Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sewing and such

I have been sewing quite a bit the past few days. I would love to post pictures of my completed projects, but Speedy B has left the camera in the van...and they took the van to the races. Unfortunately, one of the projects has already left. I monogramed a pillowcase for a friend from church. She actually paid me...woo hoo! That was fun.

The second project was a homemade pillowcase for Cowodie to take to a party tomorrow. The case made up well, then I began the embroidery. Of course the machine had to mess up! I spent over an hour picking out the stitches. I am pretty sure I could have made a new pillowcase faster. But Cowodie had already shopped the stash and found just what he wanted and there wasn't enough to make another one. The things we do for our children.

Now I am hemming my new dress. I am determined to wear it to church tomorrow. I am hemming by hand. I know the machine will do a blind hem stitch, but after the picking threads fiasco, I don't want to try something I am unfamiliar with and risk ripping again!

Why you might ask am I hemming a dress at 12:00 a.m. Because I joined a silly read along lead by one of my Ravelry groups. The title of the book is The Historian...sounds nice enough right? Well, I sent Speedy B into Barnes and Noble to pick it up for me, thus I did not read the cover before purchasing. It is a vampire book people! I don't read that genre...I have an overactive imagination, I don't need encouragement. So here I sit in my bedroom, two whole walls of windows, listening to my children snore in my bed, waiting for RacerDad to get home from the races...still hours away, needing to go move laundry to the dryer but it is a whole house away, past three doors and LOTS of dark windows...scaring myself silly. And I have only read the book in the broad daylight. Why on earth am I doing this to myself???? Maybe it is time to turn on 27 Dresses and think happy thoughts.

If you happen to think of it, please say a prayer for RacerDad. He interviews with the Deacon committee at church tomorrow. They have asked him to consider being up for nomination and this is the next step.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Heard in my Kitchen

I was cutting an apple for Smoda when the knife slipped grazing my finger. As I was looking to see if I had a cut, his sweet six year old voice said "you are as tough as a boy". The ultimate compliment!

50 Days of Summer

Katie had a wonderful idea she is terming 50 Days of Summer. I am going to have to play around with it a bit to take into account trips to visit grandparents, VBS and such. But there are some great ideas to make summer special.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Little did Ms. Knit Sox know she would shame me into posting a blog entry by tagging me for a meme. is an entry.

Rules of the game are posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

A: I was a stay at home mom getting used to life with two. My oldest was two, I had a newborn and we had just moved into our first home. We moved into the house when Cowodie was 9 days old! I remember sitting in amidst a pile of boxes crying because I didn't have the energy or desire to unpack. Thank goodness for my friend Stacy who came over and just started hanging pictures. She told me I could change them when I felt more like myself, but for now "let's get them off the floor".

2.What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

A: Make our weekly bread. Embroider Cowodie's beach towel. Finish my dress I am making. School with the boys. Clean the kitchen.

3. Snacks I enjoy?

A: WW friendly: 94%ff kettle corn popcorn, laughing cow cheese with triscuits, snap peas Non WW friendly: anything chocolate!

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire?

A: Tithe. Find someone smarter than me to help me handle it. Go on mission trips.

5. Places I have lived?

A: Tulsa, OK; Stillwater, OK (home of Oklahoma State University); Armonk, NY; Dobbs Ferry NY; Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, TX

6. Jobs I've had?

A: Before High School: babysitting, filing in my mom's accounting office; During high school: worked at a grocery store, continued at mom's office; During college: Grocery store, resume writer, bookstore; Career: teacher; Now: best job ever for

7. Peeps I want to know more about?

A: Anyone who wants to play along may join. And, if you don't want to, that's okay too.