My Definition of Success is Happiness!
My family makes me happy, therefore, I am successful!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I AM FINISHED!!! I have finished the one lady's 5 grandchildren's outfits. First, were 2 of the sun dresses. Then, the 12 month romper and shirt. Next, the fiasco with the shorts. Finally, today, I made the two shirts for the bigger boys. Well, I just noticed when looking at these pictures that the pockets on the darker navy shirt are not even. How did that happen? Oh well, they are slightly off on the other shirt too. I'll fix them tomorrow. That shouldn't take long. Now, I have 2 sun dresses for another lady who works at the nursing home where Mother is. Then, one for a friend from my school for her niece. These are all for a very amsll profit. I am learning very quickly that sewing is not very profitable, because you really can't charge what your time is worth. Except for special occasion things, like flower girl dresses, etc... People expect to pay more for those. After I finish those I want to make 4th of July outfits (very simple) for my grands. Then, there's the apron for one more of my friends. Finally, I have agreed to make the fabric pieces for some outdoor chairs for another lady for a pittance. These are just straight pieces of fabric with a casing at each end and one in the middle. These chairs are made from pvc pipe; I think that's what she said. She just brought me the old fabric that came off of one. I've also told one of the CNAs at the nursing home that I will repair a pair of her scrubs' pants. They give them 2 sets, and one of hers is almost thread bare. The inseam is ravelling very badly. We are having VBS this week at my church. The puppets are helping teach the songs. So, I've been going each night. Tomorrow night is the last real night. We started on Sunday. Thursday night is a camp fire, picnic culmination. I'm not going to that. My SIL who has been here all week to help with my F and MIL is leaving on Friday morning. Another SIL is coming on Friday night. Then, another SIL (my DH has 3 sisters) will come the week after that. It has been a real blessing for us. My FIL will be going to physical therapy 3 times a week for at least 2 or months. So, once the SILs can't be here, it will be up to us. I'm so thankful they have been able to help so much. Rachel, at Shoes and Sewing: I have been trying to publish a comment on your blog for a couple of days now. For some reason, I always have trouble getting comments to publish on yours. I don't have that problem anywhere else. Does anyone have any ideas why this would be? When I select my server, then hit publish it goes to the box where you type in letters, but it just says "loading" and won't give me letters. I've let it sit for what seems like forever.I always read your blog. I always appreciate your comments on mine, too. I really like your embroidery. I can't wait to see your baby outfit when it's finished. It looks great so far. That peach yarn is soooo soft looking that I want to touch it! I'm anxious to see your blouse on you. It is very unique.
I am a grandmommma who loves to sew. I also love any creative outlet that I can express myself in, such as painting, drawing, sherenshnitte, and writing. I am the "baby girl" of my mother who is in a nursing home. I wish I could get into her head to understand what is going on in there sometimes. I will reflect upon my observations, therefore, using this as a therapy of sorts for myself.