Monday, October 20, 2014

THE WEDDING WEEK-END


It's late Monday afternoon and we've been home about an hour.  Whew, I am NOT going to lie, it was a L O N G week-end!  lol  Soo packed with activities and people and events that it might take me a while to re-group and get back to normal.  I feel like we've been gone a good month, haha.  I am definitely tired and I should probably wait to write this post until I am not, but I have a lot going on the rest of the week too, so I have decided to press on.  I will just try and tell the stories without going into my usual LONG explanations.  lol

It started early Friday morning.  We had to pick up the car (that Melody and her little family would use while they were here), from Mike's grandma, who keeps an extra one just for this purpose.  We also helped her load her things into her car and then caravan style we headed down to Temecula and to the private airport to pick up our travelers.  Let me just start with this...WHAT a way to travel! Mike's dad rented a private jet for the trip, and honestly I have this horrible feeling after traveling this way, going back to commercial flights might be difficult, lol.  There are usually NO direct flights out of their little town, and they have to start their travels by driving almost 2 and half hours to the airport, which of course you have to be at an hour early to get through security. Then there is ALWAYS at least a 2 to 3 hour lay over in Vegas, and then they finally arrive in Ontario an hour or so after that. So by the time we get their luggage and get back here to the house, it is almost an entire day of traveling!  And with two little ones it is NOT easy.  In comparison, they jumped on the jet RIGHT in their little town, flew straight to Temecula, and 3 hours later they were here.  Sam LOVED the whole experience, and got to actually spend part of the flight in the co-pilots seat, feeling he was FLYING the plane himself.  (and if you ask him...he was, lol).  Let me show you a few quick pictures here...

THERE IT IS...THE SMALL LITTLE AIRPORT WAS SOOO NICE TOO AS WE SAW THE PLANE LAND AND TAXI AROUND AND THEN WE SIMPLY WALKED OUT TO GREET THEM AS THEY GOT OFF...

SAM CRAWLING DOWN, LOL

HE SHOWED US THE PILOTS SEAT!

