Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Thoughts - Speak Life



After a weekend of kids & their sibling bickering and reading snarky tweets online,
I've been mulling over this thought in the wee hours of insomnia morning. 

Speak life and write love today, friends. 

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Sunday!



We've come to realize simple birthdays are the best. 

Yesterday we celebrated DH's birthday with a family-only dinner.
His parents, Papou and Yiayia, joined us for his requested Greek food menu:
Pastichio, Spanikopita, and Tiropetes.
Birthday Cake was a delicious brown sugar cake w/caramel, toffee, and whipped topping.
More on that later this week!

A beautiful day for a wonderful man. 
We are blessed.

Happy Sunday, friends!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whining Equals Motivation

Nothing like a little whining to motivate yourself into accomplishing your tasks.

I. SEWED. MY. KITCHEN. CURTAINS!!!!




Seriously. 
These took less than an hour to stitch...would've been 30 minutes, but I had to unpick a row. Snot.

The photos are dark because it's gloomy outside. The first day of Autumn decided to put on a show-- overcast and breezy cold all day.  Brrr! Yesterday's whiny post and pictures show the truest colors of these purdy birdy curtains. 

Know what I love most about these curtains? They're re-purposed! 

Originally intended to be a tweety table cover, I found these tablecloths on sale at Target. 

Before the day I discovered them, I honestly thought I was the only person left in the South who could not find great deals at this store. Funny when you're not looking for something you find exactly what you've been wanting. 

There I was, strolling along, killing some time, and SHUT-MY-AUNT-FANNIE'S-MOUTH, I eyeballed these in-exactly-the-right-colors-and-size-and-oh-my-goodness-those-are-the-prettiest-birds-on-fabric-print I'd thought of in my many stitching dreams.  Being on clearance was just a happy bonus. 

The size left just enough room to fold fabric over and make a rod pocket. While I love the look of full-length panels, it's not an option for my kitchen. We live in this house, and especially this room. To the floor curtains would be stepped on by big-footed teen boys, and slobbered on by Dexter. His food and water are in the vicinity of the window. Nope. Practicality trumps predilection every time in the Seams Inspired home.



Did you catch where I'm sewing? In the kitchen? One of the reasons for lack of stitching is the teens took over my Sewing Room! They were scattered about the house with their electronics, and truly needed a more suitable place for computerin' and entertainin'...under the watchful parental eye. ;) 

My fabrics and notions and machines are congregating in different rooms at the moment. Fingers-crossed to get it all back in one space (just a teeny corner in the living room, please?!) by the weekend. 

Oh, to be sewing! Makes my heart smile. 

What motivates you today?

Happy Wednesday!

PS...
If you need motivational inspiration, 
check out Fat Quarter Shop's sale!  
All Robert Kaufmann fabrics are 20% off...yeah, baby!
Use code RK2014
Get over there before 9/28 to stock up!