The house is quiet. I’m the only one awake! Even Luke and our extra-little-munchkin-for-the-weekend are napping! What a wonderful Saturday!
I’ve realized that Saturday tends to be the easiest time for me to blog. And here we are! So, let’s sit down together and catch up.
This past month or so, I have had the pleasure of spending Fridays at home with my friend Amber and all our six children (ages 6, 4, 3, 1, 1, and 3 months). The kids have loved playing together and eating lunch together. And Amber and I have especially loved spending time learning how we can make our marriages better through a book study, and learning practical skills from each other.
The first couple of times we met, I taught Amber how to make dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls (with the bread machine – SO easy!). And then yesterday – I AM STILL SO EXCITED – she gave me my first sewing lesson! Woo-hoo! I have so much wanted to learn to sew these last couple of years, but never had the opportunity to learn. And now I do! I’m pretty certain that this is real-life mentoring…and I love it!
So, with Amber’s help, I made our first project together – a bag! Here’s a shot of the beauty that now rests on my shoulder…
Almost as exciting, we had some material left over, so Amber made Grace a new holder for her insulin pump! She’s really been needing a new one, and Amber just whipped one out with no pattern or anything! She’s wonderful!
Not sure how she’ll feel about me posting a picture of her, but here’s Amber working on part of Grace’s pump holder.
And here’s the final product! (Not great lighting, sorry.)
My mind is spinning with all the projects we could do…Curtains for the kids’ room and school room, coordinating bedding for the kids, purses, more pump cases…Ahhh, looks like I might need to only ask for Hobby Lobby gift cards for my birthday / Christmas for a while!
I feel like I have so much more to share, but I also have so many things to accomplish today, so I’d better run. Sometime soon I’ll show you pictures of the newly painted school room and kids’ room…But not today! Maybe next Saturday!