Monday, June 22, 2009


I finished Treats tonight and started Black Cat. I appropriated the tiny black button from the Black Cat/Spiders chart. These charts work up really fast!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I finished stitching Spooky (Lizzie Kate's Boo Club) this afternoon and started stitching Treats. I'm using the DMC conversion on 28-count Natural Light jobelan.

Unfortunately, I've misplaced one of the tiny black buttons. It flipped out of my hand and landed on our black floor and so far is blending in really well. I'm going to "steal" a button from the last flip it until I can get to the store to replace it. Of course, by the time I'm done, I suspect I'll be replacing more than one.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The crib recall was not fun

Kyleigh's crib was recalled earlier this year because the slats could break and the child's head could get stuck. Janice had to disassemble the crib and send back all the hardware so Kyleigh's been sleeping in her Pack and Play. Janice received a voucher good at Babies R Us only on Thursday, so today we went to find Kyleigh a new crib. Three hours and two stores later, we finally had one ordered and paid for. So, in about 2-3 weeks, Kyleigh should have a new crib.

Of course, a couple of the sales people we dealt with wanted to know why we just didn't buy her a toddler bed. When I asked one of them how old a child should be before making that transition, she said two years old. Since Kyleigh's not quite 15 months, she's still a little young. I guess my granddaughter has the opposite problem I do -- I look younger than my age and she looks older.

After that, we were all three tired and hungry so we went to the Cheesecake Factory. It was the first time I'd been to one since Denver back in the mid-1990's. The food was really good, but it was also very expensive. They did bring Kyleigh her own plate of two kinds of bread and banana slices. We ate on the patio and Kyleigh made several birds very happy when she realized they'd eat the bread she dropped!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Kyleigh got "carded"

We went to the Angels/Dodgers game this evening, we being Bob, Janice, myself, Kyleigh and her favorite "uncle" (Uncle Dub). Kyleigh walked through the turnstile (actually under the turnstyle) in front of her mom and the ticket taker asked Janice for her ticket. Janice said she didn't have one because she was too young and the lady wanted to know how old she was. When Janice said Kyleigh was almost fifteen months old, the lady told her to make sure she bought her a ticket once she turned two, which won't happen til next season.

Kyleigh also rode the escalator up to the stands all by herself (well, she does hold someone's hand) and pretty much can get on/off with a minimum of help.

Bob almost got Kyleigh in trouble during the game, because she was playing with my ticket and when I saw her put it in her mouth. I started to scold her, but just in time noticed that Bob had his ticket in his mouth and she was just imitating him. They played "take the ticket out, put the ticket in, etc" for quite a long time.

I took this afternoon off to take care of some personal stuff. One of the things I had wanted to do was get the fabric for Boo Club (Lizzie Kate's 2009 Halloween Double Flips). So it was off to Needlepoints Ltd to choose some fabric. I didn't like the fabric on the model since it seemed too dark to me and was 32 count linen. I ended up with 28-count natural light jobelan.

Of course, I couldn't just buy fabric so I also bought two Mill Hill bead kits -- Popcorn and Hot Stuff and since they were having a Lizzie Kate Trunk Show, I ended up with set of Double Flips - Living with Charm and ABC Lessons and the called for floss. I think I already have the fabric for these.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun at the Park

Janice sent me these pictures that were taken by Chad's mother yesterday. They went to lunch at Claim Jumper first. The waitress attached a removable placemat to the table for Kyleigh and brought her a complimentary baby plate with applesauce, mandarin oranges and turkey and two cheeses.

Doesn't she look like she's concentrating hard trying to decide what she wants to eat?

At the park they had fun playing on the slide. She went down the slide with Mama and also by herself. Of course, the most fun part was getting tickled at the bottom.