Saturday, August 22, 2009

Baby Dolls

I have not played with dolls since early teen Barbies but in the interest of making some doll clothes to help old Santa out this year, I acquired some models to help. They are cuties!

I really like them. Unlike other babies, they don't pee, poop or spit up on you. You don't have to feed them so they don't get food everywhere. They are very quiet!

So you only have to change their clothes if you want to put a new outfit on them, AND they don't gripe about the clothes you select for them

These are my kind of babies!

Monday, August 17, 2009

HD on a Mission

My HD left Sunday morning early to pick up Ken Starks, in Austin, who rebuilds used donated computers for disadvantaged kids to have a computer at home. They will travel to Indiana to acquire 40 of these donated computers and take them to Austin.

My HD has never met Ken, but has followed his generous activities for some time. He is very happy he can donate his time and truck to haul these computers back for this great program. Check out Ken's website. This is a very worthwhile program if you care to donate to it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sunshine – friend or foe . . .

(Note: photo might be disturbing to some.)

Sunshine is good for us in many ways but not so much for our skin. Years of tanning, burning, and peeling can not only make the skin like shoe leather but also cause unwanted visits to a dermatologists office. Years ago, we did not know how much damage the sun could do to our skin. Now we do. So, please wear a hat and sunscreen and long sleeves if you are going to be out in the sun for any length of time.

I had my first experience with skin cancer and hope to not have any more experience with it. I hope this picture of my nose will help make kids and grandchildren be aware of what can happen with too much sun and too little protection.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


 We had a great visit with our daughter and grandchildren the last couple of days. HD set up an extra computer for them to use while here. I got a timer down so there would be no disagreements about whose turn it was.

During a walk to the post office, “Little Red” spotted a 'pet' in a yard and wanted her brothers to see it so, after a walk and visit to the senior center, HD (otherwise known as Grandpa or Poppa), took us by the yard with the 'pet' in it. Being from the city, they don't see this type of 'pet' in town there.
They packed up this morning and left for home. I am not sure “Little Red” was ready to leave but got all her stuff packed up. She is a very grown up four year old! Mom does a great job of teaching them to be independent!

  They had a good time at our senior center, “Big Red” and the “Doe Eyed Boy” with the pool table and “Little Red” with the computer games. Our seniors enjoyed them as well.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Jacob's 'Buddy'

Jacob's 'Buddy' Quilt
Jacob, our daughter's middle child, reminds me so much of our middle child - his uncle Jay.
 Always with a gleam in their eyes and are mischievous and teasing but have a big heart and would give the shirt off their back if someone needed it. They are always willing to help.
Jacob has been a good “buddy” to his older brother, “Big Red”, who has Aspergers and needs a little extra help from time to time. It may be actual help or just giving him the alone and quiet time he needs, but Jacob understands this.
 His is also a great big brother and buddy to sis “Little Red”, helping, playing with her and teaching her. In addition, he helps Mom and Dad and Grandma and Grandpa are very proud of him.
 I hope this quilt will be a good buddy to him for a long time.
 Making "Buddy".  I made an error when I used the tan fabric. It is a lightweight velour and I did not realize it would stretch when I tried to quilt it. So I quilting every thing else and tied that fabric using the layout below for spacing but not quite that many ties. He does look a bit furry, though!