Sew Many Ways for her generous giveaway prizes! It came in the mail this week and I'm still in awe of her generosity and I feel so awkward and undeserving receiving it - is this normal for a first-time giveaway winner? Thank you, Karen, and happy blogiversary!
I'm really making an effort to keep my internet time to 1/2 hour, because I need to make the most of my "freedom" while it lasts.
This is the construction site - the pond will be the view out their back porch
We broke ground on our construction project this Monday, and I've got to report to duty next week - just found out that I won't have to work until Wednesday, so that means two more days of sewing for me! I'm trying to cram in as much sewing as possible because I know I'll be missing my dear Singer next week! Most of all, I'm just dreading working outdoors in this cold weather. I'm not looking forward to slinging a hammer during the two coldest months of the year, but I know my husband needs my help, even though my two little hands can't do very much...
My husband has assembled quite an interesting construction crew out of various family members, me included. He likes to refer to us as his "mexicans" - believe me, this is not any kind of racial slur and I take this as a compliment, because since I've been working in the construction world for at least the past 15 years, I know that Mexican construction crews are some of the hardest working people in that field! My husband, Bill, has hired Uncle Harold, Uncle Smiley and myself to work on this project (of course, I'm not really "hired", I'm just expected to help!) Our daughter has decided we need mexican names to go with our status - Harold is "Jorge", Smiley is "Jesus" (pronounced "hay-soos") and I am "Juanita". We joked that my husband needs to be called "Juan", but decided the boss will just be "boss".
Gramma Baker's house in the background
The footing is dug, the batter boards up, and today the concrete truck is coming to pour the footing. The foundation block will be delivered today, too, and the masons will begin work on Monday. While they are laying block, us mexicans will be doing some pre-framing on the ground - making walls to stand up once the floor is laid on the foundation.
The electrical company installed the temporary power pole yesterday
So, until I must brave the hard, cold, outside, I plug away in my sewing room. Here are a few things I've been working on:
COKE quillow - special order for a customer
Kaleidoscope quilt blocks from some of Paula Nadelstern's Luminosity fabrics - another patchwork quillow in the works for my goal of 26 this year.
Custom Toddler Nap Mat
I've also been making more little dresses and coloring notebooks for toddlers to sell at craft shows, but my husband has had the camera all week and my picture-taking is limited.
Take a trip over to amy lou who's place for more Sew-n-Tell Friday entries! Lots of neat things to see there!
We've made Friday night our Pizza Night, and my husband has turned tonight into a pizza party at Gramma Baker's house. Guess who gets to make the homemade pizza for 9 people????? I'm not sure my little bread oven can churn out enough dough for that many people, but we'll give it a shot! Honestly, it's a luxury to be able to have dinner with Gramma Baker. She's 94 (going on 95 in April) and LOVES pizza! I know it will be a wonderful family time!
So, without further ado, it's time to head to my sewing room for the day - I've got my ballet slippers on for Red Shoe Friday - do you have your red shoes on?
P.S....Oh, the cupcakes were delicious! Gone too soon!