But, of course, in this life, nothing ever stays the same. John's parents are gone, and so are his Aunts and Uncles. Our boys are grown-ups now, with their own lives. So now it's just the two of us -- and there aren't many people left in the area for us to spend time with...
What to do...what to do...
|Nowadays, we stay with John's brother Jerry and his wife Linda.|
|Luckily, they live in a very large house...although this photo doesn't do it justice...|
|You can see from this angle that there are many, many rooms in this house.|
|And, every summer -- THIS ROOM becomes my command central...|
|In Linda's formal dining room, I set up my Featherweight, my laptop, a good book on tape, and a jigsaw puzzle. IT'S LIKE SPENDING TIME AT MY OWN PERSONALLY DESIGNED SPA-RETREAT...|
I decided this is a rare opportunity to focus on doing WHAT I LOVE.
I took special care to pick out some good books and CD books from the library.
OF COURSE I packed up a laundry basket full of sewing projects, fabric, and quilt block patterns.
One of the highlights of the week was sewing an I-pad totebag project with my great-nephews, Dom and Marc...
|Dom (6) was eager to make a totebag. He picked out the fabric and we went to work.|
|He worked the foot pedal, and took out the pins as we sewed...all I did was guide it through the needle.|
|AND HE WAS SO DELIGHTED.|
|Marc's finished tote is perfect for his Ipad or his library books...|
|I AM SUCH A PIG. It must drive Linda crazy -- but she never says a word.|