There really is NO REASON for a journal or a diary so to speak and honestly I am back re-thinking this whole blogging business. I can't bear to quit so I will press on, but it is getting harder and harder to do so. I think I left off with Father's Day, a make-up bag, and the completion of Claire's outfit. I DID re-make that shoe, and I was VERY happy with the way they came out....FINALLY... Of course I have to show you...
|STILL NOT PERFECT, BUT MUCH BETTER, LOL|
Soo lets see I think the next thing I was on was I made Katie up a make up bag. I had seen such cute ballerina fabric I really wanted to make something with it, and since she's the only ballerina I know she seemed like the likely candidate. I thoroughly enjoyed making it, but after I got it done I decided it was a little too young or "girlish" for a 16 year old, but she loves it so I guess it is what it is....What do you think? Let me show you...
|FRONT......I PUT HER NAME ON IT WITH SPARKLY JEWELS,AND QUILTED IT SOME IN SILVER METALLIC THREAD....IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE WHERE I DID IT ON THE GREY|
|THE SIDES WERE DONE IN HOT PINK|
|AND I QUILTED THEM ALSO IN A DECORATIVE STITCH WITH SILVER METALLIC THREAD|
Then on Saturday morning we took off for Arizona to spend Jeff's father's eighty seventh birthday with him. At one point ALL of our kids were supposed to come with us, but it didn't work out for Joe or for Melody. But James rode along with us, and John and his wife Jessica meet us there. It was a really nice time of visiting and playing this dice game that his dad loves, and just generally enjoying ourselves. I am soo glad we got this chance for a quick visit. He is doing REALLY well, and we pray he has many more years ahead of him. We spent the night and after a late breakfast, and another long visit, we left for home around noon. It was a REALLY good week-end. I only got a couple of pics, [neither one very good, lol] so I will show you.
|PLAYING THE DICE GAME...I WAS THE FIRST OUT.....SHOCKER! LOL|
|3 GENERATIONS...JOHN HAD ALREADY LEFT BUT THIS IS JAMES,, HUBBY JEFF, AND JACK, LOOKS GOOD DON'T YA THINK?|
|I DID THIS SET ON THE GREEN STRIPED TOWELS AND SIMILAR AND YET DIFFERENT THREADS FOR THE DESIGN. THIS SET IS FOR MY GIRLFRIEND I THINK|
|THIS SET WAS DONE IN THE BURGUNDY STRIPES...THE FABRIC OF THESE TOWELS [I FOUND AT JOANNES AND BOUGHT WITH A 40 PERCENT OFF COUPON] WERE SOOOOO NICE TO EMBROIDER ON. MADE THE WHOLE PROJECT SO QUICK AND EASY AND ENJOYABLE.|
|MADE THE CHANGING PAD OUT OF THIS SOFT PURPLE MINKY|
|AND THIS IS THE COMFY FABRIC FOR THE BLANKET...THE CENTER WILL BE A SOFT WHITE FLANNEL WITH TINY PINK POLKA DOTS|
|CLOSER LOOK AT BOW...I REALLY LOVE HOW IT CAME OUT|
On Tues I had some errands to run so I decided to take a little break as well and picked up Cody and took him to lunch and to see Finding Dory. What a cute movie! We both loved it. I really enjoyed my one on one time with Cody, and I am hoping as the summer goes on to work in some time with ALL of them this way.
Welp, that about catches me up. You can see I have been mainly sitting at the sewing machine, and I have another FULL day there tomorrow and hopefully I will be done. I need to deliver Annabel her things on Sat as well as pick up Melody's quilt from the quilters. It's done! I am soooo anxious to see it, and of course I need to get it finished up as well. Then we have all kind of plans for this week-end, bbq's and 4th of July fun, but I will tell you about that later. Can't be getting ahead of myself now can I? lol Hope you all have had a good week. I have not been around much, but I will be soon. Many blessings to you all! Debbie Grandkids pics to follow as always..
|SAM AND LUKE ARE WORKING ON TABLE MANNERS, LOL. WHEN THEY HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE THEY GET A STICKER, AND A FULL PAGE OF STICKERS RESULTS IN A SURPRISE. THEY ARE PRETTY EXCITED OVER IT|
|THIS PICTURE WAS TO SHOW ME THE LIGHT DUSTING OF FRECKLES COMING ON HIS NOSE, BUT ALL I SEE ARE HIS PRETTY BLUE EYES, LOL look hard for the freckles|
|LUKE DECIDED TO GIVE CLAIRE A RIDE IN HER DOLL'S STROLLER, LOL|
|ON THEIR WAY TO SWIM LESSONS...SUCH A HAPPY GIRL!|
|AND LOOK AT THIS! LONG ENOUGH FOR A TINY PONY TAIL. SHE'S GOT HER MAMA BEAT FOR SURE. AT THAT AGE SHE WAS STILL QUITE BALD, LOL|