HE'S FLYING EVERYWHERE IN HIS LITTLE MIND, LOL

SETTLING IN HIS SEAT

MIKE AND HIS DAD AND THE BOYS...NOT SURE WHERE MELODY WAS, LOL

We ate breakfast/lunch at the cafe in the airport (great food!) and then drove out to the house that his dad had rented for the week-end.  It wasn't only for all of us, but also for a few others in the wedding and attending as well.  I think at our peak we had 21 people staying there.  Some were only there one night, some two, and some of course all 3 nights.  Now I have to tell you about this house, though for some reason I took NO pictures.  I was soo busy from the time I entered the house until we left, usually with my arms full of one of the babies, it just never happened.  So I guess you will just have to let me TRY and describe it.  It was HUGE!  lol  and GORGEOUS, and UNBELIEVABLE.  It was 11,000 square ft.  I got lost more then once, lol.  Not really. but you could have.  There were 8 bedrooms, all with private baths, and a HUGE HUGE patio area that was beautifully landscaped with a gigantic pool complete with a waterfall.  We felt like we had stepped into another world.  I honestly couldn't tell you enough about it if I tried as I would be sure to leave something out.  It was sooo pretty.  Shortly after we got there they left us with the baby and hurried off to the wedding rehearsal. The baby napped, and we relaxed as bit in our luxurious surroundings.  They got back a couple hours later, the baby got up and we hung out for a while visiting until they all then left for wedding rehearsal dinner.  They left both boys with us for that and we fed them, played with them, and finally got them into to bed.  They did amazingly well for being as young as they are...soo far away from anything familiar, and mom and dad gone.  Sam kept asking me, "Grandma, when are we going to YOUR house?  I just want to go there..."  It was soo sweet.  We slept like babies and woke up the next morning to find out some others had arrived that night while we slept.  Sat. morning was a whirl wind of making breakfast, chasing babies, visiting with others, and just hanging out until it was time to go to the house where the bride was staying for a barbeque.  But as soon as the boys went down for naps, hubby and I took off and drove the rest of the way into San Diego to attend our grandson JD's championship flag football game.  They got to play on a high school field complete with an announcer, and finished up the game with a tie.  What a FUN game.  JD was definitely the star of the game...and this was not just this grandma's humble opinion, lol.  He was just soo good.  What a future he has in front of him in this sport.  Then, we quickly left and drove back to the barbeque.  (I am not going to pretend I wasn't slowing down at this point, lol, I was soo tired!).  The barbeque was soo good, and honestly I wished I had taken a picture of the view you had from the gorgeous swimming pool in the backyard, but I just kind of laid relaxing in a chair doing not much of anything at all but chatting. Grandpa chased after Luke, lol.  This was the night that all 21 people were at the house so the rest of the night is almost kind of a blur.  People coming, going, babies crying and being cute, confusion and yet calm, it was an action packed night.  And then...it was finally Sunday morning, the day of the wedding.  Melody left early to go and get ready with the bride and the rest of the bridesmaids.  Mike did the same with the groom, and Grandpa and I worked the boys.  They did sooo well!  They played and ran around all morning, ate a good lunch, and then went down easily for naps.  Luke slept 3 hours!  And Sam over 2.  When they got up we didn't have much time to get them into their tuxes and fix their hair, get ourselves ready (did this while they slept!) and get over to the wedding site.  My son James (who was the one marrying them) and his wife had arrived at this point and they helped us get those boys ready and belted into their car seats and we were off.  OF COURSE everything was running a little behind at the wedding so we kept the boys happy until it was finally time.  It was  GORGEOUS wedding.  Spectacular views, breath taking flowers, gorgeous bridesmaids, and a bride who radiated joy.  Little Sam as the ring bearer was more then I could stand.  He did sooo well.  And at just turning 3 this could have gone either way, lol.  But he walked proudly up that aisle with the darling little flower girl and stood at the front by his daddy through the whole ceremony!  The ceremony itself was perfect.  Soo good.  And Luke was in the back as good as gold with grandpa who kept him quiet with a totsie pop, lol.  Lots and lots of pictures and then onto the reception.  Again, NO pictures.  But take my word for it the whole thing was just gorgeous.  Soo perfect down to the tinest of details.  The food was good, the cupcakes were to die for, and again, the boys were soo good.  There was dancing (which the boys loved!) and lots and lots of fun.  We left before it was over (though we made it until almost 9!) and Melody came with us and we got those boys back home and into bed.  We did have a couple of melt downs after we got back to the house, lol, which made me glad Melody had decided to leave early and come home too.  We tumbled into bed utterly exhausted, and slept in kind of late (for me anyway, it was 7:30!) and showered and dressed, packed up, went to breakfast, and took them back to the airport.  We watched them fly off and we drove away soo pleased with our week-end, but REALLY REALLY tired.  We did stop and pick up a couple of my quilts. but I will tell you about that later.  Let me show you the pictures I did manage (somehow!) to get.  It wasn't easy, and honestly I am lucky there were any at all, lol.  Oh, and they are all from one of our phones, so not as good as they could have been with a good camera either, but oh well.


MELODY RIGHT AFTER THE HAIR STYLIST AND MAKE UP ARTIST FINISHED WITH HER
LOVED HER HAIR!

SUCH A FUN DAY FOR ALL OF THE GIRLS!



THE GORGEOUS BRIDE 

THE BRIDE (MELODY'S SISTER IN LAW) AND MELODY


GRANDMA'S LITTLE SWEETIES AS THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE WEDDING TO START


AND HERE HE COMES...I AM SURE THE PROFESSIONAL PICTURES WILL BE MUCH BETTER, BUT CONSIDERING THE SUN WAS RIGHT IN MY EYES I THOUGHT THIS WAS PRETTY GOOD!  LOL

ANOTHER SHOT...HOW ADORABLE ARE THEY?  THE LITTLE FLOWER GIRLS DRESS WAS SOOO PRETTY!

