Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Dracen

Today is our grandson's second birthday! I'm a lucky grandma--falling into the role a few years after I married my husband. I've got all the fun of being a grandparent and none of the pain of raising my own children. Unfortunately, May is my Colorado month, so I wasn't home for his party yesterday. He did not go without a homemade gift, however. I was thinking ahead this Spring. I made his present in March and brought it home in my suitcase in April.

I hope that this car caddy is useful. Dracen's car seat will be turning around to face front soon and I have my fingers crossed that he will be able to reach books and bottles in the caddy. The bad thing about never having been a mother is that I am really not sure about the abilities and usefulness of this type of thing for kids and mothers. I made a caddy for my nephew when he was little, but I don't know how it faired--my sister never told me and she lives in yet a third state, so I don't see him often. It may not be the most exciting present, but I think that two year olds have short attention spans, so maybe useful is as good as fun. Besides, he has two other grandmas who are all about fun! This little boy is very blessed to have so many people loving him.



Sunday, May 10, 2015

A failed project?

What do you think? I made this trupunto pumpkin for a friend and I loved it until I stuffed it. The stuffing strained the stitches and made the pumpkin misshapen. I cut the backing and pulled out stuffing, slicing some of the decorative stitching at the same time. Then I redid the stitching and mounted it, but I am very unhappy with how it turned out. I think I will start again and not stuff it this time. What do you think?