Liz and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Company and Project Run & Play hold an event every July called “Skirting the Issue”. As a foster mom, this event holds very special meaning to me! Each year in the middle of the summer, people from all over the country, donate their time and talents to sew skirts, quilts, and pillowcases for children in foster care….
It’s time for summer fun! It’s been a busy summer so far in my house. Things are slowing down a bit now, though, so I’m keeping a list of activities handy to battle boredom and keep my kids screen-free as much as possible.
The 4th of July is less than two weeks away! I meant to have this tutorial finished and ready to share weeks ago, but, as often happens around here, life got in the way. (Do I sound like a broken record?) It is a quick sew, though, thanks in part to some of the speedy piecing methods that I used! I made the pillow version above in a few hours on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and I’ll probably keep it on my entry bench year-round. I think it works well with our cottage decor….
It’s my turn on the Game Day Blog Tour! This new fabric line by Lori Whitlock is so much fun! My preteens love everything sports, and they couldn’t wait for me to sew for them with it….
It’s been a little while since I participated in an Instagram Mini Swap. I’ve been trying to focus my concentration on sewing for my family and friends. I missed it, though! When the Easter Bunny Quilt Swap showed up in my feed, and I saw that it was a quick-turnaround swap, I decided that I could squeeze it into my crazy schedule….
This little boy? When he first arrived at our front door just over two years ago, he was this little ball of anger and frustration. It was so hard. I kissed him and hugged him and worked hard to make him feel at home. I was committed to him, but I lived for nap time and bed time. When it became apparent that he wasn’t going to get to go home, I cried out in prayer one day, “Lord, please don’t just help me get through each day. Please make me fall in love with him.” And God answered that prayer. Today, when I kiss him good-bye before preschool and say, “I love you,” I mean it with every fiber of my being. I can’t imagine life without him. That’s a scary thing in this world of foster care because anything can happen at any time, but it’s a risk worth taking.