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Thursday, January 04, 2007

First You Play...





















First you play. So the girls went cross country skiing. Luckily our hill is not very steep where they were. Hard to go up, but easy to come down. I won't post the one where they have all fallen down!



Then you work. First an art lesson from Grandpa.

Then sewing time. What a great method of stash busting!


Ariana made a house which she plans to sew into a bag.



Summer made a bag.


Micha is working on polar fleece slippers. Guaranteed to fit.


Sacha made a pillow.
This evening we are planning a wiener roast so there should be more pictures tomorrow.

21 comments:

TJ said...

Wow that looked like a lot of fun going on....how lucky for everyone...grandchildren are so special and I love that you are able to spend great moments with them....those are memories in the making....enjoy...Toni

meggie said...

What lovely happy photos Joyce!
You are so lucky to have such beautiful grandchildren- & they are so lucky to have such great grandparents!

I had always wanted lots of grandchildren but life had other paths.

Delta said...

What beautiful girls!

Lily said...

How much fun those kids are having at their grandparents' house! Lucky girls :)

I bet Grandma and Grandpa are having loads of fun too!

Ali Honey said...

Joyce that looks like so much fun being at your place!

Darcie...Quilting By Darcie said...

What fun! Your grandchildren are so fortunate to have you and your husband as role models...and you are so rich for their interest and enthusiasm in what you do!

Love the cross country skiing pics too! The only day that our snow would have been suitable here...I was out stranded in it! Now...our snow crusty and hard. Drat!

Libby said...

Looks like a great day *s*

Laurie Ann said...

Looks like a great time! You are fun grandparents!

Jennifer said...

wow - you are the best grandparents!! they are so lucky to have you. they will have these memories forever.
have fun!
i hope you never stop being who you are.
Jen

Deb H said...

Looks like a lot of fun. You know if Grandpa took a step back he'd look like Mercury, with the wings hanging behind his head! Did you make those? They look very cool!

I recognized the Gwen Marston influence in all your houses. I took a Liberated piecing class from her many years ago, just before her 'Liberating Piecing' book was published. It's a great way to work. Way more fun & creative than cutting & sewing 24 blocks all the same.

Linda_J said...

You all look like you are having such a good time---skiing and sewing all in the same day? What fun memories the girls will have!

Sandra said...

Looks like they enjoy going to grandma's house LOL.

Judy said...

What fun you and your family are having together. Your grandchildren are so lucky to have you and your husband....and vice versa, eh? The kids will have some very pleasant memories of their visit with you.

ForestJane said...

The sky looks SO BLUE in these pictures... are you using a filter on your camera lens? I have a couple of polarizing filters, but they don't make things that pretty!

Cynthia said...

the kids all look like they were having fun. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Katrina said...

Joyce your family constantly amazes me!! Those girls are so talented and they looked like they were having sooo much fun.

BTW I think that you guys have all the snow!! We are sunny and about 10 degrees here near Ottawa.

Faith said...

how lovely you've all got involved in doing something creative and all fun fun fun thats the way it should be....... happy quiltingx

comicbooklady said...

Oh! cross country skiing! I am lucky if I manage one cross country ski trip per winter! This year looks like a dud! After that wonderful snowstorm, it all melted and like Katrina in Ottawa it has been above zero ever since! Is it just here or has it been harder and harder to find places that sell cross country skis? I think snow boarding has taken over our sports stores! Oh well there is always quilting!...PS when can I sign up for grandma and grandpa's retreats?

Quilting Kim said...

Wow -- it sure looks like you are all having so much fun and busting stash to boot. That's a win-win situation all around. You have some pretty talent grandchildren --the future quilter's of tomorrow.

MargaretR said...

What a lot of fun you must all have had. I love having my GD over to play in my workroom too. My GS's are all a bit young yet. Your GD's are so lucky.

Ferret said...

Thanks for the comment. Love the wings behind grandpa. I wish we had snow, it looks fantastic