Sunday, December 2, 2012

Taylors birthday and Thanksgiving....

Thank you so much to all of you who helped Taylor have the kind of birthday she deserved. She was so excited "That people she does'nt know would do that for her..." I was as touched by generosity as she was. Giving just feels wonderful does'nt it? I have to show a couple of pictures just to show her off... Here she is in the Christmas dress I made for her. It started as a thrifted "bigger" sleeveless dress. I cut it down, added sleeves, an underskirt, a handsewn rose and ribbon trim...I think she looks so pretty.
Here she is all loaded up with birthday goodies...She has had more fun with these things! I tell her she could'nt be lost in a crowd.
Thanksgiving with my kids was so fun. Olivia even wore a dress in honor of me being there. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures because someone stole my camera on the busride home when I was asleep. Oh well...... Stacie told me she was excited to have me help with the cooking. When I got there early in the morning the day before we went and got everything to make and I did all the cooking. I was happy to do it too. My Mother In Law made the cutest pumpkins, some on garlands and we had them all thru the house. I took some home and took this picture to share..(some of them are pincushions.)
I also went to some antique stores with my oldest and bestest friend. We had a lot of fun. I found jars of buttons for 1.50 a little wrought iron doll bed and these adorable planters. They are hanging on my kitchen wall with a red clock that I got at a thrift store for 1.00.
I have some more things to post but I will wait till' next time. I have a lot of Christmas projects to do! I am making three grandchildren quilts for Christmas and my daughter portraits of the kids. I am really looking forward to it though. I did finish my ornaments for Vals swap. You make five and get five back. I saw this pattern in a BHG magazine and thought they were so cute. Super easy to make too!
I wrapped them up in brown paper bags that Taylor stamped...I think they are really cute. On the magazine cover they showed a bouquet of them in a tin can...Super sweetness. More Christmas'y stuff to come! xoxoxox melinda

7 comments:

Maria said...

Tyler looked beautiful in her special dress you made..Pleased she was gived lots for her B/D.
Nice to hear you had a wonderful thanksgiving with the family.
So sorry someone stole your camera..
Sew many lovely gifts you made too.

Laurie said...

I can't believe you Melinda! The dress turned out so pretty, I can't believe it was a thrift store find. Keep up the great attitude Melinda, I'm proud of you!

roc said...

Taylor looks so beautiful! I'm so glad she was happy with her birthday gifts! That does my heart good. God bless you Melinda. You are so kind.

Needled Mom said...

Taylor is such a beautiful girl and she looks thrilled with her lovely gifts. Her dress is so pretty.

The pumpkins are wonderful. Very clever too.

Patty said...

So glad you enjoyed your visit with the kids. Taylor look beautiful in that dress. So glad she a got to have a great birthday!

Khairul Islam said...

Taylor is such a beautiful girl and she looks thrilled with her lovely gifts. Her dress is so pretty.
Ardyss

Yarni Gras! said...

What a sweetie...she looks lovely. The dress you made is perfect...along with everything else you make :-)