Sunday, August 5, 2018

Out of the mouths of babes

I was treated to a surprise visit from my D-in-L and grandson.   How fun!   I knew they were coming the last week of August but my wonderful D-in-L called and said, how about me and little man hop on the train and come to see you?  Of course I wasn't going to say no.    We had such fun and I just have to share this......

William or Will was looking at something in the dining room and was saying he wanted "happy 2's".   Happy 2's?   His mom explained that for his birthday and his dad's birthday (4 days apart), they celebrated together with cupcakes with sprinkles.   So because they sang Happy Birthday to you......he calls sprinkles Happy 2's.   Well this grandmom's heart just melted and thought it was cutest darned thing ever!    Needless to say we had Happy 2's on pancakes, on ice cream, one day just for the fun of it, Happy 2's in a paper cup and I was even forced to go to Diary Queen for custard with Happy 2's.
 Grandmom was smart to serve the ice cream outside!

 Someone thought the spoon was taking to long.

 Will had a blast riding his balance back in the same church parking lot his dad learned to ride a bike.

Now to back up some calendar-wise.  Way back on Fourth of July weekend my daughters came for our Third Annual Sew-A-Thon.  As always we just have the best time together.   I already shared the quilt I worked on but here is something else I did.    I have so many trims and needed a better way to keep them.  This is how some were stored.

 And remember this haul I got from Mood in NYC?

I downloaded a pattern from Etsy for ribbon and lace cards.   I printed off a bunch.   I used Modge Podge to put them on comic board and after a few coats and drying time, cut them out and viola'.......I made ribbon cards for neatly storing my trims.  They are roughly 3 by 5.  I debated about punching a hole in the top so I could store them on a ring.   I guess I can always go back and do that.

I am very happy with the result but believe it or not, I need to make some more!  and probably get a bigger basket!

And that brings me to a new start.  Sometimes I just long for a quick stitch so I can have a finish that doesn't take months (or years) to accomplish.  This pattern is from Hands on Design (a favorite of mine)  It is called Sunshine on a Stem.   I used fabric and floss from my stash so only one floss is the called for floss but it  makes it a no-cost stash-buster to stitch.

This should be a quick lunch-time stitch.    After I finish this I'd love to start to Laundry room series.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by and keep on stitching.


Lynn said...

William is getting so big! Sounds like a fun time.

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh my goodness, Will is so cute. I love the Happy 2's story. Your trim cards look fabulous. Your start on Sunshine on a Stem looks good.

diamondc said...

Robin: What a great idea for ribbons, I must try this.
Love the little Guy he is adorable.
Loving the Hands On Design.


Marilyn said...

Your Grandson is too cute.
Kids sure know how to make their own fun, don't they!
Great storage system for trims!
Love the Hands on piece, love her designs.
Have a great week!

Edgy38 said...

Love your trims all neatly wrapped. Neat idea.