A quick peek into the studio today:
It gets a little messy around here when any sewing project starts up. Kids eating on the floor, toys all over the place, dishes pile up in the sink. It's worth it though. I find sewing just as therapeutic as crocheting. It's just not as easy to get to, so it does involve a measure of planning. This is the fabric for J's messenger bag. I've finished cutting it out and just have to pin it together. (Except I ran out of fabric for the strap, so at some point I'll need to head off to fabric land.) I'm hoping to have it done either for Christmas or her birthday. At first I thought it was too much time, but after a few false starts, I'm thinking it's about right. I have a few other projects on the go and time flies around here. Also, the kids get sick a lot in winter time? My experience from last year.
As of yesterday morning, we are finished with the blueberry jam, I think. Moving on to peach preserves! If we find the time, that is. For some reason this year is a little slow with the preserving.
Yesterday I spent the day at my parents' house. The kids had a wonderful time, as always, running, playing, eating, laughing and enjoying the space. When we got back late last night, a package was waiting for me. It was from my blog swap partner, who outdid herself with a wonderful pile of goodies! The kids love the mini-quilt and have claimed it for their dolls, animals and even themselves! Also, they were itching to try the dandelion salve, which I rescued from their sticky hands. :)
My talented and new friend Yanic, thank you for making our day perfect with your sweet gifts!