Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Family and A Little Fabric
Despite the stormy, rainy weather we had a lovely Memorial Day weekend at our house. No sailing due to too much wind and rain and no sewing, but I did get a quick stop at my favorite fabric shop. Sarah's Fabric in Lawrence for me is like a stop in an old fashioned candy store where every bin in stuffed full of colorful candy that a child can hardly resist. My task was to buy background fabric for AmandaJean's quilt-a-long quilt so I can get started today. I did get that, but I was weak and I bought a few other things. Michael Miller dots, some Wee Play and a bit of Amy Butler dots. A girl can't have enough polka dots! I haven't bought any fabric for 3 months due to the job mess around here. I have missed it! I think I showed amazing restraint for being surrounded by such a tempting environment! The rest of the weekend was all about family. We celebrated Ben's birthday with a special meal with my parents. The boys were with us for the whole weekend in the country. When there is no TV or other city distractions our kids turn to games. We played together until late into night every night. The best was a full day long game of Risk (the game of world domination!) The longest game the boys have played lasted for weeks. It's a wonderful game that combines strategy and luck as well as a bit of geography. Ben conquered the world from a little stronghold in Australia. Time to head back to the city. I'm rejuvenated!