Sunday, May 31, 2009

sew much to do

One of the big goals I had for my parents' visit was to get a lot of sewing done that's been hanging around. I'm getting more ambitious with my sewing, but my machine was broken, so not only was I waiting for Mom's help in the sewing, but also Dad's help in getting the machine working again. He did, but it's broken at least twice since fixed it. Thankfully, he passed his secrets on to me, so I've been able to soldier on with the sewing since Dad left. I've decided I have the Edsel of sewing machines...

Back to the point. While Mom was here, we finished a t-shirt quilt top (and I finished the bottom this week) together, and Mom mended two skirts, two shirts, a pair of pants, and a pair of shorts for me, a pair of pants and water socks for Anna, and sewed three new skirts for Anna. They are ADORABLE! I've started cloth-diapering Anna (ish-long story...) and the skirts covered up some of the bulk on her bum.

Here is a new outfit with the brown skirt, and a new favorite of mine. Anna is getting to be so much fun. She is intensely curious and wants to touch and move everything. She loves climbing up and sliding down stairs. She likes figuring out how things work and seeing if they can do more than is immediately obvious to her. And she loves to walk with her little push-walker or while pushing the stroller. Anyway, this is her spinning bike tires, eating dirt, and climbing stairs. I had just wanted a picture of the outfit, but since she's always on the go now, you get some action shots. Enjoy!





3 comments:

Rebecca Stay said...

She looks adorable and well entertained. Brown is the perfect color for a girl to go crawling in the dirt in. Can't wait to see the finished denim back for the quilt.
Love MOm

Jodie said...

Cute! We cloth diaper too, and I wish I could hide the "bulk" with a cute skirt, too...but alas...it doesn't work so work on a boy. :)

Lauranie said...

What a beautiful family, and such a happy little girl! Happy belated bday Anna, my little one turned one on May 2nd! I want your mom to come to my house, I've got some stitching for her to do! :D Thanks for visiting my blog, I am about to close the giveaway...fingers crossed!!