Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I mailed my Dad’s Father’s Day gift today. I went and bought the gift yesterday, and then I went to the Hallmark store to get wrapping paper, a bow and a card. I got home and realized I did something really dumb. I bought a birthday card, birthday wrapping paper and a bow that says happy birthday. I don’t know where my mind was. So I put up the birthday stuff and went back today and bought Father’s day trimmings. We’re not going to say my mind was empty (kind of seems like it!!!) We’ll just say it was too full to keep track of everything!

Don went back to shift work for a while. He’s working 12-hour nights right now. He’s really missing Eric. He needs to get busy. He has way too much time on his hands to think about him being so far away. With Eric in France, it gives Chelsey and I some time together—just girls. Tonight night we rented a major chick flick, and got Chinese take out. The rule is: When Dad’s not eating with us you MUST eat with chopsticks. It makes for lots of good laughs.

Chelsey’s really into photography and scrapbooking, so we share the sewing/scrapbooking room in the basement. We’ll say it’s a 50/50 split, but I think it’s more 63/35 in her favor. So we stayed up late and played while listening to old music, I’ve got her hooked on the group Chicago right now. Here’s the fabric I’m working on.

The piece with the ribbon was ordered a year ago. It was part a ‘good intention’ to make my Mother-in-law a fall table runner. As you can see, it didn’t happen. But we’re going to give it another shot this year. Her kitchen is navy so I think the dark blue will bring it all together. We’ll keep you posted.

I want to get all of the machine work done so I can do the handwork sitting outside enjoying summer. Summers are so short, you want to spend every minute outside you can.

1. Chelsey –definitely a light in my life.
2. Chinese takeout – where would we be without it???
3. Chopsticks - they make us appreciate forks.
4. Rain watering my garden for me.


Laura said...

I love spending time with my daughter, we joke that some nights we feel just like "The Gilmore Girls". I am glad that you and Chelsey enjoy each other. It is so hard in todays world to have close relationships with your teenagers.

Finn said...

Great fabrics Melanie! I think it will make a great table runner. And 3 cheers for the Mom/daughter time together...can't be purchased at any price..*VBS*

Fiona said...

Lovely colours - sounds like you had a really good night with just the two of you.

Judy said...

I know this is an old post and you might not see the comment, but I bought that same pumpkin fabric just a few weeks ago and LOVE it. The blue makes the whole thing wonderfully perfect and unusual!!