Saturday, January 22, 2022

A Stay at Home holiday and other happenings

Miss M stayed with hubs and I for 4 days last week and due to the rapid spread of COVID and the fact that she could not be vaccinated until this week it was very much in our minds that whatever activities we did with her had to be very local and more or less isolated.    The aim was to have as much outdoor activity as possible and fortunately the weather was kind  which allowed a visit to the beach early each day

Doing laps in our complex pool 

Spending some quiet time in the sewing room making a sleep bag for one of her dolls.  A decorative stitch along with a contrasting thread gave it the finishing touch that she was after.  

About to do the taste test of a chocolate cake that we made together.  

Miss M does the measuring and stirring and grandma does the hot bit of putting in and taking out of the oven.

Miss M has since returned home and all the extra washing has been done and put away along with the box of toys that was brought up from the garage for her to play with. 

I have joined in with another couple of blog hops again.   I have fallen down the Pinterest rabbit hole for many an hour and surfaced with quite a few ideas.     The first hop involves pink so these scraps have been pulled and my final decision as to how they end up needs to be made soon.   

I finished reading this book last night and really enjoyed it.  

It is set in the 1830s in the Rocks area of Sydney which is one of my favourite parts of the city and was referring to many of the streets and surrounding areas which I could visualise.        

Next book in the pile to read

Two more beanies finished.   My knitting has slowed down as it is a bit warm at present to be handling the yarn for any length of time.   

During the week my quilting pupil and I met via the screen for a coffee and to go through the next step which is cutting and attaching the borders.    This step has been completed and the quilt  is now with a longarmer waiting to be quilted.    

 And all 31 snowflakes have been made.  

Hubs and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary on Thursday.   Normally we go out for lunch to our favourite restaurant but we gave that a miss this year opting to stay home instead and enjoy some nibbles and a bottle of bubbles.

I joined in with Wendy and many others last night and finished off another set of red placemats for the giftie box.    

I think that there is enough red items in the giftie box so the red scrap basket has been put back in the cupboard for the moment and I look forward to seeing what the RSC for February is.  

That about wraps up what has been happening around here but don't forget to check out what happened in the craft room of those who joined in FNSI 

                      Put Your Foot Down
                      So Scrappy
                      Patchwork & Quilts

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Janet O. said...

Looks like Miss M had a great visit.
Rabbit holes are dangerous things. If we could just stay away from our computers and phones!!
Your pupil has done a lovely job on that quilt.
I am in awe of all those snowflakes. I have missed enough to not know what you are doing with them, but they are so delicate looking.

Fiona said...

A well thought out and fun visit for Miss M . Lots of lovely things made aswell and looking forward to seeing what you found down that rabbit hole! Happy Anniversary... hopefully all will be good and an extra special celebration next year...

Cheryll said...

Quite a bit of eye candy in that post. It was lovely to have GD there with you for a holiday.
Lots of memories made...xox

Ondrea said...

Happy anniversary! Lovely projects . Miss M has grown! Glad you had such a lovely time with her.

Janice said...

It sounds like Miss M had a lovely visit with you. She probably went home for a rest after all those activities. Lots has been happening on the crafting front too. I don't know how you found time. Happy Anniversary. It looks like you still celebrated in style.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

First off, Happy Anniversary. 49 years!!! That is fantastic! It sounds like you had a fabulous time with Miss M and it is so sweet to see her sewing. How fun! Have a great weekend and happy quilting.

Chookyblue...... said...

happy anniversary and lovely to have some time with the little Miss....

Maria said...

Lovely time spent with Miss M. She looks very relaxed behind the machine.
Some nice crafting been happening at your place.
Your quilting pupil has done a great job of her quilt.
Looks like you still enjoyed celebrating your 49th Anniversary.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a lovely time with you little lady and I'll bet she loved every minute of it too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Glad you found time for some RED scrap sewing after visit clean up was done. Happy Anniversary!!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Happy anniversary! Looks like you had a great time with Miss M., sharing sewing and cooking activities, such precious moments. Cute hats, and great new borders for your pupil's quilt.
Thank you for sharing all these eye candies, and linking up ;)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

You had an amazing week - I think Miss M had the best vacation ever! I loved hanging with my Grandma - she had so many fun things to do.. I'm betting Miss M remembers this for a long time!!!

and Happy Anniversary!!!

Susan said...

my word you have been busy - your student has done very well - I bet she is thrilled!!
Lovely to see Miss M enjoying sewing too.

dq said...

It sounds like a lovely relaxing time together! We all need that.

Glad you guys are staying safe.

For the love of geese said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I love that your grand daughter was able to keep you company for a couple days and it looks like you had a blast.Wish it were warm here, it was 50 degrees yesterday and only 12 today, brrr. Thank you for trying to link up to Put your foot down.