Thursday, September 29, 2011

Old Mommy Sews

Carolyn is a peach....she is my greatest fan and biggest promoter. She sent out an e-vite to her friends for a sewing class led by me.

It started with one of Jen's friends being pregnant wanting to learn to use a sewing machine and make baby clothes. She and Jen came over and I introduced Tracey to my machine. She made flannel burp cloths for the new baby. She had fun and posted on Facebook.

That is where Carolyn pops in. She saw the post and jumped on the idea for me to teach her and friends to sew. I charged $30.00 which included a small sewing kit and fabric for an apron. Five gals turned out on Saturday night. I had a blast. I truly believe in the Biblical truth of teaching the "younger" women to be good wives...not that sewing has much to do with that. Sewing is a way to express yourself and make something useful or fun in the process!

A good time was had by all! Every gal finished her apron but one gal who had to leave and make dinner. We talked about maybe doing other classes for making tote bags or table runners. I hope I get another class.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Old Mommy Grills

Jennifer, Greg and the girly girls are out of town and Poppy and I are babysitting the "granddog", Rosie. Rosie is a good dog and we enjoy being here taking care of her. For many years we had dogs for pets, but now living in a condo has made it difficult to have pets. So, we spoil Rosie almost as much as we do the girly girls. We go for long walks and play lots of ball fetching in the backyard. Even though she is still a puppy she has developed a few quirks....mostly about eating her dog food. But, for us our stay here is perfect!

When Jen and Greg give us their scheduled time to be away we start planning what we are going to put on the grill back on the deck. We have rules at the condo NO Grills! For two senior citizens who have grilled all their married life, that was something we knew we would miss. But, staying here allows us to use the grill for every meal if we want??

Grilled steak, grilled shrimp, grilled salmon, grilled veggie kabobs, and more veggie kabobs and for lunch grilled hotdogs. Poppy tells me I am a superb griller and I accept that compliment with pride. I was just telling Poppy tonight one of the best perks about pots and pans to wash. It is a good thing as Martha Stewart would say.

Come home gang, but not before we have pork chops please!