Friday, August 29, 2008

First Day of School

Jerome and Asha started school on Wednesday.  It was raining, so Asha got her wish granted and I drove them to the entrance of the plum path behind school.  

Back home, it was nice to give Kai some one-on-one time.  We read some books and then did work around the house together.  Kai was happy and good all day.  It is nice to know I can keep him out of trouble if I teach him to work and keep him busy.      

The farmers started harvesting.  I am sad to see the golden hills disappear.

Here are a couple pictures of the living room.  We spend a lot of time in there as you can see.

A girl in the enrichment committee of our ward saw this blog and asked if I could teach a sewing class on oven mitts and pot holders.  I feel honored and also very excited.  If you have any suggestions regarding teaching sewing classes, please let me know.  It is my first time, and I want to be as prepared as I can.  I am planning on sewing up some samples this week.  Yes, it is about time I have a sewing entry, isn't it?  Christmas quilt, star quilt, and Whirlygiggling quilt to follow.  

Have a great Labor Day!   

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Feeling normal again, almost

I always have a goal to finish putting the house together in two weeks.  That was last Thursday, and I am almost finished, but not quite there yet.  The last five boxes are tricky.  They are full of random junk I gathered from other boxes.   

We love the house.  My favorite part is the view out of the living room.  The rolling hills started turning colors from deep green to gold the week we got here, and now it is all shiny gold.  So pretty.  We saw a rainbow yesterday during dinner.


Jerome and Kai, despite our many warnings, had to try out the steep driveway on their wheels.  Jerome went first on the Plasma car followed by Kai on his trike.  Scott ran out the door as soon as he saw what they were doing, but it was too late.  Kai got a big scrape on his forehead.  Jerome was fine, but he went down a second time on his skateboard with Kai on his back, and they both came back scraped up.  Everything with wheels are locked up in the shed at the moment, perhaps until we get a padded gate at the end of the drive way.    

We bought so much on our first Costco trip that our cart looked like this.  A few minutes after the photo was taken, we gave up and got another cart for Quinn's safety.    

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Time to check out the fabric shop

No, I haven't moved in.  No, my sewing machine is still in PODS.  But I can still buy fabric, right?  While Jerome was at a second cousins' birthday party and Asha was grocery shopping with Aunt Tamsin, I dropped into a cute fabric shop in the down town area.  The inventory was down from when I was there nine years ago with my Mom, but i still managed to pick up a few things.  

Christmas fabric from Moda, Winter.  I have always wanted a Christmas quilt, and I think this is the year I will get one.  I am going to use this pattern as an inspiration.         

Deals from the clearance rack.  Blue and pink ones were 50% off, and the white was 40% off.  

Scott came into the shop after he checked out the bike shop around the corner.  He was surprised to see Mr. McGrath there behind the counter.  It turns out that the owner was his fifth grade teacher.  He and his wife had bought the business 11 years ago and had hired people to run it while they both taught school.  Last year they both retired and started to run the fabric shop themselves.  I'm sure this is the kind of thing that happens a lot in small-towns like Pullman.