EXCHANGING THEIR VOWS...BEAUTIFUL VINEYARD IN THE BACKGROUND

EXCHANGING THE RINGS





STOLE ONE OF THE PROFESSIONALS, LOL
LOVED THE COLORS AND THE DRESSES....AND THE FLOWER GIRLS DRESS WAS BEYOND PRECIOUS!



MIKE AND MEL COMING UP THE AISLE.  MELODY HATES THIS PIC AS SHE SAYS SHE HAS A DUMB LOOK ON HER FACE, LOL, BUT THE SUN WAS SOO BRIGHT YOU CAN HARDLY SEE THEM ANYWAY, LOL

LITTLE LUKEY WITH THE FLOWER GIRL TOO....HE WAS ADORABLE WITH HER!



HERE COMES THE BRIDE!

TAKEN IN THE VINEYARDS...SOO PRETTY!



WOULD YOU BELIEVE THIS WAS THE ONLY PICTURE I TOOK AT THE RECEPTION, AND IT ISN'T VERY GOOD.  THIS IS MY SON JAMES AND MELODY OF COURSE WITH LITTLE LUKE WHO WAS HARD PRESSED TO BE ENTERTAINED AS WE WAITED FOR CAKE, LOL


All in all it was a wonderful week-end experiencing one of life's best moments.  Joy, laughter, love, and fun were just what it was all about.  I wish them all the happiness in the world!

My computer didn't work there, (though I had almost NO time anyway!) so I am WAY behind on my blogging, but I will be around hopefully soon.  Hope all is well with everyone, and blessings to you all!  Debbie

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WEEK'S WRAP UP....


This will be just a quick wrap up of the week as I have about a million things on my "to do" list today.  I am feeling pretty good because I got all but one sleeper made for Mel's boys, and I am not even 100 percent certain I am even going to make it...will see.  I have pushed myself a little bit this week (even for me, lol) and I am tired.  I am super pleased with the second pair of jammies I made for them.  I am not certain why it seemed to take me so long to get these two pairs done, even if they do have collars and button down the front, but they just did.  I did embroider on them too.  Little snowmen on the left front sides.  Soo cute.  Let me show them to you...

HERE THEY ARE....A COUPLE OF YOU WONDERED WHAT PATTERNS I USE FOR THESE PJ'S SO I LOOKED THEM UP AND THIS PARTICULAR PAIR ARE A COMBINATION OF TWO.  THE BOTTOMS ARE FROM SIMPLICITY #1572, AND THE TOPS ARE FROM SIMPLICITY PATTERN #1574.  I LIKE THE LITTLE CUFFS FOR THE LITTLER ONES AS THE JAMMIES ARE ON THE BIG SIDE AND THIS KEEPS THEM FROM DRAGGING ON THE FLOOR, AND THE TOPS I KIND OF TWEAK AROUND CUTTING COMBINATIONS OF SIZES TO GET THEM TO BE THE SIZE I WANT.  I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU BUT IT SEEMS TO ME AS IF ALL PATTERNS HAVE THE BOTTOMS BIG, AND THE TOPS LITTLE (OR AT LEAST SHORT, LOL)

THESE ARE LUKE'S.  I USE A SOFT CUDDLY FLANNEL AND PRE-SHRINK THE FABRIC AS OTHERWISE IT DOES SHRINK QUITE A BIT.  THE OTHER ONES I MADE THEM WITH THE REINDEER ON THE FRONT ARE FROM SIMPLICITY PATTERN #1572.  I JUST PLAYED AROUND WITH IT SOME SO THAT THE ARMS WERE THE SAME AS THE BOTTOM AND MADE THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE TOP IN A PLAIN FLANNEL SO I COULD APPLIQUE ON THEM

HERE ARE SAMS...I LOVE EMBROIDERING ON FLANNEL.  IT'S JUST THE RIGHT WEIGHT IT SEEMS AND COMES OUT WELL AND IS EASY TO WORK WITH
I made a festive Christmas sheet for Luke as he doesn't use a pillow yet in his crib, but I didn't want him left out of the fun.  I found the cutest Mickey Mouse Christmas fabric as it is one of his favorites. However since it's one of Sam's too I made him ANOTHER (I know....I am wild!) pillow case out of Mickey Fabric.  Let me show you...

