Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Check In

In between running around and doing some babysitting this week, I have managed to get some stitching squeezed in here and there. 

My daughter's family is having their family pictures taken next week and asked if I could make a gray dress for their little one.  I LOVE sewing children's clothing so I jumped at the idea.

 
For this little one.


A few of the grandchildren needed their Halloween treat bags for trick or treating so I did up some simple little bags for them.



The children's school auction is coming up in the middle of November and I made a couple of items for the silent auction.


Embroidered ornaments for a Jesse Tree


While the little ones were here this week they found a neat looking "leaf" bug on the wall.  All were quite impressed with it!



When my children were little we had a great toy that they spent hours playing.  Some of you may remember it - the Red Raven records with the mirrored carousal.  I brought it out for the kids this week and they enjoyed it as much as my own children did.  The records have characters on them that the mirrors reflect their movement as the records revolve.  One can enjoy the antics of the Three Blind Mice or Santa Claus Coming to Town as well as many others.  I do think the children were as intrigued with records as they were with the mirror activity.  Everything is digital for them.   


The "tornado" who really just wanted to get his hands on the records.


The weather has cooled off considerably this week.  It makes for some good evenings for warm, cozy fires and extra blankets on the bed.   Thankfully, there will be no snow in our future. 

32 comments:

beth said...

What a FUN week YOU had! Love the sewing projects AND the happy grandchildren.

Ivory Spring said...

Mary,

I just love reading about your charmed life! That dress is darling, and those little bags. You must be the best grandma ever!!

And I love the school silent auction items too. I was going to write and ask for ideas as we have a silent auction at school too. But I am just afraid I am being overly ambitious with what I have in mind, and won't be able to deliver in the end. I think I need to start thinking "small"...

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Beautiful dress and ME you have done...I'm very impressed :) Love the pix of the kiddies...so precious.

Kelly

Lesley said...

Hitherto dress is adorable! You are so talented! Loved seeing all your creations. The children are so sweet!

Jessie Pope said...

Ollie is so stinkin cute. He & my Jordan have the same exact coloring, they almost could be siblings!

Love those treat bags. What a fun thing for the kiddos to have.

Kat said...

Not sure what I like best -- the dress, the bags or the babies! Looks like you had a great week, how fun! (I may need to copy that bag idea - so cute and a great way to keep the candy straight!)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, that little dress is so sweet. I still have my little red record player and all the records - not sure if it still works.

Shanna said...

Oh my What precious pictures! You make such pretty children's clothes, did you make them all for your children as they were growing up as well?

Maria said...

The dress is almost as pretty as the wee one it's for...
Nice Trick or Treat bags, did they get them filled?
LOL yes my GS was intrigued with records too. Called them HUGE Black CDs..
Love "Tornado"

Nedra said...

Vinyl records are now big collector items for my children's generation. Looks like a great toy!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

My goodness - you were busy! Sounds like it was all sorts of good busy-ness!

Kathy said...

What a great week. Thanks for sharing. Love the old record antics and of course seeing what you have been making and of course the grandkids.

Stephanie said...

That little tornado has a devilish grin. :o) I think today's babies are born with an electronic gene. They seem to know how to work everything instantly! You've been very creative and that dress is darling.

em's scrapbag said...

The dress is so cute. What a cool record player. I wish I still had mine from when I was a kid.

Candace said...

Looks as though you've gotten a lot of sewing time in, Mary! Love the little dress - how I wish I had a grandchild to sew for!
Cheers!

Barb said...

You always have the most fun things, those trick or treat bags are awesome as well as the cute dress.

Nat Palaskas said...

Love the dress! I haven't made a dress for Bella. I just don't have the times. You are a terrific grandma Mary! You are my idol, thanks for your inspiration. That is a good looking toy. I bet you have a few of them tucked away. Have a lovely weekend - Hugs Nat

Wacky Woman said...

Sounds like you had a great week Mary!

Michele said...

The dress and treat bags are just adorable.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

The gray dress is adorable.....the one thing I missed by having only boys (and Grandsons...lol) is making beautiful dresses for the babies! ANd I love the Jesse tree ornaments. I have some in the hoop ornament patterns I am looking forward to trying out.....your Grandchildren are precious.....

OPQuilt said...

Love your dress, the handmade items, the fact that you brought out a record player to show the grandkids. I did that once, and the littlest child was a bit scared of the record player!

Elizabeth
opquilt.com

Sarah said...

I have never seen a record player like that one. Maybe they never made it to Australia! You're sewing is gorgeous for the grandkids. I love the little impish face on the one you called tornado. My 4yo has a similar mischief look about him!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

YES...what a fun post...really love your church silent auction items!!! And of course your sweeties too!!!!

Quiltstory said...

You've been busy!!! And sweet little grandbabies! :)

Michelle said...

My kids were listening to my dad's new gramophone last week -- it winds up and you control the volume by opening and closing the doors. I *want* one! But, honestly, I'd settle for a record player. I miss those.

nancygrayce said...

What an adorable little dress! And the tornado just made me smile!

Michele said...

Love that gray dress! You had such a fun week! Enjoy that lovely weather :-)

Connie said...

What a beautiful little dress with the embroidery on it! I've never seen a record player like that, how neat! Looks like you are staying busy with creations for the grandkids!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What precious children, and how talented you are! I loved your projects, and that dress is precious. She is going to be darling in it.

I have never seen that record player, but it sounds like such a fun thing. I wish I could find one for my youngest niece.

Thanks for dropping by to see the tribute to Wendy. She is one of my favorite young friends, and I marvel at her talent. It was lovely to meet you, too.

xo

Sheila

Barbara said...

What fun the ornaments and how sweet the dress - very American. All the little ones are gorgeous.

Pat said...

You are so SUPER-productive. I don't know how you do it!!! I never saw that little record player with the carousel and records you are describing, but it looks like a lot of fun. It's great you saved it and were able to bring it out for the enjoyment of the grands!

Barbara said...

Aren't they sweet on both these posts.