Sunday, July 24, 2011

Random thoughts

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my job. I have always wanted to be a Mom. Sometimes I think that is why I never finished college. You don't actually need a degree to be one :) I love my job. I do miss the "real" world sometimes but then I think of coming home each night to rude, rowdy kids who just want to be all over me and I am so glad I get to do that all day.
This weekend has been a really great one. We spent the weekend in CT with Ed's parents. The only down side is we are all in one room. I have to sit in the room with the kids until they fall asleep so I have time to surf the net and catch up on all my blogs! Last night I was reading Megan's blog I am and I was so moved. Earlier in the blog list she had a 10 day motherhood challenge. One day was to list 5 things you love about being a mother. Here are mine:
1. Newborn baby smell( I LOVE IT, almost to an unhealthy amount)
2. The fact that I can pinch a cute bottom and not get arrested!
3. Reading for sometimes an obscenely long time to the kids.
4. The hysterical things that my children say(there are waaaay too many to list)
5. Getting reminded that I didn't get my luvins today and having 2 sweet children crawl into my lap for hugs and kisses.
There are so many other reasons but I just love being a Mom. Honestly it is my dream job. I would do it forever if I could. I have loved each stage so far( Anya is only 6.5). I can't wait for the rest, to see where it brings us and the fun and adventures we have.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hello from here

This summer we'll be here. Feel free to drop by!

handkerchief dress

I made my first real dress for a grown up. It was an easy one. I bought this fabric during the memorial day sale at Joann's for a steal. I wanted to make a different dress, but I realized the pattern on the dress wouldn't work. So I made a handkerchief dress.
It is bulkier than I thought because I had to line it all. But I do feel like a greek goddess in it!

Sorry for the super messy office/sewing room. I have been up to a lot of projects lately. I do have a stack of books to catch up on so maybe I'll slow down a little.

Shower curtain

My neighbor Marianne from the house we used to rent got this fabulous Waverly toile from a yard sale for $1.00! It is an amazing texture and it's black and white and was 5 yards!!
She has been wanting a new shower curtain for her 2nd bathroom for a while. She asked me to make a panel out of the toile, but of course I added a ruffle. I think mainly because Ed would never allow a ruffle in our bathroom, and any man who would allow toile would allow a ruffle. It is the project I am most proud of so far. I love it!

By the way. This is the kids bathroom, that is why it is so narrow and has a turquoise curtain on the side.

Inspiration came from Ashley at Make It and Love it. I did alter it a bit for my purposes and fabric amount and size.

A few thoughts

On this holiday weekend, almost 4th of July, I am here thinking......

1. I am so glad Ed is home, he was called out to fix a plane with 2 hrs notice. Luckily he was gone only a little over 24 hrs, location was drivable. However he has only slept a few hours.

2. I am so grateful for all the people in our history and present and future that serve our country in any way. I could not have all of the wonderful things I have if I didn't live here.

3. My family is really fantastic..... my house is completely trashed because for the past 3 days we have all been playing and having fun together.

All in all, I guess today I am just feeling very thankful for the things that I have in my life. Life is not always easy but it is an adventure all the same!