Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Have a minute to vote?

Once again, my daughter is up for Spring Athlete at her college and could use a vote or two. If you have a minute to cast a vote, I'd appreciate it. She could care less, but here is where my competative side comes out. I was never an athlete in school, but when it comes to voting for my kid to win anything...stand back :)


The poll is on the right side of the page, under the calendar and her name is Ariel Lewis. She plays for the women's tennis team and had a great season.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I quilted something!

My friend at work is having a baby shower (actually I'm helping host it) on Friday and of course everyone is expecting me to bring her a quilt. So, I couldn't let them down. On Saturday, I cut out the fabric and started sewing it together. Yesterday I got the top finished and pinned to the quilting frame and today I actually quilted the thing. Wow, it has been so long. Between my health issues this year and the stress of work and kids, I haven't had time or energy to do any sewing or quilting for a very long time.

Boy, did it feel good. I'm so ready for summer vacation and ready to get back to quilting again. The machine need oiling and the thread broke about 10 times which tells me there is probably a burr in the throat plate again.

Now to bind it and have it ready for Friday's party.

Ahhhh, quilting bliss.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

how do you spell tired?


Another band review yesterday and this time I was smart and dropped my son off at 6 and went home. Had breakfast, did some laundry and even cut out a quilt! I have a baby shower I'm helping to host on Friday and everyone is expecting me to have a quilt for the mama. I started sewing it and then had to take off for the review. I stayed for the marching band and symphonic band, but left before the awards and made it home in time to get some yard work done and to see my other kids before bedtime.

My son got home at 7:30pm. Long day, but he had a great time. He has rosy cheeks today from being in the sun all day and is very sore today. I walked at least 2 miles yesterday and am getting in shape whether I want to or not :)

His band took 1st place in marching band and symphonic band. Good job guys!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

another band review

Another long day yesterday in Vallejo from 6am to 6pm chaperoning a band review. It was really fun, but I came home unable to walk. I am really out of shape! I am really going to start exercising and went for a walk today with my son and dogs and plan to keep it up from now on.
Here is my son in his hair net. They are not allowed to have any hair touching their collars or they lose points in marching band. This was the first time I've seen him wearing one of these things and I laughed so hard. He asked if he could get a haircut!
They must have worked because his band got 1st place! They were so excited. The colorguard got sweepstakes and you should have heard them cheer!
Every parent should have to chaperone one of these events. I have a new appreciation for the parents who do this every weekend and the kids who stick with band for 6 years.