Ocean Waves scrap blocks, originally uploaded by Cathi O’Neill.

See that basket? That is my basket of smaller Dear Jane scraps and muslin scraps… See those blocks? I got 37 8 inch blocks from that basket and it is still FULL!! I did manage to clear it of anything that could be turned into a 3 inch square, so I have a crumb pieced quilt in the works (in my head in design stage, lol) for the small pieces.

Barbara and her husband Hakan arrive tomorrow for a visit. I am looking forward to a crafty week, Dave is looking forward to a golf filled week. I hope to show them around a bit as well, and take them out to hear great traditional music. Should be fun… if my poor kids ever get rid of the germs that keep coming around… There are more head colds and ick going around and everyone’s kids seem reinfected around here… Keep your fingers crossed that my girls are happy tomorrow morning, I have 5 hours round trip in the car with them while I pick up our visitors at the airport in Dublin. I really hope I don’t have to tell Barbara and her DH to find their way by train, but will have to if the kids are not on the mend!! Ugh…what bad timing.

UPDATE: Have been up since 5am…looks like Barbara will be arriving by train and I will take my coughing, sniffling, fluey kids to Limerick (30 minutes) instead of Dublin (2 1/2 hours) to pick them up. I wasn’t relishing 5 or more hours with cranky kids after 4 hours sleep (did I tell you I was up at 2, 3 and 4 am as well with kids!!) I hope they don’t mind taking the train!!