Friday, August 20, 2010

Baklava, Weddings, and Sew & Tell



I'm glad it's Friday! It's been a busy, busy week. We've started school. LittleGirl is enjoying her new class and making new friends. She's in a great team-teaching environment with teachers who use the 2nd grade curriculum standards, as well as focusing on personal enrichment akin to the Montessori method. We're delighted this is offered in a public school!

Son#1 and Son#2 began their classes this week too. They've begun to acclimate to their schedules. For Son#1, it's been an easier transition, since he was homeschooled last year. Son#2 has had more of an adjustment, though he is adapting quite well. All in all, he says he is enjoying learning at home. Whew! I'm glad to hear that. As a parent, I always worry about making the right decisions regarding my children. :o)


Baklava and Weddings

See this glorious golden tray of baklava? There are three more trays just like it soaking up the honeyed syrup that will make it so delectable to eat!

My niece is getting married tomorrow. She's having a Dessert Reception complete with a catered Sundae Bar. How fun is that? To honor her Greek heritage, I offered to bake the baklava, a staple of Greek weddings and parties.

Have you ever tried to make it? It contains simple ingredients, much of which you probably have on hand in your pantry. Baklava is very easy to prepare. You just need to set aside some time to complete it, as there are many steps to follow.

This afternoon, I must figure out what I'm going to wear to the wedding. I still have that Green Silk to sew into a dress. I may be doing some more Midnight Sewing this week! When you're a Mom, you squeeze in sewing when you can, right?

Sew & Tell
Even though there was a lot going on this week, I managed to eke out some time to sew. Here's what I was stitched up this week...click the photos to enlarge and the titles to see the original posts/tutorial. Happy Friday!


This was a bit of Midnight Sewing, but definitely worth it! I measured LittleGirl's insulated drink bottle (Thermos), and sandwich container before sewing her tote. This is custom-sized to fit her lunch accoutrements. She loves it and says her friends want one just like it...the ultimate compliment for a sewing Mom!

  

LittleGirl needed an Ice Pack Cover for her lunch tote. Since I like to send a note in her lunch, adding a pocket seemed ideal. She loves it! Every morning this week, she's asked if I made a note for her. Success!

Andrea over at The Train to Crazy featured my tutorial for this easy-peasy Ice Pack Cover. Stop by and say, "Hi!"


That's it for me. What did you sew this week? Stop by AmyLouWho's and LushStuff's sites and leave some bloggy love and comments for all the projects everyone's completed.

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