Sunday, August 30, 2009

College Move in Day

Yesterday was move in day for Jared. In the pouring rain no less! Here's a few pics to share. He's only an hour away, but that seems really far when he has been here everday for the past 19 years. Dinner will be strange without him.
But, its a great time in his life. Meeting new people from around the USA. It'll be a great experience for him. Here's the suitcase filled with sugar! Jared and his room! The green agfhan on his bed is a gift from Grammie Lee...he had to
have near him. I think it reminds him of home!
Jared trying to figure out where to put things.

Talking with the RA whose room is next door! His roommate, Will, is in the red coat.

So its just John, Kaylee, Mylo (the pup) and I. Kay will be going off in another two years. Time sure does fly by!
Hope everyone is having a great day. I'm off to do some sewing then Gavin's birthday party this afternoon.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday

Jared turns 19 yrs old today! WOW! Where did the time go? I can remember the day we brought him home..his first day of school (which is cried awful), his first day at Lunenburg Primary when he entered fourth grade, the day he went to high school and the day he graduated from high school. Now he's off to college..time sure does fly by.
It'll seem strange now seeing him every morning and having dinner with him every night, but this is ok. We gave him wings and he's off to start making his own life.
We wish you lots of love and blessings, Jared! We know you'll do just fine!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sewing Projects

Friends of ours bought this camper and its now been named the "Patriot Mobile". This is Jared standing in front of it. So of course, they have to have Patriot curtains! This is the pile of fabric that has been cut out and waiting to be sewed.
This is my Christmas Block that I made as part of the Swap. I hope to make a few more and make a tree skirt with the others!

This two bags are gifts I made for some friends. One of the girls loves going to the beach so I thought the flip flop fabric was perfect! They will be surprised for sure!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little this/Little that

I went to Mendon today so my Mom could help me cut out and sew some curtains for our friends motorhome. It's called the Patriot Mobile so, of course, the curtains are all in Patriots fabrics. What a fun project!
Then my sister, Sharon, came over to have dinner and birthday cake for Jared's birthday on Wed (19 yrs) and Gavin (2 yrs) whose birthday is tomorrow. My niece, Jessica, birthday is Tuesday. She'll be 16! Busy month for birthdays.
Then tomorrow Jared and I go finish up some shopping for college. He moves in this coming Saturday. Not sure if we are mentally ready or not, but I"m sure we'll be able to handle it. He's only going to be about an hour away and is about a mile from my cousin Faye. I just hope he remembers that he has to actually open the book to read it! LOL
Then the rest of the week is busy getting Jared ready and then field hockey tryouts for Kaylee. This will be her fourth year playing and loves it!

Well, I'm off to finish up a sewing project. I sent out my Christmas Blocks on Friday so everyone should be seeing those this week. Can't wait to see my goodies. I love being in the swaps..there are alot of very talented and giving people out there. Have a great week!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Quilts for Ronald McDonald House

My girlfriend, Peggy and I have decided to make some quilts for the Ronald McDonald House where Peggy stayed for 9 weeks while her daughter Lindsay recovered from her injuries sustained in a boating accident. Here's a pic of some hats that my Mom and I have knitted to donate to the RMH. Here's a quilt top that I finished to go.
This quilt was donated by a classmate of mine, Teena Lee, who heard what happened and made this one and the one below it! Thank you, Teena! Some child is going to love having Eeyore wrapped around them.

This is a just a sampling of the quilts we have done! We are hoping to make at least 20 baby size quilts to donate! A big thank you to everyone who has donated fabric. We really appreciated it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My visitors for the day!

The Metcalf Gang came and visited for the day! It was a great day for swimming and hanging out. Here's Gaving (almost 2) inside with Auntie having some juice. Here's Gavin standing on top of the slide thinking he's It! Which he is! Sharon's is holding his leg and I think if she didn' might have gone down!
Here's the Metcalf Gang, minus Daddy! We had a fun day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Visitors Tomorrow

These are my visitors tomorrow! Travis, Justin and Gavin. Yes, there are bringing their Mom (my sister) too! Can't wait! It's going to be a beautiful day, so we'll do some swimming, play with Mylo and maybe a game of corn hole!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

We went to Old Orchard Beach camping for the week. It was beautiful weather, nice campground and a great time had by all. Here's Kay and I playing rummikub for the 50th time. I'm pretty sure she beat me most of the time! We went to the Portland SeaDogs Baseball Game! We left during the 7th inning stretch! The SeaDogs won!
We went to the beach and walked around, put our feet in the cold water and had an ice cream!
Jay & Kay hanging out. Jay will be leaving at the end of the month for his first year of college. Oh, we'll miss him!

John and Jay hanging out in the screen room having dinner.

Kaylee at the beach! Boy, it was hot that day!

We sure did have a good time. Very relaxing. We even brought our pup, Mylo, and he loved it too!
Hope everyone is having a super day! I"m off to do some sewing!