Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Quick Lil' Sumthin'

Do you know how sometimes something becomes unavoidable? Well that was my stash closet in my sewing room one day. I reached for something and the shelf came out of the wall. I had been digging and re-stacking things in there for months. Of course things like this happen when you have no time to deal with them. This was no different. So with the shelf out of the wall and all of its contents in the floor I had no choice but to straighten it up.

Unfortunately this is one of those situations like when you reach up to clean one spot on the window above the kitchen sink, the next thing you know you have washed all the windows, taken down all the curtains and don't know how it got be dinner time when you weren't looking. Picking up the fabric from one shelf that fell became straighten up every shelf!

The top picture was the ensuing mess that needed to be addressed after I drug it all out and cleared the floor of the closet.

There is ALWAYS a silver lining to every catastrophe. In dragging out the mess and clearing the closet floor, I unearthed a set of blanks I had bought a few of years ago from Sew Beautiful. It was a bib, a burp cloth and receiving blanket. Treasure!

Since we have a sweet new Punkin' Pie on the way, I quickly stitched them up to take with me when I made one of those trips south to help paint my pregnant daughter's new house. Excuse the lousy cell phone picture, I gave them away before I could get proper photos taken. Punkin's nursery is going to have a flamingo theme. Do you know how hard it is to find flamingoes that aren't either too grown up, or too cartoony looking. I settled on this simple design from Embroidery Library. The font is Santa's Sleigh from Jolson's.

So my not so good day did unearth a treasure to be quickly stitched for our new girl arriving soon. See I told you I had been sewing.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I Hear You!

After an embarrassing number of emails asking "Where are you?" I knew I had to take a minute to post. Thank you all for worrying about and missing me. I promise I have been sewing, I just have not had a moment to tell you about it.

Since my last post I have driven 2,105 miles, flown on 5 different airplanes covering the same number of miles a second time, celebrated a birthday, hosted a couple's bridal shower for 35, held "Camp Mimi" for three of the cutest campers you ever saw, painted a laundry room and bathroom, celebrated a first haircut as well as a first day of school, sewn countless hours, cleaned and straightened my stash closet as well as cooked and done laundry. Yes, I am tired but I am sure no more tired than anyone else. Just meeting myself coming and going.

I am getting ready to hit the road again soon. This time I will only cover 1,600 miles. The hard life, what can I say? No, it is not, its just the life I have right now.

Before I hit the road again, I do have several posts to share with you. I will leave you with a cutie modeling her birthday dress. The cherry dress for her and Bitty.Baby. were a big hit.
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