Did you enjoy Easter weekend? We did! It was a whirlwind of friends and family fun (even including an impromptu shopping trip with the gals that actually unearthed a dress that suits me - amazing!). Between the festivities and our discussions here, I didn't get a bit of sewing in. Not to worry!
You wanted to see Aria in her Easter dress, right? Here she is grinning from ear to ear after beating us all at croquet. See, totally fits! Even after she ate all that ham and biscuit...
One of her Easter gifts was a charm pack of guess what? Wait for it...
Yep, isn't that just too funny! And, she loves it of course. Scooters, swings, doggies - she's thrilled. I bought her a charm pack so that she could play at making a quilt, and I wouldn't have to do the cutting. I'm pretty sure that makes me lazy. Lazy or too busy cutting my own projects?
While daddy made the ham, she created her layout and I showed her how to stack and pin rows.
So all day long she's waiting for her chance on our sewing machine. You know, my cheap one! My only one! And once the guests left, she got it.
Don't worry, the crochet hook kept me company.
And, sides, I enjoyed taking pictures. Because, you wanted to see the dress, remember?
Are you new to all this sewing stuff? You might find my guest post on Cutting at Chasing Cottons helpful if you're looking for tips on how to use a rotary cutter, especially when cutting yardage or working on a small mat.
And, lastly, I hope you'll stop by Deborah's blog to pick-up a thread of the conversation that she's continued in a post titled "You. Can. Sew." This in response to her sadness (that I certainly share) at those who confessed that reading sewing blogs makes them feel inadequate and often like not trying at all. To me, her post is part of the discussion on how blogs make us feel. She framed the question quite positively as well! I trust it will be a fruitful discussion!