Monday, April 30, 2012

Octupus and his mobile home

Hello my raviolis.  Today I want to share a video made by CNN reporter, Robert Suntay.  He was diving off the coast of Anilao, Philippines, and came upon an octopus lugging his "mobile home" which is a tin can along the sea floor. "Octopi are very smart but shy critters," he said. "That's why I had to be really patient just waiting for it to see me, get used to me, and then allow me to watch as it was dragging its home around."

 "After trying to move away from me a couple of time, at the end of the video, you can see that it finally decides to just enter its can and cover itself with a shell! Brilliant move!"

What fun to be able to witness this little octupus hold on to his new mobile home and move across the sea bed until he decided to just curl up in the tin can and cover it over with a shell.  Next time grandma-ma and grampy go diving and we see a tin can in the ocean floor, we are going to see who is living inside it.  Have a wonderful Monday, my raviolies. Love Grandma-ma

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Word of the Week Wednesday

Hello my raviolis.  The Wednesday word is a marvelous is:


Yes, Splendora as in Splendora Agatha Cromwell, the grandma-ma to Marnie Piper who we know from the movie "Halloweentown."

Splendora carries a special handbag that magically walks on its own with alligator legs that appear and disappear like magic.  Splendora's bag is full of magic tricks...much like grandma-ma's handbag.  

 This is grandma-ma's new bag of tricks.  It reminds me of Splendora's bag of tricks.  It is big, it has leopard spots on it and a pretty bird with flowers and flames.  Does it have alligator legs and can it walk to grandma-ma?  Well, you will have to see when I come to visit and carry it with me.
Have a wonderful Wednesday my raviolis.  Love Grandma-ma.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Did you Guess Correctly?

Hello my raviolis.  Did you guess correctly?  Do you know what grandma-ma did with the pile of men's shirts?  Here is the answer:

Did you guess "lacrosse" shorts?  If you did then you guessed correctly.  Grandma-ma made 8 pairs of lacrosse shorts for Owen and Caleb for their practices and their games.

I was able to  make two pairs that are identical and a mirror image of each other.  It will be fun to see our lacrosse twins running together wearing these.

Grandma-ma's favorite pair is the purple/red taffeta and plaid ones.  Which ones are your favorite? Grand-ma loves you and these will be mailed out on Monday.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Another clue

All of the shirts that grandma-ma had have now been cut up and matched into groups.  Side stripes have been sewn down.
Lots of interesting patterns and fabrics.

Can you guess what this is going to be?  You will need two of them to complete the project.  Put your guess in the comments section.

Kota likes the roses and skulls on one of the fabrics.  Check in on Friday to see just what Grandma-ma has been working on.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sewing Outside the Box

What does this pile of men's shirts

have in common with

lacrosse gear? Well, you will just have to check back tomorrow for more clues.

Kota is laughing at you.  He knows the secret.  Love you my raviolis.  Grandma-ma