Sunday, June 2, 2013

so long summer

Shortest summer break of my life. 4 days. And I loved every one of them. My only regret is not making it to the pool. On the days that I was home and able to go, it was rainy and overcast and thunderstorms. Oh well, I've got all summer. First day of "vacation" we went with the Mangums to Cedar Point. They have a new ride this year, the Gatekeeper, and it was fantastic. Top Thrill Dragster is still my favorite though. The park was only open 10 am - 8 pm and I thought we were getting jipped. However, the crowds were small, the lines went fast, and we ended up leaving the park a few hours before closing because we'd rode all the rides and then some. Definitely got our fill. The rest of the weekend was spent with Netflix, cleaning, helping friends move, garage sale-ing, and eating out. I loved it. Tomorrow I begin 4th Year. I am so excited and a little scared out of my mind. This first month is my general hospital experience and I need all the luck and well wishes and prayers I can get.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

little flannel blanket

I quilted my first baby blanket. I have crocheted many, but never attempted one with my sewing machine. Finally, I had a good enough incentive to break out of my crafty comfort brother's first baby! Sex is yet to be determined, but I just had to make one for when I went to visit in DC a  couple of weekends ago. I won't see them again until the babe is here and it needed a present from its favorite auntie before then. I tried going to some fabric stores but couldn't find any cute gender neutral flannel. I came home and got online and found the cutest fabric that I fell in love with. Then I spent 2 long days (I never would've thought that sewing straight lines would take all day long) busting out the blanket. I had to get it done before we left but really the biggest motivator was that I was so excited about it that I needed to see the finished product. And they loved it.