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.
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!