EMBROIDERED THE FUN HO HO HO...LUKE'S SHEET IS JUST LIKE THE FABRIC HERE OF COURSE.  
Soo I think that's all I got done this week, sewing wise anyway, lol.  I did get my nails done yesterday, and some errands run.  Today is laundry, packing,  getting my hair done, and getting the car washed. Whew...I am tired before I begin.  But tomorrow morning we will be heading down to Temecula and a week-end with those babies and I am looking forward to it all.  Poor Luke was not feeling well yesterday and Melody is a little concerned.  I am praying they ALL stay well during the visit.  They are taking a private jet out so they do not have to be concerned about other sick travelers, though that was planned by her FIL BEFORE all the recent health scares.  Personally, I am glad that it is the plan.
 
On the way back on Monday we will be stopping by the quilt store (it's kind of on our way!) and I am picking up all 3 of my Christmas quilts.  I am soooo excited to see how they came out.  Hope you all have a GOOD week-end.  Blessings and joy to you all....Debbie

Oh, I just had to show you a little sneak peak of wedding attire, lol.  Melody wanted little Luke to be dressed up too.  She and Mike and Sam are all IN the wedding so of course they will be all dressed up.  She found this little tux for Luke very inexpensively online, and ordered it for him.  He is soo cute in it I can hardly stand it, though Grandma is going to have to turn the hem of the coat cuffs up as they are a little too long.  Other then that it is a good fit.

needs some ironing too of course, but BE STILL MY HEART!  LOOK AT THOSE SWEET LITTLE LIPS...GRANDMA CAN HARDLY STAND IT!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HODGEPODGE WEDNESDAY


Seems like I get a little bit further behind every week with this.  But better later then never, right?  Join the other Hodgepodgers. and you'll be glad you did.



1,  What's your favorite time of the day?  Why?  It would be early morning for sure.  I have always been an early morning riser.  Just the way I am wired I guess.   The day is new, and stretches before you full of promise and opportunity, and watching the sun rise, hearing the birds wake up, smelling coffee brewing, well it's hard to beat in my opinion.

2.  Waffle iron, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender...which small appliance would say most needs replacing in your house?  This one is easy....  Hubby's Keurig  has bitten the dust it seems.  And I just recently said I'd love to get a blender....

3.  It's National Grouch Day (October 15) ...what's something that makes you feel grouchy?  Well, unfortunately (for those living with me as it happens nearly EVERY day it seems) it's being either hungry or tired.  I TRY honest I do, but being either way just makes me grumpy.

4.  Ever been to Canada?  Is that a country you'd like to visit?  According to Trip Advisory, the top ten best destinations in Canada are Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Victoria, Calgary,. Niagara on the Lake,. Niagara Falls, Whistler, and Halifax.  Which city would you most like to see? No I have never been to Canada though hubby has been to Whistler on business and said it was one of the most beautiful places hes ever been.  I'd love to see Prince Edward Islands.  Have felt that way ever since reading Anne of Green Gables.

5.  What was your favorite food (or one of your favorites) when you were a child?  Is that still a favorite?  I had MANY.  Most of them were dishes my mother made.  Her stuffing was to DIE for, LOVED her meatloaf, and her pecan balls just couldn't be beat.  And I guess honestly I avoid all of them now as I need to watch my weight and I overeat these whenever they are in front of me,lol...sigh.  Though, I have her recipes and YES I still make occasionally.

