-->

About Me

My photo
I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Sunday well spent....

One of my favorite quotes is:

"A Sunday well spent brings a week of content"

But I was thinking today that what it means to me is probably far different than how it was originally meant. Not that we don't take time for rest and relaxation and spirituality on our weekends (which is how I imagine the quote was originally meant). But for me I always like to use my weekends to get ready for my week. Meaning most of my time is spent cleaning/shopping/doing laundry. We have so little time during the week to run out to stores to get stuff or do extra loads of laundry, and it really bothers me to come home to a messy house. So I enjoy the feeling of having everything done before we return to work and the kids start the school week, it helps me start my week content.

On that note we did have a busy and fun weekend. Friday night we spent at the state fair. I had entered my Mirabilia mermaid. I didn't get a ribbon this year, but it was fun to see the pieces that did, and have my work shown. Here is me with my mermaid before dropping her off at the fair.

The girls and I also entered the decorative mailbox category, and Zoe took third place for hers. She painted a sunset with dolphins silhouetted in front of it. I was impressed with how much work and creativity she put into her project. I did a sunflower theme with mine and cut out little flowers to "plant" inside my mailbox.
 

Here is another cross stitch  at the fair (not stitched by me), a Rosewood Manor design I believe, that took third place. It's one of those pieces I didn't know I needed to do until I saw it in person. It was very cute. 


And my favorite quilt, this one took home a blue ribbon. I loved the Halloween theme, and their applique was beautifully done. 

And Calvin enjoyed all the animals at the fair. He especially liked the goats this year, I think because they let him pet them in their stalls. He was a little sad not to be able to ride any of the rides yet when big sisters got to go, but by next year he should be big enough to go on at least a few. He also loved the funnel cakes, though we couldn't get him to even try the cotton candy. 

11 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Looks like you had a lovely weekend!! Love your pictures!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Love the painted mailboxes and the girls taking part too. The appliqued quilt is so beautiful. Inspiration everywhere! Thanks for sharing.

Melinda said...

Thank you for sharing your adventures at the State Fair.. I love the painted mailboxes. I have to agree with Calvin in regards to the funnel cakes and the cotton candy

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Fairs are fun, always fun to see the exhibits. Hope your little will be big enough to ride next year. Don't blame him for not eating cotton candy

hookedonstitches said...

It looks like it was fun and I love your Mermaid finish!

Linda said...

Great work by all of you - sounds like a wonderful show and a great way to spend your free time.

Barb said...

What a great week-end! Your little girl did very well! Back in my working days, I did about the same things you are doing. I hated to start a week with things not ready!

Heather said...

Great pictures looks like you had fun!

butterfly said...


I loved your mermaid , Looks like a good weekend.

Justine said...

Congratulations to Zoellick on her success and to all of you for having your work displayed. The fair sounds like fun!

Annette-California said...

WOOHOO! Congratulations to Zoe! All of you did wonderful with your entries for the fair. What great family memories your crating for your girls! Your mermaid is stunning!
love Annette