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Back in March I went to my friend Beth’s wedding shower and presented her with the presents seen above. They were both from her registry, a large self-watering planter, and a book “Sewing for Dummies”. Inside the book was a note saying she would also receive a day of sewing lessons from me. This is a decent gift, as I used to run a university costume department and teach sewing and pattern making.

It took a while to come up with a time we were both able to spend the day together. This Saturday was it. I drove to her place in Pennsylvania, a bit of a drive, but worth it! I stopped at the craft store on the way and picked up a cute little apron kit and some pre-cut strips and squares to make a quilt for craft hope, I’ll write more about that in a bit.

It was fun to see John and Beth’s new home. They had painted and had the floors done, but not much else. I love seeing homes when people first move in and then seeing how they are transformed. Anyway, Beth loved the little apron kit. It was a great way to teach her how to use a machine and read a pattern. By the end of the day she had the basics down and had a cute apron to show for it. We had a wonderful time together. We chatted and sewed, sewed and chatted, and had a marvelous time!

Sunday was a bit hectic in the morning, but calmed down and ended up as a nice, lazy family day. There was lots of time on the couch tickling toddlers and being tackled by toddlers. There was even a few minutes here and there when they wanted Mommy and Daddy cuddle time. It was just lovely!

I hope you all had an equally blissful weekend!

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  1. […] Remember how I told you I had bought some fabric on the way to Beth’s? I picked up a pack of 20 strips (2 1/2 x 42 inches) a pack of squares (5 inches square) and a few quarter yard (18 x 42 inches) pieces. I started at Beth’s, between teaching her and eating pizza. This is what I had when I got home. […]

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