Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mason's Second Birthday and a fabric picture

Here's the Birthday Boy! Not yet 2 until next Saturday, but I think Daddy has to do his weekend of Guards that day. You can see here that the party was lots of fun. Lots of toys and tables out in the yard, lots of kids and their parents.

This is the Birthday Boy's Dad and 22 year old Big Brother. I just can't believe I have a grandson that old. How did he get that old, when I'm still so young?

Here he is again...handsome, huh?

 And below is the youngest granddaughter.  She's 7 months. Very tactile...loved the lace top I wore. Guess I need to make something lace for her to play with.
You can be so demure when Grandpa is taking the picture, but....

she loses it when Daddy comes to eat cheeks!

Chewing my purse. Easy to get pictures of her, but the little brother was on the move the whole time!

Now for the fabric.  You might think that it' s not quite right to show  this after such a lovely party... well the fabric was part of the party. While shopping with his Mom, the Birthday Boy picked out this chunk of fabric for his Granny. Mom mentioned that the fabric is what I used to make quilts, and  he decided he should "pick" some for me. He took almost a half hour to choose this grouping. 5 Fat quarters for me.... I can't tell you how wonderful it makes me feel. I think he needs a little drag around quilt out of his choices... What do you think?
So that's my report for Saturday. 
Have a lovely Sunday tomorrow.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Good Friends!

Last week I was reminded to write a new post by one of my favoritest blog followers. (Thanks for caring, Shay.) Seems I haven't in a while. Oh dear... It's not because I'm so busy. There really isn't any busy going on here. There have been a bunch of people walking through my house, and some who have come through 3 times in one day - at an Open House.... which looks really promising, but no offer yet. Cross your fingers for me, will you? I've been packed up nearly a year already, and really yearning for my rubber stamps and the knitting, oh and my fabric which is boxed and in complete disarray and the quilting books I can't seem to find!

There has been a little progress on the secret projects, but I can't show that, yet.

Not much for blog subjects. 

Here's a (token) picture of the sewing room...

And some other random pictures...

Here's an old fashioned quilt kit I'm assembling for the married grandgirl.  She'd like to learn....Yay!  I'd love to be there to teach her. There is needle and thread, pins, scissors and ruler, the blocks I made for her quilt that I didn't finish, and a quilting magazine (with directions for making a quilt in the back pages). I guess I need to add a marker that she can use to apply a sewing line to follow while sewing. Then the hard part... finding a box to ship it all in.
Here's some fabric I bought this week, I'll like it best when it is cut up into small pieces.

Here is my orange rose blooming. It's been in this pot for years, poor thing. I started it from a stem from a bouquet from Costco. Sometimes that works.

Here's my youngest Silk Oak... from seed.

And finally a Hoya that nobody wanted at Halloween last year. Since then it's grown 3 long vines... sooooo pretty and interesting. It "looks" for a place to support it's habit (of growing). One day the growing tip is here, and another day it's way over there. (In this picture it is the reddish vine in the immediate foreground.) I tell my hubby that it's a body snatcher, coming for him. He reads his paper in the chair where I took the picture. OOOOO he's so scared... NOT!
Thanks again for caring whether or not I blog... I appreciate it.