- South Louisiana
- I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The weather in South Louisiana has been beautiful lately. We have had several cool fronts move through. This cools our temps into the 50's and 60's for lows and the low 80's for the highs. It is actually pleasant to be outside. My whole family, with the exception of moi, love to camp. With our schedule lately, there is no time for any camping trips, so the kids have been setting the tent up on the deck and sleeping out there at night. They enjoy playing in it during the day as well. My children are hardly roughing it, they have electricity run to the tent to power the tv and the fan lol Plus, the bathroom is conveniently a short walk into the house. Even with all of these comforts, I would much rather sleep in my cozy bed ; ) Poor dh thought he could convert me into a lover of tent camping, however he is slowly realizing that will never happen. I really hate to get dirty and not be able to get clean before going to bed. And taking a shower in a communal campground bathroom fails to leave me feeling very clean *shudder*. I do love the outdoors, but only if I know I can go to a nice clean place to clean up and sleep. We talk of one day buying a rv, but right now that just doesn't make sense financially. We would probably only have time to use it 3 or 4 times a year. Knowing my dh, we will probably be one of those old couples who travel all over the United States in their camper. Just so I have my own bed and bathroom, I'm great with that ; )
Here is Samuel watching an old Barney tape in the tent : )
Ooops, he discovered me taking his picture, so he had to come pose : )
Things are still crazy busy, but I have managed to get a little sewing in. I finished piecing the top of my quilt. Now, I just need to add my side strips and piece the back. I am still deciding how I want to quilt it. I sorta want to do circles inside of the squares, but realize I should probably stick with straight lines for my first attempt. I need to buy a walking foot this week. I would like it to be fairly heavily quilted, any ideas, something using straight lines? I know I should just stick with stitching in the ditch or something easy like that, but I really love lots of heavy quilting on quilts.
I am getting the itch to start sewing some fall clothes for me and the kids. I love the new Oliver + S patterns for fall. So cute! Football will be over in 2 weeks, my free time should increase when that is over. Our homeschooling is falling into a good routine, so that should help too. The start of the school year is always a little crazy.
Oh, and I got to get together with Marie, AGAIN! When I went to Houston last weekend on my girl's trip, we met on Saturday night for dinner. I really enjoyed getting to see and visit with her again. The girl's getaway was so much fun! We shopped, ate out, talked and rented Sex and the City one night. Great girlfriend's movie. I got very little sleep, but was still rested. It was nice to only have myself to take care of for a couple of days.