Mother's Day, and a sewing challenge

mother's day

tulips from our yard -- these were for my kids' grandmothers, but let's pretend they're for you!

Hoping that all you fantastic mamas out there had a fantastic, beautiful day yesterday; that your family loved you even more than usual; that your burden was light, if just for one day.

I'm a very fortunate mama. I was awakened (bright and early, as always on a Sunday morning ... we leave for church by 8:15) with kisses and cards and gifts and a breakfast of bacon and eggs. After a perfect day, including Mexican food and margaritas, new sunglasses, and a nap, we paid visits to the two grandmothers, and I finished the day with some fantasy yarn shopping, tea, and a movie on the couch. Such a sweet, sweet day.

In other "news"....


I'm going to try to participate in Meg's Kids' Clothes Week Challenge this week. I need to get back into the sewing groove, and I've had a few projects sitting around in semi-finished states for a while now. I don't know how well it's going to go because Fiona is in a stage right now where sewing is a challenging activity. She wants to be held all the time, is transitioning out of two naps (making her one nap somewhat all over the place), and gets into anything within reach when awake. Of course, my sewing room is not babyproofed. Anyway, I really want to participate, so I'm going to try, but I'm not going to beat myself up if it doesn't work out.

The challenge begins today. I don't think I'll get to anything until tonight because I have students all afternoon, but I'm hoping to complete a few almost-done projects before moving on to some new things later in the week. Maybe you'll join me?