Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thought I'd show you a few more of the doilies. I have several more in the works. It's kind of fun to work on a couple at the same time- keeps it interesting. It's kinda hard to do that with quilting- makes too big of a mess. But with doilies, ya just grab another ball of thread. no mess, no fuss. Ya like my peekabo buddy up there? He's such a peanut! Has to get in the picture. Julia, that bottom doily("coriander") was made with that thread of your mom's. A brand new doily that's already vintage! See why it's my favorite doily- so far? Rather like quilts- the one you just finished gets to be favorite for a while.
I think dd, Eva, has an internal alarm clock. Goes off each morning at exactly 5:30am. Yes, I know, a perfectly respectable time, I'm just more of a 7:30am kinda girl. I took them swimming at a friend's house a couple days ago and they had a complete blast. But it was very sunny- it is July, donchaknow- and despite several coats of sunscreen, she has sore shoulders. So at 5:30 the past couple days she wakes me up to slather on a new coat of aloe. She goes right back to sleep and I am wide-awake. Well...er...not exactly wide awake, but I can't get back to sleep. No biggie, I'll just have to squeeze in a nap later in the day.
We have a two-hour-nap-break in the middle of our day, between 1:30-3:30. It is one of our most favored traditions. I can't imagine raising 8 kids without it. As they get older, than they can use that time to read. The older kids love the quiet, and the younger ones climb into bed with no fussing. It gives us all a chance to recharge our batteries so that our early evening hours are peaceful and sweet. So if ya call during our siesta, don't expect me to answer the phone. I'm very protective of nap-time!