Monday, September 14, 2009

Busy times for little ones...

School has started, so we had our last camping trip for the summer,,,which is always sad, for the kids, AND for Granny and Papa.

We have to wait for the weekends to take them, and if they have sports or cheerleading, we don't get the extended time with them.






But on days when Jakey has to go in for his chemo, Mom and Dad bring him into the city the night before, so he can get his spinal tap early in the mornings. (The staff has requested a minimum of people in the clinic, because of the H1N1 virus.) So that means Granny and Papa get the delightful company of Elizabeth and Jonny, (who really is a little angel.) He is the best 2-year-old I've ever known. And I've known quite a few. Today is Jakey's first day of pre-school, and he was just a little nervous last night. He just had his treatments on Friday, and he is pumped full of chemo, steroids, and antibiotics, which magnifies any stresses in his little body. He was a little excited this morning, so we have Jonny today, just in case Mommy had to stay at the school for a few hours.


With the kids in school, I have been putzing with my scrappy "Jacks in Six" (thank you, Finn, for telling me the name of this block!) I now have enough to make a queen size quilt, so I'll be stitching them together soon.




I did get my Friendship Bag Swap package out to "Anne" last week, (ssshhh! its a secret, so don't tell her) and I think she will be getting it in the next few days...I hope she likes it! I hopped over to her blog, and she does a lot of crochet and knitting, and in one of the pictures, she had her yarn in a plastic store bag. That gave me the idea to make her a bag that would hold 3 or 4 skeins of yarn. The ones in the tutorial were tiny, but I'm sure the "bag police" would not arrest me for giving a larger bag...???...




I know I'm early on this swap, but I never know when I'll get a minute or two to play with Bessie (my machine) so that is done and I can start on Christmas gifts,,,,EEK,,,did I say the "C" word? It is looming up fast here, and I have a lot to do. time flies! the older I get, the faster it goes!
Hope all your 2-year-olds are angelic!
lyn









6 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

Your Jacks in Six quilt is gorgeous. Hope Jakey's first day of preschool goes well. What a trooper. Chemo sucks and has to be even worse for a little kid.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a brave little boy!!! Your quilt is great...and yes Christmas is looming...Have a great Wednesday♥x

Finn said...

Hi Granny, good to see you again *VBS* And what a great job on the "Jacks" top....I LOVE IT!! Suits you perfectly! Mine has been such a long sloooooow approach to it, that I barely have a small pile of blocks after a year. Can't imagine what I've been doing instead *G*, can you??? LOL...
Jakey is looking good despite the awful stuff happening to him. I hope and pray that pre-school will be a good experience for him. Sending lots of loving hugs across the pond, Finn

Micki said...

Your quilt is wonderful and what a cutie pie!
Micki

Quiltefia said...

Hi Lyn!! Thank you so much for the bag you made for me!!! I realy love it, and need it!!:-) You`r right, I am a plastic bag lady!, but those days are over, thanks to you!! I promise to read more in your blog, but I wanted you to know, that I got the bag from you!! Have a nice weekend!! Fron Anne:-)

Serena said...

Beautiful Quilt!!