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Friday, April 27, 2012

How a Sewing Machine Works!

 Someone posted this video on Facebook. It is really incredible to see how a sewing machine works on the inside, and how perfectly it has to be synchronized!

 It's not long - so enjoy!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Busy Birthday Week!

 My granddaughter, Shelby, turned 5 on Wednesday. Her party and my daughter's birthday were yesterday. They have kept us hopping! 
 On Wednesday, I met my daughter, and we took cupcakes to Shelby's class. Then we went to get Cayden where he was on a field trip. I always take them some type of present ON their birthday. That's just a special time for me.
  Emily had bought Shelby a purple leotard to wear for her party as it was at a sports center, and they did a lot of jumping and tumbling stuff. I thought it needed a little skirt, so I went to Hancock Fabrics and found this liquid silver lame to make a circular skirt. 
 It turned out so cute, and it was so easy as I made it completely on the serger!
  I used Simplicity 5401 to cut the circle, and I adjusted it a little so I could put elastic in the waistband. The fabric was really easy to work with even though it is stretchy. 

  This girl was ready to go to her party at 10:00 on Saturday, and her party wasn't until 1:00 pm. LOL
 It's hard to get a picture of a silver skirt when using a flash! 
  Then last night we met them at El Chicos Mexican restaurant because that's where Shelby wanted to go. She loves their french fries! What???
  She got ready, and this is what she wore: bluejeans with bling, a new shirt with bling, new sunglasses, a sequined cap, a necklace, 2 bracelets, new shoes, a princess pin, and a sequined purse. Then she asked her mommy if she needed to add anything else! 
We are very blessed to have such sweet and healthy grandchildren. I cherish every day that I get to spend with them and my kids!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One of our Junk Finds...

 Recently we visited a flea market and some antique/junk stores in another town.
  This chair was one of our great finds. We've used chairs before to display potted plants, but our last one finally bit the dust.
   We only paid $4 for this chair. It's not in the best of shape, but it will surely last for this summer. I will confess that we bought the plants already potted. However, we normally do our own. This was so pretty that we decided we just had to take it home!

 Remember the gerbera daisies I posted a few weeks ago? Well, here they are with even more blooms. Some of these blooms are finally fading, but more are coming. Since this pic was taken, I even have an orange one in the bunch, and I don't remember even buying orange. 
  We love sitting on our patio and watching the birds and squirrels. There is one squirrel that vexes the heck out of our dog. It is hilarious to watch. I call him the flying squirrel because he will jump out of the tree half way across the yard to get away from Maggie. I don't know how he survives those jumps and hitting the ground so hard, but he's back everyday!!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pics of my Little Grands...

 I'm sorry to be so long with posting. We've had some stormy weather this past week, and our modem blew out during a crazy power surge. It was old so I suppose it just couldn't take the on and off surging. Does that sound right? LOL
  Anyway we had to wait a couple of days to get a new one. I'm glad to be back online. I missed reading my blogs!
  My daughter took these pictures a couple of weeks ago when the azaleas were in full bloom. She found Cayden a green shirt to match the green in Shelby's dress I made her from the last post.
 They are getting that age where it's hard to get them both to act right so they usually get bribed. She took the fixins' for a little picnic at this beautiful place called Norton's Art Gallery. It has wonderfully landscaped grounds, and it's so serene to just sit and enjoy the scenery.
  They were sitting on a blanket eating, and Cayden looked around and said, "You know this is really embarrassing!" Kids! You never know what is going through their minds.
  Here are the pics! Hope you enjoy!
If only it were like this all of the time!
Getting those big ole' teeth!

The "real" Cayden and Shelby!

 Thanks for looking!