Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bloggers are supposed to you know, blog

It seems like I always have an excuse these days. I know, it gets old, even to me. We've been fighting a bug the last week or so and Jeff even took a couple of days off of work. I'm the last one to catch it and between my insane gag reflex and the amounts of phlegm...I'm staying pretty low.

The school year is coming to a close for Darsie next week. I'm sad about it but I'm also looking forward to a big break. We will still have her weekly physical therapy but there won't be school four times a week, Elise's therapist is having surgery and will be out for six weeks after which Elise will probably be discharged, and Elise's EI playgroup won't be meeting twice a week. Our summer schedule is looking pretty barren, actually. I think it will be great. We have a little mini blow-up trampoline and a ball house that I'm going to have Jeff put up in the yard and I think we'll spend as much time outside as humanly possible this summer. I'm going to have to figure a way to move my sewing production out of doors as well.

Oh, and I need some input! We're headed to a wedding in late June and I need some dress advice. Well, I've pretty much decided I'm going to make a sundress but I need opinions on fabric. This is my first choice so far. Too busy? You can tell me the truth, I promise. I'll throw a cardigan of some nature over the top.

On second thought...I somehow (like forgot I purchased one lot and had asked for a custom listing from another seller) ended up with four yards of this fabric. It would need a lining but what do you think? Too white? How about with a green cardigan or maybe make it a skirt with a green top?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some Mish and Some Mash

I can't believe that May is almost half way over! YIKES!! School is out for D in two weeks and both of us will be soooo sad. I need to find some activities for her ASAP.

Mother's Day was great. Jeff bought the earring backs to my first mother's day diamond studs (I had lost one and just never got around to ordering them) and had the girls write up the sweetest cards (per Darsie, my favorite food is salad). It was a really good day. I made this sewn card for mom along with a strawberry pot full of plants. She was really pleased.

We took the girls on Monday to a special Farm Day put on for the special ed students in our county. As you can see from the photos, they both had a blast! Elise glommed on to a bag of popcorn and we had to almost rip it from her fist to ride a horse. She was NOT happy about that whatsoever.

The girls are both doing so well. I really need to get some video of Darsie up since her walk is so beautiful. Everyone who sees her comments on how great she looks.

Sewing is going well, too! I may have to raise the white flag of surrender this week and drop the ladies off at my mom's for a few hours as I have orders for four bags, a shirt, and a couple of belts. Add to that the quilting bee that I am woefully behind on and I have a couple days of steady sewing ahead of me. It is good news, though. I'm so happy my goods are being so well accepted. I hope to have some new items up soon, but that just matters on how the sewing of ordered items goes.

I finally got my "garden" planted. I've had seedlings growing for a month now or so but with all our yard work going on for the new shop we're building, there isn't a suitable space for my garden. So, it went into pots. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all works out with it. I need to replant some of the seeds as a few didn't survive the long seedling hood and outgrew their baby pots and died. So sad.

Take care everyone!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Back to our normally scheduled happenings...

Breathe a sigh of relief. I had my first "real" doctor's appointment yesterday and there was a heartbeat, blood pressure was good, and everything else looked great. It is always nice to get over that initial hump and the realization that yeah, I'm not just getting fat and am sick, there is really a baby in there! Next appointment is in a month and I'll be getting an ultrasound. I'll be 15 weeks...what do you think the chances are they could tell the sex? I am horribly impatient. If not, I'll get another one at 20 weeks, so no worries there.

In shop news, I had such great feedback about the t-shirt for Elise, that I decided to put it up for sale. Let me know if any of you are interested and I'll cut you a special friends and family deal.

As with most everyone I talk with, we're trying to avoid the rainy days and not mold. Our lawns is loving the rain! And we're putting on our rain duds and braving the gray skies.

Have a great week everyone if I don't make it back! I have a mile long list of projects to finish up! Rainy days are great sewing days.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Thank you for such a great turn out!!!

I am really touched and honored that so many of you donated towards my March of Dimes Walk for Babies event. The results were fantastic, even better than last year! So thank you, thank you, thank you!

I hope that it doesn't disappoint anyone that we didn't end up actually walking. Jeff was concerned about me walking six miles and on Saturday, we woke up to torrential downpour that lasted all day. Our backyard is still full of huge puddles despite a glorious sunny day. Add into that still persistent all-day sickness. We had planned on having Jeff walk in my place with the girls, but the stars simply didn't align that day. I hope nobody is disappointed.

Anyways, winners of the two prizes have been picked and without further ado...

Prize One - a baby blanket or bag made by me goes to Christy!

and Prize Two - a hand-crocheted baby blanket by MommyDaisy goes to Ellen!

I will e-mail everybody and get information out to both of you.

But thank you everybody once again, from the bottom of my heart for supporting such an excellent cause!!!