I’ve actually gotten some sewing done! Last week got a pair of pajamas made for my son as well as pillow covers for the living room. The cardinals finally got to retire. Today I started another baby blanket from pajama scraps. Most of the pieces are cut. Once I sew two of the strips I’ll know where I want to break the two long strips I have.
When I make these blankets, I begin by laying out the largest scrap(s) that I have. The layout spins off from there. Basically, I want to make the most of what I have. The whole point here is to be mindful of using leftover material as completely as possible while making keepsakes for my kiddos. I don’t think any of these blankets have turned out the exact same size as another.
My oldest, home from college for the summer, is a bit of a challenge. She’s not partying or staying out until the wee hours of the morning, but boy is she touchy. My middle child, with her Sensory Processing Disorder and all of the challenges it brings, used to be the most touchy of my three children, but the girls seem to have switched positions.
When I revealed plans to go to my mom’s for an overnight stay on Mother’s Day weekend (oh the horrors! *gasp*), my eldest teared up because her friends had an outing planned. She can’t forgo an outing two weeks after school is out to visit her grandmother? I should have left her home. All she did was sleep while we were there. She barely spoke and acted as if she weren’t listening at meals. My mom is in good health, but she’s 78 and I don’t think it’s asking too much for a nineteen year old to suck it up and be pleasant for twenty four hours.
She gets huffy pretty quickly. Maybe working will keep her too tired to react. Then again…
Mother’s Day was a bust for me as usual. It’s good that I’ve come to have low expectations. My girls didn’t even wish me a happy day. I don’t look for cards, I know that dining out is impossible on Saturday or Sunday, but it would be nice to have some kind of acknowledgement. I already have plans for Father’s Day. Nothing splashy, just plans that will let DH know I appreciate him. I guess I’ll go shopping for myself and have a meal out for one.
Sorry about the pity party. I’m really good at throwing them.
My blueberry bushes and strawberry plants are in their containers and beginning to leaf out! The flowers I had ordered earlier haven’t done anything. They came when we still had snow on the ground and had to live in the garage for a month. I think I need to stop using that company as I’ve run into this issue before. They just ship way too early.
I have concluded that one of my flower garden areas needs a massive killing off of weeds. I’m going to grab a bunch of cardboard boxes from the grocery store – I shop early and they don’t care if you take the broken down boxes. Those will be spread all over the garden and weighted down. I’ve been told that this kills things effectively and I’ve used enough chemicals in the past. It’s time to take it back to the minimum and start again.
I’m going to work to propagate my hydrangea bush and bring the cuttings to fill in the garden. The cuttings will have to be carefully baby-sat, as a past attempt taught me, but it’s worth trying.
Here’s hoping I can stay on track!