Today was gymnastics day and also the day Millie and Al flew back to South Dakota. I wish they could have stayed longer. We didn't get to see enough of them.
Ryan dropped Graysen off early, and she wanted to see the dress I was sewing for her. No time to try it on today, but it got a stamp of approval.
The flower buttons were a hit also. Snaps and no buttonholes. Too afraid of doing buttonholes in knit.
So hard to pick a favorite. Is it Snow White - or Rapunzel - or Tinker Belle? Or how about a witch?
I may have steered her toward Snow White since I already have the fabric and she has Aunt Kathy and Uncle Alan's red birthday cape already.
This is also the white gown I made last week that she said she didn't like. She found out how nicely it twirls and decided she liked it just fine.
Graysen did fine at gymnastics last week, but I didn't have a camera. These are just some scenes so she can look back one day and see how sweet she was.
When we got home, she told her mom, "I don't do flips."
Ryan and Katherine made an appearance, and Graysen gave her a big kiss and snuggle.
We came home, picked up Katherine, and had lunch. After they played a little bit, we decided to try and see if Graysen would nap at our house - out of her familiar room and routine. We didn't even have any books over here, so we went to YouTube and had someone read us some books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and several more. We liked it fine except the reader didn't linger long enough on each page to study and discuss everything, We may have "read" this one three times. We ended up with some nursery rhyme songs that she loved and sang along with. Some of them were a little strange, but she didn't seem to notice.
After that, she got into her sleeping bag and was asleep within a few minutes. Mike got Katherine to sleep and then took a nap. So I had 3 people in 3 rooms sleeping and had nowhere to go but the sewing room where I started to think about making a birthday runner for Katherine's birthday in May.
Nothing sweeter! The ballerinas on the pillowcase were embroidered by her great-grandmother for her mother and aunt in the 80s. The quilt she's sleeping under was made by her great-great-grandmother Stone. We think. Or maybe her mother.
Katherine is on another quilt made by her great-great grandmother, Granny Watkins.
I've requested a couple of these for my spring gardening - whenever we get the all clear to plant things.