It has been a long time since I last sewed anything worth posting. Here are some of what I have been up to.
-having lot's of fun with Scott's sisters and friends
-going to garage sales
-tending to our, now massive, garden (50 tomatoes!)
-making freezer meals for Tamsin and Dave, who bravely agreed to watch our children while Scott and I go to Japan (It is my first time going back home in four and a half years. My mom is so excited that she keeps calling and asking what I want to do. I want to do everything!)
-starting a Japanese pattern sewing blog with Alison (Alison has done all the work. All I do is talk to her on the phone everyday.)
-sub a RS lesson (I hate it every time, but learn so much.)
-coordinating many meals for people in our church (There have been quite a few births, moves, illnesses, and accidents.)
Jerome turned ten today. What a blessing it has been to have him for a whole decade! My mom used to say, "Work hard and teach your first one well, so all the other children can follow the example." I think we are on the right track. I love his tender spirit, his honesty and willingness to choose the right. He is also very creative and loves to teach. Asha and Kai has learned a lot from him.
I don't know how it happened, but the birthday boy worked the hardest to put the party on. Here he is, putting the finishing touches on his dream cake. (note to self : Burgundy dye makes pink, not burgundy no matter how much dye you put in it. Twizzlers, bizzed up in a blender can substitute for sprinkles for a mosaic effect.)
Sharing his "Lego love" with his brother. I live for sweet moments like this.
Candles, binary clock style. Scott's idea. The boys thought it was so cool.
Bendable Sculpy creations.