Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Projects

I have become a big fan of sewing. I love it! I love to create treasures to use in my house, for my daughter and as gifts! I love to make aprons, decorate dish towels, make hair clips and bows, toys, scarves, bags, clothes and I am learning more all the time.

The greatest invention ever... the ruffle/gathering food. It does my ruffling in no time, looks great and is so easy (now that I have figured it out). I don't know how I lived without it! If I was to have a job and didn't have to worry about kids, I would sew and have a little shop of some kind. Until then, I will continue my work here, getting my 10-30 minutes to sew when I can.

Here's some of my work. If you know anyone who wants to order something from me, let me know! I love to sew and will give them a price quote.

Ellie's half apron, by request. She's already starting to tell me what she wants just like Jamie and I do to my mom! She cracks me up:) the ruffle is a nice deep pleat. Looks great, huh!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Perfect Date

Doug and I had the best date for Valentines! We drove up to Logan and stayed in the Marriott Spring Hills Suite. It is such a great hotel. Doug had flowers delivered to the room before we got there and they are so beautiful! We went to dinner at Le Nonna's which is the best Italian restaurant here in Utah. The chef was born in Tuscany and is amazing! I had crab stuffed ravioli in a cream sauce. Yummy! My friend in Logan, Annette, had Ellie stay there and so everyone was happy. We went to the temple the next morning and ate a great breakfast at the hotel. It was the best date ever! Good job, Doug! He is my forever Valentine. I love you honey.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My First Valentine

Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday! When I was single and didn't have a boyfriend or anything, I still loved Valentine's day. It makes me so sad when people are depressed on Valentine's day.When I was a kid my dad always gave us a valentine card stuffed with hershey kisses. I always was so excited to get his card (even in college). Although my mom sometimes did stuff too, it was kind of his holiday. He picked out the card, wrote in it and bought the stuff himself. I think it is safe to say that every other occasion my mom took care of everything. We didn't mind that, and knew dad loved us on our birthdays and Christmas even though he didn't do the shopping or wrapping. But Valentine's Day was different. Daddy took care of every year, without fail. Everyone should have a dad to make them feel loved and special. Thanks dad, for being my valentine all those years and even though I have a husband who has taken on that role very well and takes great care of me, Valentine's Day has the place in my heart like it does because of him. He was my first Valentine. I love you dad! I love you all the way around the world and all the way to heaven and back again...