Monday, July 13, 2009
A Vacation is Hard Work!
We are getting ready to fly to my parent's home in TX and the "getting ready" part sure is a lot of work! Guess it shouldn't be as difficult as I'm making it, but I just want to finish a few projects I started before we leave....do you get like that? Work yourself up into a frenzy wanting to leave everything in your house in order before you leave for awhile?
So, one of the many list I've started, (so I won't forget anything or anybody!), is a list that has those few projects I've been meaning to do.....and those are just about done! I decided that I needed to rearrange the house, AND repaint some of the furniture, lol! I've been thinking about this for awhile now, just haven't had time during the home school year, so summer is the time for those home projects.
Then I decided I needed a new shirt, and couldn't find one in the stores, so......I went to the fabric store and found a cute pattern and made one. Now, I am NOT a seamstress, and I haven't tried to sew clothing for myself in many years. But this pattern just had three pieces, AND it said "easy" on the front, so I thought maybe I could handle it.
I have to say, I was fairly pleased with my efforts. I didn't have to rip out any seams or re-cut a piece of the pattern. The whole thing went together fairly quickly. I may even try the long sleeved version for fall....maybe, it DOES have an extra pattern piece! :)
(I had my son take these last two photos, and he must have been laughing and shaking the camera while he snapped....both photos of blurry!)
Now that the projects are out of the way, it's onto the packing and trying to fit everyone's things into suitcases! See you when we get back.