Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet Reminder

First posted by criPSy duck

What a sweet reminder of days past. I stumbled across this christening coat on Flickr while I was taking a break from "moving". It looks like a rayon fabric, probably smocked with silk floss. It was NOT made by me, but it is delightful. It reminds me why I have been working so hard to move this sewing room.

I need to get back to the grind. Can you say the word purge? In the past eighteen months I have reduced my fabric stash by half. I have either given it away, thrown it away or shock of shocks, sewn it up. I have shared before my new credo;
If I don't love it; I don't keep it, buy it or use it.
So all of that fabric, patterns, supplies that make you cock your head and say "What was I thinking?" are gone! Of course it doesn't hurt to have a tyrannical, former stock room organizing, retail store manager of a daughter help you. She is ruthless! If I waiver on something, she is ready to go for the jugular.

But I do want this....

to turn into this. Almost there! I promise to take pictures and take you in a tour when it is done.

Of course could this be why it is taking so long? Baby just learned how to start cooing. We had to all gather round immediately and listen to the sounds of future wisdom revealed. What a delight that was. And modern technology allows Baby Mommy to record it on her phone to send to Daddy.

Whatcha doing Mimi?

The upside to the tyrant daughter is she brings this little nugget with her every time. I say a fair trade off.

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  1. She is adorable!!! My grandchildren call me Mimi too!

  2. I can hear the happiness in your post!! Love seeing pictures of Baby. Can't wait to see more of your sewing room in progress.

  3. Aw, that's quite an adorable girl! Can't wait to see your sewing room. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

  4. "fair trade off" is right!! What a cutie-pie! Its hard for me to remember when my DGD Caroline was that little & it was only 6 VERY short years ago. :(

    I can't wait to see your new creative space, Martha. I just got a new sewing table & did a lot of what you're doing to make room for it. I am such a pack-rat. LOL

  5. BTW, did you hear that Harry Smith cut his finger while using a mandolin on air this morning? We're in good company! :/


  6. I can totally understand why you need to just cuddle that precious and listen to her cooing. I would not get a think done either. In fact, I have no excuse and still don't get much done.
    She is so lovely!


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