Friday, May 28, 2010

Has It Really Been That Long?

I can't believe I have only posted one other time since February! Where does the time go? I never seem to get anything done yet I stay busy all the time. I guess time does fly when you're having fun. I must say I take great pleasure in just about every minute of my day.

I've been learning more and more about my embroidery machine and getting back into sewing. I really love the creative process and seeing the created product. It's exciting to be able to choose fabrics, threads, ribbons, and designs, and put them together. You can feel that you have taken part in creating something unique even though you have used someone else's creations to do it.

Sometimes my products are better off put in the trash can, but we usually keep them around to use as practice pieces or to look back on in a few months to see improvement (I hope).

I hope to get some pictures posted to go with this in a day or two. I have been making key fobs and paci keepers. I love the ribbon key fobs. I have opened an "Etsy shop" - Emmasmimi - if you happen upon it, you will see that my physical shop will be called "Mine by Emma's Mimi". My Emma is at the stage where she is pretty possessive of most of her toys and Mimi (me) which surprised me a bit. Thus, the name came to me because of her reaction to Poppy moving a gift bag at her birthday party, "No, no, Poppy, Mine?" LOL

We all enjoyed her birthday party. I think the adults enjoyed playing with the toys and Emma as much as she did. Of course one thing we played was "tea party". We had to teach my brother and my grown-up nephew how to play! I seem to recall that my brother would never play tea party with me when we were kids!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Am Not a Writer!

One thing I have discovered is that I am no writer of sagas! Another thing I have discovered is that I am no writer. Lol. However, I am an excellent Mimi and I love to do machine embroidery and especially in-the-hoop projects.

I do so enjoy my time with Grandbaby. Since we have started understanding the sentences she has been making since she was 9 months old :) I have learned that what we've been playing under the table is "tea party". She dearly loves the little talking teapot and cups she got for Christmas. She serves little plastic petit fours on tupperware and pours tea just like a little southern lady \when she is in "tea party mode". Thanks to Jennilee at "Digistitches" I'll be making in-the-hoop play food on the embroidery machine for her 2nd birthday. We already bought the Step 2 Gourmet Kitchen for her as well. I can't wait til the end of the month to give it to her.