This is what we're dealing with here...nasty stuff, eh? And check out that stinger. I think this is going to be a bad year for critters since we had such a mild winter and now summer is heating up earlier than usual. Don't tell me to get a bug guy because Joey actually got his exterminator license about 6 years ago when he was between jobs and trying to keep busy until something in his field became available. So I just beat the crap out of these things with the nearest shoe while screaming at the top of my lungs (the kids are getting used to it). The crunchy sound is actually quite satisfying.
In the meantime I've been re-organizing the boys room (horrifying stuff in there too) and sorting out all of their outgrown clothes. I'm so glad I've been able to turn their highwaters into shorts because now they each have lots of new pants to get them through the summer and I didn't have to spend a dime. I was going to do a tutorial but then I found this terrific tutorial here and it's perfect (why reinvent the wheel?). This would be adorable for girls pants too.
They're happy, I'm happy (win win). They can wear these like crazy and I won't care about wear and tear because I've already gotten 2 pairs of pants out of each pair.
And I'm getting so close to finishing their quilts! I've got Skate's quilt sandwiched and ready to go (made a run for more basting spray last night, I really like that stuff). I was thrilled when my friend Jamie recommended this 114" dotted fabric for the backings. It's so much softer than the sheets I was planning on using and the dots have just enough whimsy to look cute but not babyish. Yay!
I'm hoping to get their quilts finished in June (can you believe it's almost here??) and hopefully start some embroidery samplers with the girls to keep us busy this summer. I have lots of good intentions (fingers crossed). Keep on sewing!!