Thursday, June 13, 2013

I THINK I can take a breather!!!

wow, what a busy month it has been since my last post.
We were not able to get the room painted before my BIG NEWS!!! Our son got back from Afghanistan on May 23rd. We went down to the base for the groups welcome home ceremony. Imagine the pride & relief in this mom's heart.......we watched the plane fly in that held our men & women. We watched over 200 hundred of them file off of the plane. We had no clue which one was our son, but oh the pride!!! And then to watch them march into the arena in formation....then, the announcement.....troops, you may reunite with family!!!!!!!! The bleachers emptied as everyone went to the floor to meet their soldier!!!
We got back home after a few days visit & had to make a trip up to my hometown. My aunt had a lawn mower she was giving us. (our rider broke the night before we left) At least having a good push mower would get some of the yard work done!!!
I babysat the last week of May, finishing 10 years with the one family. I will miss them this fall. I cared for all three of their children from birth to kindergarten.
We got the room painted on the weekend of the 1st & 2nd! Yeah!!!! I love how it turned out. My husband said it looks pretty girly! Oops!!! oh well, it is the guest room & also my Thirty-One room.
We didn't put anything in the room, except for the double bed, because on Tues the 4th, we were invaded by our triplet grandsons! They had been at the other grandparents house & now it was our turn until daddy could get up here. He arrived on Friday & oh my!!!! What a reunion that was.....
They all headed back home on Monday of this week.
Now, the story about my piece I am showing you! It has been a UFO for quite a while. I decided before our trip to see our son that I would work on it. I took it along, hoping to get a little stitching time in the car on the way home. (I couldn't on the way down, because Duane & I each had to drive since we had our sons car) I pulled the project bag out from where I had stored it. I lifted the fabric from the bag & imagine my horror. The fabric was damp, as was the pattern on the magnet board. We could not figure out HOW it had gotten damp. The fabric had water spots in a few places & I thought the project was ruined. So much for stitching on the way home. When we stopped for gas & a bathroom break, we checked where we had had it stored. Sure enough, it was damp in there. How it got damp, we haven't a clue. We have been so busy, my husband hasn't had time to check into it since.
When we got home, I took the project & hand washed it with a touch of dish soap in warm water. YEAH!!!!!!! 99% of the water marks came out & the little bit that didn't is up in a corner that will be on the back when it is framed!!! So thankful!!!! So, in the little bit of stitching time I have had since our return, this is what I have worked on.
I did get a new project the other day. I had my parents pick up Sue Hillis' "SUPERCALA..........
at House of Stitches for me. It is going to be perfect in the guest room.
I am super excited about the colors of the guest room, because the one color matches one of the new  Thirty One patterns. (Best Buds) Also the turquoise from the previous catalog. You can see some of the products in pictures. I am storing everything in the guest room. I still need more shelves for it.
Whew! I think that catches you up.....hopefully I can get some more stitching time now. have a great weekend!! I am looking forward to Sunday. It is our 34th anniversary & we are going somewhere/doing something, JUST US...we need a day away!!
The Drawn Thread....Sampler Gameboard

Retro Metro Bag with Turtle Coin Purse & Bring a Bottle Thermal

Corner of the room to show both colors! (still need to find curtains & a bedspread)

My Thirty-One Wall


Vickie said...

That is awesome about your son! LOVE your thirty one wall!!! Looks great!!!

Carol said...

What a thrilling and proud day that must have been when your son arrived home safely, Shari! I'm so excited for you and I'm sure the triplets were just beyond thrilled to be with their daddy again!

Glad you were able to salvage the wet piece of stitching! Your new room looks so cheery--what fun that it matches the new Thirty-One line :)

Wishing you a most happy anniversary--enjoy your time away!

Julie said...

What a special time for you all to have your soldier return home.

Beautiful colours in yor new room, so nice.

Happy anniversdary to you and hubby, enjoy your time together whatever you do.

cucki said...

Truly a very special time for the family...
Your room is looking so lovely..happy anniversary to you both.
Big hugs x

rosek1870 said...

So happy your son is home safe and sound! Please thank him for his service! I love the colors of your guest room, so bold my DH would have a fit! Hope you get some stitching time in and have a wonderful anniversary!

Mary said...

Oh, what a wonderful, proud day to see your son home safely, Shari.
The triplets must be thrilled to have their Daddy back!
Your new room looks so cheerful. I'm sure you will enjoy the new look.

So glad that your stitching was salvageable.

Happy Anniversary. I hope you and your DH have a wonderful, relaxing day!

Mouse said...

cooooo that was exhausting reading ... glad to hear your son got back safe ... gorgeous colours on the room .. PHEW with the fabric on your piece too and think I have caught up enjoy the wee ones and happy anniversary too :) love mouse xxxxx

Rita said...

I'm so happy that your son is home.

Sandi said...

Happy Anniversary !! It has been a whirlwind for you the past month. So glad your son is home, what a wonderful reunion. I love your new room, such pretty colors.

Lois said...

You have been busy Shari! What great news that your son is safely home. Glad you were able to wash the fabric! Happy anniversary!

Nancy M said...

You would of had a busy week, if only you had your grandsons! How nice that your son is home safe and sound. I bet that takes away a lot of stress on you! Can't imagine his homecoming with the boys! Glad you could save your stitched piece from the damage. Your wall color looks great, nice job!

Lizette Morales said...

Im glad you are back,that great your son is back!!!! Your room looks beautiful!!!! I'm still getting those xmas ornaments but behind but I will catch up!!!! ;-) !!!! Enjoy your anniversary !!!! Till next time your friend Lizette.

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a busy and exciting time you must have had. Good to see your son and to know that he's home now, sound and safe.
I love the new room with the thirty one wall.
I hope you were having a great anniversary!

WendyCarole said...

Great to hear that your son is safely home.