Saturday, June 28, 2008


Our daughter and grandson came up from Kerrville for a visit this week. It is always so great to have them here. He is 7 and as you can tell from the picture is into making faces when you ask him to smile. They were busy while they were here visiting, movies, swimming and a trip to the Pottery Cafe to make a coffee cup for Dad. We don't get to see them that much since they moved to SW TX, so this was a special event for us. We also had their boxer (Duke) visit with us, so we had a full house for 4 days. It is sure quiet around here since they left this morning.

Needless to say, I didn't get any sewing done while they were here, but I did get my Rainbow Sherbet quilt off to be quilted. Will hopefully pick it up while I am in IN. for camp in Sept. Been checking flights and trying to decide if I should fly or drive. About the same money wise.

I did get some sewing done before they arrived, however. These are casserole carriers. One of our roommates in Paducah this year had made all of us one and I just fell in love with it. I decided to make a few for our Church's bazaar in Nov. What I really like about this one is the fabric. Lucked into a sale at the fabric store and fell in love with this fabric.

Isn't it just the cutest thing. Plan to make about 8 of them and try to sell them for about $12.00 a piece. All the money will go to our mission fund. Also making knitted dish cloths which will probably be sold for $4 or $5.

All of our grandchildren are busy this summer. One Grandson is interning at Bank of America in Chicago (he is a senior at Michigan State), his sister, Grand-daughter #1, is preparing to attend UT Austin in the fall, grand-daughter #2 (11) just left today to spend the rest of the summer with her Dad (we are sure going to miss her), and the youngest Grandson that just left here is headed to Hot Springs to visit his other grandparents. Glad I am staying right here in the cool air conditioning for the rest of the summer. Hopefully will get some sewing done.


Laura said...

Oh my gosh Tammy looks exactly like you Jan. I had never seen a picture of her before. I am glad you were able to spend some quality time with them.

Carol said...

What a wonderful pix! I agree with Laura, your daughter looks so much like you, and don't most boys kinda fake and smile now and then. He's a cutie!
Love the casserole carriers, those are really handy. :D

Quilts And Pieces said...

Man Tammy looks like you! I almost thought that was you all dolled up! Your carriers are soo cool!

Linda C. said...

Ahhh . . . boys! I have a wonderful picture of Addison as he ducked down . . .just the top of his head and part of his back. Your quilt arrived safely yesterday, and I will take it to Viki this evening. I'm also sorry to report that I was runner-up to Ben in the Frisbee Championships of the World. Score was four infinities, 1 bazillion to 12. Perhaps my mistake was letting the competition keep score. Addison is undefeated in the Peanut Butter and Jelly Card Game, so you know where that puts me. I spent most of each game trying to get the big rubber fly off my sandwich, so I could add layers.