Here is a bit of what has been occupying my time of late.
Our DIL threw a 40th birthday party for our son. His birthday gift was a dog which he has wanted F-O-R-E-V-E-R. The dog was not born yet, but was due last weekend, Needless to say, the gifts were all dog related. Unfortunately, the mother dog had one puppy that was dead at birth so they are once again in the hunt for the perfect dog. It will be fun for him to help in the search so that is the positive side of the story.
|He even has his dog named already.|
|Cousins "hangin' out" together.|
|40 candles in one blow....I kew he was windy.|
|Monkey see....monkey do????|
|Isn't there a song about seeing forever?|
Returning home, we had a busy Memorial Day weekend with two grandchildren graduating to high school.
|Notice the three year old in a stubborn spell???|
|Mom and Dad with the graduates.|
I received the most wonderful surprise squishy in the mail. It came from Linda (http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/), a fellow blogger and friend. If you do not know Linda you must check her blog out. She is an amazing daily blogger and you will find yourself educated, inspired and uplifted each day by reading her posts. She accomplishes more in one day than anyone I know!!! She is my morning wakeup and I feel as though I learn something with each cup of morning coffee and her reads. I do hope to someday meet her as she lives just a few hours away from me. But…look at this wonderful pincushion she made. I LOVED it from the moment I saw it on her blog. Thank you, Linda.
Although I haven’t had a lot of machine time lately, I have been doing a lot of hand sewing while we were away or spending time in the car. I finished my Lil’ Twister table runner and love how it turned out.
I also got the binding on my Raggedy Ann quilt that Mary quilted for me. She did such an amazing job on this quilt. I tried to get some details of the quilting, but my pictures do not do it justice. Please go to Mary’s (http://quilthollow.blogspot.com/) blog (if you are one of the few who do not follow her incredible work) and see the pictures of the quilting that she did on it. Thank you so much, Mary. I just love the work you do.
We have a darling couple with three children who live next door. They are wonderful neighbors and Monique has always admired the Christmas stockings that I make for my grandchildren. She wanted me to teach her how to do them since she does not sew. That was about 12 years ago!!! She got the kits, started one and gave up. Each year I ask her if this is the year she will finish them. Well…I finally talked to her DH and asked him if he would be able to find the kits without her knowing. He did!!! I completed the stitching on the first one in FL and am working on the second one now. I think she will be pleasantly surprised when Christmas rolls around.
|Christmas in May?|
|Brush, floss, brush!!!!!|