Saturday, July 19, 2008



A few more...


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!

9 comments:

Julia said...

Nines, It is beautiful! I will have to get Mom over here today so that I can show it to her. I am blessed to have my parents live right next door to me.

Gotta love nap/quiet time!

Quilt Pixie said...

I'm an only child and my mom required nap time (1hr) each and every afternoon. Didn't have to sleep, did have to be "on the bed" and being quiet -- learned to tie my shoes one day :-) Definatley a sanity requirement with 8!

Your doilies are turning out wonderfully. Have you tried making crocheted snowflakes (very similar to doilies)and starching them for CHristmas decorations yet...

Darcie said...

!!! What to say?!?! You're a doily master!!! They are simply gorgeous. I looked at balls of thread yesterday and still shook my head in wonderment: "How does Nines bring such beauty out of these?!"

LOVE that smily face of Abe's!!! That had to be A.N. After Nap.

Hugs to you, my sweet friend!!!

Donna said...

yep, naptime was always a requirement at the Brown's too. And when it's expected, there's never any whining about it. Made me a much better mommy in the afternoons too.

Your handiwork is amazing. You keep me impressed. Love you!

Karen said...

I love your doilies. They are fabulous!

Karen in IN

Merrie Quilter said...

8 kids and you get to NAP? I have three and the youngest decided he didn't need naps when he was about 2 1/2. I love the notebook covers, by the way--they're adorable!
Karen

Laura said...

Oh nap time sounds wonderful! I wish I could squeeze one in.

You have been a busy gal! the doilies are just gorgeous.

Shoebox Days said...

Wonderful doilies!!! Would you consider selling a few to me? Same with the tablet covers....I would love one!

Libby said...

Naptime! I think we should all have that time set aside. I love to just have quiet . . . okay, maybe the hum of a fan in the background, but that's it *s*
Love the doilies - you are becoming very prolific.