Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's not a Mother's Day gift~

... but, really, it is. The kids know how I feel about Mother's Day so they treat me nicely and call it something else. And boy, did they treat me this year:

Yes, it's an Alexander Henry chair from Arrow Sewing Cabinets.
I'd knock their heads together for spending that much money on a chair except I know they didn't. They found two new-in-the-box chairs at a thrift store! Needless to say, I did not knock heads. Patrick's mom got the other chair. She rode hers down the driveway, such was her excitement. I'm a little more subdued. I just gave Ashes my old chair/stepladder and began to sew. Comfortably.  And when I pushed back from the machine it rolled smoothly and did not take a layer of varnish from the wood floor. *sigh* Thank you, children. I've always known you had my back. Now I know you also have my butt.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Now I can show it~

 I participated in a fun swap last month that was sponsored by Heidi; she of Handmade by Heidi and half the duo behind the Friday Night Sew In. The swap was to be anything of a sewing nature and just for fun! I had been looking to make some of these so what better reason! Here is the sewing organizer I made for my swap partner, Cornelia from New Zealand!

                                     I hope she enjoys it and gets lots of good use from it!
                                                             Happy Sewing, Cornelia!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

She's 7 months old today~

   Because... yes. It seems like I just posted about Kal-El's arrival and now Leia Elise ~his little sister~  is seven months old. *smh*

                                                            Kal-El is two years old!

 It would have been my dear Auntie Betty's 85th birthday today, too. Remembering you today, Auntie~   I will bleach my countertops and vacuum my curtains in your honor.

  In sewing news~ I haven't done much this week because I have a temp job at a florist shop! It's mad-crazy during Mother's Day week and they bring in folks like me to prep flowers and do the general stuff to keep the designer's flowing. I'm keeping an eye on them because I've only played with silk flowers for a few weddings and  I'm eager to learn! Oh, the irony, since I strongly dislike Mother's Day AND receiving cut flowers as a gift! They even brought B in to do deliveries for the next few days! He does have a job interview today so think happy thoughts for us, would you?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kona Scrap Project

When I made my Bottled Rainbows quilt top and Joseph's coat of many colors last year, I was left with a buch of Kona and Wendover solid scraps that were taking up space in my door pockets. I've been looking for a project to use 'em up and I settled on a pattern that is reminscent of a granny square afghan. I'm thinking nine blocks will make a nice, manageable top. Progress so far:

Lots of 2 1/2" squares on my dresser:

 Five blocks so far!
Oh, yes, it will be a DUFUS!

I also had the opportunity to whip up this cute skirt for a former customer. I made her a She-Ra costume a few years ago~ it was fun to make this elastic-waist skirt from a fabric she requested!

(The t-shirt is a Fu-Man Skeeto shirt that I bought for my daughter. Points to you if you know what that means.  I truly hope to fit in it someday. I paid $32.00 + tax for that sucker.)