Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ice Storms = Sewing

So we've been out of school for 3 days this week because of a little ice. 
It's Winter in the South.
This time, I was prepared.

Before the storm hit, I baked, cooked, and stocked up meals for easy heat-and-eat. Thankfully, we never lost power, which meant I could sew! I tried an idea that's been brewing for a while...sewing strips of scraps to an old towel. It's trapping the dirt at the sliding door.  

Not the prettiest of projects, but Dexter likes it & it functions well. 

I plan to make another one soon, perhaps drawing out some guidelines before I stitch. It's a fabulous scrap-buster, so no complaints here as I knock down that big pile!

Remember when I went Carolina Shop Hopping this past summer? Well, I still had block kits I never stitched up. I'm happy to say they are all stitched out now!

The Red and Blue was the most difficult for me with all it's tedious, tiny cuts, and half-square triangles. Maybe it was the instructions. I had to read through them quite a few times before understanding exactly what I was supposed to construct. It's a bit wonky. I'm thinking I'm going to take apart the rows & put it back together a little straighter.

See the bottom and left side?
They need fixin'!
The kids return to school this AM on a delayed start. Time to make blueberry pancakes & warm their bellies before they head out the door. Don't know when I'll get the chance to sew again, but I sure did relish the moments I had this week! Sewing time = Happy time.

How are you filling your days?
Happy Thursday!

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Cozy & A Dunk

Ever have one of those days where you just 'need' to create?
I found myself fortunate to be in that state on Friday.
A few minutes of stitching set my world right again.
A cup cozy from leftover jellyroll strips. 
Ahh....feels good to sew! 

In other grand news, we were proud to watch Son#2 
step out in faith and step into the Living Waters on Sunday.
Though his salvation came last year, his baptism is another long-awaited prayer answered.
It's difficult for teens to put their faith out there for their peers to scrutinize.
We are humbled by his obedience & proud of his courage.

What's going on in your world?

Happy Monday!