Effie makes a quilt

Effie runs her eyes over the shelf of fabric scraps,
Deciding there are enough scraps to make a quilt
she carries pieces to her cutting table.
Looking over her scraps on the table she
realizes this quilt will have to be made with random size pieces.
Effie sits down at her machine and starts sewing.
Now at the ironing board ironing the seams.
Between her cutting table the machine and the ironing board
Effie gets plenty of exercise.
The quilt top is finished and backing has been sewn on.
Effie can’t decide if she wants to tie her quilt or do straight line quilting .
She is having the other Grans over tomorrow for tea. They will help her decide what
method of quilting would be best for her quilt.

New Shawls for all

All the ladies are sporting new shawls.
The human in the family stopped at a second hand store.

She found large skeins of lace weight yarn in three different colors.
This is the latest skein she found it’s peach.
We all checked it over to see what could be made with it.
Rachel on the far left had her shawl crocheted from this yarn.
We really have no idea what else will be made from this large
bit of yarn. We know we’ll like whatever it is.
We are comfy cozy warm in the shawls that have been knit and crocheted for us.
In the meantime Sarah and I are rolling the leftover lavender yarn into a ball.
In our drafty house we all have warm shoulders .

Grans finish the yo yo quilt.

The Grans were out and about today.
As they passed a computer store they saw a picture
on the screen of a yo yo quilt. The lady had made it for her Hitty.
The quilt had a wonderful crocheted edging on it.
Four years ago the Grans had made a yo yo quilt.
They never finished the edge. When they saw the crocheted edge
they knew when they got home that’s how they would finish their quilt.
Ester pulled the quilt out of the cupboard as soon as they returned home.
They all looked at it deciding if the crocheted edge would work.
They all agreed it would look nice.
Finally the quilt could be finished.
The yo yo quilt had been made to look as though green pathways lead to flowers in a garden.
They used fine green crochet cotton and a #14 hook to crochet the edging.
The Grans laid the quilt on the bed to see if enough edging had been worked.
It still needs a few more rows before it can be called finished.
We send many thanks to the lady that inspired us to crochet the edging.

Simple Dresses

Ester was the first to get her dress made today.
Simple dresses have been made for the Grans.
The dressmaker still needs to finish the hems .
The Grans are lined up waiting for their dress to be completed.
They will be heading back home as soon as the dresses are finished.

Dresses for Grans

We had no real time to take photos.
Had a few minutes to snap these two.
The Grans kept me busy yesterday making dresses.
Three are finished. The Grans are so happy to finally
have a change of clothing.

The last three Grans are lined up with fabric.
They tell me they will also be very happy to have new clothing.
We are working today on getting the last three dresses made.
We have to keep the Grans happy.

More hats for the Grans

Granny Rachel is modeling the new hats.
Blue flower hat.
Black velvet hat
St Patrick’s Day green hat.
Five more hats ready to be embellished for Easter.
Granny Rachel isn’t looking .
I borrowed her new flowered hat and tried it on the lamb.
I think it looks best on the lamb.
I won’t hurt Granny Rachel’s feelings by telling her that.
Maybe I can talk my person into making a flowered blanket for lamb.

Sarah decides and a two more hats

Sarah couldn’t decide how to embellish her new hat yesterday.
She decided on a black and white checked bow.
Rachel’s crocheted Summer hat is finished.
It is open on the top .
If she chooses to wear her hair in a bun her hat will still fit.
Vivian likes a simple hat.
Not to flashy a plain ribbon with a little sparkle and a button.
The Grans are off to shop.
They are shopping in hopes of finding a new change of clothing.

The Grans get new hats

The Gran’s came for a visit the other day demanding hats be made for them.
They left for home in a huff but returned a short time later.
The group pulled up chairs and sat at my sewing table .
After leaving them to sit for a couple of days I broke down and made them hats.
Rachel was the first to get a simple wool hat.
A small bit of netting was sewn on.
If Rachel feels a little shy she can pull it down over her eyes.
Elsie received a simple crocheted hat with a feather.
Vivian or Vi for short received a simple brown crocheted hat with a bit of purple on the brim.
Mary Ann’s hat is also crocheted. The brim is wired to hold it tight on her head.
A breeze will not come along and blow this hat away.
Tiny Sarah received a small pillbox hat.
At this time Sarah’s hat isn’t quite finished.
She couldn’t decide how she wanted it accessorized.
It may take Sarah a few days to decide.
At this time she is happy wearing it as it is.
I didn’t say Sarah’s hat was the last one to be made.
Two more Grans are waiting in the wings for new hats .

The Red Hat Grans

Last night the Red Hat Grans came marching into my sewing room.
They heard a red hat had been made.
All demanded to see it.
As they stood looking at the hat they reminded me that in this house
the only ones that wear red hats are the Grans.
For some reason they thought the hat was made for them.
When I told the Grans it’s Ellen’s hat. I got a ear full.
I heard loud and clear these ladies want hats.
Red hats, purple hats. They don’t care as long as they get HATS.
They finally marched back home a little upset.
I guess I have my work cut out for me.

Grans visit

One of the Hitty Grans came to visit me.
She brought a doll and her sewing basket.
We were so happy to see each other again.
It has been awhile since we’ve been together.
As I looked at the doll she was going to sew for.
Gran sat back in her chair .
She started telling me stories about when she was a young girl.
She said she had a little doll just like the one she brought with her.
I hopped up in my rocking chair to sit back and listen to what she had to say.
It is so nice when Gran comes to visit even if she isn’t my Gran.