Sunday, August 25, 2013

A great visit and a whole lotta help!

 I had a great time in Earling yesterday visiting with cousins I haven't seen in awhile. I have many first cousins (about 67, I think) because my dad had 11 brothers and sisters. So growing up any family gathering was a huge event. Most of them lived within about 20 miles of us, so we saw them quite a bit. There were two families that lived very close and had kids that were the same ages as my family, so we were especially close. I heard that one of them was going to be back from her home in CO this week so dropped in on their family gathering yesterday for a bit. We had a great time catching up and I got to chat with most of her family. We spent so much time with them growing up since their ages and our coincided so well.  I also visited my parents for lunch and stayed for the afternoon.

I showed you the fabric I bought the other day but not the animal fabrics I had that I was trying to match to, so here they are all together. I also have a zebra print that I will probably throw in too, just to spice things up a bit.
When I'm sewing, Smokey likes to sit on the table by the machine. Sometimes I have to move her a bit so I don't sew her tail into the mix! But Conrad doesn't usually jump up there. I guess he thought he was missing out the other day when I was working on the Zigzag quilt....he got very comfortable. On the plus side, he kept Smokey's tail out of the way! Do your cats do this?


Karen said...

When I had cats they didn't sit by the sewing machine, but they would sleep on the daybed that is in my sewing room. That worked well for both of us.
How fun to have such a big family and to be able to spend time with them.

Andra Gayle said...

love that elephant fabric!

Patty said...

How much fun to have such a big family who gets together so often. I'd love to be able to do that.

What are you going to make with the new fabrics? I like the group together.