Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My Aunt Diane, (my mother's only sister) and my cousin Rebecca, and her little boy Morgan, surprised us with a visit to Cleveland late Friday night. My aunt makes several trips here a year to visit my mom and the rest of the family, but Rebecca and her husband have not been here since my sister's wedding in 2000. This past Saturday was the first time that all four of my Nonnie's great grandchildren were together. Alexa and Fiona are on the ends, Morgan is in the middle, and Giada is in Fiona's lap. This was taken on my parent's screened in back porch. The wheather was beautiful and the girls and Morgan played all day long. They all got along so well, no one fought, or cried or whined. My grandmother would've been tickled to death to have been there. I know she was watching and grinning from ear to ear.
My sister's mother-n-law loves to shop garage sales and church sales. Being that she is retired, she has lots of time to look for good stuff. Last weekend, at our Halloween camp out, she presented me with two bags full of embroidery floss! A total of 105 skeins! I was like a little kid who got an early Christmas present. Later that night, while the girls slept next to me in the camper, I sat with a little flashlight and went through all those wonderful skeins of floss. Most of them are J & P Coats deluxe. (Also DMC and a French brand) Now I am not positive, but I believe J & P Coats is now Coats and Clark. I'm not sure how old any of it is but it is all wonderful! I am currently starting a Black work project that I am using the turquoise thread for. I will show pictures in a few days. I also have finished a small project for my cousin Rebecca. I am framing it tonight and will take pictures of it before I mail it to Oklahoma tomorrow. Have a great week.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
When Fiona was two years old, we were camping with my parents one fall weekend. It was time for bed and dark, my mother was coming across the campsite and approaching the camper door when Fiona got scared. She thought something was coming up to the door but she didn't know what it was. When my mother opened the door Fiona yelled "It's not a monster it's just Grandma!" I made this embroidery for my mother in honor of that occasion. We had a great time on our Halloween camp out. All of the camp sites were decorated, trails were lit with jack-o-lanterns, and everyone dressed up. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!
I make lollipop cookies for the girl's birthdays every year. One year I made flower shaped ones, last year for Alexa's they were hearts. Fiona asked me if I would make them for the Halloween camp out. These are pumpkin shaped, some have faces on them and some are just decorated in Halloween colors. All are very sweet and gooey! Excuse the photo; it is not the best picture I have ever taken but the whole weekend was basically ordered chaos. (This was a good thing though as everyone had a wonderful time.)
I love witches at Halloween. The first one is a lawn ornament that depicts a witch who has crash landed and plowed into the ground! It's hysterical! At night it lights up and her back legs move like she is trying to get up. The paper mache witch is one my mother bought at a craft festival a number of years ago. If I had not been paying so much attention to the girls, I would have taken many more pictures of witches.