One of my friends at work has a kitchen decorated in reds with apples, she says. So, when I decided to make "Mommy and me" aprons for her and the little one I found this great print at Bear Paw Quilts. I've become quite the internet shopper, it's pretty funny. As you can see, a nice butcher block style with a double pocket, girly-ed up with a double ruffle on the bottom. Pretty sweet, don't you think?
Yesterday was a wonderful Mother's Day for me. Lill had given me her gifts on Thursday night when she got in, a beautiful flamingo tray and an LROC coffee mug. Then yesterday Alice stopped by with flowers from her and Sarah. Everything is pretty cool as you can see by the picture. I'd say these girls were definitely brought up right, but that would be patting my own back, and as my mom always said..."don't break your arm patting your back". I also got a new Kenmore sewing machine. During costume work for the fall musical at the high school, I burned out the motor on my Necchi. I've been using Sarah's Bernette, but it's not really fair since she will be home and learning to sew this summer. As we were walking out of Sears after going to LensCrafters, I saw an advertisement for the portable, on sale for $85. since I've had the Necchi for 25 years, and it's $25 alone for the diagnostic, I figured this was not a bad deal. I think the thing that made the deal was that it has an automatic threader. Given how hard it is for me to see that little needle eye sometimes, this was perfect! I don't need a computerized machine because I really don't do that kind of stuff. I'm pretty much a straight stitch and a little zig-zag kind of girl. I can't wait to get home and play with it--another incentive to heal quickly.
Everything is in order for tomorrow as far as paperwork and notices, I still have to put my bag together and send out my last family/friends email. I'm okay with this, I just wish it was over, and it will be after tomorrow. I doubt I will be in any shape to blog until at least next week at the earliest; I won't even be home until Friday. So, keep me in your thoughts and prayers.