I am going to try and put up a quick post this morning. I have SUCH a busy week ahead of me with things to get finished before Melody arrives in two weeks. I told myself the other day that I didn't NEED to feel soo rushed just to have things done when she gets here, (don't know why I always do that to myself) as the baby is not even due until late April and of course we will be heading out there when she is born. But I plan to be working on the quilt and things for the nursery after she leaves so I do want to keep on my schedule as much as possible. After the things I saw and experienced this week-end I DO want to keep the prospective that I need to on what is important and what is not, and be grateful for all that I have.
I so enjoyed our week-end and I hope you did too. On Sat. hubby needed a hair cut so we ran over to Jessie's shop which worked out well for me too as I needed to drop off the finished hair turbans I had made for her business. I have been kicking around for a while the possibility of "maybe" adding some leggings and possibly some leather moccasins to the things she offers in her business, and wanted to talk to her about my ideas. She is launching her new spring line right now so it seemed like a good time. I know that I do NOT want to have my own business. I don't want to go to the hassle of promoting and advertising it the way I know you have to in order to be successful, nor do I want to deal directly with customers and the bother of sending out orders etc. But I DO like the idea of making some extra money and doing it by doing what I soo enjoy doing. Sewing for someone else's business seems to be the way to go for me. I know that a lot of these businesses hire seamstresses to keep up with their demand, but honestly again I don't think I want to get involved with anyone other than my niece. We discussed all this briefly while she cut hubby's hair, and she also told me what I needed to know about the leather moccasins that are soo popular with babies and toddlers right now and gave me some more to think about there. After we finished there we had lunch at our favorite spot and decided to see the movie the theory of everything. I could write an entire LONG post of what I thought about that movie, but I will spare you and TRY to sum it up as quick as I can. It was a REALLY good movie with superb acting and I thoroughly enjoyed it in spite of the depressive story. But honestly it did leave me with a couple of thoughts I haven't been able to shake. First, I am not sure I will ever complain again about feeling incapacitated with my arthritis in any way. How on earth this poor man (a true story of course) has ever managed to live as many years as he has with such a debilitating disease I honestly don't know. And of course he is just one of sooo many that do. But mainly I was struck by the hopelessness of living without belief in God. How truly sad and overwhelming that would be. What on earth would be the point of it all? I felt an urging to pray more diligently for the lost and hope that I in some way may be able to lead others to the saving knowledge of Jesus. After the movie we met my sister Diane at Joannes so I could give her the finished blankets I had ready so she could crochet them too. She showed me the progress she has made on the rosebud one and all I can say is OH MY GOODNESS! It is SOOOO beautiful. And yes, don't worry, I will post pictures when she has finished all of her beautiful crochet work. After that we browsed the store for a while (no I can never NOT look for fabric, lol) and I discovered that they do not carry any leather. I thought maybe I had seen it in the past though I had never actually looked. They did not. However, I did buy a very small piece of fake leather to practice on and see if maybe making those leather moccasins is even something I want to do. I had spent quite a bit of time in the last couple of days coming up with the perfect pattern to use, and one that looks identical to the VERY popular one that see just everywhere on Etsy, Instagram, and Pintrest. Even the fake leather is NOT all that inexpensive, but luckily for me it was on sale for 40 percent off and I only needed a quarter of a yard to make some up for the baby. So for 2.75 we will see what I think. It is on my schedule for this week (hopefully today but we will see). After that we headed home and relaxed the rest of the day.
|HOW CUTE ARE THEY?|
|JUST A SMALL GLIMPSE OF HOW IT WAS|
So I guess for now I will head back to my sewing machine and try to finish up somewhat on all I still want to do. It was SOO warm yesterday and the wind whipped around kind of bad. I am glad that it is overcast this morning and considerably cooler. Not really ready for such warm temps yet. I am praying the weather is nice when Melody is here for her sprinkle and we have our anniversary party in two weeks, but truthfully here in California it can go either way. We could all be huddled around the heaters in Jessie's back yard, or even forced inside do to rain. Or maybe it will be soo warm we will be sizzling in the sun. But whatever it is, I am determined to keep it all in prospective and be grateful for the opportunities we have and the health we enjoy. Hope you all have a good week!