Saturday, June 4, 2011

The weekend so far...

Well I broke my quilting foot!! I almost had my tension adjusted perfect and broke a needle and somehow broke my closed toe foot! The one that I had on there had a clear plastic circle and I liked it because I could see through it and it was closed and would not catch on threads. I ordered another one and it should be here in 3-4 days!!! Meanwhile, I got some tops, batting, and backings ready to quilt. I have a couple of customer quilts to do first then I have 3 of my own ready to be quilted as of right now. I have several more backings but I think they are packed up. But that should keep me busy for a while.

Last night Hunter spent the night with my mom and sister. Hunter will be 9 yrs old the end of June and this was the very first time that he spent the night away. We missed him terribly. It just wasn't the same with him not here. I can walk through the woods and be at mom's house in a few minutes, if I drive it is less than 1/2 mile! LOL! So he was not that far away! I honestly didn't think he would stay the whole night and we all told him that he could come home at anytime but he stayed! :( I went out there this morning to get him and he didn't want to come home! :(

Today after I broke my machine, (LOL) I took a nap while Richard worked on his hay cutter. It was 90+ degrees so I stayed inside with the A/C. After it cooled down and Richard finished we went fishing! Andrew went to the river to fish with some of his friends and we headed to the Lake! We live near Yatesville Lake, which is a 2,300 acre lake with an 18 hole golf course. When on horseback we can ride through the woods and be at the lake in less than 10 minutes! And if we drive we can be at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in 10 minutes! LOL! But we don't play golf! Anyway...Hunter bought a remote control boat with his money that he had saved up. He played and played with it today. Richard with his HUGE fish! LOL! Nothing big was caught but that was not the point of the fishing trip. We just wanted to have some family time together.

So as I sat there watching my bobber, I removed all of the paper from my string blocks! As you can see I used some of Hunter's old homework papers to sew them on! :) And of course, I had my Diet Pepsi with me.
I also took some yo-yo's to work on.
Then as the evening went on it got too dark to sew so I just enjoyed the fresh air and sounds of nature. I was trying to take a photo of the lake at the edge of dark and about the time I started to snap the photo, Hunter caught a tiny fish.

We stay to well after dark and had to use the flashlight to see to get back to the truck. We were a little late with our evening farm chores. As soon as we got home we had to feed all the animals and milk the goats! If all goes well tomorrow after Church, I plan on making another batch of soap.



Emma said...

Kristie - don't sweat about Hunter having fun away from the house. My parents always told me that they knew that they'd done a good job as parents when we could go to sleepovers/summer camp/etc. without being sad. The fact that we were adjusted well enough to cope without them meant that they did their job right. I'm sure it was a little bittersweet, but they never wanted us to HAVE to live right nearby because we hadn't learned to be independent. And now everybody but my little brother is in a different state...but we see each other every week through Skype! Remember - you want Hunter to be able to do whatever he wants to do when he grows up...and that may not be living in Kentucky, let alone the USA! My husband and I are currently living in Germany (visiting the TX outlaws until next week right now, but we do live in Europe)...and visiting my parents is always awesome but it's not MY house anymore. It's theirs. My house is in Germany, and at the end of the trip I'll always be excited to be in my bed again!

Regina said...

Looks like a wonderful day!!!!

Libby said...

Whew! I read your first sentence as "I broke my foot" Gave me a scare! Glad you were able to order your piece.
It looks and sounds like yall had a very nice evening. I love sitting on my porch at night as just listening to "outside"
Cade was sweet enough to share his summer cold with me so I havent been soing much of anything:(

Me and My Stitches said...

You are a busy girl - I guess now we know how you get so much done - sewing while fishing!

Yvette said...

Now that was a fun day!

Guðrún said...

Beautiful place to spend the day.

Rhonda said...

What a great day out and what a wonderful way to spend the day...... fishin'