Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Unintended Leave of Absence from the sewing room!

Im back into my sewing room with renewed vigor and tons of great ideas! 

Every once in a while it is nice to take a break and let the creative juices renew themselves. However, this time it was an unplanned break! The month of May was just a busy one, both with work and personal life and it was nice to just enjoy it :) besides Mother Nature finally decided to let Chicagoland have spring!!! (We did have snow flurries one day this may!)

I did do a couple of things. Embroidery projects on my Brother, other than that I did not do too much in the sewing room! In fact, I believe I went 10 straight days without even going in there. Crazy, crazy, crazy!! But the call of the deck and sunshine and planting flowers and most of all, relaxing with my family was just too strong to pass up!

So here are a couple things that I did do this past month:

Embroidered a 'Rockin Skull' on my hubby's black apron.

Embroidered a set of 4 placemats as a Thank You gift.

Want to my Nephews college graduation in NJ

I wore my 'skully' dress to said graduation!

Enjoyed a weekend with my parents in Deleware and enjoyed my dad's grilling!

Went thrift shopping with my mom in Delaware! Awesome deals!!

Tried on silly hats and sunglasses!

Sat with my daughter as she had the baby monitor on and got to listen to my granddaughters heartbeat for 20 mins =D I smiled like a silly fool all day after that one!

Enjoyed my Iris patch blooming in my garden!

Spent time with family and friends BBQ'ing at my home!

Happiness is a grill full of ribs slow cooked to perfection! YUMMY!!!! I had fun with that. :)

Happy babies making me smile!

We attended a wedding over Memorial Day weekend! Sarah is such a beautiful young woman :) 

I found a dinosaur ravaging Vermont!

Coworker and I took a selfie over the Qhechee gorge (also in Vermont!)

A stop in the Simon Pierce glass blowing studio. Hard to believe this was underwater during hurricane Irene floods!

And ate dinner over a waterfall in front of a covered bridge. So peaceful. 

And on top of that I spent numerous hours just hanging out with my little family! We planted flowers, sat on the deck and chatted, drank some beer, ate yummy food and played lots of games.

Life is good! And now I have my sewing mojo back!! Have a couple projects in the works, stay tuned :)


  1. WOW! What a great time you have been having away from the machine ... looking forward to seeing your first projects posted soon. I also have been taking a break, more-so from blogging than sewing ... again, same as you, it's all time related ... J

    1. That's Judith! Once again another month has flown by!! New post with some great news coming very soon :)


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