This-n-That & Some Slow Stitching

My DIL took this phone photo of the children and Merle on Friday morning.

My son has shared custody and Brent is in another school district. Merle stayed home, Javis, Aiselyn and Mya went to school and Brent came here as it was an in-service day at his school.

It was cold and blustery…in the mid-twenties with gusty winds. I found a Zootopia movie for him to watch, we played Chinese checkers, and made cookies. Cookie baking took up quite a bit of time as I had him do just about everything.

We made oatmeal scotchies and added four different kinds of nuts to the recipe. They turned out moist and delicious. The recipe is HERE.  The only thing that we did differently is add about a cup of mixed nuts ( almonds, macadamia, pecan and peanuts that I had in tupperware to use with cereal.) This made them quite filling.

My son is on the tail-end of recovering from a knee injury that occured at work. While it has been difficult financially since he cannot do any heavy work and put in overtime hours, being on light duty means the ability to take a lunch hour. This is how the last 1/2 of it was spent : ) I snuck a quick photo with my phone.

Meanwhile, while “Zootopia” was on, I sat with Brent for awhile and got to the point in my latest quilt block where I just needed to finish the last round of sashing area prior to moving the hoop again.

By the time that Brent was fully immersed in the movie, I snuck off, went upstairs and prepped some applique pieces.

The color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is red.

I started making Little Baskets as an accompanying project to the Airship Propeller blocks. While I had the fabrics out for the Airships, I could easily also use some for the baskets. Any smaller scraps are put away and used for berries and leaves for the Flower Basket Medallion project. My kitty Kanga inspected the progress thus far:

I have some applique to keep me busy for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts.  For the Winter Project link party with Jennifer at Thistlebear, I will keep on working on hand quilting Scrappy Granny during the winter.

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25 Responses to This-n-That & Some Slow Stitching

  1. Karen says:

    so nice that your son gets to spend some time with his son I know so many split families where one parent gets very little time. Do the other three have the same parents? The only reason I ask is the dark haired boy in my opinion has a lot of similarities to the girls facial features. They are all beautiful children you must be so proud of them, they always look so happy.
    love the quilt – I have to get back to my baskets one day

  2. Absolutely darling photos of the kids! And I see that your kitty is extremely helpful in critiquing (sp?) your quilting work. xo

  3. Lorrie says:

    You do such a great job of keeping up with the quilting challenges.
    That’s a lovely father-son moment you captured.

  4. Christina says:

    Beautiful photo of your son and Brent having a snooze. I love your colourful quilt, it is a happy quilt with all my favourite colours. x

  5. CathieJ says:

    What a lovely post….family, quilts and napping. It sounds like you and your grandson enjoyed your day together with the bonus of his father joining for a little bit. Your quilting is looking great.

  6. Gail says:

    Baking is a great way to spend time with your grandson! We bake when our nieces come to visit. They love it! Your grandchildren are adorable! I love all your hand stitching projects. Have a wonderful day today.

  7. Joyce says:

    Awww, the picture of Scott and Brent! I immediately thought of you working on the quilt they’re covered in, thinking ahead of how it would someday bring warmth to those you love – and there it is! – doing exactly that!

  8. The in service day was a perfect chance to have your grandson and he got to be with you by himself–a rare occasion. You are an amazingly attentive grandma!

  9. gayle says:

    Looks like you had a perfect day!
    I’m a big fan of cutting for multiple projects, too. As long as the fabric is out already, right? Love all the pretties you’ve got underway!

  10. What wonderful memories you are giving to these precious children!
    Love seeing your hand quilting update…such a yummy project!

  11. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Great idea to make a basket along with your propellers–such a good time saver! Your hand quilting is lovely too!

  12. Love your quilt glimpses! And you know I love red.

  13. Kyle says:

    Your photos always capture the moments.

  14. Love the photo of your boys. :-) Merle looks like he has really grown.

  15. Doreen JOHNSON says:

    Wonderful to spend time with your grandchildren. Your hand quilting is coming along so lovely.

  16. Lynette says:

    awwww :) That is such a sweet photo of them resting together. Also, a gorgeous young crew and dog. I sure hope when we get grandkids that *somebody* will live nearby!

  17. Dawn says:

    That is so sweet to see the two snuggled in one of your quilts.
    Thanks for showing the hand quilting – inspiring.
    Yum, cookies!!

  18. Kim says:

    There’s always so much life in your posts, Deb…kids, grandkids, pups, kitties. And I can’t believe how big that pup got. Yowza!

  19. Four (adorable) kids and a dog. They should be out there solving a mystery.

  20. audrey says:

    Happy happy grandkids! They will have great memories will all the cookie baking and Grandma time.:)

  21. Beautiful grandchildren and the cookies sound so delicious right now.

  22. Val Reynolds says:

    What a great memory making day you two had!!

  23. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for joining in with my link party! Your quilt is looking beautiful. It looks like you had a very nice day with your grandson, and the grandchildren all look very happy and sweet. I loved Zootopia! Then end with the animals at the music concert is my favorite part, actually. :)

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