Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The week is just getting away. We went to Green Bay/Appleton last weekend. We purchased the new faucet for the bathroom makeover. I got a birthday outfit and this quilt fabric. I have no clue what I’m going to make.
I just knew it looked like spring and was destined to come home with me.

I love the time change and we’re getting just about 12 hours of daylight a day. Chelsey had a field trip yesterday so she left for school at a quarter to six. I finished getting ready and was about to put Ransom out. It was dark and 12 degrees—he looked at me like I was crazy, so I just left him inside. Hey, I wouldn’t want to go out then either. By the time I got home I was beat and while it’s warmer (30’s), the wind is up. I did some laundry, cooked supper, started the pellet stove; I clearly wasn’t taking Ransom for a run. I got the kitchen cleaned up and went downstairs. I stitched up beanbags for my kids to make in Sunday school this week.
I press my luck with my Sunday school helpers about once a year and they get to finish hand-stitching them while I tell the bible story. Chelsey’s real good about coming and helping too. Ransom sat at my feet the entire time. I looked at the clock—6:30 pm. “Come on Ransom…it’s still daylight, let’s go for a run…” It had already dropped below freezing. The ground was hard… But I can still tell spring is just around the corner…and the fresh air does everything good…

Gratitudes:
1. The wind drying up the snow.
2. New socks
3. Don’s Pep talk with Chelsey

15 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

What cute little bean bags - I'm sure the children will love them.

Libby said...

Love those fabrics - the one on the right has passed through here a couple of times.
A sure sign of spring . . . Harper chased her first bunny of the year yesterday *s*

Juliann said...

those fabrics do look like spring - I like the extra daylight at the end of the day - since I have to leave the house in the morning, I don't care so much if it is dark but I do like it to be light when I get home - makes me more energetic

Carol said...

You have the luckiest Sunday School children. You are a real treasure.

Fiona said...

I'm so looking forward to the weekend when the clocks in the UK go forward - that extra daylight makes me feel so much more energised. Love the fabrics - somehow buying something new in Spring feels like the right thing to do.

Tazzie said...

You always inspire me Mel hon, you live such a full life!
I love those bean bags, super cute fabric!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Conni Lu said...

I didn't realize it's still so cold there. We are having spring and it was 74 degrees today. I hope that your thaw arrives soon. The beanbags will be a great treat for the Sunday School children!

Clare said...

I've got some fabric very similar to the one second from the left which I snapped up for about 2 Euro for about half a metre! Clocks go forward here on Saturday - can't wait - although you would hardly think it is Spring. Heavy frost this morning and it is bitter outside.

lappemor said...

I love the fabrics- and the bean bags look so cute :)

Judy said...

All great fabrics. I have owned the blue and the light background on the left!

Rose said...

what great ideas u have for ur sunday school children!!!...i love the fabric, hope they enjoy!!

Dawn said...

The bean bags are adorable! I love the shirting fabric. I just got back from Green Bay and had to take a detour to Menasha to Primitive Gatherings!

Katie said...

I'm thinking of lots of things that could be made with that beautiful fabric. Enjoy.

Kyra said...

Happy Birthday - I like the red fabric from the top photo! I was just at G Street Fabrics and purchased blue familiy fabric - and ALMOST added a few reds! Happy Stitching!

Kyra
"Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria"

Veronica said...

Happy belated birthday! That's what happens when I don't read blogs regularly. Your spring fabrics are delicious! So, will the children play games with the bean bags? Sounds like a silly question, but it's been so long since my boys were small, I can't remember! lol I know your Sunday school kids love to help.