Dec 13, 2007

Lot's of new things are keeping me busy

There is only one thing I really want, time. Sometimes I can't believe how fast my hours, days, weeks go by. Can you believe we are almost to the end of the year? I'm always thankful for what I have been given but it's all going by so fast. As much as I try to take in what is given to me in each moment - the moments pass quickly.

I do wish I had more time to sew. I have so many ideas I want to do. I've been very busy with classes and helping other people complete their projects mine kinda get pushed aside until I can find a few hours to pull them out. I do have 11 hours of open sewing/sewing club per week but even then I get busy with people in the shop, answering the phone that it takes me a long time it seams to complete anything.

I told my children we were going to have a home made Christmas this year because of all the bad toys coming from China. My daughter got very upset with me after looking at all of her Hannah Montana toys she said "But Mommy, everything comes from China". A lesson for my children to pay attention to where you spend your money and how lucky they are to have the lives they do while other children make their toys for them - how we don't make much here in our country but we sure can buy a lot.

I have had the idea of making felt games since summer camp. This is the first time I've been able to make them. Thus far I have hangman, tic-tac-toe and the checkers game is almost done. I've also made my son some sleeping pants (he is growing so tall he out grew the ones I just made him a couple of months ago) and shorts for school. I'm making some Hannah Montana clothes for my daughter. She loves to play dress up. The felt games are going to be great to take on the go. My next project will be to make my mother a 2007 lap blanket with my kids pictures of each month on it. I made one last year for her, she loved it. I'm going to try to make one a year for her as my children get older.

Another refashion project - turning boy shoes into girl shoes. Actually their Heeleys which are a lot of money. He didn't wear them that much and I want to get my money's worth. I still have some more work to do on them. I don't really like how they look right now...a work in progress.

I can't tell you how much better my business is going this year from last. My classes are full this month where last year my phone hardly rang. Last year I was very busy in January after everyone got their sewing machines as gifts. I can only imagine what is to come for me. I'm very excited everyone wants to sew again. It really is a lot of fun, relaxing and a way to be proud of yourself and what you have made. Let's hope I can snap some pictures of some finished projects. There have been some wonderful things made at Learn 2 Sew.

I hope it won't be another 30 days before I post again.
Until next time...
Enjoy your moments, make them"sew" much fun,
Cindy