Loved the pillow...it is the same fabric as one of the new sheets....I especially liked the trim I found.
Just so you could see it in a chair as it will be....doesn't exactly go with the colors here, but you get the idea.
It is really kind of hard to show a valance that isn't on a window....but this is the same fabric as part of the bumper pads. I decided to trim it the same way I did the bumper pads with both blue and brown piping.
A closer look at the fabric and the piping
The cow print nightie and receiving blanket and hat....I trimmed everything in red including the buttons. I put a red fleece blanket binding around the blanket and decided I REALLY liked it. I may have to go back now and finish all the blankets I made this way...still dwelling on it.
How darling is this, and how appropriate for a dairy farmer's son!
Couldn't wait to put his name on something
The fleece blanket. I made it 60 by 60 so it is really pretty big, and trimmed it in black fleece binding.
A closer look at the fabric....isn't it darling?
My mom told me this morning that I could just have the shower all by myself with all the gifts I made, which kind of made me feel bad and let me know I have gone a little beserk as usual. She didn't say it to be hurtful, she was just teasing me a little. But I felt I could justify it by saying that ALL of the little nighties, receiving blankets, and burp cloths were really inexpensive to make (some as little as 4 or 5 dollars a set) as ALL of the fabric was on sale (I rarely buy it any other way) and lots of the thread, trim, bottons and extras I already had from my years of sewing years ago. But I guess I have decided I don't need to explain my reasons for doing this. It is somewhat complicated I guess in some ways. But it also made me think of how much more our Father in heaven wants to bless all of His children too. He gives out of His abundance, and really more than we could ever ask or even begin to dream or hope for. It reminded of this verse in Eph. which has just been coming up over and over again recently and the Lord has really been impressing upon my heart.
Ephs. 3: 20, 21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
There have been a lot of other things going on this week. Annabel graduated from the eighth grade, and Capri graduated from KG. All of the kids are now officially on summer break. The first Wednesday night service at my son's church this week just couldn't have gone better, and I was blessed more than I could say. I did travel down for it but I haven't decided how regular this might be as Jeff is unable to go with me as he doesn't get off work in time. I didn't get home until 10, but it was OK. There is one woman in particular (and maybe others) who I know think that it is foolish that I travel an hour to hear my son teach, and again I foolishly found myself trying to justify and explain why I do. What else would I really have been doing anyway instead? Watching TV and relaxing probably, and while there is certainly NOTHING wrong with that, it really can't be compared in other ways. I think I will follow the Lord's leading and my heart on this and not worry what others may think (or say as in the one woman's case). There is a busy week-end spreading out in front of us as we celebrate Father's day with my kids. We will do this on both Sat. & Sun. and I am looking forward to it. I pray you all have a wonderful day with your father's and with your families. And as always my heart does go out to those of you who have lost your fathers, and I pray your memories are good ones. Let's remember too just how much our Father loves each and every one of us, and rejoice for His presence in our lives!
John 15:9 "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love
James, Capri & Larissa....first of life's big moments!
Having fun...silly girl!
Just as a side note, I have NO idea why I have 2 different fonts going on this post, and NO idea how to fix it, haha....guess it is what it is.