1) FAMILY!!! My sister Ruthie graduated from college :) So it was a trek to the great state of OHIO to celebrate! We enjoyed board games galore, good food, some outside time in the gorgeous yard playing croquet, and general all-around merriment! How appropriate that Friday's MMM theme was "Hometown" :)
But don't think my journey home was completely sewing - free. In fact, I came home with some wonderful presents, including a SERGER!!! WOO-HOO! It is my mom's old serger, a Kenmore (just like my sewing machine) and it runs beautifully. It has been named Clarence, after the angel in It's a Wonderful Life (mom's favorite movie) and in keeping with the alphabet theme - Archibald (sewing machine) and Babette (dress form). I also received some wonderful patterns and books - this is on top of everything my mom brought over on her visit in April! Can you see where I get my love of the craft :)
2) ORGANIZATION! I have been doing some major re-organizing of the sewing room - I am one of those people who has a hard time working in a unorganized mess... let me rephrase - I have a hard time getting motivated to start a project when everything is a mess - once I get going on a project it's going to be a hot mess everywhere, let's be honest :) In any case, I think it's heading in a good direction - I'll be posting more about this soon!
3) FLOWERS! I love them, and after a ridiculously long winter, I finally got to get out my gloves and miracle gro and get to work. Gardening takes up a lot of time and energy - you have to choose the flowers, plant the flowers, water and weed the flowers (I only have pots right now, which makes things a little easier) but it is totally worth it to see these happy little plants every morning!
Thanks for staying with me here! So you can see why I haven't been sewing as much :) Now, finally, my last batch of Me Made May pics:
Monday, 5/20 - Black and White Polka Dot Dress
|Made with Simplicity 2444|
|Made with Simplicity 1690|
|Made with Simplicity 2209|
|Cation Designs Dolman Tee - Also pictured above with sisters :)|
|Made with Simplicity 3570|