Monday, April 19, 2010

The weekend and into Monday

Hi! I'm catching my breath after a busy weekend. We celebrated my grandfather's 88th birthday. He is doing much better and hopefully will be home from the rehab center in a week or two.This is him with my cousin, Meredith. She and her family visited this past week from California. Her mom is my mom's little sister. It was great to see Meredith, Matthew and their parents, Laurie and Mike. We watched some videos of the kids when they were little and also one of my great grandmother's 99th birthday. It was her last, but she enjoyed it. She was even on the local news! She raised 4 kids - during the Depression - as a single mom. She was a strong, no-nonsense woman!

Anyway, we had Grampa's birthday party in a private rec room at the rehab. Lunch and birthday cake, balloons, gifts and cards. It was nice. Some friends of my grandparents came down from South Carolina. They've been friends for 40 years at least.

One thing we got to do was take a 5 generation picture with my grandparents. Always nice to do that. How many people can say they are great, great grandparents? This is my daughter, me, Tyler (my grandson), my mom, Grampa and Gramma. My son and his wife were there, but I am not sure where Chris was when we went to take this pic. He should be in there too!

I finished the binding on a small 9 patch quilt , made two applique tshirts for Tyler and did some fabric shopping with my aunt. The nine patches came from a quilt along hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts last year. It is pictured on the right. At today I found Kate Spain's latest quilt creation. I am inspired to make one just like it with my remaining 9 patches and more scraps! Its too cute!

The tshirts feature some of Tyler's favorite animals. This one uses a great fabric that 1 year old Tyler picked out Saturday when he went shopping with me! He was so excited about the lion, tiger, zebra and rhino pictured on it that I considered putting the animals upside down on his shirt so he can see them better! Ha!

What kind of blog roll do you have? Is it strictly about one thing, like quilts? Or is yours diverse? I am expanding mine. I found this wonderful blog today through another blog I follow - it is in her list of must reads at the bottom of Friday Favorites. Stefani guest posted about Creating Life Margins, and I went from there to her Blue Yonder Ranch blog. What a great mom. She's so lucky to homeschool her boys and she really loves every minute. I hope you expand your blog roll with a few of these. They will lift your spirits for sure!

1 comment:

randi---i have to say said...

what a cute quilt! and happy birthday to your grandpa. it is great that he is doing well!