Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I Totally Nailed It.

I believed I could take down a few notes about sewing some crib sheets,  (in my case right now, bassinet sheets) take some sheets I bought at a thrift store, cut and sew them just like the tutorial said, easy peasy even for a beginner sewer.  I totally nailed it on this one.
 Good thing I had plenty of inexpensive fabric to work with.  I laughed at my results, showed it to the world of Facebook and set off to make another one with a few major adjustments. This time it worked. I do love the results and in the end it was really easy peasy lemon squeezey, so I made two of them. And when the crib mattress comes I will try my hand at making sheets for that too.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Laughter, giggles and purring was all I could hear. The neighbor's cat stayed just out of their reach underneath our bed.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ready to Bloom

I planted a lilac bush a few years past, a transplant from a neighbor's garden. Year after year waited for it to bloom and nothing. Was this a complete waste? No, cause it finally BLOOMED this spring! The purple color of the flower is quite regal and royal to look at, the smell, delicious. Now I could just go ahead and show this picture and you would think "how pretty and look at that display, it's perfect".
Or I could show you this picture with some little messiness in the surroundings, still not so bad.
 Or I could span back even more and show the entire surroundings.
This is the mess we are living with at the moment, or weeks or years. But it is a good reminder for me to remain focused on what the beautiful moments are. The mess may still be there for now, but cleaning it all up can be put on hold.  There is beauty everywhere and no matter what it is surrounded by, or however long we have to wait for it, it will come and it will be there, waiting to be noticed and admired. I think the same can be said of life, marriage, motherhood, friendships, and family.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Eliza's Sweater

I finished this sweater back in March, I think it turned out well. I did use the wrong size needles and the wrong type of yarn, but what the heck, it will work.  At the time that I finished this project I didn't have much else prepared for this little one's arrival, since then I have made some more preparations, but still far from calling myself ready, both physically and mentally. Even if the long to-do list is slowly shrinking, her arrival will be a welcomed one and there is nothing like a close deadline to get those last minute projects finished.