Monday, August 29, 2011


This is what we saw a lot of on Saturday.  My sister and her daughter drove down for a visit with us.  Our niece has three children under four years of age.   This is the two oldest, Savannah and Ethan.  I could NOT  get a picture of them that was not blurred.  They are perpetual motion.

And this is Miranda, being fed by Mr. Muddling.  Note the arm action she has going. 

I think our neighbor probably saved our lives. After I told her about the young guests we were expecting, she suggested I borrow some of the toys she keeps on hand to entertain her young visitors.

Oh, yeah.  That helped!
We did have a very nice visit and lunch together before they had to head back home.  I am forever in awe of people who manage to deal with small children on a daily basis and make it look easy!

And today I am back to making more four-patches.

They, along with some friends, are slowly and steadily growing on the design wall.  You know, I do so love these 1930's reproduction prints.  They just make me happy.

Hope you're finding plenty to make you happy, too.

Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

I love the energy that children always seem to have. There is so much enthusiasm for everything, big and small.
Those four patches are growing!

Anonymous said...

The patchwork is looking good and children are always just wonderful.

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend Elaine. And your quilt is going to be really cute -- I love patches AND those 30's repros!

Susan said...

The 1930's quilt goes right along with your visit--back then, I think of children playing while mothers visit and cook and quilt. What a good neighbor you have, too.