Monday my granddaughter came over to do a school project: sew a stuffed "mole." Yep, I don't have a clue why she picked me to help her as I DO NOT sew, but I did know that she had to cut her pattern out as the first step. She accomplished that and then decided it was best to come over again tonight to use the sewing machine after we spent a half-hour trying to figure out how to sew the pattern pieces together and another half-hour trying to cut out feet for her mole!!! I now know why young girls centuries before were always brought up spending hours every day learning needlepoint and sewing. What happened to the days when girls were taught sewing in middle school??? Of course I took it, and barely passed -- but I do know how to thread my sewing machine!!! The good news is that I got some bonding time with my granddaughter to add memories.
Tuesday night was Ronda Wade's RubberQueen meeting. We received lots of business-booster tips, awesome make'n takes, tons of project ideas from the WOW table and swap cards, and (my favorite) the opportunity to visit with 40+ RubberQueens!! Of course I was too busy visiting and had to take my make'n takes home to complete; so that is on my agenda today along with finishing my gifts for this weekend.
And last but not least, to top off the week, I am leaving for Ronda's Creative Escape Weekend Retreat tomorrow!!! Wahoo!! I have lost count on how many years I have been going to the semi-annual Retreats, but it is always one of my very favorite events to attend. So today is also packing day -- after I finish all my stamping projects.
Wow, don't you agree that I have had an awesome week so far?? And it's only going to get better. Before I leave, here are pictures of my celebration boxes (to celebrate Easter and Tricia's Birthday):
|Close up of the box tops. The designer paper, stamp set, ribbon, and brads are sneek peek products from Stampin' Up's Summer Smooches product line that will be in the new 2012-13 Catalog -- which you can purchase until the end of the month!|
"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his kindness and his wondrous deeds . . ." -- Psalm 107-31
Thank you Lord for all the blessings you have bestowed upon me.