I spent the Christmas holidays on the West Coast with Son #1 and his family, which was just the break I needed, so thank you, C&J. We did a lot of fun things, including a ride on the Niles Canyon Railway Train of Lights. And I am now the world's oldest expert Candyland player.
Granddaughter Z treated me to the movies for my birthday. We went to see Monsters, Inc. and gorged ourselves on popcorn.
I am way behind on the Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week. Oh, well. Eventually I'll get them all posted. You don't care if they're out of order, do you, Gentle Reader?
Week 16's block is called Capital T and is one of numerous blocks inspired by the temperance movement of the nineteenth century. Many of the women in the temperance movement were also active suffragists.
I made my Ts in two different colors, but it's also great with the Ts all the same color. There's a wonderful red-and-white example on the Grandmother's Choice website. Wouldn't this be a great block to use for a grandbaby whose name starts with T - Thomas, Teresa, Toto?
Week 15 honored New Zealand, which in 1893 became the first country to extend the vote to all women in all elections. They still celebrate September 19 as Suffrage Day, in honor of the women who worked so hard to claim their equal right to vote. The block is called Centennial.
More blocks to come.