About a month ago my husband bought me a new laptop, and ever since I feel like I’ve been in a fight with technology. First of all, the laptop did not always play videos or audio. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong so we took it back. Now with this next laptop I cannot get my Artisan program to download so that I can do digital scrapbooking. I still haven’t figured out what the problem is. It’s frustrating in the extreme.
On a happier note I’ve been able to do some more sewing lately. I’ve made a skirt for my youngest daughter and repurposed a sweatshirt into a jacket for my middle daughter. They’re both happy. I also made a shield/pillow for a little boy in our church who has four older brothers. Now I’m working on a gun case for my second son’s airsoft gun. It’s going slowly because I have to make the design/pattern as I go along.
On an even happier note my husband is doing so much better. We just finished our third chemo cycle (two weeks of chemo on Thursdays and a week off). His appetite has returned in a huge way. He’s had very little nausea from the chemo and no hair loss. It’s really been amazing, and I know, an answer to prayers from so many people. He went back to work for one day to fill in for the man who’s filling in for him. He’s hoping to do the same next week.
It’s no secret that I love bags and purses and making them. This link is only a picture, but it would be easy enough to do. I love the idea of a purse made from a sweater and plaid wool. I read online recently that to keep a purse made from stretchy material from getting stretched out of shape you only need to line it with a non-stretchy fabric. I think I need to look for a sweater the next time I’m at the thrift store.
I made these cupcakes for my husband’s birthday. They are soooo good. I made the cupcakes and the icing, and then my middle daughter piped the icing on.
I want to do my own hanging baskets this spring so I’ve been searching Pinterest for ideas and tips. I like this post. I think I’ll get some ideas here.
I struggle with sewing zippers. This method looks like it makes zippers easy, and I want to try it when I do the zipper on my son’s airsoft gun case.
My middle daughter is now a teenager! and launching her own blog soon about dressing modestly but fashionably. I’ll let you know when it’s up. In the meantime you can get an idea of her style sense by following her page on Polyvore.
When our girls turn 13 we give them a hope chest. It’s been fun to shop for them and to see how the hope chest we find seems to match the personality of the girl it is bought for.
I hope you and yours are doing well. And for those of you who have been praying for my husband and our family, thank you so much. God is answering prayer for us every day with the return of my husband’s health.