Hats and Babies

This poor little blog has been neglected lately. I used to post every couple of days, but I have noticed a pattern of posting only about once a week or so and it seems like every other post is a cop-out post where I say that I'm busy, haven't sewed and have nothing to post.

Which is sort of what this is.

The past two weeks of school, I have not gotten home from school before 7:00 any night (I leave my house at 6:15 in the morning). Yesterday we had a full day of staff development...and yes, you read that right, it was on a Saturday. Granted, it was useful and I didn't feel that it was a waste of time at all, but it was, nonetheless, a Saturday. And it was a Saturday meeting that began at 8 AM. Also, this weekend was Compassion weekend at my church. About twice a year, instead of having services, everyone signs up for a weekend community service project, and the part I went to was from 8:30 to noon today. So I am tired, tired, tired.

All will be improving soon, soccer and track will be over in two weeks and the Multicultural show I am on the backstage manager for will be over this Friday, so everything will settle back down to a normal rhythm soon. I hope.

And I did actually get to sew quite a bit today. The community service project I signed up for involved sewing, so I brought my machine to church and hung out with about 15 other women of varying ages sewing blankets and hats for a program that provides Christmas stockings to kids in the greater Seattle area. Here are the oldest and youngest members of our little group....possibly the cutest baby E.V.E.R. I don't know what the program is called, or I would link to it. I sewed the top and bottom seam on about 70 fleece hats. The ladies also made a lot of fleece scarves and some knitted hats as well. It was nice to use my machine for a while, and get back into the rhythm, even if only for a few hours. In the pictures above, the pile of hats does NOT include the ones I made or the other ones that were worked on today. In the picture directly above this, you can see the giant stack of rolled scarves and the baby blankets that were made yesterday next to them.

Meanwhile, I am supposed to go to a birthday party this afternoon and my laundry pile is almost to the ceiling, but all I want to do is sleep. Hope you had a great weekend and may your week be more crafty than mine will.


Antoinette said...

Hey girl, I love when I've not been sewing and a great "auto-pilot" project comes up where my machine and I focus on getting re-acquainted. It makes going back to the intense projects much easier.

I hope you left the b-day party early and got some sleep. :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I know just how you feel! I'm washing windows & drapes, ironing and getting the house ready for summer! Plus with all the commitments to bring our daughter here & there for tests, etc.... well, you get the idea!

Aubrey said...

That sounds like a pretty productive weekend to me! What a great group to be a part of!!

glam.spoon said...

I'm in a little hiatus myself having lost momentum after our trip to Orcas Island. And I'm with Antoinette - I have these burp cloths I agreed to make for a friend and I could just go home and crank them out without using much of my creative effort.

Aunt Spicy said...

What a great way to give back to the community! And so impressed with how much you got done!