Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Busy, Busy

Wow. The end-of-school-year whizzed right by me. I had a huge-O party on Memorial Day. Three days later, MacGuyver, his girlfriend Tiny Dancer, and Violet came into town. Chucked entire schedules for visiting, Visiting, VISITING. Violet stayed till this Monday. Still not on top of the Regular Schedule. (do you sometimes just LONG to Stay Home and Clean Floors?)

I started a new project. (Don't tell Charming. The phrase "new project" is not his favorite.) These are called "pretty baskets," and the handles have to be done by hand, perfect for *visiting* times:
I've seen "basket" quilt patterns many times before, but was never tempted to make one. This one makes the baskets into little pockets. I'm planning to put vintage hankies in them. I think it will be a neat way to display them, but still protecting them (I always handwash my hankies).

Last week, Blackeyed Susan decided she wanted to go to church camp (this coming-up Monday). Since she has grown six inches and lost three dress sizes since her last bathing suit, we had to hurry-up-buy-one. A difficult job, because I don't have time to order something online I was *sure* was modest. Here is what we found, at Target:
Verra, verra Hollywood-glam, don't you think? She'll be wearing shorts over it at camp.
Now, the best part:

Can you say "eight dollars and seventy-four cents?"
I'm afraid I won't get by so cheaply when I call the a/c repairman. I think we need a shot of coolant or something. Cold air is coming out of the vents, but I don't think it's up to speed. Erghhh.
Next on my plate: take Susan to the mall, pick up Alvin Fernald at a friend's, home for awhile...I'm sure there's more! The floors will have to wait just a bit longer...


Ruthie said...

A great way to display your vintage hankies. Great ideas.

Inglesidemom said...

Very cute suit! I cna not remember the last time I bought a bathng suit. Too expensive! Maybe I should send you my size and you can shop for a bargain....

Ruthie said...

How are you? I stopped again to see you. Have a great week.