Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer Sewing

Since it's so hot outside, I've spent a few hours in my cool sewing room this summer.  I made this cute little monkey blanket using a kit from JoAnn's.  I used a half-off coupon to get it at a good price and it was so easy to put together.  It made a great shower gift for a recent baby shower I attended.

   Next, I took some of the leftover flannel and made a matching burp cloth.  I purchased a little onesie and embroidered it with a monkey and the baby's name. 

   In addition, I made these little toddler bibs. Each one just takes an 18" square of fabric and a washcloth.  I think they will be great for baby Jonah when he's a little older.

   Then I made a pair of ruffled bloomers for little Emma's six month photo shoot.  These are my very unprofessional photos of her wearing them.  I plan on making a matching onesie for her to wear with them.
  I love the matching big bow her mama made!

   I'm also working on a two-piece outfit for Lilly.  Hopefully, I'll finish it up next week.  But, if this heat wave continues much longer I may just have to make another trip to the fabric store!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday-Students of God's Word

   This summer we are having a Bible Bowl study from the book of Esther.  While it has required many hours of preparation on my part, I'm thankful for ten little five-to-seven year-olds who show up every Sunday night to study from God's Word!
   Here's a closer view of what they are learning...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Anniversary Weekend

   Yes, I know it's been a ver-r-r-y long time since I've posted anything on my blog, but it's been a ver-r-r-y busy summer so far!  So my next few posts will be all about our summer activities.

   Mickey and I recently celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary with a trip to Granbury, TX.  This was our second trip to Granbury, a quaint little town located on Lake Granbury, just south of Ft. Worth.

   Since we both love staying in bed & breakfasts, we reserved a room at the Pomegranate Inn & Cottages, a few blocks off the town square.  It's always a little scary to reserve something sight unseen, but this B& B didn't disappoint.  It was so cute and not so overdone with "fluff" that Mickey would feel uncomfortable. Here's a few pictures of the inn and courtyard....

I loved this old live oak tree that provided a canopy over the whole courtyard...


  This was the interior of our little cottage...

   After we had dinner at Babe's restaurant, we attended a musical at the Granbury Opera House.  "Smoke on the Mountain" was playing and it was so entertaining!  It's an off-Broadway production about the musical Sanders family playing gospel music and giving their "testimonies" in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church in Mt. Pleasant, NC.  The audience participated as the "congregation" and the whole thing was  hilarious.  This show alone was worth the trip to Granbury!  What talented young performers!

   On Saturday, after a big breakfast at the Pomegranate Inn, we walked around the town sqare area.  Mickey enjoyed several bookstores and antique gun displays while I found a quilt shop and a couple of  interesting boutiques. 

   This little quilt was up near the ceiling in the quilt shop, but caught my eye.  I would love to be able to make something like this.  I can't even imagine the hours it took.  It was so high up it was hard to get a picture of it, but if you look closely, you can see that it has little miniature dresses on it, each one very detailed....

   Wouldn't if make a great gift for a little baby girl?

   Granbury also has a gorgeous old courthouse in the middle of the square.  I loved the clock tower.  The whole building is under renovation at the present,  but it makes a perfect centerpiece for the downtown area.

It was a great, relaxing weekend even in the Texas heat!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - A Miracle at Googoo's!

A first!  All three grands were asleep at the same time!...

And yes, Michael is in a hammock........but I'll save that story for another post! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I always feel safer with a grandson "packin' heat in the backseat"!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday Family & Friends - Emma's Homecoming

  I have spent the past two weeks at my daughter's helping with the new baby.  Of course, I kept my camera handy to document Emma's homecoming and Michael's excitement of having a new sister. 
   To welcome them home, Michael wanted to make a sign.  His original idea was to make a huge banner and have them drive through it on the driveway.  Since the weather was in the teens, I vetoed that one and suggested he do something on a smaller scale...

After the sign was ready, he decided to wait by the window and watch for them.  Of course, no one ever gets dismissed from the hospital quickly, so he waited...............

And waited...........

And, after several phone calls to them, they finally arrived...

He was so glad to see his mom.........

But the first thing he did was hold that baby sister...

What a lucky little girl she is to come home to so much love!  Welcome home, little Emma!


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