Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thankful Heart

A season of thanksgiving.  Wouldn't that be better than just one day set aside.  I am embracing a heart of thankfulness that although his health declines my husband still enjoys an afternoon drive, visits with family and friends, and loves for me just to sit with him.  We have had to adopt a quieter life this past year which has actually made us feel a bit more grounded and settled.  These life changes reminded us of how simple things were when we first married and our only goal was to be together.  We are thankful that we can both see God still working in our lives and recognize the gift He has given us in each other.

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name."    Psalm 100:4


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Bow Tie For The Boy

 Bow ties are a quick and easy project and suitable for whatever mood you are in!  Only a bit of fabric, ribbon, and Velcro are needed.  Grandda was more than willing to donate his old Christmas tie for the project and was quite proud of how well it looks on the boy.

Instructions for the bow tie are in the works!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Sewing

I have always enjoyed decorative buttons and have on occasion designed an entire outfit around them.  The Christmas dress, for the girl, will be simple this year.  Red corduroy and sparkly snow flake buttons.  The pattern?  I'm testing a new pattern that should be perfect.   

And for the boy....gray wool pants are ready.  A white button down shirt from Target and maybe a bow tie.  Grandda has several that will not be worn again that might be just right.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Color Inspiration

This week my color inspiration came from fresh flowers purchased from the grocery store.  Deep purple and lime green...how inspiring!

I decided to do a color exercise and see how close I could match the flower.  Purple and white gingham represents the outer petals, while dark purple embroidery floss matches the deeper tones.  Bright lime green floss for the flower center adds a contrast and keeps the purples from being boring.  Can you envision a smocked dress using these colors?  I can!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Month In Snap Shots



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