My visitors finally arrived, and it was such a wonderful feeling to give my lovely grandaughters hugs all round, and their Dad and his sweet friend as well. Son had to work, so they were late getting here in the afternoon.
After dinner we had a lovely time reminiscing over old photos and memorabilia from son's young days and at school with his sporting trophies. He loves to head for the garage and go through his "stuff". 'Sparrow", (youngest) claimed his old football jumper and wore it home....hmm don't know how that will be received. I think it will act as a connection with her Dad for her after they return to where they live.
I made a mosaic of two of my favourite pics of when the girls were little and the other two of the last time I saw them at Xmas in 2008. The mosaic maker people cut out the top of the baby's head, but that day she was going round picking up all my doileys and wearing them plopped on the top of her head. She looked so funny.
Below are the photos we took of their visit, with me, their Dad and his lovely friend. They have really grown.
|note: the footy jumper is still on|
They presented me with these gorgeous roses when they arrived.
The girls are 14-1/2 and ll and are very mature for their ages although we all say the littley has to end up on the stage...she loves to dance and prance, I tried to get photos but she moved in every one. It was sad to see them all go.
On a different note, my neighbour gave me this bag of old laces and a bag of buttons, together with an old embroidery book. Haven't had a chance to go through the laces yet, but in the book I found this picture of an embroidered little girl and her dress is stitched in buttonhole/blanket stitch. Thought I would share this.
|I love old laces|
Isn't this a great example of the use of buttonhole/blanket stitch. I found this picture in a very old needlework book.