Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Summer!

We just love the summer, but why does it always go by so fast! We have been busy, busy since the last post so now we have lots to update about. I hope you enjoy the new template, I thought we needed something summery with bright colors for this time of year.

First, I would like to update you on my newest sewing ventures. I took my grandmothers sewing machine to a local sewing machine store and was able to get all the parts I was missing. While I was there, the lady told me about introduction sewing classes for my machine. I was able to attend a 2 hour class a few weeks ago and learn some basic things about the machine that I did not already know. It was wonderful! My newest project is learning how to applique, which was much easier than I thought it would be. I made some kitchen towels with a personalized applique for a thank you gift. I would not recommend starting with the letter "S" because it is probably the hardest one, but I didn't have a choice. I bought some cellophane bags at Michael's and wrapped them up with a ribbon.

That is all I have time for right now, but check back soon for updates on our Costa Rica trip and my new niece and nephew!


Jan said...

cute! i wish that i was learning how to sew!

Jim said...

Tried to leave a comment earlier(positive and complimentary, of course) but apparently I am not sufficiently computer literate yet since I don't think it "took". Give me a little more time and I'll get this computer stuff down OK.
Anyway, your yard looks beeuuutful.
Your hard work was surely worth it!

Gramps and Mema

Jim said...

Glad you got back from Costa Rica safe and sound and rested (and ready for HH).Looking forward to seeing your vacation pics.

Don't know how you find the energy to do all that you do. Now into sewing!! Whew...Ain't youth grand!!

Congrats to Chad on his new job... Our God is a wondrous God!!! Our combined prayers were answered in
spades. SVHS seems like a great place with a great spirit. I have subscribed to their newsletter and can tell it's a great school just from the enthusiasm of that publication.

Gramps and Mema