Thursday, July 15, 2010


We woke up to snow mixed with rain this morning. That turned to rain for a while. Then more snow mixed with rain. All morning it's gone back and forth but there's been constant precipitation. A good day to stay indoors by the fire. I'm going to make a puff pancake for lunch, and bacon. Yum!

I bought my used Pfaff 2124 over two years ago but had never taken the time to figure out the embroidery functions. Decided to bring the whole kit-and-kaboodle with us this week and have had fun figuring out how to do designs and fonts. Ivan, with WAY more patience than me, has taken the lead on this and figured out how to do not just individual letters but whole words. Had some issues with tension and crazy tangled bobbins but overall it's worked quite well. Looking forward to personalizing some items in the future.

Today is our last day of vacation. Tomorrow morning we pack up, clean house and head home. It's been a good week and I'm thankful we had the opportunity to get away. 

Saturday is a big, all-day soccer tournament in Cordoba sponsored by some evangelical churches. Last year over 1000 kids participated and our boys are quite excited about going this year. No idea how many we'll be taking but pretty sure we'll need some extra parents to go along and help with transportation. Nothing like jumping back into work with an all-day event :)  Tomorrow once we get home I'll be busy assembling scads of sandwiches and mixing bottles and bottles of Tang for Saturday. We don't have Kool-Aid here but Tang products are virtually the same, with a wide variety of flavors. My favorite is mango, which tastes more like passion fruit but I'm not going to quibble over the flavor names. 

What's your favorite Kool-Aid flavor?


Mari said...

Snow! Hard to imagine. Glad you are figuring out the sewing machine!
I'm not a Kool-aid or Tang lover. I rarely drink juice except V8. :)

skoots1mom said...

fun...i like snow AND monograms!
you'll enjoy working with it the rest of the winter.
It's in the 90s here today, needing a late-afternoon rain storm though.
i have a friend who is going to monogram some towels for skoots to take to college in august.
i might have to check into getting one of those's a great way to make some cash on the side ;)

have a safe trip home

Jen T said...

I saw the SNOW heading and had to see what in the world was going on! I'm melting here in Georgia. Have fun! Jen

rita said...

We were having the hottest day this summer until it started to rain a little while ago.
A new craft for you to explore! Go for it! And might you be combining the embroidery with the quilting perhaps?

The Bug said...

Yep, we're far enough removed from winter that I'm a little jealous of the snow. Just a little though - I do still remember all my complaining!

I haven't have koolaid in FOREVER, but I always loved cherry best. It's pretty much my favorite "artificial" fruit flavor for anything - yogurt, pop tarts, lollipops...

Kyle J said...

Grape! Perhaps more appropriately: Purple!