Monday, January 5, 2009

"May your walls know joy......

...May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility."
~Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

I started sewing. My mom is letting me use her machine because my machine was being difficult! LOL For my first project...I have started to make a play skirt for Madelyn. I used an old pair of her jeans and seperated them and sewed fabric in them to make a cute skirt. I have just started and these are just pictures of it being started......

I still have to sew the fabric in the back....hem the bottom and also finish edges with a finishing stitch to neaten it up. I used a play/old pair of jeans of Madelyn's since it was the first time I have tried this and I didn't want to ruin a good pair of jeans if I messed up! ;o)

Saturday evening, my sister came over for supper....and then my parents and uncle came over for dessert (I made a peach pie and Madelyn made a cake!). While they were over....we watched the kids play the Wii. (It's not our's my BIL's and he was letting us borrow it.) They are so funny to watch! :)
(Notice in the pic above of Xavier....his tooth that is growing in...his adult pointed. We had an Xray taken of his mouth and other teeth are growing in like that too. The dentist says it is very rare. Someday we will have to have them built up! I just tell X that God intended for him to definitely be a meat eater! hehe!)

And sister brought me a gift! My very first official pair of Crocs! I always used to say I wouldn't wear those shoes cuz they are ugly...but oh my goodness....they are truly comfortable! Thank you sooo much Devon! :)

And another highlight to my weekend...was Saturday night...after everyone had left and the kids were put down to sleep for the night....Chris played a couple games of Scrabble with me! I just love board games and I received this one for Christmas! We had a lot of fun!

We start back with schooling again today! I am sooo looking forward to being back into our routine. The holiday season really threw me off. I wish you all a wonderful Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by, reading, and sharing your thoughts with me! :o) xoxo


  1. I enjoyed all your posts over the Holidays Katy...I'm back to a routine today as well.

    Crocs...I love them!! Love the colour of yours!!!

    Have a great day my friend!


  2. It's good to get back to normal again, isn't! I once thought the same thing about crocs till I tried a pair, love them too, even better are the lined ones with sheep skin, so warm and cozy!

  3. What a great skirt!! And crocs are way too comfortable....

  4. Katy~
    I have never tried the Crocs but my girls have and they like them! They are as light as marshmallows!
    I love scrabble! We play often! I see that you could spell "diet" "tied" "tide". You sure had a lot of vowels!

  5. Congrats on your sewing project and thanks again for your knitting advice, it's going much better now!

    I have a couple pairs of crocs - love 'em! The furry lined ones are sooo warm and comfy!


  6. Katy's sewing!!! whooHooOo and such a lovely, sassy little skirt you're makin too!
    Xav's definitely gonna be A STEAK man! His smile and those of your other kidlets melts me!
    Love that your sissy got you the crocs. I don't have any either, but I'm a birkenstock girl, and those make my short lil feet look like I'm wearing dutch shoes. I do have a pair of rubber slogger garden clogs that are basically like yours only without the holes and I've lived in em outdoors. Too bad my dog chewed on one.. HE LIKES EM TOO.
    Hugs from the shed
    You're such a blessing to me

  7. Katy,
    I too was in the group that said crocs were the ugliest things but..... I have to admit I LOVE THEM!
    They are sooooo comfortable.Have a blessed day!

  8. Cute skirt! I think the same thing about crocs but have yet to try them on.

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. :) I've seen those skirts. My daughter and I do the same thing, we start with a good practice run before we use our better things for sewing.

    Your crocs are so cool! I've never owned a pair myself, I really should try them though.

    Sounds like a lovely weekend with your family :)

    PS. . .I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter :)


  10. You are doing a great job on that skirt.. and your kids are adorable. I've just recently found your blog and have been enjoying it very much.
    ((hugs)) and God bless

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for leaving a comment! I love getting comments especially when something not so good is happening in my life. You have a nice blog! take care,

  12. I've heard that Crocs are comfortable. Lucky you! I hope you enjoy them The play skirt is so cute. I never would have thought of that.

  13. I love that quote, Katy!! Sewing can be fun. I started with a very simple pillow. And I mean simple. Looking forward to starting your bag for you. By the way, do y'all drink coffee?

  14. That little skirt is too cute!

    I haven't tried crocs either but I just might have to since so many of you say they are so comfy. I do have Birkenstocks and I love those.

    Have a great day, Katy!

  15. I LOVE Scrabble, and my hubby does not!! When we were first married, he played it with me all the time. He says, "TRUE LOVE". What fun memories. We are back to routine, too. I LOVED the down time, but I am enjoying the routine of life again. Have a great day, Katy. Julie

  16. Hey Katy!!That`s wonderful that your getting to sew again!!!I love that skirt for M!!!My daughter wants one just like it!!

  17. Oh my goodness...I recognize the game they are playing on the Wii! The cow racing game! We LOVE that one! It is so funny to watch and play!

  18. Our holidays/vacation were wonderful, but a return to the routine felt equally fitting today. It was time to get back to "normal."

    I hope you're enjoying your return to routine as well...

  19. Hi Katy!
    Love those Crocs girl!! ;)
    ...I like that little skirt...too cute!
    and-as always-I love all the pics of the kiddos!


  20. Yay Katy! You are going to be best friends with your sewing machine!

  21. Oh Katy--you will LOVE the sewing machine. My mom was always quilting/sewing when I was growing up. It was funny I panicked about 3 days before I had Alivia. It was a crazy "nesting" moment and I told Ian , "WE HAVE TO GO BUY A SEWING MACHINE!" I had no idea how to sew but couldn't imagine being a mom without a sewing machine. It just seemed so WRONG to me at the time. So, we went to the store right then and bought one. I have used it SO much. From bibs to curtains, baby blankets, and simple hemming. They are awesome!! Good luck as you start to use yours!! Enjoy your Crocs too. They may be ugly but nothing is better for my swollen pregnant feet :)

  22. Katy, I'm so happy to see that you'll be sewing! I am looking forward to seeing more wonderful creations from you! Love that little skirt :)

  23. We still have a few more weeks of school holidays over here before the routine starts again lol

    I love your crocs!!

    Oh board games are our favs too. I think all up between the five of us we got about ten different games :D We've had so much fun.

  24. About the crocs...I said the same thing and now i dont know how i lived without them. I have one lined with sheepskin and one not.


  25. So you are just begining to sew? It's alot of fun, huh? Pillows, pillowcases, curtains and scrunchies are super easy to make. A personalized burp cloth would be a cute addition when you give away or sell those knitted booties. You can buy a pack of burp cloths..and add ribbon, lace, decorative buttons, patches and all sorts of things. You can even dye them different colors..the dyes are located near the laundry detergents at the store. :) I plan on making some of these soon.

  26. You're sewing! That is exciting. Love the skirt. You'll just be sewing everything if I know you.

    I have a pair of pink crocs and I do think they are the ugliest shoes I own. But I wear them anyway!



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