Christmas for a friend…

Christmas really sucked this year.  It wasn’t how I envisioned Christmas.  I really LOVE Christmas, but this year, this year has such sad undertones, I didn’t even put my tree up or any decorations for that matter.  It didn’t even feel like Christmas.  I watched the movies on Hallmark, played Christmas music and even wore an ugly sweater, but just couldn’t get in the Christmas spirit.  This year was to be when my family would be at MY house, but when grandma is placed in assisted living and we are her only family left, plans change.  When my husband’s mother spent Thanksgiving in the hospital and then later before Christmas announced she won’t be continuing her chemo treatment, plans change.  In my fit of selfishness, I volunteered to work at Holiday on Christmas day, because why not?  Christmas is going to suck anyways… We ended up having Christmas Even with my husband’s side of the family barely showing up, just long enough to get a quick photo and then everyone dispersed.  No special dinner, no exchanging of gifts, just hanging out…because as Joey’s dad said “Christmas is cancelled, why are you here?”

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Easter Skirt

WOW!!  Where has time gone?!  Even though my classes are much smaller this spring, I feel like I have been going non-stop.  After our bedroom remodel, we’ve just been jammed packed with family events and other winter nonsense.

I was on a mission to dust off my sewing machine and get back to it, my mission, to make an Easter Skirt.  My inspiration, Pi, for Pi day of course which was March 14th.  As a math teacher, I decided a circle skirt would be my mission!

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Basket full of fun!

 

I have successfully finished my mom’s birthday gift, previous post, and now it was time to attempt what I could make my soon to be 25 year old sister.  She is of a spunky sort as her paint in her kitchen is out of a tropical scene…very 5 o’clock somewhere ideas!  Very fun and welcoming.  Even though she now has her own home, it seems she is so difficult to shop for even though we are only 13 months apart, we are complete opposites.  I decided to make a beautiful table basket.  Her favorite color is orange, but felt that it was important to incorporate more colors than just orange.  I found the fun fabrics at JoAnn fabric.  The bias tape needed for the project, I made myself, pretty impressed with myself!!  The original design did not have any handle, but thought it would be pretty to add since I also had extra fabric left over.  More

Oorah!

After about a month on hiatus from my sewing machine, I was getting the itch to create something.  Since my mom and sister’s birthday are coming up and just so happen to land on the same day of each other, I found for my mom a super cool Marine pattern, sparkley star and sandstone patterns to create the most adorable apron, ever!  My little brother is a Marine so I felt that this pattern would be fitting for my mom!

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Wedding

Wedding DaySeptember 1st, 2012
Our Wedding Day!

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