Friday, June 30, 2006

Rugbys Coming Home!

Anyone know the song by Hermes and the House Band - Rugbys Coming Home? Every time I think of going home that song pops in my head!

And why is it in my head?

Only because I booked a flight to Michigan! I am taking 11 days this summer in mid-August and going to Michigan to visit the family and hopefully get a tan! =) Plus a ton of errands - eye exam, dentist, teeth cleaning, doctor, hair first two days have already been booked solid with appointments! Should be some good fun and relaxing before my budget process starts kicking my butt!

My Mom called the other day. My Grandparents are in the process of moving from the house where they have lived for 40+ years and into an apartment. With this many years in one place they have accumulated a LOT of belongings which just will not fit into a 2 bedroom apartment. While going through the cedar chest with my Grandma, they came across an old quilt which had never been finished - the front was sewn, but no backing and fill. My Grandmother said to toss it, but my mother thought to ask my Grandfather if he knew where it came from (there was only a tag on it saying 'To Robert XXXXX and his bride on their wedding day') My Grandfather knew right away 'It was given to us on our wedding day by my Great-Aunt who hand sewed it all together' He asked if my Mother wanted it, and she said no, but that she knew someone who would.......ME!! Of course I want it! I already am the owner of one of the worlds most ugliest quilts....also one of the warmest, which was hand sewn by my Great-Grandmother for my Dad when he was a little boy! My Grandmother also used to knit a lot when she was younger....due to shoulder replacement, declining eye sight and arthritis (and a variety of other "complaints") she no longer does so.....I've put my request in for her knitting needles and any yarn she might have around (probably acrylic, but perfect for making little turtles for my aunt's doctor practice!) we will see if my needle collection increases any!

Eeek!! Turtles! A while back Reecie over at X'Xxxxx posted a pattern on making turtles. I made a few up and asked my Aunt who is a Pediatrician if she would like some to give out to kids on the Peds Floor at the hospital. She said yes, so now I need to get my act together and start cranking those turtles out! A perfect way to bust through my acrylic stash and use up the smaller scraps!

I have been testing a pattern of a Shawl for Melissa - I am almost finished - working on the edging around. I have loved the pattern, and love how my shawl has turned out!

I am flying back to Belgium today and I should have at least 2 weeks before I need to come back to Z├╝rich - can we hear a big WOO HOO? WOOOOO HOOOOO! Hopefully I can get caught up on my to-do list....Two weeks at home should allow me to complete it....I hope!! =)

My sister is still waiting to have her day soon I should be announcing that Baby Girl has arrived and that I am once again an Aunt.

My poor nephew....he is being sorely outnumbered! He has one sister and soon 3 girl cousins on my side and 3 girl cousins from his Dad's sister! Of course being the only boy he is the spoiled one! =) When I told him that I was coming home and asked him what he wanted to do with me, his reply was 'Go to Target and Toy-R-US'!


Deneen said...

How wonderful about getting your grandparents quilt-

Vik said...

Nice news! Please post a pic of the quilt!
Have a nice week end! ;)

Jessi said...

Ooh! You are coming back to Michigan!!!! Any chance you will be near me at all? Or...semi-near me? It would be so fun to meet up!!!! Heck, if you're flying into Metro, you'd be 10 minutes from me(course I'm sure 1st thing is!)!