Saturday, April 15, 2006

22 down, 2 to go...
Just thought I'd share the progress I've made with the GFG blocks. I am almost done with #23, and #24 is cut out and waiting. I am hoping that I can get those 2 done before our vacation. I need to find some setting fabric... then I can work on putting it all together while I'm gone. No, not all together, but work on it. I'm leaning toward a pretty leaf-green hand dyed.

The day has been more productive than the past couple days. I was up until 6am, this morning. Fell asleep to the sound of the birds waking up. At 6:10am a freight train made it's way through the fields and kinda spoiled the mood, but not for long. Slept until nearly 10. Still...

The 2 oldest boys are getting ready for their first formal. It is an alternative to kids who don't dance and the boys seem to be looking forward to it. Daniel needed his pants taken up and Joseph needed his pants let out... typical of those two. Joe says he's all brawn and Dan says he's a lean machine. They have a banquet and then all the kids change and go to the middle school to play in the gym.

We made 15 pounds of peanutbutter fudge which we shaped into eggs and coated in chocolate. Down, Sarah. I am getting ready to pipe flowers onto them as soon as I get the boys' hair cut. See? This is my break. The little ones colored 5 dozen eggs and, after that, I needed to walk away from the kitchen. I don't know that there is an odor more... less... well, vinegar and boiled eggs... it just doesn't do anything for me.

I got the girls' bodices done for their flower-girl dresses. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Now there's just the skirts and the horror... a zipper. I've never had a happy experience putting in zippers. I feel a bit guilty as this is the first year I have not made the girls a new spring dress. But they'll get to wear these fancy dresses in just a couple weeks. My nephew is getting married on the 5th of May.

I did some quilting between 4 and 6 am. Probably not the optimal time to be doing that particular task. I'm thinking about ripping it all out and doing a meander. pitiful. I need to get it done as there are a couple more that need to get quilted before... vacation. I hate deadlines. My mom says that she used to invite people over just so she'd be motivated to clean. I think I might do that but when the guests arrive- I'd be long gone. Fight or flight? I'm a runner for sure. But I'm being a good girl. Two hair cuts, coming up!


Peni said...

Correction: I didn't invite folks over for motivation, but I enjoyed being motivated by the prospect. Splitting hairs, I know. These days, not even company will motivate me to do much more than I intended to do anyway.

Can't wait to see pictures of those handsome party animals!

Love, Mom

Sarah said...

Why in the world were you up until 6 am? Did it involve Bill? OK - don't want to know!

When can I be expecting my chocolate covered peanut butter fudge in the mail?

Miss you!

Love, Sarah

ForestJane said...

HOW many pounds of fudge? Geesh, do you have to make it in a big soup-pot? I can't imagine stirring that much... lol

Got pictures? If it's far enough away where I don't have to smell it and get hunger pains, I don't mind drooling over pix. :)

Tonya R said...

You crazy woman. I got a comment on my blog from you at what I knew had to be some crazy hour of the morning... No quilting that early -baaaad. Peanut butter fudge with chocolate. mmmmmm - gooooood.

Finn said...

Gorgeous sons, unbelieveable amount of fudge, awesome lack of sleep, fantastic understaking of those dresses, and last but definitely NOT the very lovely GFG blocks ! You rock, Nina!!