Friday, March 29, 2013

Time is Flying

Wow...where did the last week and a half go?  Life has been a bit busy here as I try to slip in a few bits of fun sewing in the quieter times.

We had three little ones for part of the week while Daddy and Mommy went to Northern CA for Daddy's big Sommalier test.  He passed...yeah.

So Grandma and Grandpa took three little ones to the L.A. Zoo.  What a fun day!  They had the sweet little chimp.  She had a little pink "Blankie" that she would wrap around herself and suck her thumb...soooo cute.



I love how the displays are low for the little ones to enjoy.




This little one did not think the linens belonged IN the drawers.  I guess they look better on the floor.



There was one day to clean and do laundry before our #4 son and his family arrive for the weekend.  Then next Monday and Tuesday we have #2 son's children while Mommy is in her nursing classes and Daddy is off to Washington DC and New York as a chaperon for the 8th grade class.  Unfortunately, the White House is closed as well as the Statue of Liberty.  Guess it's the wrong year for THAT trip.

I did manage to get two more Easter outfits made for the girls.




Two of our sons opened their newest restaurant this week so we had the opportunity to attend the VIP opening.  I love the decor and colors.  These pictures were taken as they were doing the final paint touch ups.




My mug rug arrived from Sunny this week as well.  I love the springtime look to it.  Nothing says spring like bright and cheery blossoms.  It has been such a fun swap with great swap partners.  I really hate to see the year come to an end.



My other big adventure was my first visit to Ikea.  OMGoodness......what a fun shopping adventure.  All I came out with was a small pillow, but I can't wait to go back.



Thanks for all of your votes on the Easter table runner.  I ended up donating the floral one and it sold in the silent auction for $245.  I was happy to see that.

I wish all of you who celebrate Easter a very blessed day.

33 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations on the silent auction of your runner - that's fantastic! The girls' outfits are adorable. I'd say you've had your hands full with all the little helpers - what fun!

Stephanie said...

I would soooooooo wear that green polka dot dress with the rick rack bottom. How wonderful for your sons. Wishing them much success. IKEA rocks!

Michelle said...

Those Easter dresses are gorgeous -- I love the green!

And isn't Ikea fun?! I'm thinking I might make it up there without hubby soon. Which means I can look at the fabric -- woohoo!

Bouts Choisis said...

Sounds like you've had a lovely time! You managed to leave IKEA with just a pillow (would I say cushion here or is it for the bed?)that's INCREDIBLE!!:-) I'm going to take you with me next time I go so that I can learn how it's done!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh sounds like you are busy mary....so much fun with the little ones, eh. I just love that green dress you made...We don't have Ikea here; would love to get to one. lol Have a great Easter weekend, Mary.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Wow...you are one busy woman. Congrats to your sons for opening a new restaurant! That is exciting.

I'm impressed with your silent auction total too...wonderful!

Smiles,
Kelly

Cindy said...

Much luck and happiness to your boys!
BUT - what really CAUGHT my attention were the two dresses - just beautiful!!!! I LOVE sewn garments and the two dresses are so pretty !! Raising my hands and clapping for YOU !!!

nancygrayce said...

Busy lady! I love those Easter dresses and like someone else said.....I'd love to have that green one! You do good work! Reminds me of my aunt who made all our Easter dresses.

I know you are so proud of your sons!

And I'm envious of anyone who lives near enough to keep their grands!

Michele said...

Wow you sure are really busy lately. I'm betting you'll need a vacation after all of this.

Fiesta said...

Mary, it never fails to amaze me that no matter how busy you are, you still create the most beautiful things. Those outfits are to die for. Happy easter

Jodi said...

let's see - lots I want to comment on! Good luck to your sons. Love the green polka-dot dress. Congrats on that auction sale - that one was my favorite! You amaze me, woman! Great inspiration! thanks!

barbara woods said...

arn't grandkids the greatest? i am suppose to have 2 or mine one day this next week

Carla said...

Beautiful Easter sewing ; ) having the wee ones is fun.

Heidi said...

That is a busy week! I love IKEA.. so many good deal and ideas.

The Easter dresses are adorable! I miss the toddler years when they clean out the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Glad you had a fun time with them.

~Laurie~ said...

It's good to be so busy!

Joyful Quilter said...

The Easter dresses are very cute! So is the little standing in front of that drawer...at least the linens are quiet (compared to pots and pans). And WOW on the auction sale!

lindsey said...

Looks like you had fun at the zoo. Those Easter outfits are wonderful! May your Easter time be filled with blessings!

Lynne said...

The restaurant looks absolutely fabulous, I pray it goes well for them. The green dress is lovely. I haven't been to Ikea in years but I still remember my first visit -- fun but a little overwhelming!

Joanne Lendaro said...

The kiddo's are as adorable as EVER!!!! Love the linens on the floor!! The girls are so lucky to have such talent to make those great dresses! Love the little hat!!! The resturant looks wonderful, wishing everyone great success with that venture! Fun little mug rug, and WAY TO GO on the table runner!! Miss you, hope to check in again very soon!

Kathy said...

Happy Easter!!!!

Pokey said...

What is it about things inside a drawer or cupboard needing to come out?!? I think it is mostly because they CAN. Glad you had some time with those sweeties!
First time to Ikea, did you find yourself lost in the maze, lol?
:-}pokey

susie said...

Wow you are busy! The Easter dresses are adorbs. IKEA rocks....no? I can't leave there without one thing either, I love Ikea:)
I've added you to my list in my reader BlogLovin'. Now I can keep up with all your projects :) Thanks for popping in on my blog for the HOP.
Happy Stitching/Sewing,
Hugs,
susie

Teresa in Music City said...

Such lovely Easter outfits! And sounds like you have had some wonderful family time - with more coming up! Happy Easter =^..^=

Quilt Hollow said...

So much wonderful news reported here. You are always so busy and so blessed with all your family. Wishing you all a very Happy Easter Day.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing our week. Love it all. I have yet to go to Ikea and it isn't that far away at all. Someday...

Connie said...

Congrats to your sons on their opening and also on the auction of your beautiful runner! I've only been to Ikea once with my daughter and loved it! Have fun with the grandchildren, I'll be doing that next week!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Wow! What a nice donation. You hAve such beautiful grandchildren.

SuperMomNoCape said...

When I saw the photo of the little one emptying out the drawer I had to laugh and I called Dave over and said... now doesn't that look like our oldest. It's certainly something she would have done at that age.

Love the dresses you made!

em's scrapbag said...

The Easter dress are so cute. I love the pic with your grandchild emptying your linen drawer. I remember those days.

Thearica said...

Those Easter outfits are beautiful! I remember back in the day sewing for my girls. I can't get in to sewing clothing anymore so my granddaughters get store bought.

I had the same response to my first Ikea visit too. That place is awesome!

I also wanted to let you know the April To Do List Linky is up on my blog if you want to link up this month.

Wacky Woman said...

Where are your sons restaurants and names of them? Also, I truly believe that Ikea is our adult Disneyland.

Melinda Cornish said...

I ADORE that green dress

Barbara said...

Time certainly does fly by. Good your sons restaurant is up and running.