Friday, May 10, 2013

Catching Up

April was so good to us! 
My oldest and youngest both had birthdays.  We gave Isabella  a sewing machine for her big day.  My husband and I set it up at night while they were asleep.  She woke up to find it on her desk and was very happy.  Whew!  I was afraid she would be disappointed.  If she was, she never let on.  :)


I also entered my first quilt show.  It was a very last minute thing.  The Akron Modern Quilt Guild made a very small appearance at a local quilt show.  I suggested using QuiltCon colors so that we would be cohesive in our approach.  I was inspired by the world around me: Akron!  In the spring and summer we often see the blimp many times a week.  After living here for 10 years now it is still exciting to hear that low hum in the sky and look up to find it hovering right above us.  
 A very good friend recently had twin boys!!!  Although she deserves a new car or something, I only managed to make her some pillow covers.  I really like the modern edge they have and am pleased with how they turned out.

Also in April (told you it was a great month!) my mom came across some ancient unfinished embroidery.  It belonged to her great grandmother so it's well over 100 years old.  The muslin is very fragile but I'm so excited to work on it.  It has that beautiful old musty smell that about knocks me off my feet every time I open the tin it was stored in. 

Originally I was hoping to finish it up for my mom for Mother's Day but that is never going to happen.  Maybe next year!  We made her a sweet little pillow instead.  (pics to come after she recieves it)

And finally, we really had a lovely time at a tea party with my mom while she was visiting.  It was a beautiful Victorian tea room that my daughters just loved.  They each got their own teapot and dainty tea cup.  I was so proud of them for bringing their best manners.  That's a lot of pressure for a mom:  little kids, breakable things, and kick-butt manners.  I was sad they didn't have wine because I really could have used a glass to calm myself.  Chai was the next best.

So thankful for my kiddos making me a mom.  Happy Mother's Day to all my mommy friends out there!  It's a wild ride but glad I'm on it.