Thursday, February 18, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

The twins are doing well, although neither of them have broken the 5 pound mark yet. Baby A's cyst near her tear duct has completely dissolved so that distinguishing feature has been removed. There have been a couple of interesting conversations in the household since then.

While waiting for her mother to collect Clover from the crib Miss M asked, "Mommy, is this Buttercup or Clover?"

"That's Clover."

"Well I want her to be Buttercup so she'll be Buttercup today."

Just so you know, Miss M will be observing her fifth birthday in a few weeks.

And I just heard about this one: Miss M was watching her mother tend the twins.

"When did you change their heads?" she enquired in all seriousness.

"When you were sleeping," her mother calmly replied. (Later she confessed that she hadn't really done so.) Does that crack you up the way it does me?

Meanwhile, I've made a little progress on the Celebrate ornament:

The first things I added were the millefiori discs. Then I didn't know what else to do with them. A few hours later it occurred to me to sneak the bugle beads in between the spangles. Now I'm waiting for further inspiration.

You should get bigger images by clicking on the pictures. You may also notice that I used red thread through the yellow beads. I've been using red thread throughout the process so far. Before I went ahead and sewed all the bugles on I tried it with a white thread. It looked flat to me so I went back to the red. Red is an auspicious color in the East, and I've long been in the same camp as Freddy Moran who considers red a neutral. ;- )

I haven't been around to visit my blogging friends much lately. Blame the Olympics and the books I've been reading. I'm not ignoring you, there's just not enough time in my days!


  1. I thought I was the only one who said things like that to my glad to know I am not alone. I like how the piece is coming right along, cannot wait to see the finish!

  2. Same here on both visiting and on posting on my blog...the weather has been too nice to sit inside!

  3. Cute stories about the twins and Miss M!

    Red thread! Yup! I love it and use it a lot too. Red or purple are my most frequent thread colors of choice! Neutral? Never thought about that, but yes, I can see it!

    FUN ornament so far!!!

    Robin A.

  4. Oh, I forgot to mention....


    Remember? That was the idea... to celebrate and play! Let little Sue do whatever she wants on this one... You may be thinking a little too much...

    Roibn A.

  5. Thanks for the giggle! Yes, that exchange cracks me up, too.


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