Thursday, August 31, 2017

Day 243 of 2017

It was a beautiful evening downtown tonight. 
I wore my newly remade shirt to the game 
and got comments from at least four strangers. 
I did not get a picture to post yet.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Day 242 of 2017

Another t-shirt remake has begun. 
I will be wearing it tomorrow for the game, 
so there might be an "after" picture soon.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Day 241 of 2017

I thought I would get this adorable panel-print doll, complete with mermaid fins, 
finished sometime in the last two weeks so GB#1 could take it home with her.  
I guess I overestimated the amount of sewing time I would get 
while having a 5-year-old house guest.  
It's been a long time since I had a 5-year-old in the house full time.  
Her little quilt is done but I just got the remainder of her pieces cut out tonight.  
Sewing, on the other hand, will now be delayed due to a t-shirt makeover 
and some birthday sewing that need to be done on deadlines. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Day 240 of 2017

Helping Mom prep for the fall craft fair 
by making the tags for her handmade items just a bit fancier.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Day 239 of 2017

I'm about to throw this into the water. 
(It was better than I would ever have expected.)

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Day 238 of 2017

I forgot to show you this sweet quilt top that I found 
at the State Fair last weekend. 
Each block is different but just as sweet as the next.  
It has issues including some very puffy sashing, 
but I think it just wants me to quilt it.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Day 236 of 2017


Today is our last day with this sweetie.  
She has been a real trooper.  
She's been missing her mommy and daddy, her home, and her school. 
Mom and Dad arrived yesterday and tomorrow they fly home.  
She will be so happy. 

I have posted some pictures of an impromptu adventure over on More Curiously
If you are squeamish about bugs, don't go look!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Day 233 of 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 
as viewed on the driveway in the dappled sunlight under the maple tree.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Day 232 of 2017

So this happened today at the State Fair. 
It was not as easy as it was when I was young, but I survived.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Day 231 of 2017

When you only come to the States a couple times a year, 
it's important to see all the people.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Day 230 of 2017

This pot was a wedding gift received by my parents in 1949. 
It is still in use and going strong.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Day 225 of 2017

We had a quick little photo shoot today with our four GBs. 
This one cracks me up. 
Left to right:  GB#2, GB#1, GB#3, GB#4
For just a few short weeks our GBs are 2, 3, 4, and 5 years old.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Day 223 of 2017

"Give this butterfly lovely colors." 
GB#1 followed the directions well.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Day 222 of 2017

This girl loves puppies so I planned a surprise visit with this little pup. 
I think the visit was a success. 
She told me later that she loved it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Day 221 of 2017

Today's highlights: 
Manicure and pedicure. 
Playset.
Splinter.  Splinter removal.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Day 219 of 2017

One last Florida tourist shot. 
We are waiting for our airport transportation.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Day 218 of 2017

I can't think of a better way to end our last day at Disney 
and to celebrate GB#1's birthday 
than to be at Epcot for a light and fireworks show.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Day 216 of 2017

Spindlewarps.
I'm pretty sure this would be my favorite store, if this were a real place.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Day 213 of 2017

I have shown you this piece of art before (here
so I thought I would show you a different view.  
I don't think I ever noticed that he has eyebrows before.