Sewing with a little one, oh my! Lately it has been a lot easier to sew by hand because I can usually do that when Liam is playing. But trying to get on the machine - it takes an amazing amount of patience since there is a lot of stopping and starting. All you crafters out there that keep on keeping on - amazing!
Oh this week has been a flurry of activity! Whoooh! (incase you didn't understand, that was a sigh of relief!) Liam seems to discover more and more areas that aren't baby proofed, so we are constantly tweaking as we go along. We have also been celebrating Ross' 35th birthday all week with special dinners. I have really been trying to be more creative in the kitchen lately and I have been finding this book so inspiring! I also dug deep into the cook book for some of the family recipes that my dad wrote out for me. Ross wanted Vongole (clam spaghetti) for his birthday dinner and I was oh so happy to oblige. Also, since Ross is more partial to pie than to cake, my pie plates are busy.
In between the mothering, cooking, and baking - sewing indeed has been done. My mother's day presents for my sister and mother are finished and in route. I have to admit that there was a bit of nervous sweating in my part to get them in the mail. I am usually so bad about sending things out on time. I have been trying very hard to be better about it.
Aren't those pouches (Kinchaku) just so sweet? The pattern is from here. And it sewed up so nicely! The quilting was done by hand and I must admit that that was my favorite part of the process. That and stitching up the names of my sister and mom to personalize their pouches just for them.
This is my first mothers day and I think the experience of actually being a mother has given me such a different light about this day. The work and the sacrifice that often goes unsung into the moment by moment rhythm of the day... I understand now. But it is still the most wonderful role I could have ever played through my walk in this life.
So to all of you who are moms, who have been moms, or who will be moms. Thank you. Thank you for your love, and for your sacrifice, and for being just exactly all that your child needs.
I wish you all a happy early Mother's Day.