Saturday, March 14, 2009


While Finn's nanny went out of town for a long weekend, Finn stayed home with me while I attempted to get just a little bit of work done.  He did a marvelous job of entertaining himself in between my frequent breaks to spend time with him.

In addition to Finn being home, Elizabeth woke up with a fever, headache and chills.  She spent most of the day like the picture below, either in bed or on the couch.  Poor thing.  I'm hoping she perks up soon, but glad she doesn't seem to have any other miserable symptoms.

In the few minutes of the afternoon that both kids were napping, I squeezed in a quick sewing break and made these two spring trees following this pattern.  In a half-hour break, both were done, and they made Elizabeth smile in her fevered state.  Definitely worth it.

We also finally started the magic crystals project that I've been meaning to do for a while.  The older two did this project at art camp a couple of summers ago, but it's still fun.  I think we got a bit too much coloring in a couple of the jars so we'll see how THAT pans out.

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  1. Darling trees made with darling tree fabric!! Sounds like it's been a little crazy around your home lately, lol. Enjoy the weekend. :)

  2. I'm so sorry Elizabeth is sick but it makes me smile to see her in that jacket. I guess she really does like it, huh?

    Did you get the tree fabric from Superbuzzy?

  3. Ohhh, poor little Elizabeth. It breaks my heart when the little ones are sick. I hope she gets better soon. The trees are super cute.

  4. Melissa,
    Elizabeth wears that jacket all the time; she loves it! She wore it for 24 hours straight while she was sick and chilled but I made her take it off this morning so I could wash it.

    The fabric actually came from Joann's on the same trip I bought the Japanese fabric.

    Thanks Lisa for the well wishes for Elizabeth. She's much better today.

  5. Joanne's in Greensboro? Or is this another reason to come to WS? My friend Angie is the "Cheap Eats" writer for Go Triad and she's always trying to get me to go with her to WS to try out new places-- maybe I'll make her go fabric shopping with me, since she will soon have TWO girls for me to sew for (lucky duck!)

  6. I hope your little one is feeling better...

    Lovely trees...


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