Category Archives: Family
My sister was born when I was just over 18 months old. When I was admitted to see my mom and first sibling, the story goes, I gave a brief “uh-huh” to the new baby and launched into telling my mom about the hospital gown they’d put over my clothes. “Horsie,” I pointed out, and “horsie,” all over the gown. (I’m probably getting this all wrong, but that’s how I remember it).
One-Yard Wonders is my absolute favorite sewing book! I refer to the “Sewing Fundamentals” section all the time, and I made H’s pinafore for her first birthday and smock for her second from patterns in it. I’m also working on its fabric barn playhouse, and have more fabric from Kathleen I want to use for two of the toddler dresses. I’ve bookmarked the “Charging Station,” “Tabletop Ironing-board Cover” (since I burnt a hole in mine), “All-you-need Sewing Kit,” “Not-Ugly Car Trash Bag,” “Matt’s Map Bag,” “Convertible Craft Apron,” “Growth Chart,” and “Checkers to Go” to make over the next year or so. It’s rare I find a book with so many patterns I really like!
Here’s your first belly photo of this pregnancy 🙂 I’m 2 days shy of 12 weeks. Enjoy!
“Breathe on me…”
She turns to pull a wet bowl off the dishrack. “Hands off,” I say in my nice voice.
“….breathe, oh breath of God…”
She gives me a glance, then takes one finger and pokes the bowl again.
“…breathe on me…”
Frustrated, I place her outside the kitchen, closing the sliding door between us. She bursts into tears.
“…‘til I love like you do…”
I open the door. She’s looking at me with that newly wet face. I kneel on the kitchen floor, arms open. She runs into them for a hug.