Saturday, October 18, 2008

Two Month Recap

So in the last two months, we've done a few things.

We had the first day of Kindergarten.

My nephew turned one. Olivia even begrudgingly shared the spotlight with him.

Kind of.

I made some pyjamas for Olivia. And, I found a great way to mark the buttonholes.

I use wash away stabilizer. I trace the buttonhole markings, and pin the stabilizer on top. Because it's pretty much see through, positioning is easy. After stitching out all of them, I tear away the excess, and then throw it into the washing machine.

I used regular stabilizer on the bottom, since the pattern didn't call for any interfacing in the facings, and this was a really slippery satin. I didn't want it jamming in the machine, or sliding around. All in all, it worked out really well.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

About that "see you in a week thing"...

So, it's been a month since I've written anything. I honestly don't know where the time has gone. Ok..I do know. I have a husband who doesn't work during the summer, and we've been enjoying a lot of family time. If anyone ever proposed that the schools here should go to the year-round system without the big, long summer holiday, I think I would find that person and club them over the head. Not that I'm a violent person, I just think that if you have to deal with thirty 14 year olds for a good portion of the year, I think you have duly earned two months off.

Our honeymoon was amazing. I love Paris. Even when no one could understand what I was saying and looked to Don to translate. We managed to eat for a week, not get lost, and see everything we wanted to possibly see. We had exactly one guided tour (on our second day), and we quickly learned that we are not tour people. For the rest of the time, we did our own thing. We didn't go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, mainly because I don't like waiting in long lines. We didn't do a tour of Notre Dame, for the same reason. We did happen upon Eglise St. Sulpice, and marvelled at its quiet magnitude.

Now we have to sort through the thousands of pictures that we both took.

We're all getting settled into a ritual of normalcy. I've moved out of the front line at work, and I do reception. It's better all's less stress and less random. I know when I'm scheduled, I have my lunch break at the same time every day, and I know what I have to do on any given day.

Olivia will be getting used to a set schedule too. She starts Kindergarten in September. It will be so good for her, but the first few days will be rough -- they go full days, every other day. The two hours of preschool that she had wore her out. But, she's ready -- she has about half a dozen words that she can print without any help, and she's starting to read on her own. Ballet will be starting up soon, too.

School will be starting up soon too for Don -- both teaching, and attending. He's decided to start his master's this year, so that will add a little more busyness to our lives, but it will be so worth it.

So, not much has happened in the last month, but as Don's the little moments where life is lived.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Off on our honeymoon...see you in a week!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


The wedding and all the parties are over, and it was incredible. We had the most amazing photographer. Here's how good she is...she was with us from 11:00 in the morning, until after 9:00 at night, then went back to her studio and posted a few pictures on her blog. She also wrote the nicest posting about her day. Check it out here.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ring bearer pillow

I found a pattern online for a ring bearer's pillow with a really neat feature. I didn't want fake rings tied on the top, but I also didn't want our rings just tied on with ribbons.

See the three flowers on top? Look underneath...

The flowers hide a ring box, or in this case, a hinged box a necklace came in. I just lined it with leftover pink silk dupioni from the girls' dresses

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