Well, as I said, I am in Tucson, visiting my folks. I am so excited, because I got a wonderful gift the other day! My birthday is coming up, and my mom and Sweet Pea made me a chocolate cake. So, we had cake one night and celebrated my birthday. Sweet Pea was so excited to give me a gift she bought me...new towels and hotpads for our kitchen...with horses all over them. They are really cute, and I love them. I forgot to take photos, so I'll take them later, when the stuff is in my kitchen.
I opened another, and I was so surprised, you could have knocked me over with a feather!
My very own Kindle! I have been wanting one soooo badly, and they gave me one! I totally did not expect this and am so excited. I already downloaded my first book and can't wait to start reading it.
My mom asked me what the first thing I wanted to do here was, and I said, "Get a pedicure!" I haven't had one for so long, and I just wanted to be pampered. So, we all went down to the nail salon and got our nails done.
Snapped this of Sweet Pea letting her fingers and toes dry. She got both polished. Very cute.
Yesterday we went to the neatest museum. I highly recommend this as a stop if you like dollhouses, or if you are with a little girl. Both applied to me. It's called the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures (click here to go to their website). It is an entire building devoted to dollhouses and miniatures, and there are some really AMAZING things in there...historical dollhouses, enchanted dollhouses, Christmas dollhouses. Just incredible. We had a good time.
Then, I talked my mom into stopping at one of my favorite quilt shops, The Quilter's Market, because the museum was only about 15 minutes away (both of which are about an hour from Mom and Dad's house). I meant to take photos for you, because the store is always so colorful (they have a lot of bright fabrics and batiks--stuff that is harder for me to find at home). But, I was so excited to be there, I completely forgot. So, you'll have to visit their website (click on the store name above) and check it out. They have the nicest staff, too. I picked up some Aurifil thread (hard for me to find at home) and a collection of fat eights of neutral fabrics (I'm trying to be mindful of what I need to add to my stash). It was fun.
Sweet Pea had a swimming lesson in the morning. She's had a few while visiting here.
I have been so frustrated, because after 2 years of group swimming lessons, she's not swimming as well as I think she should be. After three or four private lessons with Mary Beth down here, she has made great improvements. So that is awesome.
Finally, in other news, we have been looking for a kitten to live outside at our house and catch those nasty little field mice that are running around. Yesterday, Papa Pea called me and said he found someone giving away free kittens. Finally! I couldn't believe how hard it was to find a kitten! One would think they would be a dime a dozen! This seems like a nice one. He e-mailed me a photo of her:
She's 12 weeks old (big for that, huh?). Seems to be getting along well with the dogs, and Papa Pea says she likes to be held and likes to follow him around. So, that's good. Sweet Pea wants to call her Bella. (Could be confusing, since one of our dogs is named Belle, but oh, well!) Sweet Pea is beside herself with excitement.
Well, better run. Hope you are having a good weekend and getting some sewing done!
Until next time,