This week has just flown by but I'm not even sure what I did with it. My oldest daughter, Olivia turned 17 this week so that was a big deal (mostly for me! I'm the mother of a 17 year old! Ack!). When she was born and we told the doctor we planned on naming her Olivia he gave us a strange look and said "Well, I guess she'll grow into it" (he didn't sound convinced). Nobody was naming their girls Olivia and we felt like we were so avant garde/retro cool. We were, for about 2 years (then half of the country started naming their girls Olivia). Do you have an Olivia? Let me know! I'm curious.
I made a cute hostess apron the other day and I've really enjoyed wearing it around the house just because. It makes me feel a little spruced up (even if I'm still in slippers). A dab of lipstick and an apron and I'm all set (isn't that how it's supposed to work?).
And I made this darling apron for my sister so she can look sassy as she walks through her kitchen (on her way to Panda Express or something). I'm having separation anxiety because I really love this apron and it's going to kill me to part with it. It's reversible so it feels really sturdy and I love the way the pockets turned out (just the right size).
Sorry for the dark pictures. This is kind of a weird corner where my mirror is. I did a scooped kind of a neckline but I think I'll scoop it even lower the next time.
Here's Peety's quilt top so far. I love it! Bright, funky, colorful (just like her!).
I found this great corduroy curtain in the "as is" room at IKEA a few months back. How could I pass up that much fabric at 1.99?
Perfect winter pants! And I have enough fabric left to make shorts for his brother and jumpers for his sisters so we can skip through the streets of Salzburg singing songs (I'll have a guitar on my back of course).
And this beautiful stack just showed up an hour ago. The new UPS guy isn't as friendly as the old one (or maybe he just doesn't like hugs). Anyway, it's just beautiful in every way (and in the store now) and I can't wait to play with it. It's simply smashing (say that with an English accent or it just sounds weird)!
Have a great weekend! Go Cardinals!
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this change will not have a financial or operational impact on the
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