Catching up

My friends Sally and Paul just left.  They had to come over to see if I had been taken over by The Blob.  No, but I have felt like a blob!

I think the last couple weeks caught up with me.  I was too overwhelmed for a couple of days to do much of anything.  But several days of naps and a little retail therapy got me back into a more normal (for me) state.

So…… the addition is coming along well.  Drywall done.

Painter starts Monday.  Heat/AC should be set Mon as well.  My bathroom should be ready for us to have real showers Monday.  The drywall should be done in the bath too.  Really all that is left to do is paint, floor, lights, and trim after Monday.  And all the painting outside.  And finishing the rest of the bathroom ourselves.  And the living room wall.  And and and and and….. you know how it goes.

They started this job 7 weeks ago.  Can you believe how fast it has gotten done?  I cant.  The contractor said today how slow this job has been.  He is normally in and out of a job in 4 wks or less.  But this job has had some major differences.  The biggest difference for him is having so much of his Amish crew off because of Benny getting hurt in the accident.  He is home now, doing better.  We are so thankful for that.  He still has alot of recovery time ahead of him, but the docs thing he will be ok.

The part for my machine came today, so Steve got it on and fixed for me.  He is my miracle worker mechanic jack of all trades.  Think I better keep him around another week or 2.

Steve started haying this week.  He cut some Tues, raked Wed, (it got rained on a little Wed) raked and baled some yesterday.  Then it rained.  Alot.  He was not happy about that.  But, we didnt get flooded like Iowa either.

My babies will be home for a day next week.  I can hardly wait.  I dont get to see Neil and Yvonne and the kids more than twice a year usually.  It is always such fun to spend some time with them, regardless of how little or much time it is.  We hope we have good weather so we can visit Deer Park.  Elizabeth loved it last year, and would like to go back.   I think William should do well there too.  Lots of shade, lots to look at, and  he is happy in his stroller.

I am also looking forward to giving Yvonne her sewing/embroidery machine.  It is not a surprise, but it will be fun to share with her something I love so much.  She sounds excited about it too.

Oh!  that retail therapy??  Thank goodness for online shopping huh?

These are mostly Michael Miller.  Im not into licking fabric like some of you are, but I wouldnt pass up rolling around in some of this.  Most of the fat quarters are Fairy Frost.

And these next ones…. I have coveted this fabric for too long.  When I found it on sale, I had to do it.  I am still looking for the same kind of fabric (same fruit ladies) that are in squares, on point.  If you see any, let me know.  Only place I have seen it online is wholesale, by the bolt.  I dont want a bolt, only 2 yards.

Arent they hysterical??

So which kind of fruit butt are you??


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Jun 27, 2008 @ 23:33:44

    Definitely the pear butt for me! Cute fabric!

    Congrats on the progress on your addition – it has been fun to follow along.


  2. Janet
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 01:38:35

    A very sad apple : (


  3. rondabeyer
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 01:39:39

    I love that fruit butt fabric, I have been so tempted, have you seen the new longarm fabric??? Mom ordered some at Market but it has not come in yet…. I am a pear butt to but would like to be as cute as the Strawberry butt…. Stay well, the house looks great, how wonderful for you and Steve, Enjoy those kids…. Hugs


  4. Terri
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 07:57:37

    Oh! Gayle! Where did you find the fruit ladies!! I NEED that fabric!! In fact, I would be willing to buy a bolt!!


  5. freda1951
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 08:57:16

    I’m glad you are feeling better Gayle, and your house is really looking good. The fruit butt ladies are too cute.


  6. SallyP
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 22:01:39

    Love those stilts , I had a pair when I was a kid . My Grandfather made them from old clothes poles …………….I was pretty good at getting around…………………………………..then not now


  7. TeresaL
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 23:32:32

    Gayle, so glad to read that things are still moving along with the building/remodeling. Such a long and disrupting process….but so worth while.

    I got such a laugh out of the fruit ladies, the fabric was new to me. So funny! Eager to see what project you make with it.


  8. Jo Ann
    Jul 04, 2008 @ 13:05:59

    Great fabric, Gayle! Another pear butt here. Take care!


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