It feels like I've been gone for a month, but it was only a week. I spent the weekend with cousins and other relatives at our annual family reunion. It is a camping affair, but we had a great time in spite of being dirty. My dad nicely offered his camper to me. There was a time in my life that I would have scoffed at such an idea. I thought tents were for sissies. Then I grew up and had children. Life is different now. My older two kids really wanted to stay in the tent, so we pitched it too. They woke up at 6:30 am, ready to play. Mom was not pleased.
There was lots of visiting and catching up. A big pot-luck dinner and an evening listening to stories of my grandpa, since it would have been his 100th birthday this month.
|This is the only picture I can find of Grandpa. With his team of horses.|
I need to thank my mother for keeping the princess for a few days and my husband for hanging onto the baby most of the day so I could knock this project out. This dress sets the record for fastest project, clocking in at two full days of crazed sewing. I did stop for meals. Oh, and I did give my husband some sewing lessons. He sewed the lining of the bodice, and did a great job. (don't tell him I told you).
And that is what I've been up to for the last week. Now maybe the dishes and laundry will get done, but first I need to vacuum up all these little pink strings...