe now the kids will stop turning their lights on... No need to water this week, though, and for that I am very grateful!
Well, up until yesterday, Florida was a sure thing. Today the orders came out and we are going to D.C., again. Keesler Dude decided last minute to take FL instead of the Academy. Really want to dislike that guy. Anyway, Scott and I are flying up to Maryland to find a home next weekend instead of driving the family to Phoenix for Easter vacation. Mom and Dad are flying here to take care of the kids for us. Only incredible grandparents would do this, they are that wonderful! The kids are disappointed about Phoenix, excited about Grandma and Grandpa coming, Sad about Florida and thrilled about D.C. I was heart-broken about Florida. I was pretty steamed as well. It didn't last long, there is just too much to do. I'm so grateful that God changed our hearts about Germany! It really would have been a blow to know we were off to Germany and then have it come crashing down last night when the civilian FINALLY decided he did want the assignment. Seriously, who needs this much drama! There is a lot to look forward to in D.C. I'm looking forward to finding a house and FOUR days alone with my hubby, what will that be like??? Baby number six? Bite your tongue!
I have the quilt top finished and tonight I will baste the behemoth. That will leave Wednesday and Thursday to quilt it, Friday and Saturday to bind it. I'm not looking forward to basting, but I'm pretty excited to bind it. I love that blind stitch! I'm actually a bit giddy in anticipation!
I finally bought the fabric for the windows. Man, decorating fabric is pricey. I hope I do it justice!
And since I already have more than I need on my plate of things to accomplish before we leave for Phoenix, I bought fabric to make the kids Easter baskets! Oops, I just remembered that I have fabric to make three skirts for the girls and an apron and potholders for Mom's birthday. Good thing I thrive on deadlines!
Abby found this "Dora the Explorer" fabric when we were at Hobby Lobby and she just had to have it! She is so my girl! And she knows what she wants... a Dora purse. Sure, I can swing that, right. I've been sewing for a couple of months, I'll just whip out a purse! Well, it's just a modified tote, but it only took half an hour and she is happy, happy, happy! Good mama moment. On to more pressing issues, I am determined to make a baby quilt, even if it turns out so hideous that I never gift it at all! I bought all the fabric and cut out the squares for the ragged square quilt. I hope to give it to Stacia this Sunday before we leave town. Can I possibly finish my first "complete" quilt in one week? Sure hope so!!
I so enjoy keeping up with some of the amazing blogs I've found! Why can't I discipline myself to something like that? Am I so bored that there is nothing to say? It's harder than I thought to keep up with the day to day, but I really enjoyed doing it in January. Food for thought...
It's been so long since I could post anything. I have been nearly completely consumed with curriculum! It is most likely at this point, although there is still a small chance that it won't go through at the last moment, that we are off to Germany July 1st. Since it will take so long for our shipment to arrive and I don't have any idea how easy it might be to order our curriculum from there, I have been working every spare moment to put together and order our entire next year so that I can take it with us. Finally, I am done! So here's the line-up:
ALL ABOUT SPELLING 1/2 AND WORDLY WISE 2 (NOW), AAS 3/4 AND WW3 (NEXT)
HWT 3 (NOW), HWT 4 AND WWE 1 (NEXT)
SAXON 2 (NOW), SINGAPORE 2 AND SAXON 3 (NEXT)
READING ALOUD (NOW), ALL ABOUT SPELLING 1/2 AND BJU READING 3 (NEXT)
READING LESSON (NOW), YOUNG READERS BIBLE (NEXT)
RIGHT START MATH A (NOW), SAXON 1 AND SINGAPORE 1 (NEXT)
HWT K (FALL), HWT 1 AND 2 (NEXT)
DEL 1-4 & CLICK-N-READ (NOW)
SOTW 2 (NOW), SOTW 3 AND AMERICAN HISTORY (NEXT)
LET'S READ & FIND OUT READERS
MPH SCIENCE 3
HOME SCIENCE ADVENTURES (BIRDS, MAGNETS AND ASTRONOMY)
I have bought a huge number of American history books to take with us and so I still have some planning to do with those. I am really looking forward to these studies. There are so many excellent books available for their level! I have also bought three boxes full of chapter books to take with us for these voracious readers we are raising. It's going to be like Christmas when we open these boxes in our new home! I am so grateful that we had the funds available to purchase everything we needed and wanted. It is a blessing indeed to have it all on-hand and ready to go. And if we end up state-side after all, I can really enjoy my summer break!