Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Little Break in the Action

As I write this, my husband and I are enjoying our last day of vacation at Lake Tahoe with wonderful friends.  My girlfriend and I have been best buds since we were 16.  Time may get away from us and not get to talk a lot but when we do its like no time has passed.  This is the first time in 38 years we've gotten to spend this much time together.  We are truly blessed by husbands who get along famously.  We've spent time touring but equal time relaxing at the pool.  It's been PERFECT!  We are already trying to figure out when and where we are going next.

On the crafting side, I was very busy getting outfits ready for school for a granddaughter who wanted shorts.  She always wears skirts so this was a surprising change.  I made her 7 pairs and she wears them constantly.  She's number 12 of my 13 and such a cutie pie .  I also made Christmas lap quilts for each of my kids.  I'll give them out early so they can enjoy them for the holidays. I finally taught myself how to make granny squares.  I've wanted to learn for so long as my paternal grandmother made beautiful afghans.  Many other items I've made too many to list but I've been in my element with grand kids ball games, meets, and activities, and work.  Keep it real and keep creating!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer Time Summer Time

It's been a busy summer so far. We've gotten to be with all 13 grandkids, however not at the same time. It's been three years since I've gotten a pic of them all together. But we've had a blast taking little trips, making 4H projects, painting grandkids rooms, creating Pinterest items, and going to ballgames. I want to share some pics of some of the projects I've finished so far. Ive made several rag quilts for the grandsons for Christmas (shhhhh don't tell them) I've made 4 skirts and 7 pairs of shorts for one of my granddaughters, I've made a skirt for my daughter, and a crazy quilt tote, and a fabric book.I've made doll clothes and numerous other things. I've been busy on those overnights of mine. I still amaze the TSA in the airports that I carry a sewing machine with me. So I have many more busy days ahead and more projects to finish this summer, but most of all fun with the family. Have a wonderful summer...I'll check in again real soon! In the meantime..create to your heart's content!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I am out flying right now but wanted to share a few pics with you. First I found a pic of my two grandmas I named this blog after... This is Elizabeth on the Left my maternal grandmother who I was named after and Lena Belle on the right who I look more like. Elizabeth ( Grandma DeeDee) was an incredible cook/ baker. She's the one that watches over all my pie baking as that's my favorite thing to back. I can still remember her butterscotch pie and banana cream and chocolate pies. Yummy! She lived close to us so we spent a lot of time with her more on that in another post. Lena Belle (Grandma Big my kids) is my paternal grandmother and I have MUCH in common with her. She and my grandpa owned a furniture/appliance store and would win trips all over the world. Grandpa only wanted to go fishing with my dad and brother each year so Grandma traveled by herself. There are pics of her on camels by the pyramids..beaches in far away places..etc etc. the day she passed away I received my long awaited phone call to become a flight attendant and began my travel adventure! I know she had something to do with that call that day! She could cook and bake like a star too but she is where I got my love of sewing and crafting from. She would always say if you had many projects started you wouldn't be bored or die cause u would always have something waiting for you to finish. I LOVE THAT!so that's what I always do. These two ladies meant and still mean the world to me. I also created a wedding card for two special people tying the knot this weekend. They are into everything simple and DIY and burlap Gotta run for a plane ..happy creating!

Monday, May 13, 2013

A First...

Well here I am..after much encouragement from my bestie bud Pat Winter of Pat Winter Gatherings. Ive been creating since I was a little girl, created all my kids clothing when they were little, canned our food, baked our bread, and after they were all out of the house began doing the same for our grandkids. I've worked many different jobs, acquired much knowledge, but still come back to my roots and thats to teach and create. I hope to include here not just my comings and goings as I am a busy grandmother of 13, and a flight attendant, but share the fun things I create in my "Magic" room as the grands call it. So sit back, grab ya some sweet tea and I hope you enjoy!