Late Tuesday evening DIL Missy texted me that she had gotten a great deal on a spring-break car rental and so she and the boys were at her mother's in Reno, was I free for lunch tomorrow? We drove through a snow squall on the drive in, and then had a hard time finding the restaurant. Out-of-the-blue, in walked Alexia's little cousin Marla and all her family, including grandparents - on Alexia's daddy's side. The two boys are Logan and Evan, my grandson's from Bend Oregon. These are all Lexi's cousins. Pretty crazy.
I told Missy about my new sewing machine at lunch and she asked me what I was going to do with old one. Why, keep it as a backup machine, up course! After I got home I started thinking that was a bit of a doggy in the manger attitude, so called her to say that if she wants to stop by on her way home Sunday, she can have my old faithful Kenmore. She was thrilled.
I spent some time sewing on pants yesterday and Alexia wanted to be in the studio with me, so she worked on a pot holder on Hilary's looper loom. The pant fit was pretty off so I looked for help online and also sent Theresa a panicked email. Her practical advice was to check the pattern against pants that I already know fit me. So smart.
I love the colors of these loopers. Lexi carefully selects each color for her "pattern." Hilary used them in a rug for bright color spots. I've got one of those on my mental project list.
It started snowing while we were working and came in from the south instead of the west, piling up in my south-facing window. I missed yoga last night as I didn't want to drive in this.
We awoke to this today. This March came in like a lion and is going to go out like a lion. We're moving into the last of our firewood. Spring has started - get on board, Spring!
Alexia wanted to show off her newest potholder last night. She was in the bath this morning when the power went out so had to finish with a Coleman lantern. And of course I had a load of laundry in the washer and dryer
She woke up feeling puny this morning. In spite of throwing up her breakfast and lunch, she's such a sunny little girl that she was singing while playing. I think the bath helped, with the steam and moisture. She's eating rice with butter right and seems to feel better. The problem is the sinus drainage from her cold. It's tough to be a kid.
I used the power outage to cut out fabric with the help of my snoopervisor, including a new muslin to see if I've got the pant fit right. But for now, I'm hanging out with the Lexinator and enjoying the new sofa. She asked me if I would measure her so I can make her a beautiful dress.
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