If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer Fun

Hello everyone 

Saturday, we spent the afternoon with our son, daughter in law and their 3 children.  
They have a huge, above ground pool and we all had the best time, 
That’s my husband in the giant floating unicorn.  πŸ˜‚

I’m holding our youngest grandchild RJ while he naps.  He swam all he could  but toddlers just need naps.  

Sunday evening was spent sewing.  Our daughter and her family always go to North Carolina for a beach vacation in July.  She ordered matching 4th of July clothing but when they arrived,  the sizing was way off.  The shirts for her 2 boys fit, but the dress for her 8 year old was the right size for a 3 year old and the adult shirts were way too small as well. 
She wanted her children to all match,  so she asked me figure out a way to make 1 dress  with the wrong size clothing.  

I had that Simplicity 8369 pattern already and I was able to make it from the 2 adult shirts.  I think it turned out pretty cute. 
I’ll post a photo of it on the 8 year old when she wears it.  

This grandson made a wooden knife when he was here over the weekend.  He found a scrap of wood and drew a knife shape on it.  His grandpa cut out the knife, then Braeden sanded and colored it with markers.  
He wanted a case for it so I sewed up a very simple scabbard with brown fleece and added fringe to make it old west style.  
He likes it a lot!  

Then the UPS brought a delivery.  I placed an order on Sunday night for 1 hat and 3 swimsuits.  
So I was rather shocked by these 3 huge boxes.  

Turns out,  I actually ordered TWO hats.  My husband really likes this style and the wide brim protects his entire head and neck.  So I think we will keep both of them. 
But Amazon, I really think you could of shipped both hats in just 1 box.  

Wednesday- we had 2 grandson and 1 extra here most of the day.  
I gave them a painting project.  

They swam in our backyard pool.  

They also played basketball, rode bikes, had some screen time and they ate, ate and ate.  

It was also our daughter in law’s birthday, so I helped them make frosted brownie cupcakes to take to her.  
The cupcake papers and decorations were some of the things I got when my parents downsized.  
I’m so glad our craft room is organized now and I can easily find things in there, like these festive cupcake supplies. 

I think today will be a housecleaning day, a little sewing and a nap for this tired grandma 😴 


  1. It all looks like fun but I love love love the knife! and the knife holder! It will be one of his favorites for a long time.

  2. You have been busy! Fun busy, but any busy makes me tired!

  3. Like the canopy tent over the pool. Great idea to use.
    Sweet moments with family especially holding a napping lil one!
    All the best to you,

  4. This all sounds like fun. I love the knife and scabbard too!

  5. I just love all the projects you both do with the grandkids. Those will be wonderful memories to some day.
    I have been meaning to mention - that I really like all the pictures at the top of your page!
    Have a wonderful weekend and get some rest!

  6. Looks like summer is in full swing at your place! I hope you continue to have lots of fun.

  7. I can't wait to see the little girl in the dress. I'm glad you could salvage something from the mis-sized items.

    I love to keep kids busy, too. They are so much happier when they have something to do. All your projects always look really fun. And, all that swimming....really fun:)

  8. Can't wait to see the dress, the hats are great. Enjoy your summer.

  9. You deserved a nap! Looks like you are having a fun summer. Love that you can sew what ever you need to. Your family is lucky to have such a talented grandma!

  10. Hello Rhonda,

    Yes, I've been away for a long time, but found a few minutes this evening to visit. It looks like you and your family are having a great summer.


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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda