Gracious ... how time flies when you're having fun! Mom and dad headed back for Maryland this morning -- we had a great visit and I hope you'll indulge me as I share a
I'll start out with my 'crafty' things. I found a new blog (that's in Malaysian, but what's a foreign language between crafty people -- especially when there's google translate?!) called Diari Ann. She had instructions for a darling ribbon flower that I wanted to try and copy . . .
I didn't read all of the instructions until too late (which is typical of me), but I loved how it turned out in spite of myself! I see lots of uses for these ... little girl barrettes and head band embellishments, for starters!
I also finished up the "C" stitchery for the little mug rug for my mom . . .
She was tickled with it and it made me happy to make her a little happy!
I also gave both my mom and dad their Christmas presents (don't ask), which included these fun Christmas tree napkins I'd made . . .
I'm going to make a bunch of these for the coming Christmas, I think. They're easy and look so pretty!
And in this week's mail was a happy, too. I'd won a Connecting Threads gift certificate from Doniene, over at Now It's Just Quilts . . .
And finally decided to but some crib batting with it, for June's quilt! It was actually a nice blessing -- I needed batting for her quilt ... I've got some, but I hated to chop up a full-sized batting panel (which I hope to use for a different quilt) to get the crib-sized, but I really need to finish June's quilt up! (Sheesh, right?!)
It arrived in the mail yesterday -- speedy service. Thank you, sweet Doniene!
And of course, the week was a family-filled, action-packed, on-the-go adventure! I took Sawyer out on Tuesday (which was his birthday) to pick up some rain boots. We went to Tractor Supply.
He was so excited to find boots his size! According to Kim, it's been particularly difficult to get them off of him. I think on Tuesday, he actually wore them to bed for his nap! Now that's a gratifying gift to give!
He also tried on this cowboy hat (which was WAY oversized):
He put that hat on his heat and let out a very LOUD, "YEEHAW!" Of course he's such a charmer that everyone in the store thought it was cute ... including his Neesey!
Wednesday night we had a big fish fry up at the camp. Unfortunately it was quite cold, but that didn't stop us from having fun!
James had my mom and dad pose "American Gothic" style - 2.0 camp version. They're such good sports!
And really quite happier people than you'd surmise from the first picture!
Time to eat!
I love how Kim was "hands-free" wearing June ... who seemed quite warm and snuggly and content to watch the party from her 'papoose'. She eventually conked out, right where she was!
I asked everyone to lean in and give me the ol' "Cheese!"
If you look closely, you can see that even Ellie -- down there on the left (middle) leaned her little self in. She was quite taken with the fish and kept a filet in her little fist for most of the night, nibbling on it at will.
Evidently she kept a little in both cheeks, too.
According to Sawyer, when you're the 'cool breeze', you wear your shades regardless of the time of day.
Haha! (Notice his footwear.)
Did you see the fancy place mats we were using? Here's a close up:
Aren't they darling? My mom and dad brought them for me! Such fun -- perfect for up at the camp!!!
And finally . . . we spend a lot of time as a group, parked in Joc's home.
As you can imagine, Leia wanted to be in the midst ... but managed to stay out of harm's reach (for the most part)! Linking her up to the Feline Friday party over at Sarah Did It!
We have two big groups coming into the camp this weekend -- in fact, this weekend pretty much kicks off a run of weekend events up at Camp MACOBA for the next couple of months! Spring has sprung!
Plus ... tomorrow is National Quilting Day!!!
How are you going to celebrate? I plan on eating/serving pancakes at Applebee's tomorrow morning (an event our guild is hosting) and then heading out for another guild event -- a quilting scavenger hunt! I *might* even get a little quilting in. Who knows?!
TTFN and TGIF!