Night shift has taken its toll on me. I have put on a few of the pounds that I worked so hard to lose, I'm cranky and my headaches have come back. I am more than ready to go back to daylight hours. Hopefully, I will quickly return to my more disciplined ways.
My sister Diana decided to rent a booth for her stitching retreat in October, and I agreed to provide some items for her to sell. I have had a great time making everything from aprons to baby bibs and pacifier holders. I've made over 30 bibs, 20 burp cloths, 10 totes, etc. In my quest for cute ideas for embroidering, I discovered the cutest website for unique embroidery items. http://www.sewn4youdesigns.com/index.html . Not only is this a fabulous source for unique applique and embroidery designs, but Ginger truly provides top-notch personal service. Several of her designs are my absolute favorites! I was able to turn them into some very cute baby items. Several of the young women at work have had babies recently, and I have also made items for their little ones using these designs. The applique bird just makes me smile! I turned it into a burp cloth. The Stick Fairy princess is just fabulous .... and I had the cutest flannel with stick figure fairies. Voila; a fabulous toddler bib!
I'm not sure if things will sell at my sister's retreat, but I sure have had fun sewing and using up a great deal of my stash! I completed some half-done projects and have take the warm, humid, summer and my sleeplessness to reorganize my sewing room to be something just a little more manageable.
There won't be much sewing going on this week or next weekend as the family prepares to gather for my only niece's wedding to Jon Papaharis in Charleston SC. Looking forward to spending time with my sisters and my mom as we celebrate this beautiful, young couple.