Saturday, July 3, 2010

Time Flies When You're Busy!

Gosh, has it been two months already? I have a reason for being so late, Dear Readers, really I do! Lots of stuff has been happening, and all of it good!

Exhausting, but good!

After the cleaning spree I soon ventured back into the world of sewing- once I could make a path through all the stuff I had piled there from cleaning the rest of the house. I'm really beginning to think gnomes have invaded my house, and brought their stuff with them to use as rent!

Yet it looks like all my stuff. Strange, isn't it?

Well, I found two baby quilts I was supposed to finish and so far I have one almost done. I would have had both finished by now, but I was seriously sidetracked by life in general.

My son has Aspbergers and just graduated elementary school, so I had to find a middle school that had autism support in place, because the school he was slotted for didn't have such a program. So I spent most of June searching for the perfect school for him. And yes, I found one! YAY!

I had also volunteered to be head cook at our church's Youth In Action Camp that started the week after school ended, cooking for all of the counselors. Forty of them. Three meals a day.

I survived!

I survived with a smile on my face, and forty very hungry counselors were sated. I was even given a round of applause at the end of the week for my efforts!

But was that all Ladies and Gentlemen? No! I was also asked to help out for lunches during the second week, because the head cook that week was lacking in helpers. So I was quite the busy bee- and I loved every minute of it!

Then we were invited to a wedding, and I know the young bride well enough to make her a lap quilt. She's one of those special people that understands and appreciates the art, so I will work my hind off getting it done for her in time.

She is getting married in August.

There is a reprieve though- I was told she's having an 'official' reception two weeks after the wedding, and I was told I could wait until then to gift my quilt, because the bride wants to show it off to everyone. I asked why she wasn't having a reception the same day as the wedding, and she said she was- but it was just for the small group of wedding guests only, because of lack of funds. She was going to have a cookie reception the day of the wedding. I had never heard of that, and thought it was a fantastic idea! Then I wound up opening my big mouth and asked her who was going to make the cookies.

I forgot that she knew my husband and I are home bakers. So guess who is making the cookies for her guests? I even offered to make her a giant 14" chocolate chip cookie as a centerpiece. I'm wondering if I should become a professional caterer at this point. I seem to enjoy feeding the masses!

I also have a few other sewing projects slotted for customers, as well as little side jobs such as mending and replacing buttons on clothes. Not to mention I am writing for Ruby too!

So now you know what I've been up to! You'd think I'd lose weight doing all this, but I haven't had a chance to weigh myself. The last scale I owned had a serious defect- especially after it accidentally flew out of my bathroom window.

So we'll just say I lost weight and leave it at that!

The kids are finished camp now, and I will be spending a lot of time with them too- but I hope I'll have time do finish all this work before the summer is over! If I do, it was all God's doing for slowing down time for me!