Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Birthdays and Goals

Not having my computer has really been a rather nice break.  I do have it in a temporary fix mode for now, but I am sure it is on its last legs.  I just hope to keep it running until they come up with a fix for the Win*dows 8.  I've heard such nightmares about the one out there now.

I got to test a cute little finger puppet from Little Black Duck.  These are the cutest little critters and the grandchildren just love them.  The mouse is the newest addition.  They go up quickly, are beautifully packaged and have plenty of needed supplies in the kits.  These would be perfect for a beginner hand sewer.



We've been celebrating birthdays here this week.  I love it when the girls ask me to make something for them for their birthdays.


The blouse looks distorted with the hanger inside...sorry.


For this one it was all about princesses.



Everyone enjoyed the cake.




I have played a bit with some different fabrics for Christa's QAL, String of Pearls.  Although the colors did not come out well in the picture, they really look pretty together. 



Goal setting time...... I think this month I am going to try to finish my Halloween Schnibbles from a couple of years ago.  I wanted to do this a couple of months ago and didn't get to it.   Let's hope I can accomplish it this month.



It's time to finish preparing for houseguests and a big celebration of the 4th of July tomorrow.   Happy birthday, U.S.A.!!!

28 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I enjoyed seeing those sweet faces! Enjoy the fourth...save me some yummy!

Exuberant Color said...

You might want to try to find a computer with 7 on it instead of 8. I think it will be fall before the 8.1 comes out. I love 7. It is like XP on steroids and works so well.

Fiesta said...

Mary I know how you feel when your love ones ask you to make things. I am always creating for my daughter. I am so glad because I would be a hoarder if. Kept everything I make. The outfit you made your grandaughter is beautiful. I also like your blocks. Enjoy your holiday.

nancygrayce said...

I had to laugh when I thought about anyone asking me to make a gift.....often my gift has to be something I can do (like keep the little ones for the parents to get out if we happen to be there). That little mouse is so cute and what a great idea.

I'm sure you will accomplish your goals! Happy 4th!

Maria said...

How cute is that wee mouse...
No wonder your Grandies ask for you to make their gifts they are always lovely..
I enjoy seeing photos of your gorgeous family who are growing up sew fast.
Great Projects you are working on too.

Maria said...

Have a wonderful 4th of July......

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Birthdays are so fun with family. I have some finger puppets that I use with the little ones - not handmade, but still fun. Enjoy your 4th!

Carla said...

Have a wonderful celebration ; ) it is nice when we can make gifts that people like

Wacky Woman said...

Birthdays and holidays are always fun! Have a good 4th of July!

lindsey said...

I love your birthday photo's...looks like fun was had by one and all!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love the little mouse puppet - so sweet!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That little mouse is so cute.

What a blessing it is when those we love ask us to make them something for their birthdays.

I hate taking pictures of my fabrics and projects when the colors don't reproduce well. I've always blamed the photographer, but maybe it's not just the photographer. ha!

Have a wonderful Independence Day!

Barb said...

Always love seeing your little ones....have a wonderful 4th

Michele said...

Happy Birthdays and Happy Fourth of July! I love your Halloween Schnibble :-)

barbara woods said...

hope you have a great 4th

Kay Lynne said...

Love seeing those sweet little faces :)Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

Stephanie said...

Lucky grandchildren to have a talented grandma! Adorable little finger puppet. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration. Now is a good time to finish Halloween projects. :o)

Stephanie said...

Lucky grandchildren to have a talented grandma! Adorable little finger puppet. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration. Now is a good time to finish Halloween projects. :o)

Darlington Delights said...

Popping over from a Lovely Year of Finishes! Good luck on the July goals!

Janine said...

That mouse is so cute! And your girls are very lucky to have you to make them such lovely gifts :)

Cherry said...

What a cute little mouse, and so tiny... perfect for little fingers!
Wonderful job on the girls' gifts; I hope your PC troubles are resolved soon. Hugs for LA °Ü°

Ivory Spring said...

Oh, I do love that little finger puppet... and your Snibbles quilt!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Such lovely family pictures! I haven't sewn garments in years, but recently I bought fabric to make myself a blouse. We'll see if I ever put needle and thread to it ;-). I love your QAL fabrics!!!

Willow said...

If you make what they ask for, you know they'll like it! Happy Birthday!

Connie said...

What a cute little mouse puppet....I can see you making lots of them for the grandchildren! I think someone said they came up with a fix for Windows 8, I know we have a update for my dad's computer that is over 100 mbs....I just haven't taken it to town for it yet. Looks like some fun birthday celebrations!

Jacquelynne Steves said...

I really love the fabrics in your String of Pearls quilt- very pretty!

Lesley said...

I think I missed this post when it came out! Wonderful to see all the pics and the gifts for family. Your String of Pearls quilt is looking wonderful...is it hard to match the sashings? I thought I might make that quilt too but a little afraid of the precise piecing needed...and yours looks very precise!

Barbara said...

I was in a panic recently about windows 8 but then I diagnosed my computer problem partly myself and a friend found a pin bent in the power connection and fixed it with a paper clip. PC World wanted to charge £50 for a diagnosis plus fixing!!