Thursday, November 22, 2012

Baptismal Gown Update

Took the day off on Wednesday to bake some pies for Thanksgiving, and to finish up a few projects.

Yes, I did it!  I finished the baby's baptismal gown made from the wedding dress.  And guess what I forgot to do... I never took a photo of the final product!   Duh... after working on that project for months, I was down to the wire with the skirt, sewing like mad and trying to get it ready to deliver on Wednesday evening.  I did a final press, put it on a hanger, put a bag over it, and ran out the door.

All the ladies at church who knew I was working on it were oooo-ing and ahhhh-ing over it... it was a thing of beauty! 

I will try to catch a photo of the baby wearing it on Sunday when she is baptized.  I know all four of my followers are waiting to see it.  I am so sorry, and I feel so dumb!

Look for an update on Sunday!

Sew on...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks

Every Sunday when I hold my five minute opening in Sunday School, I talk about something important to the children, or what's coming up.  The last couple of weeks have been about things for which we should be thankful.  They have mentioned parents, friends, toys, warm clothes, toys, food, toys, Jesus, and turkey!

We did a food pantry basket, and they brought in cans of beans and bags of rice and stuffing, but they wanted to give turkey.  We talked about how we can't do that because turkeys are frozen or fresh and they will spoil.  We decided to give some of our offering money to the pantry to buy turkeys.

Because, hey, it's all about the

They're learning that not everyone has enough to eat this time of year, or throughout the year.  They have generous little hearts and that makes them sad.

Wherever you are, I hope you have enough.  To eat, to do, to care about, to believe in.

But don't forget the

If you go shopping, take your time.  Enjoy the tradition but don't be mean or get in the way of any mean people.  Have fun.  Be thankful, remember those who are less fortunate.  Love your family and when you get home, don't forget to eat some