Friday, August 21, 2009

First Day of School, Sewing and a Quick Trip

Yesterday was the first day of school around here. Meredith and Kaitlyn are freshmen in high school, hard to believe. At the dinner table, they had some great stories to tell.

I usually am taking the pictures but I had hubby snap one of all the girls.

I had this Kwik Sew 3419 cut out in red knit for over a month. Thought I better get is sewn up, the days are feeling a bit fallish. Here it is:

I know in a week or two it will be 90+ degrees again but I am through sewing summer items but not quite ready to sew fall garments. Several reasons why:
  1. I really haven't thought about what I need or want for fall.
  2. I don't have any fabric for fall.
  3. The desire isn't quite there yet either.

The quick trip? My nephew is getting married in Birmingham, Alabama tomorrow evening. Hubby and I were going to head to our daughter and son-in-law's home in Illinois tonight and then drive the rest of the way tomorrow. Well, the high school softball scrimmage was canceled last night and is on for tonight. We couldn't miss their first official high school event and it would be over too late to head out after that (parent meeting after scrimmage). Saturday morning will find me up at 4 a.m. getting ready to go. I have a new Lucky Magazine to look through, maybe I can do some fall garment planning. So driving to Birmingham on Saturday, turning around and heading home at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning. the best part will be spending time with the newlyweds, it is just the 4 of us going.

Remember this Burda Blouse I made last month. I wore it to work and decided it just wasn't me, a quick glance in the mirror in passing made me do a double-take, yuck was the first thought. That is exactly what Kaitlyn told me when I got home, too! The blouse is in the give-away pile.


  1. Really--giving that blouse away? It's very pretty. But, if you don't feel beautiful in it, then it isn't the one for you. Too bad.

    Your girls would absoloutely love a netbook. They are really nice for school.

  2. The girls look great! What is with all of the kids loving Aeropostale? My 12 yr old came out of there with a bag full of t-shirts and hoodies.

  3. I am just working out the math...if we don't start school for another 2 weeks...that means your girls will start summer 2 weeks earlier than us......oh groan....! Enjoy those fall sports events,they are my favorite of the school year!

  4. Love your knit top. I bought the pattern after seeing your previous tops. Don't you just love when your children come home and talk about their day. It is priceless!!!

  5. I love the color of that top. I know how you feel about fall clothes - I just can't bring myself to look at heavier weight fabrics yet, I'm still hanging on to summer (and we don't get much of that in the UK anyway). BTW your girls look great in those photos.

  6. It all looks so great! I can't remember if I commented on your wedding photos or not. We had our tent wedding - well our daughters anyways- and I was thinking often when we were setting up , how beautiful your daughters wedding looked!

  7. designdreamer11:50 AM

    That's a couple of loooooong drives!!!! (insert eyes bugging out)
    13yo dd and her friends like aeropostle also. Older dds are over it.

  8. I understand you when you say that you're through sewing summer clothes but not ready yet for fall sewing; sometimes a small break helps in getting into the right mood!