I finally get back to my blog or website or whatever it is called! For someone who is retired it seems like the days go by sooooo fast and I had not gotten back to writing on my blog. I really cannot explain where the days go or the hours in the day!! Before I realize it it is 5 p.m. Like right now and I am just getting to write. God knows I don’t know what I’m going to write about but I REALLY would like to know where July went to? What all did I accomplish this month of July.
Let’s see… I made a dress for fourth of July for my granddaughter, I also made a cushion and four small pillows for the reading nook in her bedroom (pics will follow) and I made a Matelasse throw for a client for a 50th wedding anniversary. I did babysitting but that was in the evenings and I don’t sew in the evenings, so that did not interfere with the writing. Although now that I am saying this, the truth is I don’t do much after sunset, don’t know why, but to me it seems that by the time 7:00 p.m. Rolls around I’m winding down from the day. Of course when I am babysitting I don’t put her to bed until around 8:30 and every night last week it was 10 o’clock or close to it and she was still awake asking for water or another story or something. Quite frankly by the time I oher to bed I’m pooped…I mean after fixing her dinner, picking up the kitchen, giving her a bath, putting on pajamas, combing that beautiful curly hair, sitting her on the potty and reading stories while there and then the worst, the VERY worst… brushing her teeth!!!! Then at least one more story once she is in bed!!!! I’m quite pooped, so the most I do after that is watch TV or peruse Pinterest or play WWF. I forget, but at what age do kids learn to brush their own teeth?!?!!!?!
I don’t mind doing everything else, I do it with a smile on my face and most times she and I are having a conversation about some computer something she is doing or some cartoon she is watching or maybe she is “helping” me fix dinner…..but the teeth!!!! OH that teeth brushing is the death of me!!! I try explaining to her how responsible I feel that they are brushed properly because we need to avoid cavities, etc. but she has to wiggle or try to tell me a story/conversation while I’m trying to brush!!!! Ok, enough.
Oh, I also did go to Gilbert, AZ to spend three days with my friend Sandi and although we never left her house, we did go over ALL her fabrics!!!!! And she weeded out what she knew she was not going to use and we reorganized her fabric stash (she has enough fabric to open a store!!! I’m not exaggerating!!!!). I came home with about 5 huge bags (like the big green trash bags, except these were clear and long) and an old Riccar sewing machine, because she had picked up like 5 old machines, cleaned them out and oiled them. Now that I think of it, I have no idea why she is buying these older machines. All I know is she offered one to me and I took it, but at least I have the excuse that I may take in more private sewing students and they may not have a machine….yeah, right!!
After I weeded out the fabrics I brought, I gave what I was not going to use to an older lady in my building who owns a sewing machine but has limited retirement income to purchase fabrics, so all in all it was a good and productive trip and yes, I told the lady that the fabric had come from my friend Sandi in AZ, I did not take the credit for the donation.
Sooooo….you know that after all that I HAD to reorganize MY sewing room!!!!! So that’s what I’ve been doing all weekend and today. I’ll post pics later!!!! I guess now I know where the month of July went.
That’s all for today, I’m pooped!!! HA!!!
Back of sailor dress