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Monday, August 29, 2016

Grandparenting joy!

One of the joys of being grandparents is that we get to do fun things like take our grandson (and his mommy and daddy!) to the zoo.  Yesterday we did just that, and a great time was had by all. 

Grandpa, Daddy & Logan
feeding the giraffe. 

Mommy and Logan
Very first pony ride!

and, just because of the cuteness factor...

Elmvale Zoo, just outside of Barrie (Ontario, Canada - for those not from the area) is a wonderful little zoo and well worth a visit if you live anywhere close.

And, because we can't have a post without mumblings...

- I've discovered several really nice crochet basket variations and those can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.  Great way to use up stash AND perhaps create a few Christmas presents at the same time?

And for those of us who are stitchers, how about checking out the following links|:

 - 17 Needlepoint Eye Stitch variations HERE

-   30 Needlepoint Tied Stitch variations HERE

- Needlepoint Cross Stitch variations HERE

- Needlepoint Leaf   Stitch variations HERE

Don't forget that many of the stitches used for needlepoint can be also used with waste canvas in our crazy quilting projects!!

Today's quote, very fittingly, is about grandparents and comes from Rudy Giuliani... "What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance.  They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life.  And, most importantly, cookies"   (and in case you're wondering, yes, we took cookies....some of the ones you saw in my post a couple days ago).  


  1. What a fun day at the zoo for you all - Grandparents joy with cookies, it doesn't get better than this! Happy days
    Here's to a terrific Tuesday.
    Wren x

  2. Looks like a fun day!
    Thanks for the great links too.

  3. So much fun to enjoy he zoo with three generations. Always special to share with your grands. Cookies? Of Course! Very nice stitches and baskets. Love at the Zoo and the Giraffes.

  4. Zoos are the best places, aren't they. It looks as if good times had by all. Thank you for the links, Mary Anne.

  5. Surprise, yes it's me after a very long time...
    I'm still alive and going strong, I haven't blogged for ages but will try to update soon.
    Looks like you are busy as ever, I loved the rainbow baskets, thanks for that , I gotta try those..
    The zoo looked like fun and I loved the quote, so true.
    See you soon

  6. That's why they call it grandparents-- 'cuz you get to have a grand time! Glad you had a fun day together at the zoo.

  7. Being a grandmother is the best thing ever :) Thank you for the links. Some very useful CQ ideas.

  8. What fun! I love giraffes too. Cookies - very important no matter what age you are. We live next door to Grandma and my 21year old son still heads next door for a chat and a plate full of cookies!

  9. Oooh I sooo love being a Grandmother "Nani" as I am called :) You have such a lovely family my friend <3

  10. Logan is going to break some hearts when he grows up, hes a lovely looking guy already : )

  11. What a lot of fun!
    Sweet memories being made.
    Oh and I forgot to say how great the hanging greens are over the sink!

  12. you can also pretend he wants to visit the play park so that you can take a turn on everything :)


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