Thursday, November 10, 2011
It's almost over. 2 more practices and one more game. It's time consuming and Gracie isn't all that good at it. It's just starting to get cold here. Saturday was our 1st and only early morning game and it was after a cold front had come through. It was miserable. Miserable for us and miserable for them. Gracie loves the social aspect of playing with her friends on the sidelines. I don't think we're going to play again. It's just too much away from home. And with a new baby - probably too much.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
My hometown has a botanical garden-type area called Shangri-la. My mother is a member and she and Gracie go a lot. This was my first time to go. Gracie loved that she got to show me around. We went because it was their annual Scarecrow Festival. Gracie wanted her picture taken with all of the scarecrows, but we managed to get just the highlights.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
|She was a zebra for school and on Halloween night.|
|She was a ladybug for Sunday activities.|
Monday, November 7, 2011
My mother's church was doing a silent auction and she bid on a basket of scrapbooking goodies for Gracie and me. I'm a little intimidated by it. There's stamps and stickers and some really nice things. Too nice for me and Gracie to be messing about with. Of course, that doesn't stop her. Gracie played with the glitter glue and the roll on glue and the stamps and stamp pads.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Well the sewing machine is out of commission right now. Hopefully I'll get that in the shop this week. But I have been crafty. I got some really cute variegated yarn at goodwill and finally started making scarves. They turned out so well. They're skinny, but that's ok. I used this pattern from PlanetJune. The first time I made it, I did exactly what the pattern said, and I thought it was too short. So that one was for Gracie. I made another one longer and thicker for her teacher. Then I used another type of yarn and made it thicker. Instead of a foundation chain and a single crochet over it, I did 5 layers of single crochet then went around with the scallops. The purple ones are for Gracie and Miss May. The other ones are for friends. I made one for my nephew too. I ran out of the variegated yarn, so I used bits of yarn I had that was of similar colors to the varigated yarn and faked it. It turned out well, but was messy while I was making it.
|My faked varigated yarn|
|close up of the faking|
|The real variegated yarn.|
|Pretty purple for Gracie and her teacher and others.|