Thursday, March 29, 2007

last minute preparations


The last blocks made for



Linda's block swap.



[I will hand deliver them next week!]

we leave for our trip to MN tomorrow.

to visit family.

and friends.

today is packing day.

[I have piles everywhere.]

I wanted to make handmade gifts for everyone I was going to see.

[it didn't happen.]

I will be taking a blog break for at least a week.

I will miss you all.

[does anyone else miss their sewing machine when they go on vacation* or is it just me?]



I made a pile of tissue holders, too. aren't they so fun?

*my idea of vacation is NOT riding in the car for 12 hours with 3 kids. (ages 6, 4, almost 1.)

13 comments:

Anina said...

Have a wonderful trip. I, for one, will miss your inspiring posts.
I love the tissue holders!
And, yes, I do miss my sewing machine when going on trips - I've even been known to take it with me. :-D

Roxanne said...

Oh my, I can't even imagine the packing! I hope the drive goes well. I can't imagine how you keep three kids occupied for 12 hours! I'm worried about just one for 3 hours!! Drive safely okay. Looking forward to seeing you all!!

Oh, and the tissue holders are adorable!

Mama Urchin said...

Good luck with the trip.

Jane Weston said...

Hope the trip goes well! We look for the letters of the alphabet while we travel..finding "Q" and "Z" are hard ones to find and will kill a bit of time. :o)
I too miss my sewing machine when I'm away...so you are not alone.

Linda said...

You are putting me to shame, I haven't even started my blocks yet! LOL Maybe this weekend. Blessings on your journey! May you have calm children and smooth travel! Can't wait to see you! :)

Linda said...

You are putting me to shame, I haven't even started my blocks yet! LOL Maybe this weekend. Blessings on your journey! May you have calm children and smooth travel! Can't wait to see you! :)

sulu-design said...

I love the bold colors of the blocks. Have a great time away. I'll be out of town next week, too, and I'm already missing my craft supplies.

Amy Jo said...

Here's wishing you a safe and sane trip! Happy visiting! I'll miss you here! And the tissues are beautiful - I know mine have never looked better! See you in a week!

Natasha said...

Have a great and safe trip, it been really rainy here (in MN, I hope the weather clears for you.

THe blocks are beautiful and so are the tissue holders!

Natasha said...

Have a great and safe trip, it been really rainy here (in MN, I hope the weather clears for you.

THe blocks are beautiful and so are the tissue holders!

beki said...

Beautiful blocks! I hope you have a nice trip :)
You're not alone, I miss my sewing machine too.

Ashley and James said...

Wow, gorgeous! Have a great vacation!

Melissa said...

Hi Amanda!! This is your cousin Missy =) Clair sent me a letter and wrote about her blog page so I just read her blogs and then saw your page. You always were so crafty.. you make some neat and amazing things. I perused all the way back to Nov... that was a neat post about Grandma. I also liked that little dress that Grandma made..my mom told me she sent it, but I never knew what it looked like. Sounds like your family is doing good and now on a trip to MN. Like you posted awhile back.. its all about memory making, so enjoy your trip. I'm sure you'll be posting all the fun things when you get back =)