Thursday, July 2, 2015

Really Random Thursday, 7/2/15

Yesterday was Canada Day and in two days we celebrate our Independence Day. I wish we were celebrating independence from heat. It's been sizzling around here

All four grandchildren spent the night on Friday, ranging in age from 8 1/2 to 1 1/2. Over the years, we have had different sleeping configurations, but this year we had a girls room (the spare bedroom) and a boys room (aerobeds in my office). When Charlotte was 6-ish, she wanted to have a break from her brothers so she could read in peace for a bit. She made this sign and taped it to the bedroom door.
I loved it, so it has stayed taped to the door. The other night she made a new version. *sigh* She is growing up.
We have our sleepover traditions. They include always, always having Grandpa make popcorn, enough so that they can eat some at 6 a.m. the next morning when they get up and watch a movie. Also, I usually make hot chocolate. This year I made a recipe called S'Mores in a jar. It turned out to be pretty good, but not the best recipe to make when it is super hot outdoors and it involves turning on the oven.
But I think it was still a hit.
 All that's left is just a little marshmallow on his chin.
She has another tooth almost ready to fall out. But I don't think the S'Mores had anything to do with that.

"Minnesota Hot Dish," the quilt I made for the Minnesota cabin that cousins Cathy and Terry have built, made it to the next stop on its destination. They will be leaving next week for a few months at the cabin. Hope it cools down enough so they can use it.
My sewing room motto (I had to photograph it before this little artist changed things up).
Beer humor.
And bee block sewing.
 For Rene' in Mid Century Modern Bee
For Amanda Jean in Sew Sisters Bee

Anything random happening with you? Please share.


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Leanne said... #

What fun to have all the kids over at once!

amanda@cut.piece.quilt. said... #

this is my first time participating in your link party so i wanted to say hi! i am happy that you asked for random things because my post is pretty random! thanks!

Celtic Thistle said... #

I think that girl will go far Cindy :)
Love the orange Bee block too!

The Luedtke Family said... #

While you are wanting a break from the heat, we are ready to embrace summer vs. fall! It is a chilly 68* on July 2nd! Also, on Monday of theater camp I was told to put together a macaw costume. On Tuesday, mind was changed to a flamingo. Today is production day. We did a pretty good job with 2 evenings of costume assembly! She has a beaked hat, wings-sort of, and webbed feet!

The Luedtke Family said... #

And oh, we would love to share the water we have recently received, which has caused the worst amount of mosquitos EVER! We are soooo happy for rain-free days. So while it is finally approaching nice to be outside, we sit outside constantly swatting, slapping, and scratching!

Needled Mom said... #

I can bet your household was anything but quiet, but it must have been a great sleepover. Love the polite new sign!!!!

Susan said... #

I'm wondering whether Charlotte's 'please' achieved its desired effect?! You orange bubble block is gorgeous! Do you think we should start a campaign for an orange heart emoji on IG?

Amanda Jean said... #

that Charlotte is adorable!!! (well, all your grand kids are!) but that sign. her and abby would make a terrific pair. Can you imagine?!?!

I can not wait to see you next week! and I love my bee block. thanks so much!!!

Katy McCoy said... #

Love that orange Bee block!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Your orange circle is so cool. I love those little scissors poking out down that one strip

Katy Cameron said... #

Well she's getting more polite as she ages (or she can spell more words ;o) ) My dad would love the beer cartoon

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

Oh your grands are growing too fast!! What fun they are though. Thanks for sharing their smiles with us!

Linda said... #

I love your stories. I think all of your readers feel that they are sitting in your living room chatting with you. Cute grandkids!

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

Hey CIndy! THis week at Tuesday Archives our theme is Selvages! Now I couldn't resist highlighting your project page! Just wanted ya to know! V:)