Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cutting out a new one!

 I started cutting out one of the old kits that I had.  Not finished with it yet but hopefully I will have it all cut out today.  This will make a nice sized lap quilt. 
 While on vacation we were at a gift shop and I was paying for some postcards and when I finished I saw Andrew go to the counter to pay for something, it was this beautiful Jim Shore Santa.  You all know that I love Jim Shore and do collect it.  I tried to tell him no because I hate for the boys to spend their money on me but his response was, "mom, you looked at it 2 or 3 times and obviously you were not going to buy it."  My sweet boy...love him so much.  This was in their Christmas in July section.  I love it!
 This is one of my favorite vacation pics!  Look at mom, she is laughing so hard.  I love this as she looks so happy.  My brother, John would rather aggravate me than anything in the world.  LOL!  We were trying to take a pic with mom and he kept pulling my hair.   There are only 4 years between me and John but Chantal is 13 years younger than I am. 
 I have got to get my butt in gear today!  I didn't accomplish anything yesterday.  I just bounced from one thing to the other and by days end...nothing.  LOL!  It's always hard for me to fall back into my routine.  

I have a couple of quilts that need to be quilted real soon and then I will be trying to work my garden goodies in between everything else.  I see lots of canning in my future.  LOL!  Next up will probably be beats and some green beans.  I will have a lot of tomatoes too. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice looking family and brothers can be a pain in the you know what! (I have 6 of them!) such a sweet son to have

---"Love" said...

Adding to a Jim Shore collection is always special, but much more so when the addition is made by a son. I hope you note his name and the date on the box. That memory as well as others made with your family will make this trip very special to all of you for years to come. Now the party is over; as you said, you better get to work quilting! ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

I like the look of the quilt you are cutting out.
What a sweet story of your son buying the Jim Shore Santa for you. And it is a perfect memento of this trip, with the lighthouse, fish, and shells.
Loved the photo of the family. I enlarged it and laughed right along with your Mom!! : )