Saturday, February 16, 2019


By the time I realized it was time again for FNSI, the day had arrived. I haven't been on Facebook as much this week and that seems to be where most of the info is these days.
So apologies for not spreading the word.

Here's what I got up to on my day and evening of sewing and handwork:

Worked on my UFO project for this month.

Did some stitching and cut out applique pieces for a future project.

I also cut out some doll hospital gowns and quilts that are part of my charitable donations endeavor for this year.

I didn't get as much done on Friday as I would have liked, so I rolled over into Saturday.

I wanted to do some reorganizing and cleaning up. I sew in my dining room. Unfortunately things accumulate and before you know it, it's out of control. I'm trying really hard to just keep the current project available, maybe one more.

This piece was from my grandfather that Mom didn't need or want. I kept my finches on it until the last one died a few months ago. It too, was just collecting things with no organization. Now it holds the on-going projects that I want front and center. It takes a lot of little projects off the table so I have room to cut and layout on the current project.

When I wasn't doing that, I was in the kitchen either cooking or cleaning up. As I was doing so, I was thinking about the book study I'm participating in with Jenny of Elefantz.
Part of being domestic is cooking, but as I was doing so I realized that the best part is the sharing.

I made lasagne for us for dinner. 

While I did so, I made a small pan to share with Mom later this week.

It feels really good to do that on a fairly regular basis, not just lasagne, but other things I make for my family. I also feels really good when she calls me and raves (yes, raves) about how good things are that come out of my kitchen. I appreciate hearing the compliments, but I get to validate myself and know that I did good and that what I've shared is appreciated. 

I don't think we do that enough for each other. We really should do it more often. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with things that make and keep you happy.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10 NIVUK

1 comment:

Susan said...

You did a lot of great sewing - love the wheel flowers for your bathtub curtain ties. Those will be great doll hospital gowns! I bought some FQs buy two get one free, and they are for the gowns. I'm wondering if I'll have enough to mix and match for a fourth gown. My son loved it when I made overalls that way when he was little. The lasagna looks great, and the sign on Mom's made me smile. I can attest to the fact that what comes out of your kitchen is great! I didn't know the finch died! Boohoo!