Sunday, July 14, 2013

A nice quiet weekend

While we were wrangling cats out of trees the family was on vacation in Yellowstone.  So while they were gone we did a few things to the house for their request that is.

I just had the worst nightmare!  I dreamt I was up a tree and so scared...oh wait, that actually DID happen.

The girls are getting new bunk beds soon and it's always easier to paint when furniture is removed, so Left Brain and I hauled the old beds downstairs and put them in the garage.  Then we proceeded to transform the walls into their current color choices.

goodbye lime green walls - hello purple and blue

I decided it would be fun to surprise them with some new stuff for their bedroom and since we picked up the paint I still had the paint samples in my possession.  So off to JoAnne's I went in search of fabric. 

I made a set of pillowcases for both of them in their new palette and then found some sheets at Kohl's that would coordinate nice with them.  This was the most fun as I had found a different way of doing pillowcases that have all finished seams and couldn't wait to try it out.

I had picked up a pattern earlier for some table runners that needed only three colors, so I used the same fabric choices to make little runners for their bookcases, dressers, whatever.
Kiersten's new walls are purple and pink, so this is the runner I created for her

Emily's room is purple and blue, so this is her new runner

This was so different from other sewing projects I did for them.  I keep oohing and aahing over some really "cute" fabric with butterflies and bugs that I have loved to use, but alas...the girls are too old for that now.

So I made sure to get fabrics that would reflect their new sophisticated ages of 12 and 10.  Okay, I went a little wilder with the 10 year old, but she's a wild kind of girl and I knew she'd like it.

Okay, I have to admit it.  I did have some help with the construction of these projects.  Gracie was right there with me as I worked on finishing these in time for their homecoming.  I couldn't have done it without her assistance.

It was a lot of fun sewing these projects for their new room.  They are the sweetest granddaughters anyone could ever ask for.  We also had the signing of the passports that arrived for our trip with them in August to Canada.

So it was a pretty special day having them gather after their return and sharing their adventures of being out west.  We looked at the photos and videos on our computer and heard all their stories.  We shared our stories of what has now become known in the campground as the Adventures of George and showed them our scratches and bites.

Long Live the Queen of Good Times


  1. You are so talented. What a truly lovely post. The pictures are all so nice. I am relieved that George is okay.

  2. Gee, I really like that lime green! lol. It's good to be enjoying your grandchildren so. They grow so fast. Looks like George is feeling quite safe in his basket. Poor baby. I'm glad he's feeling calming though. My little guy loves to be outdoors, but I have to keep him on his harness and leash to keep him safe. Your sewing projects look very nice. These are lucky girls to have such a nice grandma. Now I have to get busy around here. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.