6.  Do you cry easily?  Yep....Or tear up for sure.  But a GOOD cry (you know the type!) not too much any more.

7.  Have you started (gasp!) Christmas shopping?  If so when, and how much?  If not, when will you even begin thinking about it?  Well anyone who reads my blog often knows the answer to this one.  I make a lot of my gifts and I have a lot of people I gift with homemade items, and I am KNEE deep in the middle of it already, and started in July!  Seems crazy I know, lol, but I like to be done with everything I sew by Thanksgiving so I can enjoy the whole month of December with family, friends, and fun activities...I rarely pull this off, lol.  Though this year I am going to come close to having all the PJ's for my 11 grandkids done, AND their Christmas pillowcases by Halloween.  Pretty good huh? lol

8.  Insert your own random thought...This week has been a busy one for me as I am trying to cram a lot of sewing (see the above answer!) in while also getting ready for a week-end with my New Mexico grandkids and daughter and her hubby.  I am getting a mani/pedi today, my hair done tomorrow, and somewhere in here I still need to pack, do laundry, and finish up ALL of Melody's Christmas sewing.  I think I am going to make having everything done for the kids at least, which is pretty good.

Hope you all are having a GOOD week, and finding joy and blessings in your days!  Debbie






Monday, October 13, 2014

WEEK-END WRAP UP


Well we packed a lot into our week-end, but we enjoyed every minute of it....well, maybe not EVERY minute of it, lol, as we spent the first 5 hours of our day on Sat. cleaning house.  But honestly, it is always a good feeling to get that done.  After that and a quick lunch (we got started REALLY early) we left and headed down to San Diego to catch JD's last football game of the season. He is playing on a team of 7 and 8 year olds playing flag.  James is helping coach this team and we have been wanting to get down there since the season started.  JD's passion for the game is unmatched by anyone I know in his age category.  How he LOVES the game!  I think grandpa may finally met his carbon copy when it comes to this sport.  Anyway, it was a GORGEOUS day in San Diego, (most of them are btw....everything you have ever heard about how wonderful the weather is there is true just so you know) and we sat (though grandpa paced up and down the field) and cheered the boys on to their final game victory.  Soo much fun.  After the game we headed over to a pizza parlor to celebrate the end of the season and the victory.  The food was delicious and the conversation and moments were just as you might expect them to be.  We didn't get back home till almost 8:30 so it was a LONG day. but such a good one.

GRANDPA MANAGED TO GET THIS PICTURE AS JD WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CATCHING THE BALL.  (see the ball in mid air there?)  

JD and JAMES

3 GENERATIONS OF CLASS MEN ENJOYING THEIR FAVORITE SPORT

We decided not to drive back down to San Diego for church on Sunday (soo wish it wasn't a little over an hour drive away!) and listened again instead to our old pastor online.  After that we hit Macy's for a little shopping.  I needed to get something to wear for the upcoming wedding.  I managed to find SEVERAL tops I loved, but only bought 3 of them. )and trust me this took discipline, lol, they were soo pretty!) They were having a great sale btw. One of them will be for the upcoming family picture in late Nov.  I am getting soo excited about that.  After that we had a leisurely lunch at our favorite restaurant, and decided to catch a movie.  I had gotten a few movie passes for my birthday (my family knows me well!) and we enjoyed it as always.  After that I stopped by Joannes as their Simplicity patterns were 99 cents (can't let that get by me!) and finished up with some grocery shopping at Trader Joe's.  Let me just tell you my poor knees were SOOO done by the end of this week-end, but it was worth it.

I did give the girls their Frozen fabric nightgowns and pillowcases while we were down in San Diego, and Larissa her curtains as well.  They were all SOO pleased, which is all this gal needs to keep going.  They sent me these photos later of the girls enjoying their new things...soo cute!

AREN'T THEY CUTE?  

ALL READY FOR BED...CAPRI LOOKS SOO SWEET IN HER NEW NIGHTGOWN, GRANDMA "MIGHT" BRAVE ANOTHER IN CHRISTMAS FABRIC...

DONATELLA'S LITTLE FACE SAYS IT ALL!



GLIMPSE AT SOME OF THE NEW CURTAINS
 I just have to show you some pictures of Melody's little family enjoying their day Sat. at an apple orchard/pumpkin patch spot in Texas.  Can't wait to see them all on Friday.  We will spend this coming week-end in Temecula with them for the wedding of Mike's sister, and I am already melting at the thought of little Sam coming up the aisle as the ring bearer..

