I know, I’ve been missing for awhile. I always seem to have blog posts running around in my head but finding time to actually upload pictures and type them out is another story.
It’s spring here, and we’ve been enjoying the weather when it’s nice. We meet with a wonderful group of homeschoolers for park day every Friday afternoon. A few Fridays ago, the beautiful weather and a nearby creek led to some wet and muddy fun. There’s nothing like rolling up your pants and putting your feet in the water to make you feel like kid.
I didn’t have my camera on hand, but another mom snapped a few photos. Here are Samantha and Allen exploring the water with my friend, Shelly, and her boys.
Samantha climbing up the hill.
Jamie really wanted to play, too, of course, so we were headed down the hill to join in the fun in this picture. Let me tell you, the weather was warm, but that water was COLD!
I’ve been sewing alot when I have free time. I was excited to get to organize an I-Spy Quilt Swap on an on-line sewing moms board last month. Moms signed up to send in 30 or 60 squares each of novelty fabric with pictures of things that kids can “spy”. I’ve been saving squares for awhile for this project, too. Here’s what I have done on Jamie’s I-Spy Quilt so far:
I also finished up two new patterns for moms to sew for themselves and their little ones! I am really enjoying designing patterns. It’s so exciting to see what other moms create with them!
The Sammi Grace Bag is a great pattern for moms to make bags for themselves, their daughters and their friends. It’s got multiple options and versions. This is the full-size shirred version:
The Patrick Curved Raglan has been a popular pattern for months now, but lots of mamas were asking for it in bigger sizes. Of course, I love sewing for my bigger kids, too and couldn’t resist enlarging the size range. The Big Kid version has a standard and a more feminine option:
For the record, I did attempt to get pictures of those two tops side by side, but . . . um . . . it didn’t work out well!