Monday, July 29, 2013
I was sew aggravated Friday night to find that my iron had gone out on me :( I hate, hate, hate that manufactures make such junk these days. Way back when I bought one of the FANCY overpriced irons on the market thinking it would last a lifetime, NOT. From here on out I will be sticking with the cheap ones knowing they might last only a couple of years.
We have had and are still having so darn much rain the Grands can't play in the back yard. On days that it's not raining (rare) the mosquito's just swarm the poor babies running us back in the house. Our little guys are outdoorsy kiddo's, being locked up in the house is not good for any of us!! Knowing we were going to have some heavy storms come in Saturday I decided to get Kara out and about early to burn off some energy. We started with breakfast at one of my favorite local joints (can we say cheap), followed by a romp at the park. On to CVS to pick up prescription drugs then on to a trip to Target for a new iron. What the heck she was enjoying all the in and out, seeing people and all so I threw in a trip to Goodwill to donate a few bags of things, last stop was the grocery store for her weekly banana fix. I hate doing errands, but Saturday they were down right fun. I tell you cabin fever is alive and well in our part of NC!!!
We got home just in time for yet another WHOPPER of a storm, were talking an additional 3 inches of rain in less than 2 hours. We were the lucky ones, many of the surrounding areas had over 10 inches once again. Who knows how long it will take to get all the washed out roads repaired. The school bus routes will be a nightmare come mid August.
On today's list is to head over too DD#1 for a day of organizing the kiddo's clothes. As with all kidlets they grow like weeds, time to see what all needs to be moved on to a deserving family. After that I plan on having some me time with the sewing machine. I have cut out WAY to many things for the little girls Christmas dolls, too many piles are sitting around. I think I have an obsession! Ha The problem is every time I walk past the sewing room I find fabric I need to use up that would be perfect for their dolls. I am all about unloading my stash and it's been fun making clothes for babies who will NEVER outgrow them!!
All this stash busting has come at a price, not a dollar amount mind you. The price is my sewing room is upside down from pulling fabric, bits of ribbon, lace buttons, and notions from all around the room. Sewing room clean up will need to go on my To Do's for the week. I also need to find a storage solution for all these baby doll clothes. Our gift drawers and closet are stuffed to the gills with upcoming shower, Birthdays, and Christmas gifts. Another biggy in the sewing department is a commission T-shirt quilt UGHHHHH, my most unfavorite thing in the world to do!!! However this one will cover the cost of the second Bitty Baby with $$ leftover for our Christmas/Vacation account, sew I need to stop complaining.