Friday, January 02, 2009

The Week Between Christmas & New Year's.....

Shari, a friend from Canada, is nick named "Ms. Vortex" -- she has so many wonderful ideas and wants to share all the fun with others ---- and "Ms. V" has a way of sucking us all in -- and we love it.

The newest  are Thread Teddies --- miniature jointed teddy bears. Now, when she got us in to knitting socks I never thought I would be able to do it -- or enjoy it -- somehow knitting with multiple double pointed needles didn't seem like something I could do -- but with this delightful group, I not only did it but thoroughly enjoyed it.  And now we are on to the teeny, tiny, teddies --- and I'm loving this too.

Here's  a teaser picture -- you can see how little the blue one will be -- maximum of 3 inches tall standing -- and I am working on another that will be even smaller.  Will post photos when I have several Teds done so you can see what a difference the thread and/or crochet needle size make.

Since the boys had no school, they were able to spend a few days with us.
The "oldest" loves to help out in the kitchen and decided he would make dinner for us -- his favorite, spaghetti -
he did a great job and was assisted by his 10 year old brother.

The two younger boys always love to sew things when the are here -- pictured is a beaded piece done by the 8 year old.  Unfortunately, the 6 and 8 year old both made little felt birds and somehow I didn't get a photo of them.  Anyway, a fun time was had by all.


abeadlady said...

Wish I had cooks as good looking as that! Happy New Year, my dear friend. May 2009 be peaceful, joyfilled and productive for all of us.


beadbabe49 said...

It's a good thing you live so far away...I see your darling grandkids and I just want to give them great big squeezes!

The Lone Beader said...

I loved reading about your grandkids! They look like they had a great time! :D

Maggie R said...

Your grandkids are so adorable....
They will make good husbands someday with all this preparation!!! hee hee..
Love the thread teddy idea.... Honestly Jackie you are a busy gal with all you do....Anxious to see them done.
I make what I call mini mice...1" high and fully jointed...I should blog them too...
I am on a wrist warmer kick right now.... have made a few pair... Love them and they are so comfy to wear.. Pics soon!!!!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year....

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Arline, BB, LB & Maggie -- thanks, my little helpers (and their 2 brothers and 3 cousins) make the sun shine on the grayest days.

Wrist warmers are on my list of "to-do" also, Maggie -- but it may be next year LOL. Would love to see your mice -- will bop over to your blog and see if I missed them there.