Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Back from Vacation

I am back from 2 wonderful weeks in TN with my family!  My grandmother, aunt, and cousin were visiting from California, and not only did *I* want to see them, I was desperate for Asa to meet them, too!  He is named after my grandfather, after all (they have the same middle name). :)

It was a fun time of relaxed schedules, lots of cousins (there are 5 now on my side, and Asa has been ousted as the youngest on my side, though he's still the baby on Matt's side :) ), delicious food, and good times.  The only down side was that Matt couldn't stay the whole time.  He drove us down on Saturday and came back to OH on Monday.  What a servant heart!  Asa and I got to stay and play in TN and then my mom drove us back to OH (another servant heart!).  We are settling back in now, and my mind is turning to.... new craft projects!

I figured I'd make a list of the things I have in progress that I'd like to finish, some short term goals, and some longer term goals.

In progress:

  •  Asa's strip quilt (quilt top done, needs to be sandwiched, basted, quilted, and bound)
  • I really thought there was something else, but of course now I forget!  I'll have to check my "to complete" bin in my sewing cubbie :)
Short term goals:
  • try new wallet pattern
  • make Asa's scripture lamb
  • 2 other scripture dolls
  • 2 casserole totes
Longer term goals (I am sure this list will evolve):
  • 2+ sets of Jesse Tree ornaments
  • True mural on canvas for Asa's room
  • diaper changing stations
  • traffic cone
  • a couple painted signs
  • maybe try another quilt (stacked coin?)
 Maybe since these goals are right here in print, I will actually get to them!  I hope I have some update pictures to post soon! :)