Let’s See…

It’s been quite a few since I’ve posted pictures last. This game we play does take up almost all of the extra time I have in my day. School is starting, though. That will cut things back down again. So, I’m going to go through the pictures I have and fill y’all in on our summer.

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Towards the end of July, I had an entire day to myself. I took the scrap pieces I purchased in Virginia City and pieced them together into a small lap quilt.

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They were mostly pieced by hand and, judging by the state of the backing fabric of each square, a bit old. Slippery little buggers but I managed to get them pieced together in a jumbled mess (deliberate).

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One of the squares was even pieced as a fan. I made that one piece the top left of the quilt.

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I bought a pseudo-silky backing and used a decorative stitch to bind the two pieces together. There’s no tacking in the middle. I really did want it loose and I did not want to ruin the beauty of the top in any way – even with tacking it all together.

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We had dinner with our neighbors at our house. It was fun to see the four children getting along so well. For dinner, I made chili and put it in the crock pot to keep warm and potato soup on the stove. Nearly all the food was gone by the end of the night. I call that a win!

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Kickin it outside on the grass after dinner and a massive water fight. The only adult not involved was the neighbor’s wife. She was holding the baby, so she got a free pass. When I say massive water fight, I’m serious – everyone was soaked. Time for some pie and sittin on the blankets.

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Their two boys and my two boys sharing toys. It was great to see the interaction and camaraderie that only comes with being young and full of love of life!

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Jen came home with a scooter for the boys. Yard sales are great, aren’t they? This is Caiden giving it a whirl for the first time. He didn’t take too long before he understood the basics and stopped falling off. Of course, mom is still a worry-wart, so he’ll wear pads and such for a bit longer.

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Brendan is watching Caiden on the scooter. I’m quite sure he wants to give it a try. We haven’t started teaching him bike riding without training wheels, just yet.

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And, of course, is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day?

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Some of the pictures I get are just amazing. The camera is so fast!

I’ll sign off there and post some more in a little bit. I’m trying to get caught up. Running my own server for Minecraft does take a bit of my time. I’ve a few people on there that aren’t part of my family so I’d hate to drop the server and shut it down on them. We’ll find a balance as school starts, I’m sure.

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Categories: Dinner, Family, Holidays, Photography, Quilting, Socializing, Trips | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Let’s See…

  1. I love crazy quilts

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