Monday, January 31, 2011

Passing it down

I taught myself how to sew, or maybe I actually learned in home ec in middle school.  Regardless, I love doing it and love to have new babies to make quilts for. I have always quilted by hand.  Sewing machines were endlessly frustrating for me, so I painstakingly did every stitch by hand.  I loved doing it that way.  This fall I borrowed my Mom's sewing machine and set out to learn to use it.  Wow, what a difference.  Easy peasy.  I really love doing quilts now! 

Lilly has been asking to learn to sew for a while now, so I figured yesterday would be a good time to teach her.  We made a tiny pillow for her doll, by hand.  It took about thirty minutes.  Then I took her into my sewing room and taught her to make one on the machine.  Less than ten minutes.  She was very proud.  She actually likes sewing by hand better as she said she feels a little out of control woth the machine.  I completely understand.  I made her her own little sewing box and she is happily working on a new pillow all on her own.  She is asking if we can make a quilt together.  I would be thirlled to do that with my daughter.  I can't wait to start.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This was taken a few weeks ago before we were assaulted by snowstorm after snowstorm, so there is a lot more snow on the ground now, but this light at the end of the day makes me so happy.

I am fairly certain that all of us are about to venture into our first colds of the season, so that will be fun.

We have a birthday party to attend which is at a super fun place with those bounce houses.  This further cements my opinion that colds are definitely coming. Those places are like little germ factories, having been bounced on by, well, little germ factories.  I'm sure the kids will have fun no less.

My cat gives legitimate hugs around the neck.  It is bizarre. And she is extremely insistent.

I am always looking for occaions to bake, so if anyone needs anything baked, let me know. I think I may want to open a small bakery.

The end.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Still here, and a name change

So I decided to change the name of my blog to better reflect this time in life, and since without fail I always find glitter when I am cleaning out the lint trap in my dryer, I thought it was appropriate.  Plus, as hokey as it sounds, I try to find the good in everything. Even if that good or bright spot is actual glitter among all the gross laundry leftovers.

We are still chugging along. It is way too cold here and the snow banks are too big to see over, but everyone can put on their own snow clothes and enjoy a good sledding expedition, so everything is good there.  The girls have been enjoying the many snow days we have has as of late, and I have been enjoying having them home (and not having to do the morning scramble).

Lately we have enjoyed; jumping really high, forcing each other to smile, sharing hugs with our naughty dog, and reveling in the aftermath of "accidentally" unrolling an entire roll of paper towels.

We've got some exciting stuff coming, and we are thrilled about it. I cannot wait to share more.