Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Today was the first day of Chelsey’s Junior year in high school.
She’s pretty much self-sufficient, but I was home for the picture taking. I can’t wait to hear how the day went. She’s doing an internship at the daily newspaper in town. She’ll even have a column. We’ll keep you posted.

Eric made it back home. I’m a lot more relaxed now, and I know he’ll be fine. He had a test today and called giving me sass about how easy it was---Chemistry. I don’t think so. I said we’d talk when the grades come out.

I pretty much stayed on top of the housework all weekend, so after 9:00am Labor Day when Eric left, I headed for the sewing room . I have this scrap basket.
From this basket I found the pieces to make several postcards. You can’t even tell I touched the basket. .
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I swear scraps multiply in it. I’m not taking credit for any ideas. Fiona, and Prairie Quilter gave me ideas and all kinds of help. They still have threads on them but I couldn’t wait to post them.
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I ran out of the Timtex that goes in the middle, but I have these completed and the fabric ordered..
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I can’t believe how much fun I had. We still ran Ransom every day, biked some and I got 3 miles indoors on the elliptical machine. I know I can’t eat ridiculously, but for me with a family and working it’s really hard dieting—so I have to rely on exercise to keep the weight down.

I’m trying to decide what the next project will be—AFTER I clean up the mess from this one.

Gratitudes:
1. Beautiful weather for the past 5 days
2. Vacuum Cleaners
3. Bubble Bath
4. A new watch band.

10 comments:

Tazzie said...

I love all the postcards! You've been so busy! I really need to take a leaf from your book and do more exercise, I know it would help with weight. You're an inspiration, I'm such a lazy bones!
*hugs*
Taz

Libby said...

Love the 'First Day of School' How nice to have a happy, willing subject *s* A very nice collection of postcards - I'm seeing more and more of them ... becoming more and more intrigued - looks like you had a very fun and productive day of sewing.

Bonnie said...

You got all those postcards done? Wow! Good job. They are so cute. Are you going to mail them out?

Linda_J said...

Looks like you are having a good time with the postcards. Pretty girl, your daughter. It also sounds like you had a good time with your son while he was home too.

My neighbors have an apple tree and I am half tempted to ask if I can have some of them since I don't think they ever pick any. Makes some applesauce or applebutter in the crockpot---yummy!

Mary said...

I've seen some really cute postcards recently and have been tempted to try some - these are great.

Norma said...

I love your post cards. Have you actually mailed some through the post office yet? If so, how did that go? Did they arrive safely?

Hedgehog said...

Your postcards are adorable! I've never made any, but I might have to try.

Fiona said...

Ooh, those postcards are adorable - and you came up with so many different ideas for the design. Did you use the stamp on the backs?

Clare said...

Love the apples - uneaten and eaten - and the ice cream cones.

Truly lovely cards.

Clare

Cynthia said...

your postcards are lovely. I like the fabrics you used in them.