After a beautiful weekend, Mother Nature has decided to play with us out here in western Colorado. It's cold and rainy today. I'm excited that winter is over and spring is here, but the truth is, I love rainy days too.
This week is shaping up to be very nice. We're all feeling well again, after a couple of weeks of the whole family being sick. Now if we can all just stay healthy....
Krissy surprised me last night when she stopped by after work, to pick up Avery. A guy she works with goes to Mexico during the early part of March every year and this year he offered to pick up the world's best vanilla for anyone who wanted some. So Krissy asked him to bring back two bottles for me. Those are eight-ounce bottles, Ladies, so that's enough vanilla to last me for ages and ages. That may last until he goes back next March. This Vanilla Copali is wonderful - it's such a treat to have two big bottles of it.
Here's my dining room table. I've kept it pretty much cleared off for the past couple of months, but you can see it's beginning to look normal again. LOL
I'm not sewing for twelve hours a day any more. I'm not in a big hurry like I was before - the sewing break was good for me and I feel a lot more relaxed about it all. I've sewn all my life and I've always really enjoyed it. When it became a chore and something I hated doing, I knew I needed to back off and get it all back into perspective again.
Remember when I threw out all my pj bottoms and made myself all new ones, a year or so ago? I'm getting ready to make myself another new pair.
Years ago, I paid $50 for a pair of simple white cotton pj bottoms at Victoria's Secret. That was seriously out of character for me, to spend that much, but I fell in love with those pj bottoms because they were the very softest cotton I'd ever felt. I've figured out they were probably cotton lawn, a very expensive fabric. I found that fabric on line for $20 a yard and no ma'am, I did NOT order it!
I wore those pants for at least ten years and they finally just fell apart. So last weekend I bought the sheerest, lightest weight white cotton fabric I could find and I'm making myself a new pair. The pair I'm making is going to cost less than $10. :-) I can't wait - they're just the best summery pj bottoms ever.
This is for my sister Bev, who sent me the sweetest Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn and a pattern book for crocheted dishcloths. I've finished the first one Bev. Isn't it sweet? I adjusted one of the patterns in the book to work with this yarn and this cloth is about ten inches square. I love that it comes out so perfectly square. So rather than trying all kinds of different patterns, I'm going to stick with this one because it's very easy, very quick and it makes a nice solid dishcloth.
Avery's getting pretty noisy - she's in the living room playing with Papa, but he needs to start getting ready for work. So I'm off to give her some lunch and then I plan to get those pj bottoms cut out.
I hope you're having a nice relaxing day today too. :-)