Summer in FL

Let me tell you it’s HOT so having a pool and local parks with water areas for the kids is great! I’ve not been up to being out and about but Becky took the girls to a small local park about a mile and a half away from the house … I always love passing by these lions when I’m walking to the village and Rae enjoyed playing among them!


She also liked wheeling her sister around! As a only child used to a lot of adult attention, I wondered how she would do when Mo was born but she’s been great. She loves her little sister and it shows!


I haven’t gotten back in the sewing room but I’ve done a little knitting after everyone goes to bed. Still adjusting to the medication and some days are just really difficult. Hoping tomorrow will be better.

Happy 4th

We’ve got company to help us celebrate the holiday!


After everyone went to bed, I did sew for just a little while. I wanted to actually work on my RWB half square triangles on the 4th. Just 7 blocks left to make.


Both Chris and I were up in the sewing room earlier … he assembled my chair, set up the printer, and assembled my new stacking bins for me. Usually I’m good about doing all of those but I’ve been too tired to start pulling stuff out of boxes so I’m thrilled that he helped me out.

Cast on

Since there’s nothing to show in the sewing room — I continue to piece triangles and I’ve loaded and started one of the t-shirt quilts that I’m helping Mom with but haven’t finished it – I’ll show my knitting again.

I shouldn’t bother saying what I’m going to work on next because it seems to change more often than not. I decided I wanted a project with shorter rows to work on after my surgery (Thursday) so it would be easier to pick up and put down.

Easy Multi Rib scarf – free pattern on Ravelry

Yarn is Miss Babs Yowza but I’ve lost the tag so I don’t know the colorway.


I’ve finished the Catherine the Great audiobook and have moved on to The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck.

We’ve got a contract on Big Canoe but until we get past the inspection on Monday I’m not counting my chickens … we’ve done a lot of work and the appliances and HVAC systems are all new but it’s still an older building so we’ll see. It’s a cash buy and they wanted to close on July 16 at first but last night the realtor said they would like to close sooner as in June 29th … timing sucks because I really needed to make another trip to clear the last of the personal stuff out but Chris and Becky are going to help so assuming the inspection goes OK, we should have it sold in 2-4 weeks. I was afraid that I’d be sad but we’re ready to let go of the challenges of managing a vacation home in a different state especially since we don’t get there often enough to make it truly worth the money we spend on it

Best of all, Keith comes home tomorrow!


Today, I rested

Yesterday, I spent some time in the sewing room and knit. Progress has been made on my scarf, the Ohio Star binding is ready to be hand stitched, and more 16 patch blocks were made but today … after a doctor’s appointment and some errands, I rested. Nothing interesting to show so I’ll share recent photos of all my little ones. We had a big family vacation planned for June and I’m not going to be able to attend so I’m thinking of my little ones and sad that I’m going to miss seeing them. Keith and Chris will have to take lots of photos for me.

Luckily, I just spent Mother’s Day week with Rae and Mo and we had a wonderful time with them. Rae is getting so big and Mo is such a sweet baby!

Caleb turned 8 on the 11th of May and is such a bright little boy  he reminds me so much of Adam. I love seeing Adam share his love of cooking with Bree – how fun is that?!


March 2018 photos

We traveled to Marietta for Mo’s baptism, and I visited Mom in VA. We’re working on t-shirt quilts from my SIL’s shirts for her 3 grandchildren. March also included Adam’s birthday, a visit from Chris and his family, St Patrick’s Day, taxes, and some beach time. Clicking on a photo will bring up a slideshow.