Well I've decided I need a little break from my sewing machine so I decided to put up a quick post so as to not get sooo far behind again. So let's see.....Not much out of the ordinary happened last week-end, but I did want to tell you about the movie we saw on Sat. afternoon. It is called, I am not ashamed. It is the true story of a young christian girl who was killed in the Columbine high school shootings. Now as you can imagine there was A LOT of sadness in this movie, and truthfully I found myself in tears a few times, but it was REALLY good. It was soo inspiring. I made me stop and really think again at how much God can and does do when we truly live for Him. I could easily see this again, so I am thinking I might be taking my high school grand daughter Lindsey to see this, and my niece Katie. I think there is MUCH there for them to think about too.
Other then that Sunday was spent our "new" usual way, lol. We have begun attending our old church again on Sunday mornings as this allows us time to worship with my oldest son and his family, and we also take my niece Katie along frequently too. Then we have a LONG leisurely lunch out with them, and leave from there to attend the Bible study my son teaches at my other nieces house. Afterwards we have dinner with my son, and don't pull back into our driveway until after 7 or so. It's a LONG day, but honestly by far my favorite. It just doesn't get a whole lot better. Worship, bible study, good messages, and time with family.
And then the rest of this week has been spent at the sewing machine. I have made 10 pairs of PJ'S so far. 3 of those pairs are NOT Christmas jammies though I guess I should say. Melody loved the fabric from this shop that I found as well, and bought (ok, at my suggestion and somewhat insistence! lol) this particular fabric as I honestly just couldn't resist it. It is just SOO adorable. Pricey, unfornately, but adorable. And let me just say this, it might be the nicest to work with knit I have ever worked with. As a general rule knit fabric (in my opinion) can at times be a real pain to work with. It rolls, stretches, at times just won't lay still, and has been known to suck down the throat plate in an annoying fashion as well . MANY times I have wanted to pick projects up and pitch the whole thing into a trash can. But this fabric so far has just been a dream. Anyway, let me show you these jammies first.
Ok, then let me show the Christmas PJ's I have finished. Will start with Sam, Luke, and Claire.
|THE GREEN IS LUKE'S AND THE RED IS SAM'S.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS FABRIC! I THINK IT IS JUST ADORABLE. I DID THE CUFFS ON THE BOTTOMS AND THE SLEEVES IN A PLAIN BLACK RIBBING, BUT I DID THE NECK OUT OF THE PLAID AS I THOUGHT THAT LOOKED NICE.|
|JUST A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK. VINNY, AND JD WILL BOTH HAVE THIS SET AS WELL. VINNY'S ARE DONE, BUT JD'S ARE ON MY CUTTING TABLE.|
|THESE ARE CODY'S....AGAIN, I JUST LOVE THE FABRIC. THIS PANEL IS SOO CUTE, AND THE VINTAGE LIKE COORDINATE IS ADORABLE WITH THE SNOWMEN, SANTA'S AND RUDOLPH.|
Soooo that is honestly about all I've been up to. I have 3 weeks until Melody arrives for Thanksgiving for a week, which means I have just 3 weeks to finish up the rest of my Christmas sewing. I still need to make the tree skirts, get the banners strung on ribbon, put candy canes in my snowmen ornaments, and finish up the remaining jammies. PLUS! I have a few new ornaments for my own tree, the fabric garland, and a couple other gifts for my sisters, nieces, and friends...whew....I don't know if I'll pull it all off or not. I have them lined up in order of what is most important, and other then those tree skirts and remaining to be done pj's I am really pretty good in the "must have done" category.
Believe it or not we will start decorating our house for Christmas tomorrow. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I want it all done BY Thanksgiving, (actually the Monday before!) as by the time Melody comes for a week and leaves we will be into December and our packed December schedule. This way too we can just do a little each week-end and not be totally stressed getting it up. We have done this for the last 3 or 4 years and it works really well for us. Tomorrow will just be outdoor lights. We will not "light it up" until after Thanksgiving, but hopefully we will get the majority of that done tomorrow.
I will leave you with a few cute pics, and then I'd better scoot back to the sewing machine. In order to stay on my schedule, I need to finish up JD's today, lol.
|MY OLDEST SON JOE...AKA GRANDPA JOE....GOT TO BABYSIT WITH LITTLE SOPHIA LAST SUN. HE LOVED EVERY MINUTE. SHE IS GETTING SOO BIG|
|AND MY MIDDLE SON JOHN AND HIS WIFE JESSICA CELEBRATED THEIR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEK! THEY ARE A VERY HAPPY COUPLE, AND I AM HAPPY FOR THEM!|
|MELODY'S LITTLE FAMILY LAST SUNDAY AFTER CHURCH...THEY HAVE A LITTLE FALL FESTIVAL/PUMPKIN PATCH TO ENJOY|
|MY LITTLE SAM'S PRE-K SCHOOL PIC. THIS JUST SUMS UP HIS PERSONALITY SOO WELL. SUCH A LITTLE SWEETIE. GUESS HE IS DOING REALLY WELL IN SCHOOL. THE TEACHER SAID, "SAM IS PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE FRIEND!" LOL...I LOVED IT!|
|AND LITTLE LUKE'S 3 YEAR OLD PRE-SCHOOL CLASS PIC. HONESTLY, I KNOW I AM PREJUDICED LOL, BUT HE IS JUST THE CUTEST THING. LOOK AT THAT LITTLE SMILE|
|AND LITTLE CLAIRE IS ALREADY 18 MONTHS OLD AND TALKING UP A STORM I GUESS. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM ALL IN JUST A MONTH NOW...|
Soo that's it. Hope you all had a good week....we got some rain, it was SOO nice, and have a relaxing wonderful week-end stretching out in front of you. Blessings to you all! Debbie