It’s been one of those days. We’re coming back from a week off for Fall Break. No one’s in the mood to do school work while it’s so beautiful outside, but it’s something we must do.
I’ve been going through somewhat of a “spiritual rehabilitation” – for lack of anything better to call it. Not so much in the sense that I am questioning God (his blessings are evident in the simplest of things in my life), but in my desire to do better and be more. In evaluating, I’ve began questioning my abilities and motivations.
It all came to a peak as we were trying to get through math. The kids didn’t have the best attitude and I heard “but I don’t get it” one too many times. So, I snapped at them. And then I felt guilty. Then we all ate some Halloween candy and discussed attitudes, happy faces and happy hearts, schedules, and math.
It was so much better after a little chocolate.
I was reminded of this verse:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
I’m trying to maintain too much control on this path of life and need to remember to just lift it up to God. I thought a project was in order, so we made these:
(Excuse the poor photo quality…my good camera’s battery was dead!)
The banner came from Emily at Jones Design Company’s November Monthly Newsletter.
The deer silhouette came from here. I cut it out and used some scrapbooking paper to enhance it.
I hope you have a wonderfully, blessed day!
Halloween was a lot of fun this year. Of course, it was a lot like Christmas – days of prepping (sewing) for just a few hours of fun. It was worth it though!
Addie decided to be Tinkerbell:
Justin, the Grimm Reaper:
I hope everyone had a happy, happy Halloween!
Tinkerbell – Simplicity 2872
Grimm Reaper – Simplicity 1582
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
Enjoying the peace and quiet at Whitley Acres today. So much to watch and admire on this beautiful Fall day.
“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”
- 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
My latest sewing for Addie (aka Baby A) is a pair of Basic Pocket Pants from this wonderful book:
This is such a great pattern! Easy to follow with great tips. I love how Meg instructs to finish the seams. I think I will use that technique on many items.
I think the contrasting fabric adds just enough detail to add interest:
Of course, I love the little truck…
Addie wore them today, but I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of her. I’ll try to get one the next time she has them on. As I said before, she LOVES pockets and these stayed filled most of the day with money, Legos, Cheerios…whatever she could get her cute little two-year-old hands on.
Pattern – Basic Pocket Pants from Growing Up Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee
Main fabric – Michael Miller Madrona Road Farmstead Petal (I bought mine here)
Contrast fabric – Michael Miller Madrona Road Broken Herringbone Pink (I bought mine here)