Monday, July 27, 2009

I had a great weekend & Monday Madness......

....or maybe it's just in my mind. I have a lot of things I want to get done before I go back to work at school in 2 weeks (yes... we go back earlier than we ever have before...). so my mind is sort of spinning with plans.....
1)I am quilting my sister's quilt now and it is coming along nicely. I will post a pic when it is finished.
2)I finished quilting the memory quilt, so it is ready for binding.
3)I need to tie and bind the new Beginning Quilting model so I can hang it on display. I don't usually finish the displays til after the class because of time restraints, but in this class they finish the quilt this way, so want them to see a finished quilt. I start 2 new Sampler Clubs this week, so will be taking those displays down and there is nothing at the present time to hang up...I haven't really worked on anything new for fall classes yet. So I would like to get it hung soon.
4)I have a T-shirt quilt to make. It probably wouldn't have to be done right now, but since it isn't mine, I would like to get it done.
5) Finish my cottage blocks for Betsy's swap. They are cut out, just need to be sewn together. They need to be mailed out by August 1, so maybe I should move them up the list?
6) I have several projects I want to make for fall classes, just need to get some of this out of the way so I can work on them!!!!
I won't even start listing the on to happy weekend thoughts!
I did have a great weekend. My daughter and I went to Earling Friday, so got caught up on the family. Saturday night my daughter and her friend had a joint birthday party at a restaurant, so I went to that for awhile. 2 of my sisters & parts of their families came too. It was fun. One of them stayed over to go to the zoo so we spent Sunday at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. It is one of the best zoos in the US and too big to really see it all in one day. My brother, his wife and grandkids joined us also, so we had quite a group. Those little ones loved it.

Above is my brother and his granddaughter...she loved the zoo! Especially the monkeys.
My sister & assorted members of her family... The pictures above were taken in the Rain Forest.
Here we were walking through the aquarium tunnel. You are surrounded by sharks, sting rays and other fish. The kids didn't know where to look next. It is awesome! Guess I should've taken a picture of that was so crowded in there...not really the best idea to go on a Sunday, but it was fun.


cookie said...

Your'e outing sounds great. I love the zoo also and if I ever make it there I sure will look the zoo up.
Youre to do List is very long. I hope you get everything done in time.


Fiesta said...

Jean your to do list is quite lenghty but you had some fun in there and that is what counts.
So looking forward to seeing the cottages you make.

Cora said...

Hello Jean, You sure have alot to do. I'd love to see the T-shirt quilt when it's finished. I've still got 4 weeks left till school opens here and I'm already feeling the pressure.

Barb said...

I love zoos....looks like you had an awesome time.

Frances Arnold said...

Cant believe you are starting back to school already.....seems like only yesterday that you were "jumping for Joy" that summer was here!!! Enjoy your two weeks!!!

Pat said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend...can't wait to see the August cottages you make!

Willeke said...

I'm sure you all had a lot of fun there!