Kitties and Crafts

What a perfectly wonderful little Saturday I’ve had with my Grandma!

First and foremost, I had a fantastic night’s sleep! She has these heated mattress pads on the bed and I had them turned on high to pre-warm my bed and got in to the coziness and proceeded to pass out immediately! I didn’t wake from my slumber until nearly 9am!


Grandma made a frittata for breakfast! It had sausage, potato, egg, bell pepper, a little hot sauce, and topped with cheese and a dollop of yogurt.

The first piece was a bit messy to get out of the pan.


So I had to have a second! 😉


We spent a good hour at least chatting around the breakfast table; listening to stories of their travels is so much fun!

Then I had a kitty photo shoot! Here are my favs:

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Aren’t they darling?! They are 8 months old! Do you remember the pictures from just one month ago at Christmas time? I can tell they have matured in the last month!


My grandmother and I spent at least a good hour scouring through quilting magazines and books! She is making the boy and I a quilt for a wedding gift and today was all about me giving her some direction! We broke for a quick lunch before heading out to fabric stores!

Lunch was pure perfection!

Cheese and crackers, veggies and hummus!

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My little plate:


Plus a carrot + ginger soup that was to die for!




Then we headed out to look at fabric! It took a couple stores and lots of pulling fabrics and comparing and changing and putting them back before I finally settled on my fabrics!

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What do you think of my fabric choices? I think the kittens did! They kept me company when I set them all out!


The design will be something like this example I found in a magazine.


After fabric shopping, I bought us some soy mistos for a little pick-me-up!


Another fabulous meal! (I really think food tastes better when you aren’t the one preparing it!)

We had more hor d’ourves pre-dinner!


These crackers are soooo good!

With a hot salmon dip that had cream cheese, horseradish, and I’m sure something else in it!


We did a number on it! Kinda ruined my appetite actually.

But did that stop me from enjoying dinner? HA! No way!

Greg (my grandfather by marriage) was in charge of the salmon.

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Salt, pepper, brown sugar, butter, and garlic, baked in the oven.


We sipped on some pinot while we waited.

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Ended up having three of these small glasses through the course of the night. I’m such a lush! But we didn’t make it to Dad’s Shiraz so maybe we aren’t lushes!

With the salmon, we had roasted potatoes (YUM) and some green beans.

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It was fantastic!


And I hear they may be sending me home with leftovers! W00t!

Dessert was a (small) handful of dark chocolate covered edamame! 😀

(Yes, I made my grandmother go buy some because they are so darn tasty!)

I’m so not wanting this weekend to end!



3 Responses

  1. Looks like a fabulous time!! 🙂 I love grandmas!

  2. Holy cow!! You ate like a Queen this weekend! I’m sooooooo jealous! And to think, you didn’t have to cook any of it. What a treat. Thanks Grandma Sue and Grandpa Greg!!

    I don’t have much fabric choosing experience under my belt (surprising, I know), but I’d say you did just fine. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  3. HOT salmon dip?? Then freshly cut salmon?? I love it! I also love grandma plates. I always feel so fancy eating off my Nana’s 🙂

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