I know I mentioned my parents were visiting. They left on Monday, and we miss them! What a huge help they are when they visit. The yard gets a complete overhaul, yummy meals are made, extra books are read to littles, youtube videos of trains are shown at a moment's request, and the best part: they make things. If you've ever wondered where I've gotten my creative streak, look no further than my parents. My mom loves to create cards and paper crafts, and makes lovely quilts. My dad has been creating with wood for years and years. Furniture, wooden toys, decks, you name it. He was an "Industrial Arts" teacher, which is a fancy name for teaching wood shop. My parents are so into creating, that 35 or 36 years ago, they built their own house.
And I am lucky that they still love to create, and that they let me in on it. It has been years since I even touched a sewing machine, so while they were visiting, my mom set mine up. And she gave me a "refresher" on the machine by teaching me how to quilt! It was a very basic patterned table runner, but I am impressed I even had that in me. I won't be making any bed size quilts any time soon, but I had fun, and it turned out pretty cute. Thanks, Mom!
I know. I am lucky to have such talented people as my parents. I am doubly blessed that they are just as kind and generous as they are talented. Thank you again, Mom and Dad, for coming and sharing your time, talents, and most of all, love!