Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Purple Dress Turned Sweater...36 Years Later

My grandmother made me this sweater when I was a baby.
I wore it as a dress.  Emma is a little to big for it to be a dress but it is the perfect sweater size. 
I love putting her in things that my grandma made for me.
I think it's pretty special my mom kept some treasures for me.
 I wish I could make such pretty, complicated items like my grandma made.  She was just so talented.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Our Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving at home.  
I now understand why people who host Thanksgiving need at least two ovens.  It sure would be a lot easier.
I was grateful that I had made a practice turkey about a month ago so I knew just what I was doing & wouldn't forget to take anything out like I did with the practice one.  ha!  Don't worry.  I got everything out of the practice one...I just had to take the turkey back out of the cooking bag. 
Sarah made two gluten free pies and gluten free biscuits.  They were so yummy!
Thanks Sarah for all your help in the kitchen!  It made the day so special for us.
We also loved having Mr. and Mrs. H over.  It's always hard to be away from family back home during the Holiday season but helps when you have great friends to share the days with.

Sarah left on Saturday for home.  I'm hoping she can head back next year around this time.  What a great tradition that would be for us.
Lily, Daisy and Emma sure have been missing her.  They got a lot of extra hugs while she was here.
Mr. and Mrs. H.  Mrs. H eats gluten free to so it was just perfect to have them over also.
They are pretty good to Emma and the dogs to.   
 My sweethearts that spend each and every day with me.  They keep me going.

Lily & Daisy were pretty tuckered out by the end of the day.  All the attention is a lot of work for them.  ha!
It was a great day with lots of memories made!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Cute Apron

This post is just for my mother.
She is always making my sisters, the grandchildren & I things.  Sometimes I wonder if she thinks we use any of the stuff she makes.  It's always nice to see  things you've made are being used.   

So...here are a couple of pictures for you mom so that you know I have my apron out & am using it!   I wore it all day yesterday for Thanksgiving & have it hanging on my hook to use whenever I'm working in the kitchen.
James told me I looked cute in it to!  Just thought you'd want to know that.   :)

My sweet girl and I.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pictures & A Beret

I decided I better get some more pictures up of Emma before someone calls & tells me I need to update my blog. ha!

Here is a beret I made for my niece.  Of course it is a little to big on Emma.  I think I'll have to make one for her though because they are just so cute.
I'm hoping I don't spoil the surprise for my niece by putting this up.

Here is a shot of the back of the beret. 

Sarah is still here & is staying until after Thanksgiving.  We've been watching lots of Christmas & old movies.  We've also been watching some Hallmark movies...those only make us tear up a little. ha!
I told Sarah I don't think I've ever eaten so well as I have since she has been here.  We have had lots of squash, sweet potatoes, green beans & rice.  
Oh, we've had chocolate to but she keeps informing me that chocolate is good for you...I don't argue about that one! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Little Slippers

 I just love these little slippers.  They are so sweet & just darling.
 You can throw these together pretty easily in a day.  They were not difficult at all. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crocheting Parties

Sarah & I stay up late every night watching movies & having crocheting parties.  She has been making tons of cute hats.
Here are just a couple of Christmas projects I'm working on...of course I can't show to much until after Christmas.  :)

I'm loving this Christmas tree garland.  I've made so many trees I have the pattern memorized & they go together pretty quickly.

 Hand warmers to go with the stocking caps I made.  I can show these because I know my nephews don't look at this blog very often.  I hope they look boyish enough.  I had to change the pattern just a little bit for boys. 

Sarah gets lots of snuggles from Emma, Lily & Daisy.  Daisy & Lily just love to curl up next to her.
Emma gets her back rubbed and toes tickled by Sarah a lot!
We put the three kids in front of the tree tonight to get a couple of pictures.  It took Sarah, James & I  to get them collected & still.  ha!  It was a sight.  Lily & Daisy both hid under the table & Emma kept standing up & walking off.  We finally got this picture of them all looking up.  
I told them all it was a practice picture.  
Since it has gotten cooler the dogs love to curl up on the couch.  They both wear sweaters.  Lily loves to be on her back and have her tummy rubbed.  She is wearing a little flannel sweater my mom made for her.  How special!
Sarah brought chocolate almonds with sea salt from Trader Joe's for us to eat.  We finally ate them all so she made us chocolates with sea salt yesterday.  They were so yummy!  I'm also loving the fact that she eats lots of potatoes.  James does not like them so I've been making & eating lots & lots of them while she is here.  It's been fabulous! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Arrival of A Speical Guest & Package

 Sarah arrived last week.  We have gotten lots of crocheting projects done & she has snuggled Emma, Lily & Daisy a lot!  The dogs love to cuddle up next to her.  

She and Emma have done some baking in the kitchen.  Sarah is very patient with Emma and lets her help.  It's so sweet.

My mom sent a special package to us in the mail last week.  It had sweaters, some hats  and my Christmas stocking in it.  This is one of the sweaters that my grandmother made for me when I was little.  It fits Emma perfectly and she has been wearing it a lot.  It keeps her nice & warm.

Sarah, Emma & I went to Sears last week to get Emma's picture taken but it didn't go very well.  So, this week we are going to try to just get a couple of shots of her with the dogs.  Do you think they'll all stay still long enough?  ha!

 We took Daisy & Lily in last week to get their hair done.  They are so pretty now with their little winter sweaters on. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Low Key Weekend

Emma and I had a lazy weekend.  James had to work two extra nights so the weekend consisted of her & I staying up past our bedtimes, crocheting a lot and watching Season three of The Pretender.
We had lots of snuggle time to.
Yesterday, when James woke up, I headed to Wal-mart by myself.  Who likes going there?  Well, I do when it gives me just a little break & gets me out for a few minutes.  All the Christmas decor is out but it sure is hard to get in the Christmas mood when it was 70 degrees out.  I don't know how you get in the holiday mood down south.  I won't complain though because snow is suppose to come tonight.  I knew that summer weather wouldn't last long but it was so nice.  
After I got home from the store James headed out to get a few needed items from Home Depot & he took Emma with him. 
Today we are anxiously awaiting for our special visitor, Sarah.  We can't wait!

 Emma is very serious about her play time this morning.  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

3 Hats, 2 Dogs & A Girl

 The crocheting projects are coming along.
I think James will be amazed that I got all three to sit still for a moment and keep all the hats on. 
It wasn't very easy but we did it!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Just For You

My niece asked me to update my blog today.  So I'm throwing up a couple of pictures for her.  I've been looking for my camera all evening but have somehow misplaced it.  I'm not sure where it's at but believe it's probably right in front of me.  Am I the only one that misplaces things?  It can be so frustrating at times. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October into November

Sweet Emma had a fabulous October & now she is gearing up for Thanksgiving & Christmas.  I have lots planned for her such as eating lots of mashed potatoes,  making Christmas cookies & ripping open some presents from Santa.  :)  
I don't have much time to blog lately.  I have a lot of crocheting projects to complete by the end of the month but I'll try to keep posting pictures at least otherwise I know I'll get some phone calls.  

Emma has had a slight cold & cough so she has been hanging out on grandma's blanket.  She & Lily love this blanket that grandma C. made in the 1970's....or was it the 60's.  Well, it was a while ago.  ha!
She can climb up on the couch by herself now.  She is learning that furniture is not to be climbed on.

I just can't get enough of her curls!  Last month James started filling up our big bath tub to give her baths in.  She is loving it!  She splashes, slides back & forth, and sticks her face in the water to lick.  It's quite funny.