It is late Wednesday afternoon and I am sitting here listening to the rain pattering on the roof, and smelling chicken baking in the oven. Thought I might try to get this post together and ready to publish, as I won't really have time in the morning. I have had a busy week....a busy week of celebrating birthdays that is. April 1st is both my older sister Diane's birthday, and my good friend's as well. So on Tuesday afternoon I met my girl friend at our favorite restaurant and had a wonderful lunch and visit together and then we went and saw the movie God is NOT Dead. It was a really good movie with a great message of course, and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is the friend who I have been friends with since we were 9 years old. And considering this is the year we turn 60, it seems like we had something to celebrate, lol. I am a good six months behind her, so mine is still coming, lol. And then my sister Diane and I will meet tomorrow to celebrate hers. We are going to start our day a little earlier though and get in a little shopping first at one of our favorite places, Joanne's fabric. Then we too are going to do lunch and a movie. Haven't really settled on what yet, but I am sure we will find something. How grateful I am to have BOTH of these women in my life. They have both seen me through all of life's best and worst moments, and between the two of them I honestly couldn't count up all of the good times we have had. I made both of them similar gifts this year, just in different colors. I embroidered a scripture design I found on a piece of fabric, and then made a pillow out of it. I was REALLY pleased with the way they came out, and put to use the fact that I recently learned how to make piping as well. I made the piping for the pillows a lot bigger than the one I made for the bumper pads, and I wasn't sure if it would come out OK, but it did. A woman who works at the quilting store who was helping me match fabric for the piping on the second pillow (I had brought along the first one for her to see) LOVED it and wanted me to make her one for her MIL if I was interested. I did consider it seriously, as I did enjoy making them. But decided against it for the same reasons I always do. But now I have added on the fact that I have a hard enough time with my neck making the things I want/need to for my own life, I don't think I can take on projects for money. Though she told me if I was ever interested, she could get me a lot of orders. Anyway, let me show you my pillows.
|I LOVE THESE COLORS....THEY COULD GO SOO EASILY IN MY HOUSE, I MIGHT MAKE ANOTHER FOR ME, LOL|
|AND I AM HOPING THESE COLORS GO WELL IN MY SISTERS BEDROOM.|
I also made myself a set of Easter coasters, and 12 new bibs for Vinny. Guess he is cutting some teeth and is drooling soo badly, she really needed a few more. Grandma had LOTS of fabric on hand, and I enjoyed this little project too. I set out a couple of my Easter decs as well this week.
|VINNY'S NEW BIBS...SOO MANY CUTE FABRICS!|
This week-end will bring even MORE birthday celebrations as it is both my little Jeffie's 10th birthday (how can he already be 10!?), and my youngest son James 34th (even more incredulous that he is in his mid thirties now!) April is a busy month. But more on that later. My dinner is smelling delicious, and I need to get it on the table. Hope you all have been having a GOOD week. I heard a line in the movie God is NOT Dead that just keeps running over and over in my head. "God is good all the time!" "All the time, God is good!" Soo true!