Monday, July 2, 2012

Finally, I'm back

Yeah!  Finally I am back in the blogging world.  Have been catching up on a lot of reading over the last couple of weeks, and am happy to say that I finally am up to snuff, and now have promised myself that I can write another post! 

A lot of things have happened in the last 2 months:  The greenhouse business took so much of my time, that I didn't feel like reading or posting anything. But it has closed for another year, and I have time again to participate in blog hops, fb, and other things I really want to do.

The view of the greenhouse when you first walk in

I have been the winner on several blogs over the last couple of months, and I have received all of the items except for one book I think.  I won material, books, and a couple of pdf patterns.  They are all received with thanks!  I have been sewing the last couple of weeks also, but most of them were alterations.

The Chef's hat (for a children's cooking program.)
The start of the baby blanket

 I did have to make chef's hats, and I also started crocheting a baby afghan.  I will take some pictures of  those items I have been working on lately, and will post them later.

On the family side, my son C has graduated grade 8!  He was one handsome looking dude. (I think, anyway).  He walked away with the Physical Education reward, and was also on the 80% plus average list.
Proud parents and Grade 8 grad!

This means that I now have only one daughter left in elementary school! The end is in sight for that part of our lives.  My second daughter is accepted in a University program.  Not really the  one she wants, but will get another chance of applying to the Architecture program next year.  She's taking the offer of Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) for the history and theory of Architecture.  So that will have our household 2 down.  Three more to go.......   Our middle daughter will be entering into Gr 11 this fall, and she is looking forward to taking more business courses next year.  All in all they all did well, and I am proud of their accomplishments.

Vacation time has started.  It means that the household becomes quiet for a couple of weeks. Our second and third daughters are at a church camp: the one a counselor and the other one is working on the crew that they have at the camp.  Both are gone for 2 weeks, and that just leaves me with the 2 youngest.  Sonny is driving the tractor for his dad and uncle:  They are putting mums in the field so that we can sell them in  a couple of weeks.  And youngest D is the only one left in the house, and is complaining of being bored already.  She will just have to find her own entertainment for the next little while, as I have to get busy in my sewing room for a while.  I have to make a couple of curtains for our house.  The ones in our bedroom have been up for 20ish years, and are totally falling apart!  Yes, that is another thing that happened already:  Hubby and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary ( by going out to dinner with just the two of us).  And daughter # 3 also needs new curtains for her room so I will be busy with that, and a couple of other things I really want to get off my sewing table. 
Ok, Ok, just one picture of a messy sewing table.......

Happy reading, and happy sewing!

Maria K


tiny said...

Hello Maria, Finaly expressed in the greenhouse is over, and now you must begin at home sewing curtains (lol) Still congratulations on your 22 wedding day and your son for graduating. Enjoy your holiday and good luck with sewing. Hugs Tiny

Maria Kievit said...

Thanks, Tiny. Finding time for my sewing will probably be the hardest. But I did have a chance to cut out a shirt that I also have to make for a client. So back to the sewing room I go!

Cherie said...

Welcome back to the blogging world!
sounds like you've been very busy! Congratulations to your children on their achievements! =D

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Nice to have you back! Congrats on your anniversary and graduation of your son. I always expect the summer to have more free time but it never seems to work that way. Get done what you can! It's all we can do!!

Maria Kievit said...

Thank you! It's good to be back among blogging friends!

Maria Kievit said...

I actually am making time. Morning is computer time, and in the afternoon I usually take an hour or two in the sewing room. I took some pictures of my sewing room the other day, and I don't think I even want to post them on the blog.... It's that bad. But working thru it an hour at a time, hopefully by the end of summer I should be working with clean tables! (Hopefully......)

Angie in SoCal said...

Your greenhouse photo is beautiful. Congrats on your son's graduation! It was nice reading your nteresting post. Good luck with the curtains - have to do a some for three windows in my house for the same reason.

Carrie P. said...

life certainly is busy where you are at.
Congrats to your son.
Wow, your green house is so neat.
thanks for stopping by my blog during the RWB block hop. Glad to hear you fly your Canadian flag proudly. good luck in the giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

I really like working there in the spring time. All the colours are so fresh and beautiful! And so many different varieties, that it's been good to take pictures from quite a few of them too. Just as a reminder in the next couple of months as a screen saver on the computer.....

Maria Kievit said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, the greenhouse is lots of colour, and lots of work in the spring time, but I wouldn't want it any other way!

Catherine said...

Your sewing table looks like my sewing table! I`ll bet we are not the only ones with a little clutter on our tables. When I sew that`s how it goes. Your greenhouse flowers are lovely.

Thank you for commenting on my blocks.


Maria Kievit said...

That is only my sewing table: My serger table has a stack of projects on it, that I almost have no room for my serger. One of these days it will all be cleaned up. Am getting so motivated by seeing all the blogs and what people do, that I want to do more there too!