Sunday, March 21, 2010

Long Time, No Post

Well, it has been about two and a half months since my last post. I would like to say I have been taking it easy and just haven't spent much time on the computer...but that would be so far from the truth. Since mid January I have been pretty busy. Some fun things, some busy things, and some down right heartbreaking times.
Lets start with the busy. I made 8 costumes for the kindergarten play. 5 turkeys, 1 rooster, 1 bull, and a judge. It was quite a bit of work, but they all turned out soo cute.

Besides all the costumes, I had several embroidery orders, and tried to fit in a few items for Kate. I am really close to being caught up right now, so I finally have time to sew some summer outfits for her.

And then the sad. The small town I am from has been hit hard by the loss of many family members and close friends.
A good friend, LeeAnn Hurst, passed away early this month. She was born with spina bifida and had fought a long, hard fight. She was such a trooper and inspiration to everyone who knew her. She never let her illness get her down. Even though she will be missed by so many here on earth, I can just see her walking, finally, hand in hand with all the loved ones that have gone before her.
My father had a cousin to pass, and Meloney, my sister-in-law, lost her grandmother the same week. It hasn't slowed down since then. We have lost 5 or more friends and relatives of church members and my best childhood friend's grandmother was buried yesterday. I then learned of a classmate of my brother, and counselor at a nearby school, who was loved and admired by so many, lost her battle with leukemia. Too much sadness for 3 short weeks.

Now, finally to happy news! Baby Kate celebrated her 1st birthday!!! Hayden and I went to visit with Luke, Amanda and Kate on Tuesday. We spent the whole day shopping with her. She is an angel. Luke and Amanda shared wonderful news. They are expecting their second baby this fall. Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl so I can start sewing.Playing with the toy she picked out and sporting the birthday bib I made for her.

Checking out the canvas Hayden painted for her (actually she is more interested in the wrapping paper)
Backside of the bunny outfit I appliqued for her.

We have enjoyed a wonderful, restful Spring Break. Of course, the break ends tomorrow and we return to school and SAT10 testing. Woohoo! Oh well, guess this just gets us closer to summer break.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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