GETTING THESE TWO TO SIT STILL AND LOOK AT THE CAMERA AT THE SAME TIME?  WELL, YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE, LOL.  BUT THIS IS PRETTY CUTE!

MY GIRL AND SWEET SAM..LOVED THIS ONE

CAN'T BELIEVE HOW BIG LUKE IS GETTING...HIS HAIR IS CHANGING TO A PRETTY GOLDEN BLONDE TOO.  SOOO SWEET  GRANDMA CAN'T WAIT TO GET HER HANDS ON HIM!

THEIR LITTLE FAMILY...LOOKS LIKE BOTH THE BOYS WEREN'T FEELING THE PHOTO SESSIONS AND WANTED DOWN, LOL.  
.So guess that's it for now.  This week will no doubt squeal by as I have soo much to do...hair and nail appointments (how do those come up SOO fast?) LOTS AND LOTS of sewing, bible study and then all the regular chores as well.  Friday will be here before I know it, and I will get my hands on those little boys.  ENJOY your week ladies, and may you find His blessings everywhere!  Debbie



Friday, October 10, 2014

A BUSY WEEK, AND A LITTLE WHINING, LOL


I was thinking that maybe I shouldn't do my posts in the late afternoons after I am done sewing for the day, as I am ALWAYS soo tired and done, and it might make me come off too whiny or like I am complaining too much; but then I don't want to do them first thing in the morning either when I am at my best, as that is definitely when it is best to head to my machine....guess maybe your just stuck with a whiny complainer now and then, lol.  Goodness, I have put in quite the week at the machine. Let me just go back and see if I can even remember what all I have been on.  On Monday I got all of Larissa's curtains made.  There are curtains for 4 different windows, and then a little cupboard that holds toys and things under their TV that she decided would look good with a little curtain in front of it too.  This was a pretty quick and totally enjoyable project for me, and truthfully sooo easy it was somewhat what I call "mindless" sewing...my favorite kind btw.  They were all just valances, and I am anxious to see how they will look.  And then, I got busy on PJ's for Sam and Luke.  These too were pretty quick and easy to make.  That was at least until I got to the appliques I put on the front of them.  I have decided that I have got to be in just the right mood for appliques, lol.  And "the mood" doesn't really hit me often.  Now just the straight embroidery I seem to enjoy ALL the time.  But the appliques are A LOT of work, and are somewhat "fiddly" and they kind of stress me.  I just wish I didn't like the finished products soo much, as they are what make me press on.  Anyway, I did finally get the appliques on. Then, I have gone somewhat pillow case crazy as well, lol  I guess in many ways it is sooo me.  I find something I really like, and the next thing you know I am making a ton of them.  They are quick, easy, darling, not too expensive to make up, and I think my grandkids are going to love them, so I just keep making them.  I have decided to give them to ALL of my grands, not just the little ones, and some of them are getting more then one as well.  I made a thanksgiving one for Sam as I already had all the fabric and so it seemed "free".  And then my grand daughters will each get one made out of the Frozen fabric that is finally on the market.  Anyone who has a daughter or grand daughter in the age group of enjoying this movie, will know how large most of these girls have this movie, and all that is involved with it.  My sister Diane found some DARLING Frozen fabric at Walmart and bought me a couple yards too.  I made pillow cases with these pieces.  And then in San Diego last Sunday with my granddaughters they found some more and each picked out some for a new nighty.  Sooo I decided to whip that all up this week too.  The pillowcases flew together, and Tell's nighty was a dream to make, but Capri's?!  Oh my goodness....Don't know what I was thinking agreeing to make a nighty for her out of this particular fabric she picked.  It was a slick, polyester satin, and I know from years of experience, a nightmare (for this gal anyway), to work with.  It slips and slides around, sucks down in the bobbin hole, ravels terribly, and is generally just a pain.  But for some reason I couldn't bear to tell her no, and thought SURELY I can make ONE nightgown out of it.  Then....I picked out a pattern (truthfully one of the few I could find that had what she wanted on it in her size) that I also knew I wasn't going to like.  I don't like round necks with facings, (too fussy) and round hemlines are also a pain.  ESPECIALLY with slick satin fabric.  But I bought it anyway.  Sooo, this morning was the day for Capri's nightgown and let me just say it's a miracle it's done and not in the trash, lol.  I just couldn't get it to cooperate.  I struggled and pinned and ironed and ripped out until I wanted honestly to scream.  lol  But it is FINALLY done.  And then just when I was feeling kind of smug my wonderful DIL Larissa texted me to let me know I had left the T out of the name for the label on the quilt I had made for that couple.  I quickly checked and realized she was right and honestly as dramatic as it sounds I could have just burst into tears, lol.  That label was SUCH a pain to embroider as the lettering was soo small, and the machine just wasn't feeling it.  The thought of doing it all over again made me wonder if a label was even necessary, lol.  However, I decided it was and got to work.  And!!  I figured out (after a year and half of having this machine!) how to add more then 3 lines to a design.  You have NO idea how BIG this is.  How much easier it will make it for me.  It shouldn't be necessary to make things super small to accommodate just 3 lines anymore.  I am not going to dwell on the fact that the gal at the store where I bought the machine TOLD ME there was NO WAY to do such a thing without buying a 1200 dollar program to download to the machine.  It might has well been 12,000 it was soo out.  Soo all this time I have struggled.  But suddenly a light bulb went off, and it occurred to me....why couldn't I just do this and that, (too long to explain and I doubt your interested anyway, lol) and believe it or not it worked!!!  I was sooo excited.  So the bottom line is the label now has 5 lines, much bigger font, and is way better then it was in the first place.  I am sooo glad my dil caught this mistake, as I would have been soo embarrassed to have misspelled their name on their gift.  Can you imagine?  lol  Then Diane was here on Thursday and we worked some on her quilt and then took a break and went to lunch and then to Joannes where we picked out some fabric to finish up the Frozen pillowcases.  (she is making 2 as well).  Soo here I am.  Let me FINALLY show you some of these projects...


