Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another "Last"

Today is the last day of dance class! I'm very happy about this--Wednesdays have been a constant back-and-forth race, and I'm not at all sorry to see this end. I've been looking at the schedule for next year (that still doesn't seem right), and I think the girls will have dance on different days, so that means we'll all be traveling over there on Monday and Tuesday...I don't want to think about it right now! Anyway, today is the last class, dress rehearsal is next week, and the recital is on the 7th. That should be fun.

Here is the apron I made over the weekend:

And here is what I was trying to copy--it's not exact because I was just using things from my stash. I think it turned out cute even though orange and green aren't exactly my favorite color combo. There is some blue in some of the patches--it just doesn't come out in the photo. This is one I'm mailing to the midwest. It's part of a relief effort for tornado victims. I can't remember which apron site talked about it, otherwise I'd link to it...
Last night, the dog woke me at around 5. I guess I should say "this morning" the dog woke me. It wasn't his usual jumping up to paw at me (his way of saying, "I gotta go!"). This time, I kept hearing a bumping sound down at the foot of the bed. I sat up to see the dog sort of falling against the dresser. I had thought that maybe his collar had become stuck on one of the drawer pulls and it was yanking him back down as he tried to get up. But that wasn't it either. He wasn't stuck--I moved him away from the dresser--he kept stumbling around. It was a little freaky--like his hips weren't working anymore and his legs were giving way. I woke Rob and showed him. Then I carried (!) the dog downstairs and put him outside. He seemed to recover. He did his business and then walked (although slowly) into the house and back up the stairs. He seems to be fine now. My guess is that maybe he had slept funny on one of his legs and maybe he was stiff and just couldn't get going too well at first. Thank goodness. I don't think I'm ready to watch him limp around the house like that--it seems too pathetic!

So, the girls jumped out of bed this morning all pumped because it's field day! I have one Silver Star and one Burgundy Burst:
And no, I didn't have any grey or burgundy shirts and I couldn't find any burgundy shirts at Michael's, so I got busy with my freezer paper and exacto!
There's our team spirit! Go Silver Stars! Go Burgundy Bursts!


Meredith said...

Oh I am in LOVE with your apron!!! What book did you find that in? REALLY cute.

Have a fun field day...the girls look adorable!!

Anonymous said...

So, how did field day work out for the girls? Any camps planned? Anything new and exciting? Your sewing looks great! I received a sewing machine for mother's day and am starting all my projects-probably won't get too far until summer vacation-which officially starts for Luca on 6/5 (when he graduates from kgarten) and Bella on 6/5/!!!! We are having a quiet summer-one historical camp for Bella and a seacoast science camp for Luca. I teach riding a lot more in summer-so I will be busy trying to keep them busy while I teach! You all should come on up!

Mary Beth said...

Excellent freezer paper stencils. Love the apron too and it is so generous of you to send it to releif efforts. That is so cool. And I'm glad your dog is okay!