Monday, November 14, 2011

Essential Post

This time of the year always zips by so quickly.

Its going so fast that at the end of each day I find myself with a long list of things that I wanted to do, but didn't get done. All "non-essential things" gets passed to the day ahead. Unfortunately, not all things are unessential, just more easily passed onto another day... blogging is one of those things.

Last weekend was a great one... the perfect blend of activity and rest.

Early Friday The Mister and The Boy took off for a long weekend of backpacking through the Great Smoky Mountains with some friends. The Girl and I took off for a day of shopping. After lunch and shopping we came home to get ready for a slumber party with our BritishBFF's, including (although not pictured) the mums.
We started the evening in matching pj's (moms excluded... we were happy to chat whilst the girls giggled and played) and cuddled up to watch the Sound of Music.

I'm quite certain that nobody was more excited about this slumber party than our youngest slumberer, who (I am delighted to say) can sing beautifully to every song in the musical right down to the last do-re-mi. However, right before we had tucked ourselves under blankets for a nights rest, she asked to sing me a song in Swahili (her dad recently came home from a missions trip in Africa.)

You may remember that there is nothing that moves me to tears quicker than a child singing. But a child singing God's praises in a forgein language? Water-works. Although I did my best to hold it in.  Best bedtime prayer ever.

After our guests left The Girl and  I tidied up a bit and had ourselves a movie day. I'm proud to tell you that from noon until nearly 11p., we watched five movies. Right in a row. And we crafted and crocheted and it was wonderful.

I managed to finish up the blue baby sweater.

Then I tried my hand at another baby sweater in some leftover yarn I had in my office.

It came out teeny-tiny... not quite preemie size, but definitely for a small newborn, the likes of which I have never seen (seeing as my babies were only slight less than 9-10 pounds at birth.)

While The Girl and I shopped on Friday I found some beautiful cotton yarn (on sale!) in a beautiful orange-burgundy and gold.  I didn't have a clue as to what I could make (especially since fall is almost over) but that yarn called to me like a long lost child waiting to come home.

So I bought it and made this:
Here's the back.
And a close up of the details:

Why am I making all these baby products?

Honestly, I don't know.

Maybe its because I can get them done in the length of one movie. Maybe I can't resist an end that is so adorable. Maybe its because there is a baby out there who needs something soft and cozy... who knows. But at some point I will know who needs/wants these things and it will make me happy to think that a little one wears something I enjoyed making.

Until then, I've already another project on the hook, but today its on the "non-essential" list... so you know what that means.

Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Seriously the most perfect weekend! I love what you created!! I have crafting a ton.. issue they are all Christmas gifts :-P So I guess I will share in January! Today's to do list.. deep clean the family room and dinning room (attached together) so Tim can carpet clean them tonight!

Tanya (In the Dailies) said...

Love, love, LOVE the dress!!! Are you selling any of these? Because I have a niece expected in December. :)

Amy said...

How fun! I would love to have a movie/craft marathon with my girl! These are beautiful, as always!

whimzie said...

That weekend sounds heavenly.

Totally get what you mean about the essentials versus the nonessentials. Which is why I'm just now reading this post that you wrote almost a month ago.

Those are absolutely beautiful baby things. You could easily sell them. Also, if you have a state-run hospital, you could make stuff for their NICUs or nurseries. They don't usually get stuff so beautifully made and special.