Sunday, May 31, 2009

Last day of May already?

This month has just flown by. I wish I had lots of quity goodness completed to show for my time. I have been doing just a little sewing. And making tiny bits of progress on some projects. But, I have only one finish for the month.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A question or two for you

I have been sewing for most of my life. I started out sewing clothing. At first just for myself, then for my kids.Eventually my quilting took over, and now I do almost no clothing construction. It's pretty much all about quilting for me.

The owner of my local quilt shop mentioned that many of her quilting customers have only experience with quilting, but have no idea how to construct a piece of clothing following a pattern. So now I am wondering how common that is. Do you do any sewing other than quilting? And if you wanted to learn to make a non quilt item, what would it be? What sewing skill would you like to learn?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today I want to wish all the moms reading this a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you get a chance to spend some time with your loved ones, as I will. I will share with you the beautiful flowers I got from my son who had to leave Friday for his summer classes at the university. Thanks, Kyle.


I come from a large family, and am happy to say that my parents are still here with us. As is typical of all kids, I never fully appreciated all that my parents did for me until I had kids of my own. So let me just say "Thanks, Mom!" I know how lucky I am to be your daughter. I always knew I was loved and you were always there when I needed you. What a great role model I have!

My mom with my daughter, Annie, on her wedding day last year. Two beautiful ladies.

And I would like to add another "Thanks, Mom!"to the other mom in my life, my husband's mom. I love your son more than I ever knew was possible. And I know that much of what he is, he is because of how he was raised. He, too, was blessed with good role models as parents.

My other mom

I love being a mom. I cannot imagine my life without my kids. My youngest is making plans to go away for college in the fall. The last to leave the nest. I hope that I did my job as mother well enough. I know I sure tried.

My youngest, Matt