Welcome to my Sis and Bro in law they are back in town as snowbirds for the next 3 month. They got in on Wednesday night. Now for Friday night we are going to the rodeo. I wasn't able to get real good pictures but here's what I did get. We had a fun night of watching and eating caramel corn. It started off with some fireworks and introductions.
We had tickets to go the next day just hubby and I so we went to Sis's place for dinner since it was my BIL Birthday and then headed over for the next rodeo. Well OOPS! The rodeo was at 2pm not 7pm like the night before. Well we got there and the parking lot was empty. Shoot.
Anyway we had a lovely dinner and so all was not lost.
The timing on this couldn't have been better. I made a bag for a friend that loves little bags. I made this the other day but the squirrel idea started a while back when she wanted a squirrel for a wall hanging she was doing. I kept offering her patterns, but she would joke and say she wanted me to make it. So for the last few months we joke back and forth, and I would say someday I would make her a squirrel.
Here's the inside lining.
And since Elm Streets Quilts is having a "Bag it" link up. It worked out really nice. It was pretty easy to put together. I did the applique first, then used fusible batting and quilted the outside front and back. Then I layered with the lining and attached to the zipper and sewed around all pieces leaving a little opening in the lining. I pulled it right sides out and hand sewed up the little opening in the lining and voila... A Squirrel Bag.
Thanks for the link up and have a blessed day! Lynn
More little gifts for the kids and Grand kids. These will be part of their Christmas Gifts. I made them each a little Christmas stocking and I will put their cards and gift card inside along with a candy cane. A little more exciting than just a card. I know once they get a little older - money and or gift cards are what they want - but I think they still like unwrapping something too.
Here are the front and backs of the ones I made for our 3 kids and spouces plus one for our adult grandson who is 19.
Here is the front and back of the setI made for our youngest daughters two. Jorden and Zach. They are the ones that came to visit.
And here is for our other grandson Caleb, one of his favorite colors is Blue - so made the cuff blue.
The next ones are for our great grandson Ben and his Mom and Dad. They live in Texas.
Here is the one for our other great grandson Carter.
Carter and Caleb are both 7. Young enough to have cute but not too cute. :) Along with the Christmas Stockings the younger Grands and Great Grands are getting a pillow case. This one is for Zach. He played football this year.
This is for his Sister Jorden -
Along with a pillow case I am making her a new pillow. I made her one with "The Grinch who Stole Christmas" before we moved here. Hence the other pillow case, but when they were here for a visit she let me know she also liked "Nightmare Before Christmas" - So here is Jack and Sally.
And here's what's on the back.
Next is the pillowcase for Caleb, he's our Son's and Daughter in law's son. He played football this year also and his other favorite color is orange so here it is.
These two are for Carter and Ben our two great grandsons. They both love dogs and soccer - but I thought the dogs were cute.
Well that's about it for now. Of course I always want to do more - but this will probably be it for this years Christmas. I need to get the gift cards then get it all wrapped and ready to mail. Blessings to all - Lynn
With the kids coming to visit, I was able to show them some stuff I had been doing. And it was so cute when my daughter found a little wall hanging and asked if she could have.
I'm having trouble finding a close up of it finished but here is what I have.
The one she got was actually the one on the right but don't have a close up picture of it finished.
It also opened the door for them to make requests. I love it! This daughter, and her two children haven't gotten quilts from me yet - they're not sure what they want, so I've waited. So when my daughter wanted a wallet - like mine - but slightly different - of course I'm going to go to work figuring it out. I have a small wallet that folds and she wants it to bee like that but able to put paper money in flat. She said my granddaughter Jorden could pick out the colors, so her and I had fun going through my fabric to match combos of two. You really get to see how different peoples tastes can be - and that's fine. Then during the process - my husband thought he would like one too.
And it even has a little coin pouch on outside. Although I like most of what my grand daughter chose, this would be a color choice of mine.
Here is the one for that I made for my hubby -
He loves it - He only takes what he needs for that day in it and says it's not as bulky and thick.
Glad to have talents that can make my family happy.
I've told the story so many times, but it's so worth it. My husband - And Children - surprised me to tears. Here's the scene, we were going to Las Vegas on November 1st to pick up our long time friends that were coming in. Me, Miss "Plan-alot-amus" wants all the detail. Are we staying are we coming home, how long will they be here, are they coming here or just staying in Vegas? Why are we picking them up from the airport at night instead of going the next day when we can spend more time with them? Are we really driving home through the desert in the dark?(which my husband usually doesn't like to do) The lies he had to tell. All the made up stories of what this was and that was. Did he really pull it off?Well a picture is worth a thousand words.
Love them so much!
And yes we came home. Here is our late night munchie stop.
They have been here before, but it's been close to 10 years, when we were all here on vacation. They haven't been here since we moved here 3 years ago. So the grand kids don't really remember much here at all. The time was short - it always is, but we did get a lot done.
We took them to the lake
And we took them to Oatman.
And then we had to take them to Hoover Dam because of course they wanted to take that "DAM TOUR"
We rounded their visit off by spending the night before their flight out in Vegas and took them to Freemont Street "Experience" - and yes as always - it was an Experience.
It was a wonderful visit and of course I miss them so so much but so happy they came.