2- Mary and I went to a class that my mom was teaching at Whitlock's Tuesday evening. It was "sew much fun" as we used my serger to make some aprons. The reason for really going is because I've been doing a lot of sewing but neglecting my serger as it hasn't been threaded properly. Well, Tuesday changed all that as my mom, Jeanette Pitalo- who we call the premiere sewing/quilting teacher/guru in Salem and probably the mid-Willamette valley- not only threaded my machine, but we recorded it on my iPad. Now if we forget how to do it, we can watch the video. The other awesome part of going to. Class was being with both my mom and Mary! Mary and I ended up spending the next day sewing some projects together which made it even better. Be sure to do stuff with your kids from the time they're little, and when they become young adults, they may still want to hang with you.
|Mom and Mary with "Sergey" our serger!|
3- I've been trying to slowly get some projects done around the house this spring to spruce up the place. My latest was the front porch. I took an old vanity that we had in our garage and put it in front of one of the windows as a plant/water fountain stand. I had also picked up an old CD rack on freecycle that I painted and am using as a plant stand. I've got o e teacup with sedum on it, and I hope to find enough to have one on each shelf. My next goals are: painting the porch floor, repainting the chairs, and putting up some lattice on one side to keep the dog from climbing into our chives planter box.
|Front porch gettin' prettier!|
|Not quite the look I am expecting!|
|Yep- can't wait for that to be me!|
journaling and stuffing ideas/memories into great looking notebooks. They sell the official smashbooks at places like Craft Warehouse and Hobby Lobby plus you can find stuff online, but I thought I'd try to make one from a composition book bought at the Dollar Tree. I really like the way it's looking, and it's been a lot of fun to do.
|My graduation smashbook page|
7- One of the things we talked about at lunch yesterday was how much time can be wasted on the computer. I have a tendency to get up early enough to usually say my morning prayers, but then I generally go right on my trusty iPad to check my email, the latest from New Advent, and, of course, Pinterest. After my friend Michele was sharing how she had deliberately chosen to pray her rosary instead of going on her computer yesterday morning, and how she felt so much better the rest of the day. She said there are many days she puts off praying her rosary and sometimes she doesn't get to it. I didn't say anything, but I could totally relate. That is how it's been for me for a while now. After her sharing, I knew I needed to change my morning routine. I don't know how kong it'll last, but I did get up & pray not only my morning prayers, but my rosary as well. It was such a great thing to be able to do & I know my day's gone really well so far. When we make our relationship with The Lord #1 in all we do, even in how we spend our first hours upon waking, things just seem to be easier to handle and joy can flow out of us more!
Be sure to catch up with the other folks who are sharing their 7 quick takes at conversiondiary.com!