Has been a crazy week and I just realized although I accomplished a lot, not much is actually completed . . . goes for sewing, the house, the kids, and getting ready for our first craft/art fair since before the holidays! A huge accomplishment for me was cleaning the basement and realizing we just don't have the storage space for all the crafty stuff I like to hoard supplies for. I made a mental break through, which I hope will translate to a physical one. I decided that yes I do still love to knit, but if I knit everyday I still could never use all my stash and some items I just am not that into anymore. For example knitting socks - with 3 kids (two 2 year olds) just not a reality anymore. Yarn I have had to make Steve a Fisherman's Sweater he has requested for 10 plus years, not going to happen. (actually found three sets of various gray 20 skeins each bags and partial sweaters in various boxes and bags!) Gone! It was a wonderful experience. It all was put out at the garage sale and what didn't sell is going to find a good home in the next month. Lots more to go, but it was a start. Sold about half what I put out!
Moments after the sale, it was off to watch the last game of the season for Steve and Max's team. They had such a fun year and are looking forward to a post-season play and a game against an west-side of Saratoga team. Great bonding for Steve and Max. The team had tons of fun and the coaches called them the dirt devils, which judging from the dirt after washing Max's uniform was a great name.
It was a hard season for Sam and Ellie, they really didn't want to watch. They either wanted to run onto the field to see daddy or big brother or get wet at the spray park next to the field. They never really get too wet, just damp and then the dirt from the field really sticks to them. Baseball for me equals bath and a VERY dirty load of laundry!
When I was taking the team photo, this is what Sam and Ellie were doing. Sam is at the top of the frame and really just as crazy about the dirt as Ellie is here. We are getting sand in the sandbox this week! We were exhausted on Saturday night and everyone went to bed by 8!
Today Ellie and I went with a friend to look at all the quilts on display at the Adirondack dome in Queensbury. We also did a little fabric shopping. I was thrilled to find the discontinued mirror ball fabric from Michael Miller and even more thrilled to see all the yardage that was available. I have been searching for a boy color to use as a background for a Happy Birthday banner for both boys, like the one I made for Ellie a few months back. I didn't get around to it for Sam's birthday (last week) because I really hadn't found a fabric I loved. I am so thrilled to have a stash of this! It works great when you want a solid that has some zing! I also love it for quilt backs. Another thing I have been consumed with this week is trying to land some Heather Ross prints for a swap group on flickr. I now have in my stash, pink bikes, pink VW vans, blue gnomes, the dogs above and misc. stripes and dots. After some e-bay shopping I hope to have some of the fish and fish in the bag. I lost a few crazy auctions this weekend and can't believe the prices on some of the munki munki stuff. I have been looking at PJ's but haven't found the deals that I am hearing some people finding on-line. I will keep trying!