Monday, March 9, 2020

Fun in a caboose

Yesterday I took my granddaughter, daughter and daughter-in-law to ride in the caboose of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. It was a great day for it, and we had a wonderful time! :0)

The one volunteer had a little train paper punch and Ava kept going back to him to have him punch her ticket again and again. 

There were seats (one on each side) up in the cupola that we got to sit in where you could see out over the train. In the olden days when cabooses were still in use, a person would sit up there to watch for smoke in case one of the wheels got hot. That was before ball bearings were invented.

Now that Ava has had her caboose ride, I wonder what she'll be wanting next. Although she's already told me she wants to ride in the engine. Sounds like fun to me but I don't think that one's going to happen! lol

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

What did I do?

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So, I was reading through the blogs I follow on Feedly, and there was one that just doesn't interest me any more. So I decided to delete it. Two clicks later and all the blogs I follow were gone. So I'm starting from scratch. If you follow my blog or know that I comment on yours, please leave a comment on this post so I can find you all again. In a perfect world I would have made a list or I would remember everyone I follow. But unfortunately I don't live in that world! lol Thank you for your help! :0)

Friday, February 14, 2020

Little things

Not much going on here this week. No more sewing yet but I did press my background fabric so I can get it cut into charm squares one of these days. I did do a wee bit of crafting though...I found some wooden letters a while back and picked up the three I needed for Ava's name. Then I covered the front of them with scrapbooking paper and added some butterflies. It's not much but I think they're cute and it will be something for Ava to have in her new bedroom. It's hard to tell but the letters have dots on the front.

Mom and dad and I went houseplant shopping the other day and I came home with a tiny palm tree. OK, I know it's not really a palm tree but it reminds me of one and that's all that matters! lol This little thing is just barely six inches tall. Now I just need a tiny flamingo to go next to it! lol

Monday, February 10, 2020

Batik stars

Before I moved I decided to finally start cutting up the batik fabrics I've been collecting for years. I cut the fabric into charm squares and 2-1/2 inch squares, not having any idea of what I was going to do with them. Then the other day I saw a block online and thought I might try to use it for my batiks. I've just done one block using my charm squares. I do like it but it's quite big, finishing at 16 inches square. I think I'll keep making blocks for a while but not sure yet how big I'll make the quilt. The pattern for this block can be found HERE.

And on the home front, Emily and Ava are now living with my son and daughter-in-law about half an hour away from here. Luckily the preschool Ava was attending has a branch down there so she was able to simply transfer and didn't have to miss a single day of school. It's odd not having her here with me, as she's lived with me from almost the time she was born. But it was time for a change and I think this will be good for everyone. Time will tell. :0)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Christmas and a New Year

I just realized how long its been since I last posted. The time really does fly by, although not much of note has been happening. We had a lovely Christmas. One of the highlights was putting together a gingerbread house. It was a group effort which was fun. I think we may make this a new family tradition and do it every year! :0)

I moved into a small apartment by myself the beginning of the month. I've been taking Ava to school four days a week since my move and will keep doing that until Emily gets a car. Ava may actually end up living here for a while until Emily can get on her feet financially and get settled. Here's the little imp at preschool today. The teacher wanted to take her picture and she refused to smile until he commented on the mess she'd made with her picture...then she gave him the biggest smile as if she was proud of her mess! lol

That's all for now. I've been busy unpacking and trying to get organized. I hope to get to some sewing one of these days.