Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day with Mom

We had a beautiful weekend in Central Oregon. The weather was warm but not hot and mild breezes, just perfect!! We even had our first pop-up thunder & lightening storm. Which thankfully fizzled out before it caused any threats. But it does remind me that with the warmer weather we have the upcoming threats of fires.
Joe is working out of town for a couple weeks, he came home saturday and brought his mother too!! It is always fun when Boots comes for a visit. She is happy to stay home so you have to do some fancy steps and talkin, if that doesn't work you just have to pick her up and bring her along anyway!! LOL..... She lives with Joe's brother and their family needed some time together to go on a camping trip fishing. It gave my BIL and his family a much needed break...... its a priviledge to be able to care for your parents and it puts a demand on you too.

I took a couple pictures of Joe and his mom together before they left on Monday. I really like this one, even though her eyes are closed from the sun. I just thought it captured a tenderness, and that is how Joe feels about his mom. We got on the web-cam with my son in Omaha and the triplets. You know I love it, but it was fun having Boots get to see the boys.
I worked in the yard after they left early Monday, they had to drive over the passes and it is crazy on a holiday weekend. Every campground in the state of Oregon was full this weekend. Which means the roads would be extremely busy with trailers, boats and every other type of recreational vehicle.

I got busy on some much needed grass pulling and garden bed clean-up. My back is particulary sore this morning so I guess I accomplished something. I got some annuals planted in pots and beds too. Hopefully they will not get frosted like my tomatoes did.

Today I am going to finish up my Primitive Porch Swap and get it in the mail later in the week. I hate mailing it so close to the deadline but my partner is out of town and I don't want it to arrive while she is gone.
And since she is out of town and maybe, hopefully wont see I will give a peek to the flag I am making for her. I need to make a decision about the batting, I want it to not be to stiff or bulky but still look quilt like.
As I said my DH is working out of town for the week so I have alot of time to sew and garden. I have more things I want to do than time will allow. I will give it a good shot anyway!!

I am going to have lunch with a couple friends at a wonderful place, if the weather stays nice maybe I can get a picture.

I am looking forward to seeing what Karen has been working on for Farmhouse Woolens. In all her spare time, from moving into her new home and the challenges that come with that, she will be updating her business website.

I am finishing up the stitching on my last two blocks from Wool Garden, they are so beautiful. I love they way the quilt is coming together.

Spring blessings,



Stina said...

Nice you had such a great time together.. family is a wonderful thing!! Love your little peek... and ohh.. I have to get me going on Karens BOM... :o)))

Jeanette said...

Love your flag quilt. Are you using a pattern or creating it yourself? I'd like to make something like that for my front porch. I've been anxiously awaiting Karen's website update, too! I don't know how many times I've checked it this morning. :-) I'm really liking the Wool Garden BOM, too. I just have to finish up this months block.

Carrie P. said...

Enjoy your week. Such a sweet picture of your hubby and his mom. Your husband actually looks like one of our very good friends. They could be brothers.
Love the applique you are working on.

Candace said...

Carrie - how did Joe's mother get the name Boots? She is adorable and its so nice of you to have her for a while! Sounds like my kind of week - sewing and gardening!

Karen said...

Your recipient of the flag is sure to like what you have made. Very prim looking.

Kaaren said...

Your flag quilt is wonderful. Carrie.

Your husband's Mom reminds me of how my Gram looked many years ago. Now I'm all nostalgic and teary-eyed...but it's a good thing.

I lost a few of my annuals earlier this week when the temperature went down to almost freezing overnight. Drat! And rain is in the forecast for the next 4 days.

Enjoy your time while your DH is away. That's when I get lots done.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow, such a nice gift for the swap, I just know she will love it:)
Glad your MIL had some time with you and your husband and that she got to see the boys:0


Judy S. said...

What a fun flag for your friend, Carrie. Isn't it great to have family around? And how lucky to have some older members....we only have 2 left from that generation.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Carrie,

What a cute sneak peek at the quilt for the swap. Some one is going to be very lucky when that shows up on their doorstep! What a lovely pic of your MIL and DH. My mom meet David befor I did and fixed me up with him. She saw him with his mom and she said any guy who is that sweet with his mom, will make a devoted hubby - and she was right!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

hugs, Linda