Weekend at Mommy’s

As you know, I spent the weekend at Mom and Dad’s. Getting all my tops quilted (there were four in total) was the main agenda. I’m happy to say, I got that accomplished (many FO posts will come in the following days), but there was also other fun to had.

In fact, the weekend was jam-packed with it.

Most of the puppies had gone to their homes by the time I arrived, but there was still one left. This is Goldie. Her new daddy came to pick her up on Sunday, so I got to spend a day and a half with her.

She is at the piranha puppy stage, and I came home with a bunch of holes in my hands, arms and feet, but she is a cutie.

Mom thinks’ Jem is going to miss her babies, but I took this picture Sunday night after Goldie was gone.

I think our Mama Dog is going to enjoy some much deserved down time!!!

It wasn’t just puppies though. The girls made me so jealous with their ice-dyed t-shirts that I just had to make some of my own. I bought a t-shirt, and little cami night dress, and Mom showed me how to tie everything up and do the dyeing. Becuase you have to wait for the ice to melt, it takes at least 24 hours to see what you’ve got. I had headed home by then, but Mom sent me pics when she unwrapped them and rinsed them out.

I was hoping for a mandala style like Mom’s quilting blocks….

But it appears I awakened the Eye of Sauron instead! Lol. This is the little night dress.

The t-shirt turned out a little more than expected.

It looks kind of like a mossy snowflake!

Dad’s coming on Saturday, so Mom said she’ll send them along with him. I’ll take some better pictures then.

Mom also sent me home with a couple of treasures. Last time I saw her, I commented that I needed to find a sugar dish with a lid. (We have a minor ant problem here, and I’m trying not to leave out anything that will entice them), so she sent me home with these:

We aren’t sure how old the stainless set is, but Mom remembers it being in her house when she was a kid. The second set belonged to my paternal Grandpa’s second wife, Honey. He gave them to Mom when Honey passed away. I love the little thistle pattern on them.

For now, I’m using the stainless set, because the lid on the sugar dish fits nice and tight, so it should be nice and ant proof.

And last….

I also came home with with this big beauty.

It doesn’t work (and isn’t worth repairing – it’s not actually an antique – it has a fairly modern construction). Someone gave it to Mom and she was going to clean it up and use it as a decoration. But she’s decided she doesn’t really have the room. So I’m going to do the same… only it’s going to be a garden decoration! I just have to decide whether I want to keep the wood natural, or paint it some cheerful colours that will really stand out on the garden! Something to look forward to this Spring!

9 thoughts on “Weekend at Mommy’s

  1. Araignee

    That was a day just filled with treasures! I am a sugar bowl and creamer junkie myself. All my lovelies have been packed away for so long I’ve forgotten what they look like. I can’t wait to get out all my tea stuff again and give myself a party.


  2. It was like a day at Disneyland! SO much fun to be had. I have little piranha holes in my hands too from Zoey, but she’s so worth it. I’m hoping those baby teeth fall out FAST!
    I smiled through the puppy photos, was happy your quilting was accomplished and oohed and awed over the ice dyeing, but then I saw the sugar and creamers and spinning wheel! It was like Christmas and Disneyland rolled up into one package.
    I’m so glad you had such a great time. I want a spinning wheel pretty badly but don’t dare ask for one since I’ve had two and sold them both. I know yours doesn’t actually spin but it’s pretty cool all the same.


  3. Shirley Elliott

    Goldie is certainly adorable! I had forgotten how much puppies like to chew. What great treasures you took home with you. I still have “treasures” pulled from my Mother’s attic many years ago. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the spinning wheel. Great focal point for an area of your garden/yard.


  4. jatshaw

    So cool that your mom quilts for you! That is a very cute puppy, and Mama doesn’t look like she’s missing them at all; she looks worn out! My DH found a spinning wheel in his mom’s attic and we did have it repaired, but then I never learned how to spin. Sigh.


  5. I’m so glad you had a great time at your Mom’s! We knew you would! The dyed t-shirt and night dress look amazing! What a fun process for you! The sugar/creamer sets are really pretty and functional, too!


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