Friday, July 10, 2009

A Kid in a Lolly Shop!

Yes, yes - that's me! I am having a very sad and stressful time with 'family matters' at the moment - what better way to cure the blues! I took Heidi and Byron toy and lolly shopping 3:30 yesterday afternoon - a nice school holiday outing to spoil my beautiful twin grandchildren!

Toys for the little ones at Target then into Ye Olde Lolly Shoppe - a new addition to our shopping centre! Now, this little guy above and below looked at me and said 'Lurline, take me home!'. A fascinating wooden toy that brings back memories of long ago. Pull the string and look what he can do! Maybe Mildred can tell us how long ago these lovely toys were in vogue? It is worth popping in to visit her at Nalley Valley today - funny, funny story!

And then honeycomb - another oldie but yummie!

I should be sewing commitments today - instead I am sewing Ayumi's little reversible bag, because I can! It is going to be so cute - another blues beater! Check it out at Pink Penguin!
Uh, oh - there's the rain again - how lovely to get back to the sewing machine!

22 Lovely People said ...:

Kate said...

Hi Lurline - hope your sad and stressful time doesn't go on for much longer - but you are right - focusing on something else can lessen the "blues"!

Julia said...

Hope things get better Lurline, love the toy soldier ,
I'm sure the little ones loved being out with Nana
Hugs Julia ♥

Lizzie said...

Eat the lollies, eat the lollies!! The new lollie shop in Rockingham City is fabulous. Good job we don't have them here in Victoria lol.
lizzie

Deb said...

Lurline your little soldier is a sweetheart and I know what you mean about honeycomb mmmm....
Hope things settle abit for you and the stress levels drop, nothing like family to cause worries is there. Big hugs xx

Shari said...

Thanks Lurline! I popped over to Pink Penguin and spent a half an hour there! Love your toy soldiers - a classic toy that doesn't need batteries!!
Hugs - Shari

Kathie said...

I love wooden toys like this
when I was little I had a Santa like this...hmmm hadn't thought about that for years,
wonder where it went.
Hope your stressful time is over soon...ah yes spoil those children and SEW that always helps!
Kathie

Janet said...

Time with grandchildren has to help and you added sugar, good for you. I hope you have a more peaceful time this weekend. Oh and I have to say I love the toy.

Chookyblue...... said...

he is very cute.........hope things settle down for you.........

Lindsey said...

"Sew your way out of your slump"...you should write a book! All kidding aside, I genuinely hope it all subsides soon. I can relate as we are going through the teenage trials right now. I so enjoy your blog.

Kris said...

Hi Lurline! Yes, sewing helps me forget what a misery I am too. Just think how awful it would be not to have such an outlet! The lolly shop sounds delicious. I think you picked the right companions too. Being with kids really lifts the spirits I find.

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, What a cute pull toy. You know I can't find much history on these toys but my mother had several that we hang on the Christmas tree each year. I've seen a few on ebay that were musical - what I love is that they are such jolly colors! So sorry you are having a stressful time. Hope spending time with the twins and being able to sew during the rain helps. You are in my thoughts and prayers dear friend. Thanks for mentioning my blog - lovely Shari and Julia both visited me and I appreciated it so.

Candace said...

I hope that things are better soon, it seems even the nicest people don't get a pass from the downs, but I guess that it makes for more appreciation of the ups. Meanwhile, enjoy the little things (and big too), it reminds me of the primary school song about turning the frowns upside down. You give others so much enjoyment and uplifting that you deserve the best things in life. Your little wooden man should be good for many smiles.

Fiesta said...

Lurline what is going on? WHy are you sad? Did something occur?
I love the block for the bag your are making. It is bright and cheery.

Purple and Paisley said...

so sorry to hear you're having a stressful time...thank goodness for our grandchildren to take our minds off of the bad stuff for while, right?...i hope things are better for you soon...what i always tell myself?...THIS TOO SHALL PASS...♥

Micki said...

Hope that things get better for you!
Micki

Stephanie said...

What a perfect way to beat the doldrums...toys!!! Wishing you very sunny days ahead and lots of fun sewing.

em's scrapbag said...

Hope things get better soon. Love your new toy. I remember those when I was little. My mom had several.

Joy said...

Aaah, lollies, toys and grandchildren (not necessarily in that order!) - a sure fire way to chase the blues away!! My friend has a cow that does the same thing as your little soldier, I can never resist pulling it's string when I visit and it always brings a smile to my face :o).
I'm sorry you're having a stressful time right now Lurline ... sending big quilty hugs to you!! I do hope things sort themselves out very soon. In the meantime, enjoy spoiling your wonderful grandchildren :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Maree said...

A Lovely time had with the Kiddies...Love Your New Toy..there's something missing on That Honeycomb...Chocolate.!
Hope Today is a Better One for YOU...
Hugs

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Nothing like grandbabies to make one feel better!! I just love honeycomb!! and I love your choice of fabric, can't wait to see it finished. I hope for better days for you.

Julie said...

Shop away Lurline, sorry to hear you aren't having the best time. xx

Helz said...

Hello There Lurline... Grandbabies certainly do have a way of making you Smile... Thinking of You...