Bee's Hive

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Busy, Busy....

I'm here, just been dealing with a lot of family stuff. I think we are back on the road to recovery. I didn't even notice Fall had arrived!  I haven't finished the Befuddled Quilt week I hope... but I have finally finish and packed up a box of things to go to my granddaughters Dorm room.

Funny how these kids arrive with bedding and clothing and then realize it will take a lot more to make this home for the next year. Granddaughter sort of got lost in the shuffle with her sister doing the road of suicide. Clarissa had a birthday, graduation and went off to college with little fan fare because the sick one in the household is the one that gets the attention.

Granddaughter is on the left. Her best friend Jadyn on the right is sharing the dorm room with her 
They did take dishes and silverware but soon discovered that eating cheerio's on a flat plate didn't work too well, coffee out of the microwave can be hot, you need storage for leftovers and some other things that I found pretty funny. So I sent an order from Amazon of large items that would have been hard to ship and then started filling a box.

I had sent them each a new pillow but soon found out they only had one pillow case first off I made each of them one flannel case and one soft 500 thread count cotton case.
 They said they needed some decoration for on the beds but didn't know where to find anything another set of pillows had to be sent so they could use the wise old owl...purple for Jadyn
 amd turquoise for Clarissa. Both are using pink with those colors.
 The ribbons on the Owls are too cute!  These I made from scraps from the befuddled quilt
Then I made each a place mat with a pocket for napkin, straws and silverware to keep it dust free
 and the desks needed some mugs rugs for snacking while studying
Then the things that make life easier like the microwave pot holders
 each one a sewing kit
 strong bags to carry supplies from the grocery some 10 blocks away
 and tissue holders and tissues since we are going into the runny nose season
I have no time to make a throw right now so I found this pretty furry one
 folding boxes for storage
 bowls, clips, napkins and some hot chocolate
No photo but a pile of stuff for the desk organizer I sent..paper clips, tape, rubber bands, erasers, markers, etc.  Then I wanted to address the missed birthday. One summer Clarissa stayed with me for 3 months. She gathered a pile of pretty pencils every time we went shopping. Her uncle Dave had an electric sharpener that she was green with envy over and asked me daily to buy her one. She was only 3 1/2 but she knew what she wanted and wasn't going to stoop to sharpening her wonderful pencils on "his" they went without being sharpened. I was afraid she would put her finger in the hole and get hurt.

Finally I think she is old enough to own an electric sharpener!  So that's what I got her for her birthday...sort of a joke between us...and a stack of pretty pencils to go with it. I found a Laurel Burch makeup case that fit the pencils perfect.
 Uncle had to get in on the birthday so he noticed on the photo of her room the lone Eagles Foot Ball decoration on the cork board. So now he's added a pennant and every girl needs a softy bear, especially one in an Eagles jersey.
 Maybe a few more boxes and the room won't look so bare! I did send her under the bed storage boxes but now I think she needs a skirt to hide it.
So that's what I've been doing in between family crisis, one after another!


Rhonda said...

Oh Bea, you are such a wonderful Gran!! She and her roommate will enjoy the things you sent and the grandma/granddaughter relationship just received a gold star and a warm fuzzy hug.
Well done lady, well done!!!

elsie123 said...

Rhonda took the words out of my mouth...what a wonderful gran dmother you are! I'm sure she was overwhelmed with all the love sent through the mail/UPS!