May 31, 2008
May 29, 2008
I watched 2 movies (when did you last watch "Footloose"? I got the DVD for my birthday), got in plenty of computer time, and in between all of this, spent quality time with these two :
When I finally looked at the time it was only 7:30 p.m.! What the heck?? So much Wednesday still left........
May 27, 2008
Sharing my Mom's birthday has always been very special to me, and even though, throughout my life, I have often been a real thorn in my Mother's side, I hope she knows how much I love her.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
May 26, 2008
two for my niece:
Bethany will be the head cook all summer at Quaker Meadow Christian Camp. A head cook needs more than one apron!
Because she is in her second year of nursing school, I found this perfect fabric with nurses and doctors on it.
and for Daughter :(who does not need another apron, but loves them as much as I do)
Daughter has a newly decorated kitchen in citrus colors with citrus slice accents.
Look at this PERFECT fabric I found, called "Fresh Squeezed" by Moda. I made her apron reversible because I love both of these fabrics and couldn't decide which one to use!
All these aprons completed and still one day left of this 3 day weekend. I think I'll make myself a new comforter for my bed with what's left of today.....
May 20, 2008
The cut of this apron is so comfortable. I think this will have to be my new favorite apron!
THANK YOU JANEL! MY NEW APRON IS JUST PERFECT!
May 18, 2008
- the Apronista May Project which is ruffles. I just need to post a picture.
- The Apronista Swap: theme is rick-rack. This apron will be mailed tomorrow to my swap partner. I hope she likes it as much as I do!
I also completed my apron for the SASSY APRON SUMMER SWAP.
This is one of my all time favorite fabrics. It's covered with cute summer fruits and beverages. I used red pin dots for the ruffled trim and red ribbon on the pocket. I love this one so much I made the same one for Daughter for her birthday (and believe me, she did NOT need another apron!) For this swap I needed to include an embellished kitchen towel of some kind, so I made a second apron from a dishtowel with the same fabric.
(This turned out even better than I had hoped. I will definitely be making more of these!)
May 15, 2008
I am lucky enough to have had a job for 25 years that allows me a LOT of freedom and flexibility. When my kids were small, I was always able to stay home with them when they were sick and attend all school functions no matter what time of day. Now that my kids are grown, I can still use that flexibility for the grandkids and their needs.
My usual work day ends at 3:00 p.m., but it occured to me that I was actually wasting my afternoons, spending too much money shopping, or just wasting away the hours doing nothing much of any consequence because "I didn't have enough hours to really do something productive". SOOOOO............with the blessings of my Boss, 2 weeks ago I changed my schedule to four,10 hour days with Wednesdays off:
Work Monday and Tuesday, off Wednesday, work Thursday and Friday, off the weekend. Working 2 days and then 2 more days is a piece of cake!
I LOVE IT!!! It honestly feels like I have a whole extra day in my week!
So, what am I doing with all this extra time? Why, making APRONS and sewing of course! and catching up on my reading and finally getting through all the magazines that have been piling up and trying some new recipes and playing with the grandkids....in other words, just the usual day-off-kind-of-stuff.... BUT A WHOLE EXTRA DAY OF IT!
WHO KNEW IT WAS ACTUALLY POSSIBLE TO ADD MORE HOURS TO YOUR WEEK?!!
May 10, 2008
Doesn't it feel great to cross something off your to-do list?
May 8, 2008
Polka-dot roosters and eggs on a yellow background, with black & white polka dot lining and edging
A DAY FULL OF CHICKEN-Y GOODNESS......
May 5, 2008
Thanks to so many ladies over at the APRONISTA posting their fabulous photos using their own "Miss Jewel", I knew I had to get one while the sale was still on at Joann's. Miss Jewel will show off my aprons with much more style than my photos have had previously!!
I'm looking forward to Miss Jewel and I having a long and happy partnership......