DARLING FABRIC...AND YES, I REALIZE THE FABRIC SHOULD HAVE BEEN GOING THE OTHER WAY (A ONE WAY DESIGN THAT I FIGURED OUT TOO LATE) BUT SAM WILL NEVER NOTICE, LOL


ADDED HIS NAME TO CHRISTMAS ONE TOO, I FORGOT...

LUKE AND SAM'S JAMMIES...I AM SOO HOPING THESE FIT LUKE.  I DID MY BEST, BUT BABIES ARE HARD.  I KNOW SAM'S WILL FIT

A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT APPLIQUE.  DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANY BIG DEAL, DOES IT?  LOL

14 YEAR OLD LINDSEY'S PILLOW CASE...SHE WILL HAVE PJ BOTTOMS THAT KIND OF MATCH THIS

ONE OF THE FROZEN PILLOW CASES....EVERYONE KNOWS THE SONG, LET IT GO, RIGHT? LOL  THE COLOR IS BAD IN THIS PIC BTW, THE COLORS ARE MUCH BRIGHTER!

AND HERE IS THE NIGHTMARE NIGHT GOWN.  COULD IT LOOK ANY MORE SIMPLE OR EASY? LOL

A CLOSE UP ON THE SATIN FABRIC

CAPRI'S SET

TELLA'S LITTLE NIGHT GOWN WAS MADE WITH A SOFT FLEECE LIKE POLYESTER  AND I LOVE THOSE KIND OF CUFFS AND NECKLINES...SOO EASY.  COULDN'T FIND THIS PATTERN IN CAPRI'S SIZE

TELLA'S SET

AND THE NEW LABEL!  

 OK, well I guess that's it for now.  We have a busy, busy week-end coming up but there is going to NO sewing for this gal.  It's time to step away from the machine for a couple of days at least, lol.  Hope you all have had a good week, and enjoy your week-ends.  Blessings to you all, Debbie

Just had to share this picture of sweet Cody with one of their dogs.  His other grandma took it of him and I just love it.  Nice there are two of us to capture cute moments and photos!