Tuesday, September 1, 2009

June and July Updates

Well, there wasn't much sewing in June because we had company most of the month, a great party on the 20th to celebrate our 20th anniversary and a re-dedication of our vows. We had company from all around Idaho, Los Angeles and New York. The weather was wonderful, not to hot and not to windy and a few sprinkles every now and then to cool it off. We started with wine and cheese at 6, the ceremony at 7 and then a summer buffet after the ceremony. Everyone had a wonderful time and so did we. I had an acquaintance acting as my hostess and she took care of absolutely everything. I was so glad we were able to have the party outside in our back yard, our original wedding was held in our back yard in Anchorage, and we had beautiful weather that day also. The last of the company left on June 30th. The only sewing I did was to make a wedding shirt for my DH, unfortunately I didn't get it done until the beginning of July. Oh well, he understood.

We rested the first two weeks in July and then we took off in our new Rouge for Tennessee to deliver the wedding quilt and visit for a few days. The we took off and drove to New York to visit my family for a week and then went into the city for two days. Took the train back to our car, drove to Port Jefferson and caught the ferry across Long Island Sound and started back to Tennessee. We tried to take the most scenic ways and we saw some beautiful areas in WV that we had never seen before. We spent about 5 more days in Tennessee and I go
t to play with the baby and take care of her for a few hours each day, what fun for me. At 8 months she loves to be in the pool in one of those floaty tubes and also if you hold her on her stomach, she kicks and laughs all the time. We also looked at a few houses with a realtor, both DH and I really feel the need to live back somewhere green. We can't move back to Alaska cause I don't think either of us can take the cold any more, we been gone for 19 years and we are 19 years older also.

We have never spent much time in the SE part of the US or even the Central US, so there is a whole world for us to explore and see. We can even have a garden we don't have to water every day and we can garden in the ground and not in pots! We will be putting our house in Albuquerque up for sale around the end of September and after it sells then we will buy an new house in Tennessee with a few acres of trees and land around us. It will be so nice to be somewhere quiet again. I can get up to Paducah for the quilt show also, Houston is closer, its easier to travel out of country (and cheaper) and our retirement will go further there. Property taxes are half of what we pay here and we will have 3 to 4 times more land. Can't wait.

So the sewing I did for August was another bumper pad for the crib.

I made a summer purse for myself, I know its a little late, but I can still use it for another month or two this year and then next summer. I used a pattern called "The tulip Bag by Susan Brubaker Knapp. I made it a little shorter than the pattern called for, but next time I will shorten it a little more and narrow the sides. Its a 14X14X6 pattern.

Well, that's all for today, comments are appreciated.