Well, my men folk are back home. They left on Friday morning for their annual camping trip to Joshua Tree. They had such bad wind that their tent kept collapsing, so they stuck it out over 24 hours, but came home before spending another night in the freezing cold with a tent that fell down on them.
I was going to spend the whole weekend alone, doing my thing. Yesterday wound up being quite busy, as I met my daughter Eri on the other side of town to donate blood and be tested for bone marrow matching for a little girl in the fireman family that is fighting cancer. Then I wound up meeting up with my Mom and niece to shop for a dress for Deanna's basketball banquet this week. That was fun! Reminded me of when I shopped with my girls. Everything looks so cute on those young ones. Then we all went to Kings Fish House for a wonderful dinner. I had the Shrimp Louie...my favorite! Ate every morsel on my plate. I weighed in early in the morning, and was down only a little over a pound. When I did this last time, I was jogging, and it was coming off so much faster. Blast it all!!
I was at WalMart on Friday and saw these pretty little plain pastel Tshirts in the little girls department.
So I used three different sizes of the Easter Egg applique, and the little Easter Bunny, to make two darling shirts for my Grand Girlies.
This first one is Hannah's. I wanted to get her the pink shirt, which is her favorite color. But they only had it in the smaller sizes. This pale aqua is beautiful! I am in love with this color lately. And I love to mix pale aqua with reds and pinks. Yum!!
And little Claire got the pink Tee. I used the smaller two eggs on hers to keep it to scale.
Then I did a hand blanket stitch all the way around the appliques.
Using two strands of a pale aqua floss for Hannah's.
And a pale pink for Claire's.
I am a bit rusty on my blanket stitch! I haven't done it in so long. These were very fun for me to make. I hope they like them. Now I need to find a dumptruck or something to make Noah's.
I have also gotten quite a bit done on this monster.
I have enjoyed this blanket so much! It is soft, warm, and cozy to work with. I highly recommend this yarn. It is Encore by Plymouth.
I am about 2/3 of the way done. I bought two more skeins of each color and will use it all, then call it finished.
Well, the rain is here now. I guess I won't be planting my flowers today. I may just have to go get my blanket and throw it over my legs and keep stitching!
Happy Sunday! I am glad my campers are home!