Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Life Happens....

I'm afraid that now that I'm just getting back into the swing of blogging again, I'm suddenly finding that I'm swamped with other aspects of life. Between school, work, life in general and nasty cold, I'm running a little behind my blog schedule. I should hopefully be caught up soon :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Meditations + Sunflowers

For he knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust
As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;

for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

~ Psalm 103:15-18

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

From Chaos to Creative: Organizing Your Sewing Space

My sewing area consists of a folding table in one of the corners of my room. It's bright, sunny and a great place to work, as long as I'm able to get to it under all of the clutter.Unfortunately where my table is situated it tends to be a little bit of a cluttered catch-all. If I'm not careful it quickly collects a huge collection of sewing projects, school books and other miscellaneous stuff that has no other home. Maybe you're in the same boat... So I'm going to go through my quick list of things to keep my sewing area neat and organized.

Sewing Modest Clothing on a Shoestring Budget: Part 3 Buying Patterns

If you’ve ever walked into a sewing store you’ve probably seen a table cluttered with an enormous amount of pattern catalogues.  This post is going to be a quick overview of how I save money when buying patterns. At some point in time I would like to write another post about how to make patterns more modest, but I’m not going to get into that at this point in time.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Summer of Zinnias

We are flower lovers, but with all of the other gardening that we do, sometimes we just don't get around to doing much with them.  Back in the spring, I planted a couple of rows of "Giant Zinnias" in one of the half filled boxes in our vegetable garden and didn't do anything more with them. Fast forward to the present and the oodles of zinnias that we are getting on a weekly basis. I don't recall us ever having as many as we've had this year. Then ended up being more regular sized zinnias and the "regular zinnias" ended up being closer to mini than the average size, but they are still gorgeous. Here are a few pictures that I took of one of the bouquets we made.