Monday, July 28, 2014

It Didn't Happen







I had the best intentions of writing this thought provoking post on aging.  You know, those of us who have hit the 50 year mark and are very close to the next milestone?

But having 3 of the grandchildren, ages 4,2 and 10 months for 3 days just leveled me.  At this moment, only about 30 minutes post mommy and daddy pickup, I'm laying in bed writing this from my iPad because there is no energy to open the laptop.

So tomorrow, two of the daughters retrieve me in the morning and take me to a yarn shop over in Dallas that I have never seen.  Then to lunch somewhere and a big family party tomorrow night.

You see it's my birthday:))))

I'll be back on Wednesday and let you know how it feels to be a year older ( and wiser). :))))

Oh that picture?  My engagement picture 36 years ago.  The second one?  This summer.  Aging:((

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Weekend of Grandchildren

My oldest daughter and her husband took a 7th wedding anniversary trip to New Orleans.  Their first time to be away since the wedding, both sets of grandparents split the childcare.  My first round came Saturday morning when I picked up the older girls.


As of this update, it is Sunday evening, we now have all three little ones, and I haven't even had a chance to breathe, much less take pictures.  I may get a few tomorrow, but tonight I am exhausted.

So just know that life in our house right now is busy and busy and busy and we are looking forward to the rescue Monday afternoon!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Here Comes the Bride.. Drawstrings Style!










With wedding season in full mode, I have been working behind the scenes for weeks.  What you see are the frilliest little bags for brides, their attendants and the mothers.

When my second daughter married, my knitting group made similar drawstrings bags and let me tell you, they were the handiest little bags on the day of the wedding.  In fact I still carry mine anytime I go to a festive event and don't want to take a large purse that most likely doesn't match my outfit.

These little bags are just the perfect size for your phone, Drivers License (ID), lipstick, and little items you need during the event. I added the label on the inside of these so to not distract from the overall appearance.

For this particular event, we did the bride in the white, obviously, the mothers in a cream embroidered linen,and the maids in the lavender accent colors of the wedding.

As always, in my shop each bag is a custom and customizable.  Hop on over and take a  look at all that is available. Maybe I can be a part of you walking down the aisle!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Drawstrings Review at Team Whitaker!

Kathryn at Team Whitaker has written a great post about Drawstrings today!  Hop on over to see a review and be part of a giveaway!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Yarn Along... A Wee Little Pink


~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?









This sweet little sweater is a birthday gift later in the fall.  It is not like me to have so many items completed so far ahead of gifting time, but I am not going to complain.  We are taking an extended car trip in September and there is a special project I want to work on.  More about that in the weeks to come.

I finished my book ( above) from last week.  It has been a along time since I had a book I couldn't put down.  I enjoyed it very much!

Linking up with Ginny!  What are you knitting and reading?