Hubby and I had a friendly little game of Rummy while having supper ar our local Taco Bell recently. We keep this deck of cards in the car glove compartment for times such as these — gives us a bit of together time with our economy meal : )
Monthly Archives: February 2010
It has been a while since I’ve been able to post any baby pictures — but today I was able to take some that I can show you. Little C. is now just over 10 pounds (he started at only 4 1/2) — every one of them is adorable and very much loved by me — Gramma : ) I get to spend time with him every Friday afternoon while mommy goes to Curves to workout and sometimes when Daddy and Mommy want to go out together — I take turns with the other Nana for those times and she gets Mondays while mommy works out. Even though it means I have to share, I am glad that little C. has two sets of grandparents living close enough to see him often. So now for the pictures — you are going to love them.
This toy is the first that he is really able to hold onto and even get it into his mouth to chew on — great for those teeth that are trying to break through.
Some snuggles with Gramma before nap time : )
I made this Kitty on Saturday. On Sunday she went home with a lady from church — one look at the expression on her face when I showed it to her and I knew that they belonged together.
This was my first time making something from an upcycled sweater — the body is a sleeve with the cuff at the neck. The head is a scrap of velour — the hands and feet are the fingers from a glove. I am pleased with how she turned out and will have to make another one with the other sleeve — maybe I will be able to keep it a little longer : )
I got very happy excited when Snipsnaphappy posted a Matryoshka Doll Tutorial yesterday. I had to make one right away — and I will have to make some more. My first doll has a few minor flaws, but I am sure my skill will improve with practice.
She is really quite a plain looking doll, but I think that she is supposed to be a simple country girl.
The tutorial said to paint the face features, but I embroidered mine instead. The mouth is a little heavy so I will use less thread next time. I used ink from my scrapbbooking stash for her cheeks.
Here she is showing off one more time. What do you think of her?
Actually buttons make me smile on any day of the week — have you noticed my new blog header? I am one of those people that gets all happy inside just looking at colorful buttons and if I get to play with them and sort them I get really, really happy. If you are one of those people who share my love of buttons you know what I mean — if you are not one of those people then you think we are all just a little bit crazy — maybe we are, but we are happy : )
While reading my favorite blogs this week I saw a picture that just had to be in one of my Sunday Smiles posts. The original can be found here. I was given permission by the author of My Sewing Serenity to use her picture. She has a great blog and would love for you to pop in for a visit. So, now here is the picture you have been waiting to see.
What could be better than that — buttons and a smiley face in the same picture — it definitely makes me smile. How about you?