Celebrated our anniversary a day early with lunch at one of our favorite spots.

Then we packed up the California little girls, made a quick detour by the Disney outlet store (because Leia has outgrown the 5 billion princess dresses we already own) …

and headed for our hotel in Orange County. Tomorrow- Disneyland!!


My New Sewist

Leanne and I are working on making her first rag quilt. I'm cutting the squares and she's sewing them together with giant X's.


She started on scrap fabric; I explained sewing corner-to-corner, cutting the thread, and sewing c2c again. She got it on the first try.

Her first 5 blocks look great - and she's doing this freehand, eye-balling the lines as she goes. 

Pretty sure my first 5 weren't this neat. 

The girl's a natural and I'm one proud grandma.


More To Spoil

So excited!


Bunk Beds

Leia: Look Granma, I made a bunk bed for my babies.

And so she had. There's not enough room for them all to sleep with her, so she gave them their own pillow and blanket, arranged them with their friends, and tucked them in for the night.

I love this kid. 


New Shoes

Found these at Target and couldn't resist.

I think she likes them. (Yeah, I know. She likes ALL the shoes.)


Remember . . .

Remember the Fancy Forest quilt? 

It's done! Ish.

Thursday it goes to my long-arm quilting pal. I'll add the binding and glasses (!!) once I get it back.

 Officially Jac approved.

Remember the antique folding chair I was so excited about finding in Colorado?

Found the perfect fabric to re-upholster it on clearance at my new local quilt shop. 

Still hunting for the perfect trim though . . .


Date Night

We saw Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood - of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" fame - on stage tonight in T.O. and I don't remember the last time I laughed this hard.

Totally improv, totally wacky. Laughing at the blindfolded, barefoot, mousetraps on the floor skit made my face hurt. I loved them on TV but they are even better in person.