Oct 28, 2010

Watch me grow!

When I go visit my parents I can still see the pencil lines on the kitchen doorway where my mom marked the growth of all the grandchildren.  The kids loved to have her measure them and make their mark.

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I want to create the same kind of memories for our grandkids so yesterday I stitched up a growth chart to hang on our wall. I found this fun monkey fabric in my stash and made it up as I went along.  I still have to figure out how I am going to mark it.  Any creative ideas?

           twenty seven inches    thirty inches

27 inches and thirty inches tall so far.  We have a lot of wonderful growing up years ahead of us.

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16 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

How cute! The fabric is just perfect for growth charts! For marking you could use pigma pens, or even stitch the markings :-)

Tiffaney said...

That chart is so cute. I think you should stitch the markings

Karen said...

To mark the child's height you could cut out a little arrow shape from fabric that has been pressed to paper backed fusible web. Mark the date on the arrow with a fabric pen and iron it on to the quilt pointing at the correct height measurement.

Elaine said...

Very, very cute! Now that I have a grandchild, I'll need to make something like that.

Tarnyia said...

I think you are going to have to mark it with a fabric pen for it to stay there and always be a reminder... and use a different colour for each grandie... wonderful growth chart as well xxxx

Lynn said...

We had the same thing in the house where I grew up. All of my children's heights were marked and dated on a piece of molding by the back door. We recently rented out the old family home, and had a contractor remove the molding. It is now at my house next to a piece of molding marking the growth of our six grandchildren. It is so much fun to compare heights of our children to their own children.

Kim D. said...

What a fun growth chart, I bet your grandkids will really appreciate it as they grow older.

Needled Mom said...

Cute! How about permanent ink pens?

Angela said...

What a great memory maker!

Kris said...

Oh, Annette!!! This is a darling idea!! And I LOVE the fabric!! Those two little kids are pretty cute too!! :-))

Micki said...

It is so cute and so are those adorable kids.
Micki

Tricia said...

That's adorable - and so are the kids! When you come up with a marking idea, let me know. Sorry, I'm no help.

Linda said...

That is so cute...we had one for the kids when they were little. Maybe try a pigma pen to marrk and then stitch over. You could start with an invisible pen first to make sure it's where you want it to be. Your grand daughters are so very sweet!

John'aLee said...

So so cute!!

Suzie said...

A very sweet idea! And the girls are so cute!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

aw they are so incredibly joyful, I had my baby here for the weekend, it is fun

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