My pastor's wife in Yoakum gave me some great advice on how to spend some time with my girls individually...go to the quilting quad.
Do you remember me mentioning that before? About how I wasn't going to go near it because so many people had been sucked in, and they never returned? Well...
I took the advice, and I got sucked in just like a vacuum, and it was actually a wonderful experience.
Karis went first and we picked out the three fabrics she wanted to make a pillow case out of. It was so relaxing in there.
Beautiful fabrics, patient teachers, encouraging learnings, and CHOCOLATE!
The unbelievable part was that after we picked out the fabrics, one of the three "quilting quad helpers" took it and told me she would cut them for me, give the cuff to another "helper" to monogram Karis' name, and I could come back the next day and just sew.
Wow! I remember my mom cutting patterns. That's half the battle right there.
Anyway, I did as I was told, and they did as they promised. The funny part is when they gave me step by step instructions the following night, they included things like, "Just sew a quarter inch seam all the way down."
Uh...I haven't sat at a sewing machine since I made a pillow at my great aunt's house when I was still in jr. high, but I spoke not.
My first clue that I was going to have issues is that I started sewing and I hadn't put the foot down, but at least Karis and I got to talk some more as I pulled out all those stitches...
I will show you proof that I not only finished Karis', but Kylie and I completed one together two days later. The are really cute, but they are sleeping on them right now, so I feel I should wait until tomorrow to take the picture.
Did I mention that I've picked out material to make myself a market bag for Africa?
Yep...like a vacuum...