Saturday night Hubby and me, and Kalissa and Craig, were supposed to go out of the First Responder Christmas party. They had a fun night planned with a party bus and hockey game in Waterloo.
Kalissa wasn’t feeling like going at all-she was pregnancy related. I wasn’t really either-mine was overload related. I have had such busy weeks with the new baby at childcare. I have more work in the evenings now that I used to be able to do during childcare, like the cleaning and childcare laundry and bookwork. That’s okay and simply a growing pain of having babies at childcare but still, it’s had me missing some me time which I thrive on….
Kalissa is getting to that point in pregnancy that most everything is a chore. Sitting on a party bus and going to a hockey game didn’t seem appealing so I told her I’d stay home with her. And like that, we were staying home. Hubby and Craig were going.
I got the Featherweight down from upstairs…..She worked on binding her quilt.
Yes…my newbie sewing daughter machine binds.
She finished it and is so happy. See?
We tried to get Carver to pose for a picture but that didn’t happen…well at least not for a nice picture.
For me, I pulled out the 301 to sew on….
I’ve not sewn of her since I had her serviced. I bought her at the thrift store and there was a note that the tension wasn’t good. I came home and played with it and it seemed okay. But, one day when Connie was here, she sewed with it and it wasn’t okay. I took her for a clean up and then she sat.
Well I got her and took her for a spin. I loved her. Oh my.
A couple weeks ago a blog reader had seen the machine when I did my sewing room tour. She asked if I would be interested in selling her. I seriously thought a might then just before I was going to hit send on the email, I changed my mind. I’m so glad I did.
Carver want some attention and tried to play Peek a Boo with us. What a HAM!!
I ended up grabbing something simple to sew….these. It’s strips for the Geese on a String quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s new book.
These are for the four patches. I’m getting more and more excited for these quilts as time rolls on. I have a plan and I think they are going to look good.
…and once I pulled my strips from the 1 1/2″ tote, Betsy, Kalissa’s dog, snuggled right in for a nap.
It was so cute!!
Kalissa and I did feel a little bit bad about no going to the party but sometimes I think it’s okay to halt what’s going on and declare a day of R&R. We both really needed it.
As we sewed we talked a bit that our days of easily hanging out are going to come to a real slow down. We started talking about thing we have coming up on our schedules and Kalissa would say, “Um, I don’t know. I’ll have the baby by then.” Oh my…that baby is just around the corner. That made these few hours we spend together even more precious.