Saturday, December 31, 2016

Back Home and Gone Again

We took the kids on a Christmas Cruise.  It left on December 26th and we just got back home this morning.  The kids had so much fun, especially on this waterfall jumping trip we took in the Dominican Republic.  We all came back a little bloody and bruised, but WOW was it a lot of fun.  One of those once in a lifetime experiences that you are so glad you tried but never want to do again.  Kurt's brother and his family came along with us, so it was a nice chance to spend some time together.    
Unfortunately, while we were gone, be got a message letting us know that Kurt's mom had passed away.  She has been fighting lung cancer for the last couple of years, and had been in a lot of pain for several months now.  It is a relief to know that she isn't suffering anymore, but it was still a shock for everyone.  We are home for just enough time to do laundry and pack again.  Then we will head up to North Carolina to spend some time with Kurt's dad and visit with family who are coming for the Celebration of Life that she wanted to have instead of a funeral.
I have plenty of handwork ready for the car trip.  Maybe I will finally catch up on the 366 circles for my Leap Year quilt?  I'll set up next weeks ScrapHappy Saturday before we hit the road.  Hopefully I'll be able to check in with everyone when we are home again for good.  

Last ScrapHappy Saturday of 2016

Tomorrow starts a new year.  It is amazing to me how quickly time continues to zoom by.  This year will be back to basics at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  To start the year off right, we will welcome in January with PURPLE.  It should be a nice easy glide into the new year.  Hopefully that will allow everyone to finish up the last odds and ends of last year.  If you are anything like me, you might just have a few carryover projects to keep you sewing for a while.
So share your new projects with us if you have them ready to roll, or your old projects that are either done or not quite yet.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas

I fear that someday soon the kids will be too old for Christmas pajamas.  For now though, we continue on with the same traditions.  I think we are all holding on for as long as we can.  Another Christmas has come and gone, the kids are all happily camped out in the toy room playing with slightly more grown up versions of presents.  I hope that you all had a great holiday with time to spend with family and friends.  Next week is officially the LAST rainbow scrap challenge of 2016, but I will have a new color ready to roll just in case you all want to get a head start.  In case you are all still finishing up though, I'd love to see some bragging about all the great rainbow scrap projects we have all accomplished this year.  Until then, rest, relax, and enjoy the last few days of 2016.  

Saturday, December 24, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - Winding Down

Merry Christmas Eve!  Or Happy First Day of Hanukkah if that is what you are celebrating today.  If it is neither of those, then happy third day of winter.  Hopefully you taken some time to finish up some of this year's projects to make room for something new next year.  If not, at least you have plenty to carry you over into the new year.  Next week will be the last Scraphappy Saturday of 2016.  Hopefully that means that you have some plans and schemes brewing for the new year.  Let's all plan on revealing our projects for the new year next week, and sharing our accomplishments for this year.

I have been quiet lately, but I'd very much like to continue the RSC for another year.  I think what I'll do this time is make a list of 10 colors ahead of time and then draw one out of a hat each month to keep the suspense going.  That will allow those of us who want to sort and plan to think ahead a bit.  So far I have strong votes for a multi color month, and I think I'll do one for light neutrals and one for dark neutrals.  So that is three problem children taken care of, add ROY G BV to that and we are almost there.  I don't know whether to separate the blue and indigo, or maybe split the reds instead into brights and darks?  Both of those are usually pretty big colors, so either could probably use two turns.
I appreciate everyones patience as my attention has been pulled in too many directions lately.  Hopefully the new year will be a new chance to refocus and reenergize.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday -- Counting Down

Just three more Saturdays this year!  Hard to believe that we are almost done.  The best part of finishing though, is a chance for fresh starts.  As I begin to plan for next year, I'd like to start collecting color ideas for 2017.  Just leave me a comment so that I can begin to compile a list for the new year.
First though, let us know how your end of the year is begining to wrap up.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday

Every week right now, I say the same thing.  Can you believe how fast everything is zooming right now?  I can barely keep up.  Just one week and three days until the first semester is done.  Maybe then I can breath again?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday

Everything is zooming by right now.  Just  few weeks of school before exams!  The kids are all excited and nervous and busy.  Last night we had a work Christmas party for Kurt.  His company has just been bought out so there was quite a bit of work talk at first.  It shifted over to more normal things later though, and it was fun getting to put faces and names together.  Both of the boys are off at a robotics tournament all day so it is just us girls at home.