Here we are in my loom room, bellied up to my 101 year old Singer Treadle Machine...
Her legs are now long enough to reach down and help me treadle the machine.
We started with choosing the fabric colors and cutting out the shapes. We were doing an easy quilt block in paper piecing mode, which doesn't need exact cutting or seam matching. She figured that part out pretty quick. Then it lead to her handing me the stick pins one at a time. She would decide which head color of which pin went in next. Soon we were ready to sew, and she was careful to not get her fingers near the pressure foot.
Steve went outside and took a pic of us from outside
Once each seam was done being sewn, she used her blunt safety scissors to cut the threads on both the top and bottom surfaces of the square. Very detailed and she didn't make a single mistake.
We finished a complete 10" quilt block and I suggested we take a break.
Within 2 minutes, she was asking to go back and start another block!
"Let's do more Needle-ing, Grandma!"
While we girls were needle-ing, Granfaddah was keeping little Clayton occupied. They played with puzzles and books and trucks... plus Clayton helped load the dishwasher. He is a little worker and follows his Granfaddah around like a little puppy! We had a nice visit with both them as they came to stay for the whole weekend. We were lucky to have lots of fresh air and sunshine as the weather cooperated for some playtime in the park nearby.
This park won some kind of award for having the nicest maintained vintage playground equipment for the kids. No plastic and elaborate modern climbing structures of treated wood. This is just good old fashioned fun stuff!
Remember these horsie swings?
This slide was really fun,
and Granfaddah was right there in case someone took a tumble
It was up and down and round and round on this one...
But we didn't let them on the arched climbing bars in front because I have a real fear of them ...
We took the time for a little snack on the picnic tables in the park.
Some raisins, packs of fruit snacks and strawberries!
The dogs both enjoy having any and all of our grandtots visit. They even take naps with the kids on the air mattress in the bedroom set aside specially for our grandtots. Here is Clayton having a "Three Dog Night" naptime ... well, it's really two dogs and one stuffed toy sheltie! Can you tell which one is which? LOL
I love having some cuddle time with each of the grandtots.
Here Clayton and I are reading his favorite story: "The Monster at the End of This Book"
Look at his little toes sticking out from under his stuffed turtle.....
While the kids were here, we got in a lot of front porch setting time...
It's easier to clean up the spills out there, and the dogs do a good job of helping!
I went to the grandtot bedroom. THERE was Finney, laying on the little air mattress bed and wagging his tail hopefully.. .wondering if "those childrens" were coming back. Awwwwwwww-------