I had to adjust my comment security a bit this morning due to a bunch of spam comments. This makes me really sad because I was trying to make it easier for my readers to comment by not having to do a word verification but, sadly, now it is there. Sorry about the inconvenience, I know it is one to me.
Back them my sewing machine and I just started our courtship. We were in the holding hands phase but there was no other physical contact beyond that. Every week I followed the quilt along as if I were actually sewing a quilt and every night after my kids were tucked in bed I sat at that machine learning everything I could about it.
Sadly our relationship soon ended. My old hand me down Singer died. I was sad but quickly replaced her with a newer, faster, and quieter Singer.
After I got accustomed to sewing on my new Singer I decided that I would give the Quilt Along a try. My mom LOVES quilts and I thought it would be the prefect Christmas gift for her. I bought fabric, re-read the quilt along posts, and made a quilt.
It was a LONG painful process but totally worth it. I do not have a quilting machine nor did I have to funds to ship my quilt off to have it professionally quilted so I "quilted" it by putting a decorative stitch down every.single.strip on the quilt. When it was done I stepped back and took a long look at my creation. It was beautiful! I was so proud of myself!
On Christmas morning I gave the quilt to my mom and she was SO happy! She loved it!!! She said she snuggles and sleeps with it all the time.
And because I like to keep it real the above photo was cropped and made pretty. Here is the unedited photo.
Our basement is being remodeled so everything is upstairs for the time being. Plus, I have 3 kids. Messes are inevitable.
Starting the day after Thanksgiving I am a mess. Stressed out, moody, irratable, I become an insomniac....... too many birthdays, too much shopping, too many visitors, then there is Hanukkah and Christmas, the list goes on and on. Most people enjoy all the festivities but it all just turns me into Ebenezer Scrooge.
Now that December is finally over I can relax and start blogging again.
Lets start with my New Years Resolution.
I live my life centered around planet Earth.
What can I do to make it a better place?
What can I do to help keep it healthy and safe for my kids?
What can I give back to her for all that she has given to me?
I have exhausted so much time and effort into mother Earth that I have never taken the time to think about or care about what I am doing to mother Lo until now.
But as I was reading it I became disgusted with myself.
While I have I been going on and on about recycling, upcycling, composting, gardening, hot water heater coats, outlet insulators, and green household products I have failed to realize the neglect of my own body.
There are so many BAD BAD BAD chemicals in my daily beauty products that I have come to the conclusion that my body is more polluted than planet Earth and is in more trouble than all the oceans combined.
for my New Years resolution I vow to change EVERYTHING about my daily beauty routines.
Out with the old in with the new.
(facial cleansers, soaps, deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, toothpastes, hair dye, make-up,etc.)
Being that alot of these new products will be expensive I am going to make my changes gradually. Finish one bad product and replace it with a good one. I have alreay made one change that I will share another day.
2009 was a great year and now Im looking forward to this new change and this new year.