Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Altered Plans


As is often the case, my Monday didn’t quite go the way I had planned, but it’s ok … no, it’s more than ok.  Because my Monday turned out to include two of my favorite people, T#2 and T#4.  Believe me, skipping small group to be able to spend the day with a couple of my Ts was no sacrifice!  Winking smile


T#2 asked if we could do some sewing … she wanted to make a “blankie”.  About 7 years ago, DD’s family took a road trip to visit DSIL’s sister in Chattanooga … I bought 2 yards of a couple of flannel prints featuring their favorite characters, sewed the edges under and created what they call a “blankie”.  Since then, I’ve made several more … and they all still like sleeping with their blankies.  We grabbed her sewing machine and stopped at Wal-Mart so she could pick out fabric for her blankie … she chose a tie-dyed fleece.  And of course, no trip to Wal-Mart with the grands would be complete without a stop in the toy department, where they each selected a package of Squinkies.  T#2 still has trouble sewing a straight line, but she’s 7 and this was only her second time using a sewing machine, so she’s still learning. And she’s pleased with her end results … and that’s what really counts.  I helped a little bit, but really for the most part, she did it herself. 


After dinner, T#2, T#4 and I went for a walk around our subdivision … T#4 enjoyed getting out and seeing the flowers (even if some were weeds in bloom in the vacant lot), T#2 not so much. 


It was a wonderful day.  Today is another day with nothing much on the agenda … wonder if it’s going to stay that way?  Winking smile



  1. How wonderful that your granddaughter is already sewing! I could never get my daughter interested, and I feel bad about that.

    Enjoy your day--what ever you end up doing!

  2. Oh how fun, I can't wait until my grand daughter is old enough to sew and make a blankie. That sounds like fun.
    I think that would make a great day too.
    Have a lovely day to day.

  3. Good morning! I am so impressed that your grand daughter can already do some sewing on the machine. How fun for both of you! My daughter never wanted a thing to do with my sewing hobby, but she is regretting it now. I should have insisted, haha. Have a good day!

  4. What fun! I am excited for the day when our grand daughter wants to sew as well. What fun it will be. Hope your day is full of T's again.

  5. Oh my gosh - how wonderful - you can teach those kidlets so much! sandie

  6. LOL; I'm 7 x 7 and then some and I still can't sew a straight line!! WTG to her though for her interest in sewing; with your guidance, she'll get it!! Neat that you go with the flow so to speak and change plans to be able to spend more time with your loves :)


  7. Ohhhhhhhh, truly a most perfect kinda day!!!
    PS...love your new profile image of yourself. You look stunning in the deep turquoise.

  8. They will cherish what you have taught them. My Nanny taught me how to crochet. I still make blankets and I love her for teaching me. It is a wonderful memory I cherish.

  9. Sounds like you and your grandkids always have the best time together. I admire you for taking the time to make lasting memories with them...many grandparents don't do that. You make me so excited to become a grandmother one day!

  10. I think I wouldn't mind some altered plans like you had!
    So glad you had such a nice day with the grands.


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