Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A break

I took a little break from making the cradle purses. Well, I made one more today, but tonight I finished this little quilt for K's. dolly. After looking at it from a distance, I can see that I should've paid a little more attention to the placement of the squares. Not that it matters. I'm sure K. and her doll won't even notice! It should be big enough to go around the dolls she's currently playing with.

Bedtime. I need to start trying to get at least 7 hours of sleep. That means I need to go to sleep by 11:30 - 5 minutes from now! lol Jim would say that's not a problem for me. Soon as my head hits the pillow, I'm usually out. Unfortunately, I can bet that I'll wake up about 1:30 or 2:00 to go potty. Ah well...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I can't stop!

Making these cradle purses! They are so quick and easy they're addicting. Luckily, I have lots of leftover yarn in my stash. Although, I do have to untangle some of the yarn before use because one special little girl loves to play in Grama's pile of yarn! That's just fine by me. Especially when I can get Papaw to help untangle! lol

The next two pictures just had to be taken. When I saw her standing with her hands behind her back, I thought it was the cutest thing! Then, Auntie Judy reminded me that Mom (Big Grama) used to stand that way! I can just see Mom now, her short, muscular legs, standing with her hands clasped behind her back. Maybe some things are just hereditary, huh?
And, of course, her favorite thing to do when she tires of playing with her toys...dump them all out and get in the basket! That's after she's turned it upside down and tried climbing on it but, since it's a wicker basket, it kept collapsing. Guess she figured it was safer to be IN it than ON it.

This last picture is typical K. She's a smiley baby and it makes Grama's heart melt.

April and K. came by the shop yesterday and brought me a drink. Thank you! It was such a pleasant surprise to have them come by. Joe had been by a bit earlier and then I saw Rob at the house when he and Jim got home from golfing. So, I was blessed to see ALL my chilluns yesterday! Except my granddaughter, Brittany, whom I think of daily and wish she lived closer than OKC. :-(

I need to get going now. Will meet one of my consultants at the shop for a Scentsy warmer trade and then I think I'll make a WalMart run to see if I can find more dolls for the aforementioned addiction! Have a great Sunday, ya'll!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cradle purses

The pretty little pink and white cradle purse is K's. I gave it to her this morning and she spent most of the time putting the doll back in the purse and taking it out again. Then she played with the little blanket by stretching it and placing it on top of her head. lol I think she likes it.
The yellow and white purse I made for K's cousin, M. who had a birthday last week. I'm late with her gift, but I hope she'll forgive me once she sees it. She was two this birthday.

I'm writing this on my laptop at Rob and April's while K is napping. Well, she is not asleep yet, but she's resting in her crib. Yesterday she did not nap until her mama got home after 5. I plan on letting her "relax" in her crib for about an hour and then I can't stand not to have her in here with me when she's awake. So, I'll get her out of her bed and then it'll be almost time for lunch. Although, sometimes when I go in to get her, she's not ready to get out. I'm getting a little heavy-lidded myself. I may take a cat nap before I bring her back into the living room. Or, I'll start another cradle purse...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday mending

Before and after shot of a little sundress that had a hole in need of mending. I asked April if I could bring it home and try my hand at it. I think it came out nice! I hope she and K. like it.

This is a typical picture of K. She loves any and all books and will literally drop where she is and start turning pages. I don't know how common it is, but she's 14 months old and she knows when the pages are upside down! Personally, I think that's amazing for her age. I've seen her do it several times while sitting on my lap. If she opens the book upside down, she'll look at it for a quick minute and turn it right side up. Grama thinks she's a genius! lol
I crocheted this little doll blanket for K's dolly. She loves wrapping her up in it. She also has me wrap the doll in a bigger blanket so she can unwrap, etc., etc.. Keeps us busy.

So nice to feel better again. You know, when you're not feeling well, you forget how nice it is to not be sick! At least I feel as though I'm never going to feel normal again when I'm sniffling, coughing and carrying on. I've actually worked on the badge quilt this past week. Not anywhere near finished, but making progress. I feel as if I only had one whole day to work on it, I'd get it done. But, life gets in the way and I end up doing more important things for the moment. Like, keeping K. overnight! We kept her this past Saturday night until Sunday around 2. She was such a good girl. She and Papaw are inseparable while she's here. She loves to run around outside and must have Papaw by her side to help her up and down the curbs. We get our exercise with that baby doll!

Got to get to bed. I've told Jim that I plan on getting to bed earlier but it always ends up being around 11 or so. I wake up at 6:30, if not sooner, so an earlier bedtime would be helpful. Goodnight and have a good week.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

And a happy one it was! The entire weekend was very nice. We spent a night in Ruidoso with my sis to celebrate her birthday which had actually been on Tuesday. Birthdays are more fun when you can celebrate for at least a week! We also saw many of our relatives who are locals in the area including my Aunt D. and Uncle T., two of their sons and families and another cousin and his brood. It was so very nice!

There is no place like home, though, and Mother's Day ended with a visit from Rob, April and Miss K. They brought dinner in the form of pizza! Their gift to me (as if I needed more than their presence lol) was a beverage container with K's pictures in it! It's wonderful and I thank you guys!
My Mother's Day actually began on Friday when Joe stopped by the shop with this beautiful bouquet of flowers. What a nice surprise! They are now in a place of honor on my dining room table.

The final gift was a phone call from Brenda, my beautiful step-daughter in Houston. Always so good to hear from her. Thanks, B.!

Time now to shower and get ready to spend eight sweet hours with my little K. Have a great week, ya'll!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Some shots of K this week

A baby doll! She loves to wrap her dolly in the blanket. I think grama needs to make the dolly a quilt!

Lovin' her car seat. She sure enjoys looking out the window and listening to tunes.

Never too young to start texting? LOL Of course this is her play phone but she has found it very intriguing lately.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures. I took them with my phone and it's not the most up-to-date piece of technology I own. But, it's nice to have handy when Sweetie looks so cute!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

A short little video of K

I took this the last time she stayed overnight with us. The picture she's so enthralled with is the one where her daddy is holding a baby.

This pictures shows a pair of crocheted socks I made the other day. The yarn I used is too thick but it made a nice pair of "hanging around the house" sockies.
I'll have to try the pattern with the yarn they actually recommend. I was just being frugal and using what I had on hand.