Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This and That

Today we were off to a small town about 30 miles north for the girls 3rd. swim meet.
They all won ribbons and a couple of medals
(don't know why this is so light. Normally my cameras pictures are a little on the dark side...go figure)
Anyway, they each swam  in 3 events spaced over 3 1/2 hrs. so we spent some time just clowning around in the park adjacent to the pool.
Mr. SS and Brooke
Camy and Brooke
Mommy Olivia and Jack
Brooke is really hugging Emmy although you might think she has her in a choke hold. Look at the hand on the hip.

Over the weekend we celebrated Jack's 6th birthday.
Nope those aren't all my grands. Just 7 of my 10 were there.
It was a swim party and it was hard getting them out of the pool for opening presents.

Here's the shirt I made for Jack. I still haven't gotten a picture of him wearing it. Funny thing...boys don't like to just "try on" clothes like girls do.
I got him some black shorts to go with and I will get a picture.

Last weekend while Mr. SS was golfing and helping put up a patio, I got some sewing done.
This is a lap size baby blanket for a Strawberry Patches customer.
I'm not very good at random, but this was supposed to be "random". I spent quite a while arranging and then rearranging the blocks, thought I had it right and through the eye of the camera saw some blocks in the wrong place and spent quite a while rearranging again. Funny thing...if you move one, you might as well start over.
Oh well, it finally got done and I took it outside today to take a picture before taking it to SP for the customer to pick up.
We have been having strong winds for a couple of days. I laid this out, stood back to snap the picture and somehow the wind blew the branch so that the shadow is on the quilt. Now I did not see that through the eye of the camera.
So I tried again and same thing...darn wind.
Anyway, you get the idea. The pattern, called Cuddle Bug  is fairly easy, just time consuming with a satin ruffle and Minkee backing. 

One more picture and I'm off to bed. Swim meet wore me out.
Emmy Lou showing off her very stylish bathing suit.
Very rare occasion, because if left up to her she would be swimming in her birthday suit (and often is)
Gotta love that smile.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Nancy B said...

Hi, Beverly. I just have to share what I saw on the back of a T-shirt at one of the swim meets we went to for our granddaughters. It said, "If I only have one more day to live, take me to a swim meet. They last forever!" So true! Love your pictures.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Darling family......and the shirt you made for Jack came out great. I'll bet he was thrilled.....

Thanks for the comment on my Get out your Hankies post.......that's actually a picture of my daughter, Dodi and the bonus daughter I speak of........Shelley. :-) It's really been awesome getting to know her. We don't get to spend enough time together though, which is sad. She doesn't live terribly close, has two little ones, makes everything........even her own hamburger buns, volunteers a LOT........(flying all over, giving speeches) for Relay for Life and has her own business. I don't know how she does it all.

Have a great weekend...


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Beverly,
I believe this is my first visit! Loved seeing the bright, smiling faces of the little ones! Gorgeous pictures of the family - the quilt looks great! Inspiring! Isn't it funny what the camera picks up that we don't see. Happy to be your newest follower,

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats to the girls. I was on the swim team in high school but hated the underwater turns. Emmy Lou sure is a cutie! Hope you have a great weekend. Tammy