Friday, July 29, 2011

Chillaxin

 Just four days left of summer vacation and we are wringing out all the fun we can find. Today was a Friday off for Kurt.  Ashlyn had put together a group to meet at the beach.  Wednesday is the usual summer beach day, but lots of people were able to make it today.  Kurt left early for volleyball, but more people kept showing up all morning, making it a great chance to hang out and catch up.
We found out Tuesday that we needed to return the board we had been borrowing for Anna which gave us the perfect excuse to finally get her a board of her own.  It is a seven foot foam board from Ron John's with a hard bottom and three fins.  See how much I've learned about surf boards this summer?  You'd think I had been catchin waves my whole life. 

Everyone was pretty tuckered out by the time we got home and cleaned up.  That gave me plenty of time to get a little more work done on RRCB. The string blocks were step three, which is where I gave up in December.  I suckered persuaded Kurt into helping de-paper all the string blocks before bed last night. He has also been known to match up dark and light squares and count finished blocks into groups of 10 upon occasion.  So with those done, I looked ahead to see what the next step was. 
A few two patches and some extra green squares. That was easy enough. Now I'm working me way slowly through steps 5 and 6. 600 HST triangles at 2 inches each?! I think I can I think I can. The kids are wanting to watch a little netflix before bed.  I guess I'll be cutting triangles for a while.  

4 comments:

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

The same thing I told Andee----once the strings are done and those 600 HSTs are sewn & trimmed.......suddenly the finish lines ZOOMS into view! stay tough---you can do it you can do it :0)

Quilter Kathy said...

How great that you have an assistant to help out with the menial tasks! I must get back to my RRCB...it's heading towards UFO land!

Lynne said...

How wonderful that your husband is willing to get in there and help you. Mine's like that too! PTL

Andee said...

Amy is right...it speeds up eventually! And I love a honey that helps depaper, count, match, iron or anything that makes it go a little faster! You have a good one!