Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Catching Up- Raegen's Purse & Camp Gosip

I know I'm days behind in my posts....so I'm going to do my best to catch everyone up quickly.

Raegen, my friend and neighbor, had a project due for 4 H last week and she had selected this pattern:
 

Raegen is 17 and some sewing experience but not a lot. She had no problems understanding the pattern and I thought it was a great pattern as patterns go.
 She wanted her purse quilted. Here she is drawing the lines to sew on.  I giggled because Raegen was concerned the Sewline Air Erasable Pen  would not disappear.  Much to her amazement, the lines did disappear (these are the times I'm so glad I know which products are the best for particular projects :).

 It is fun to see a young person sewing at my machine.

After two sessions over two days....her Madison bag was finished.  It's not an overstatement to say she loved it and was tickled pink.
As a matter of fact, she was jumping for joy!

Raegen didn't want an embellishment on the front of her purse.  I thought she might like to see what one would look like so I made a flower from the Blooming Possibilities book by Abbey Lane Quilts.  You may remember when I blogged about it HERE. 
I thought the flower looked excellent.  Apparently my taste is not the same as that of a 17 year old, so now I wear the flower on my green blouse :)

I know some of you may appreciate the "normal" activities of the IHAN clan.  You may recall last year when the boys went to camp at the Toledo Zoo.  I posted about it here.

This is a picture from that post.  Yes, this is Zachary and I had learned to "let go" you might say.  I actually have this photo hanging in my kitchen to remind me to just "let go."  

This year all is well, I pull up in front of the Zoo to drop off the boys and Aaron gets out of the van.  I wanted to take a picture of each one of them in front of the Zoo sign.

Little did I know how LUCKY I was last year.  At least Zach had shoes!!!!  How a 9 1/2 year old gets into the van without shoes is beyond me....but apparently it is not beyond Aaron.  You know the camp director had not forgotten us and when I told him about Aaron's perdiciment, all he could do is laugh.  Mr. McSteamy to the rescue!
"Family Emergency" he claimed as he raced to meet us at the Zoo to deliver Aaron not one pair of shoes, but two!  I was sooooo grateful....not only that McSteamy brought the shoes, but also that Aaron chose to wear two of the same shoes :)

 The rest of the day went VERY WELL! 
 I'm so glad they are still young enough to pose for these fun photos.
I sware this was not a posed photo.  Aaron loves the aquarium and he loves the fish.  He walked right up to the tank and the fish swam up to his face and he leaned forward to give that big ole fish a smooch.  Precious times indeed.

Smiles,
Kelly

11 comments:

  1. Great pictures Kelly. It's great to catch up. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :-)

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  2. My almost 9 year old frequently forgets shoes... Even going to school! It has become habit for me to ask every time we leave to ask if she has them

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  3. "Let go" is a might good life lesson! Glad y'all are enjoying each other & the summer! (and it's sooooo nice to see you in my inbox again - you've been missed!)

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  4. The sad thing is, they don't outgrow it, mine still hasn't figured out that there is a right and wrong side of socks, lol.

    Debbie

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  5. That purse is super cute! She did a great job! Thanks for our chat this morning. Glad we caught up.

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  6. Lovely photos. The purse is a beauty. No wonder she is happy! Be happy that it's just the shoes. My 13-year old niece still has not figured out what a hairbrush is for!Her sister knew that at age 1!

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  7. What fun! Aaron and Zach just crack me up.

    It is so fun to help someone get started sewing and complete a project they love. (I personally liked the flower on the bag!)

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  8. Oh my goodness your son cracks me up..love the wing photos,wow....ohhhh ps. Handles are in...darn cute xx

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  9. Ps.loved the joy and Reagans bag...delightful at its best

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  10. Raegen did a fabulous job on that purse! Love the pic where she's jumping for joy. Too too funny about the shoes....and that fish pic is wonderful! You have such handsome co-workers, Kelly!

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  11. She did a great job! I have 2 4H'ers in my house too! Fun to see what others sew up with my patterns - what a treat.

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