I love being a mom. This is a good thing, because I'm very entrenched in mommyhood right now. Wiping little people, feeding mouths, doing laundry, buying groceries--it all takes more work than I ever dreamed. Of course, there are many pay-off moments--unsolicited kisses from the kids, sweet grins, pushing chairs in without being told... But, all the same, I am so exhausted, I have to "fake awake."
However tired I may be, I still need time for sewing and crafting. Being crafty energizes me in a way that boiling more macaroni can only dream about. (Yeah, I just live for throwing a handful of salt into pasta water...)
Here are a few projects I've managed to get done since Jack has been born:
As you can see, my hot mitt of 8 years had seen better days. My fingers were poking through the end.
So I copied it and made a new one from an old shirt. Unfortunately, even with three layers of quilt batting, it's not as insulating as Old Faithful.
I had to include this picture just for fun. I made this dragon mitt several years ago. He's not so insulating either.
Helen got another new dress. Here she was watching and waiting for waffles. Bless her little heart, she is usually the first one to the table and quite often the last to leave.
This was a special gift for a cute little man born last week.
And a little something for his big sister.