Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sewing & stuff

Tuesday & Thursday are our school days around here. This week is Texas week and the kids are encouraged to dress in their best western wear. Since we don't have cowboy hats and stuff I sewed these on Saturday. They were fun, relatively easy (I still struggle to control the stitching with my machine), and I am happy with the result.
One of the best things? I had everything I needed - no quick trip to the store for anything! I don't have a "stash" so I was very happy that I was able to do it all in one attempt. I even made a Texas onesie for Aidan. I just couldn't leave her out.
The stitching is still pretty crazy looking close up, but it is am improvement over my first attempt months back! I did make a run to the store today for some new yarn. I am going to try and attempt something similar to this. I have already talked to my mom about having her help with with some of it on her next visit. I am hoping to get started on the little sweater this week. I have my fingers crossed for a successful, and not too lengthy, completion.

The light show above? That is the new solar powered sun catcher I purchased. I saw one in Arkansas during our Christmas vacation and thought it was pretty cool, but I didn't get it. Then I ran across one again and decided I should get it this time. It hung on the window for about three days with no "show". Then this morning while sitting at the table I saw a little something over my shoulder. I looked up and the kitchen, breakfast area, living room & hallway were awash in rainbows. Quiet a show. The girls had so much fun trying to catch them. It was great. My husband thinks his family and mine all need one. I agree. AND lastly, I made the blondies again with almond extract - I think I like them even better! Have a great week.

1 comment:

Katie said...

oh, i love that idea! yes, let me know about the whoppie pies!