Thursday, February 10, 2011

Preparations Are Being Made

I am not as young as I used to be. I will be boarding a plane Saturday and winging my way to my son's house to help take care of three very active little girls. I think I will need these vitamins, don't you?

He who has to work will be on his own. I am making sure he is all set, too. He truly has no idea which of theses drugs he is to take. I suppose he could read the labels ............ oh, who am I kidding, he would call me.

I am tired of the dreary skies and the heavy clothing. I made the girls some happy jumpers that give hope that spring is coming.



I don't know if I have ever mentioned that I love buttons. I buy them all the time, just because. My mother saved buttons and I have those, too. I have buttons from my dad's Navy uniforms. I have some buttons that my mother told me were my grandmothers. I liked the hearts for Zara. It was hard to just choose two, so I didn't.

I was happy to find some square buttons among my collections. I only found two, though. Since I scattered buttons on the bodice of one jumper ........

Maya got the squares and Zara got hearts, so Jada gets stars.


Matching swirly skirts with tulle underneath for dancing girls.

I didn't forget big cousin Layla. The picture makes it look like old lady drapes, but this fabric hangs so nice. Layla would never tell me she hates it, but I hope I will be able to tell .....

I know she will like this ....... she asked for it. She has lots of school spirit and this will help.


Made this doll cheer leading outfit for a dear friend to give to her granddaughter and the only thing left to do is make an orange and black one for Layla's sock monkey. I really love that girl.
I have thoughtfully stocked the freezer with meals for he who pretends he knows nothing about nutrition. I am sure the folks at the Chinese restaurant will see him more than once while I am gone, though. I still have cookies to bake for the boys and the big kids. Then get out those handy-dandy space bags and suck the air out of my clothes so everything will fit in my luggage.
Almost ready .........










9 comments:

Rae said...

The little clothes outfits are adorable and the girls will love them. You are a very gifted seamstress.

SkippyMom said...

I thought about you today and those lovely sock monkeys that I bought from you last year for my girls. :)

You are truly a talent. Please have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.

BTW those pills, etc. scared the he** out of me. I couldn't swallow all of that in a day if you paid me big money. WOW.

Kathy G said...

Yeah for trips to visit family!!! Hope you have a great time.

luksky said...

The little clothes are adorable!! My mother also had an obsession with buttons. When she died I inherited a huge peanut butter jar of them. I keep adding to them just because...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

love, love, love th outfits! i need to hire you (seriousy) to make some cute stuff for Kaitlyn.

"he who" has about as many pills a day as Ron and I. Ron couldn't do his, either.

I love buttons, too. They're great on scrapbook pages!

Mildred said...

Such darling outfits and I love the buttons! Hope you have a great time.

Brian Miller said...

you did great work on those outfits...know they will love them...butons are so cool i remember pulling out moms jars of buttons while she sowed and playing with them...

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm sitting here smiling at how you have to lay out hubby's meds because that is what I would have to do if I went somewhere without mine!
Cute outfits, you are so crafty!

Marla said...

What an awesome grandma!!