I don’t know what I did today but the day is about gone and I feel like I have accomplished nothing! I did laundry and worked a little on the applique flowers. I am a quarter finished with the applique on the baby quilt so I know I have done a little work these past couple days. I bet a lot of you have the same feeling of having done nothing some days.
It was pretty outside and I wandered around the yard pulling a weed here and there. I did discover that I have 5 tulips buds!! The winter was cold enough after all to have something come from it. I have flowers and plants coming up all over the place. The peonies which were not above the ground just two days ago when I looked are now about 3 inches high. The garden is growing and I have lettuce, beets, and radishes above the ground.
I have not touched the Christmas quilt in days once again and have not touched “Insanity Revisited” (second DJ) in weeks. I am going through a slump! LOL I have been working on a list for the Quilt Show in Paducah next month — what to look for at the vendors my little list has been growing as I have been thinking of this and that and know I will save on shipping and handling if I can find it at the vendors instead.
I had some funny e -mails to me about the large family I came from! I know a lot of you are not from huge families and to me it seems so normal having lived it. Someone wanted to know how many years apart between the youngest and the oldest – 17 years – 1 set of twins – I was the 3rd oldest – I was learning how to diaper when I was about 8 and that was with cloth diapers and pins! Laundry day was every day and one washing machine and no dryer – a clothesline was available in the warm months and clothes drying racks in the kitchen and bathroom the rest of the time. Someone wanted to know how many bedrooms and bathrooms – 5 bedrooms 1 bathroom, we lived in an old farmhouse in Wisconsin next to Lake Michigan. My mother didn’t get a clothes dryer until the family moved to Arkansas in 1971 and that is because it rained a lot and with the humidity it is hard to dry clothes outside here a lot of the time.
Of course because of the age difference some of us were out of the house shortly after the youngest ones were born. When I got married at 19 my little sister (the baby) was 6. My oldest sister has a son who is 2 1/2 years younger then that little sister. Our generations very much over lap – my little sister’s youngest child a girl is the same age as my granddaughter (7) they are two weeks apart in age.
So I think that answers most of the question – no I don’t recommend having that many children and none of us came close to replicating it – but my parents were Roman Catholic so maybe that answers the last question – no we were not Mormon – we were Catholic
Now I guess there is still some time this evening to get some sewing out and do something.