Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flower Picking

On Saturday Connor said to me:

Mommy I just wanted to tell you something. I picked some flowers for you for Mother's Day and put them in my desk to hide them from you. Now they are all dead. I guess they needed water.

The flowers were these little purple wildflowers that I had actually thought of picking for myself.

So on Sunday morning I found a new bunch of purple flowers sitting next to the door. These I got into water before they wilted. They were one of my favorite Mother's Day gifts, right next to the handmade pop-up book about soccer, frogs, snails, sisters, and of course Connor & Mom.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Here she is, my new little seamstress:

Up until about a month ago Maari would cry every time we brought her into the den/office/sewing room - yeah quite the catch-all room. We have no idea why, but it made computer time and sewing time very limited. Now, she loves it. This makes Mom very happy - I was starting to get a little worried. I lay her on the floor, turn some music on and she beams from ear to ear. She is especially pleased if I sing or dance for her. The new helper has her very own little corner in the catch-all room between Mommy's sewing machine and Daddy's closet.

As a reward for her coming around I made her this:

It is the Easy Empire-Waist Top from Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones.

I somehow managed to goof on the sleeves and was too lazy to try to fix them so I just improvised instead. All and all my little seamstress and I are happy with the end result.

Now if only I could get her to cry every time I took her into the laundry room - then I would have an excuse for all those piles.