Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Perfect Day

My cactus bloomed! That was a nice surprise.

My granddaughter spent the night earlier this week. I was looking forward to this time with her for several reasons. A few weeks ago she took an interest in the socks I was knitting, so I told her they could be hers. I finished them while on vacation so I was excited to give them to her. She makes the perfect model.
The socks match the cactus garden so perfectly, we had to use it as a backdrop for the photo shoot.

I love spending one on one time with the grand kids. We get to talk and catch up with what is going on in their lives. Makenzie will soon be twelve and going to junior high school. I worry about all the changes that are going to happen in her life and get a little teary when I see her turning into such a lovely young lady. Why do kids have to grow up so fast? But on the other hand, I love talking with her and learning about her hopes and dreams. She wants to be an architect. How cool is that? 
We had a fun swim workout with Papa before we set down to do what she really came over to do...SEW!


We have been working on her first quilt for two years now. Between her schedule and mine we never remember to make it a priority. But this is the summer we will finish this quilt. 
 
I taught her my new favorite short cut...glue basting. It really made sense to her and she didn't have to fiddle with each pair of squares as she was chain piecing her border fabrics.
This is as far as we got this day. Next week we will sash the larger squares and get this quilt top finished.



Sock Stats:
Pattern: A plain stockinette stitch with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Yarn: Jawbreaker hand dyed fingering weight yarn from Susannah Kate 
Needles:Addi Turbo Sock Rockets, 40" circular, US Size 1 (2.5mm)

8 comments:

Beth said...

Sounds like a great time. I loved that each of kids was able to spend one on one time with each of their grandparents. So wonderful to see that. And how fun to teach someone so young to sew. Wish my niece had an interest!

Geri said...

It does look like the perfect day. Her socks are so cute and she's doing a great job on her first quilt

Patchwork and Play said...

Makenzie looks very proud of her first quilt! It will be a very special reminder to her of the happy times making it with you! Happy birthday too!

Dianne Neale said...

Great days. Looks like you had a fab time!

Strawberry Patch said...

what a really perfect day! I hope I can have similar days with my grandkids one day. Time to enjoy rather than be busy with all the 'mum' stuff I seem to have these days!

Canadian Abroad said...

Absolutely a perfect day. So nice for you to be able to share your sewing joy with Mackenzie.

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like one happy sock recipient there! Good luck getting the quilt finished :o)

Valerie said...

Have I mentioned lately that I adore you?? What special memories you are creating with your granddaughter. It is a treasured thing to have strong adults investing in the lives of young ones. You can just see in her sweet face in these pics that her cup was filled spending time with you guys!