Thursday, July 29, 2010

When Kacie was with her other grandmother she made herself a glasses case. It's out of felt, colored with marker, and hand stitched. She came to my house and wanted to do more.

This is the first sewing lesson on the machine Kacie has had. She was such a great student. We started with straight stitching and then made it into an envelope and added a button.

Kacie made this pillow all by herself for her bother Max. First she embrodered his name, then she pieced it, then sewed pockets on the back, then stitched it with right sides together, then stuffed it, then slip stitched it. Yeah Kacie!

This is the back of Max's pillow, with two pockets.

Kacie wanted a soft case for her mother to put her glasses in at night.

She wanted a case for her glasses also. We put a ribbon on it to hang on her peg shelf.

Kacie and I made a little bag for her sister Mia. There isn't going to be any stopping this girl now. She wants me to send her some material to practice on. Did I tell you she's 7. She has such an imagination.

I finaly found a sleeping angle. I'm so happy.

A cute purple pin cusion flower.

Shasta daisy's were a must.

Three coryobsus plant went in a few weeks ago.

We planted pinkish, purpelish, flowering ground cover and a yellow flowering ground cover all along the edge of the garden in the front yard.

My daughter planted three black eyed susan's last year. My hubby tried to kill two of them with round up, but they are still living and blooming.

I helped my neighbor the other day with a yard sale he was having and I was given this working chandaler for free. I would appreciate any advice on refinishing it. It's going in my studio.


  1. Seven years old...amazing! Love the angel too and the flowers! Hope you are having a great summer! :D

  2. I love that you have the kids sewing. They sew better than I do. Those pinky flowers are Ice plants. I don't know why they are called that but, I love em. I would do the Chandelier black.

  3. She really did a great job on her sewing! You must be a good teacher! It's fun to see the grandkids learn new things!
    Lovely flowers.

  4. Your flowers are so healthy looking. You do have a green thumb have fun in the garden.....Julian

  5. Hi Cindy,
    I am loving your sleeping angel.....the chandy is beautiful. I would probably spray paint it white in a high gloss...any type of spray paint!! I think it is pretty just the way it is as well! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
    Happy day!

  6. It looks like Kacie had a great time with you. Let her know she can do something her aunt Marcia never could do--sew.

  7. Awesome that at 7 she is sewing so well!!! I love the chandelier!!! What a great gift:O) Have a great day:O) Isabel

  8. Hi Cindy,
    First I have to tell you how beautiful that sleeping angel is and how it must have thrilled you to find it!!!
    Kacie's projects are just wonderful...what an awesome grand momma you are my dear. She will have these memories forever.
    Your garden blooms are so pretty!!! I absolutely love scabiosa too.
    hugs to you from here!!!

  9. She's quite the sew-er! Great job. Love to make some fun memories with the grandkids. Call me tomorrow morning, we're going to the ward campout tomorrow night so have a few things to do but could maybe sneak away for an hour or so. 8018144826 Mimi