Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Everything is fine, just fine

I sent my mom a card right after I moved to St. Louis (that was nearly a decade ago). I had had a bad day and had called my mother in tears, sobbing uncontrollably and needed to re-assure here that i was indeed fine, she was a worrier. I was 23. The card had a little girl on it. All it said was "I'm fine, just fine, really, I'm fine".
For the years after that, anytime one of us would break down into tears on the phone, we would end with that statement. That way we knew that we were going to be fine, that we were just having a rough time for now.
She even said it to me a couple weeks before she passed away.She said that to me the last time this week, last year. I thought I would keep hearing it for the reast of my life, at least for a long time. I never imagined that would be the last time she said it. We laughed then and said I love you and said Goodbye. I only talked to her a few times after that, as her health declined and she never said it again. February 24th will mark the one year anniversary of her death and I often find myself thinking I'm fine, just fine.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Look at me, I can follow directions!!!

I got this design from here:http://whipup.net/2007/09/18/cigarette-case-needle-holder/ Thank You!!!!!

Since I haven't smoked for a long long time, and this was a gift from my very best friend, I figured I would do something useful with it. It turned out to be exactly what I wanted:) Enjoy! Since Chicago is now non-smoking everywhere, maybe more people should jump on the craft bandwagon!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sewing for Charity....

Hello, I'm trying to start donating clothes to a charity that sends them to third world countries (I have to get the exact name of it. I'm doing this along with a lady from my church who has been doing it for years:). They sew dresses and book bags and pants and that sort of thing. I don't have a lot of money to spend on fabric, so I'm trying to find someone with a large stash or knowledge of places that will donate. I'm willing to pick up anywhere in Chicago or the surrounding areas! Thanks everyone:) I'll post pics once I get my first article done. I should get the patterns later this week. I can't wait!!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

my first wallet

This is my very first hand made wallet. it turned out pretty well, but the zipper is funky, thestitching around it at least. It was also my first zipper, so I'm OK with that:) I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I love it. I have so many projects planned in my mind right now!
I totally forgot to mention that I got the pattern off craftster. Here's the link and thank you babyangel!!!!: