I have three quilts I'm finishing up the binding on right now! Yay!!
Two are very overdue baby shower gifts for a friend who had twins back in May - eep! I love how they turned out though so guess it was worth the wait :-)
We are counting down the days til everyone comes home...
Hubby has texted us a few pictures:
I took a few pics outside the other night of these two....
I should do it more often!
I'm having TONS of fun playing with this new app on my phone - Rhonna Designs. Have you guys seen it?! It's only for Apple products right now but hopefully she will be releasing an Android version soon!
OK we are headed off to the beach since it has been HOT here! Guess summer finally arrived!
I had told myself I wasn't going to make any more typewriter items (one reason being I didn't have anymore - lol) but then a sweet friend on IG traded some with me and I found myself dreaming up combos.
Guess I just can't stay away from them!
I also got a few Belle fabrics by Amy Butler in the mail - they just re-printed these and I love this line!
I think it might have been one of the first lines I bought. I used it in this quilt from my very first sewing bee (I still need to finish the quilt).
I read the best post over on Jennifer's blog and then clicked on the link to the article she referenced and thought....this would be a fun post to do.
So here I am.
38 - that's a big number to me. It's that much closer to 40 and that much further away from 30. I certainly don't feel old but I know the term "young adult" has not applied to me for a while.
38 is realizing I am more like my parents than I ever thought. I hear things come out of my mouth and I think, my mother (or father) has said that exact same thing. And not that it's a bad thing (sometimes - ha ha). Just eye-opening.
38 is feeling comfortable in my own skin, for the most part. Yes, it would be nice to lose those 10-15 extra pounds that I've carried around since I had kids. But hey, my husband thinks I'm hot and what else really matters. Maybe it would be nice to have that back fat gone and fit into those jeans I keep in my closet "just in case" but really, it's not one of the more important things in life.
38 is being so happy I don't have to change diapers, chase around after toddlers or wake up for middle-of-the-night feedings. It means having great, meaningful conversations with a child that is now taller than me. Cracking up at how witty and hilarious some of their jokes are. And enjoying my kids and having fun with them without worrying about getting home for naps.
38 is being a bit more sensitive to things. A bit more wisdom (ok who am I kidding, a lot more). A bit more compassion. At 38 I've been around a while. Stuff has happened. I've grown as a human being. And that's a wonderful thing.
38 is being married for 17 years to the most wonderful man I know. I had no idea this is what we would become 17 years ago but I am so, so thankful. He is my best friend and I cannot imagine my life without him. 38 is living through some hard times and coming out on the other side wiser and stronger.
38 is enjoying my kids while they are still at home and looking forward to that time when it will just be the two of us. We have some plans :-)
38 is realizing how amazing God's grace is in our lives. How un-deserving we are. And how loving and gracious He is. Grace - it's all about grace these days. His grace for us and our grace for others.
38 is still trying to navigate my way through friendships, old and new. But boy am I loving all the new ones I've formed through this blog and on the internet. My life is so, so full. And I love it. And am looking forward to many years ahead.
(I got this awesome luggage tag fabric from Spoonflower)
I've also done some destashing (on Instagram - it's where I hang out these days it seems)
The biggest reason for the destashing was to help Hubby and my two eldest go to Mexico on a mission trip with a group from a few local churches. And it's been miracle after miracle and they are all going!! They leave on Monday!
I'm so excited for them and am just praying my kids get to see how blessed they are in the US and that they have SO much compared to most of the world.
I'm hoping it's life-changing and a real eye-opener for them. And Hubby gets to share a lot while they are there since he won't need an interpreter :-) He's a little nervous.
I spent today at a jiu jitsu tournament for the boys. Hoping to spend tomorrow at the beach.
I wanted to let you know about a few sales in case anyone was in need of more fabric - we all are, aren't we?!
Sew Fresh Fabrics has marked down all their fabrics to less than $8 a yard - plus buy $35 or more in the Etsy shop and get a FREE SHIPPING code for US customers or a 10% OFF coupon for international customers at the new store (good on a future purchase).
Fabricworm has a ton of fabrics on sale (and a few cute dishtowels that are hanging out in my cart)