It's been mighty nice around here while the boys have been on Christmas break, but I've been on call this week and haven't had time to post. Here was what Lucas gave me for Christmas. Apparently he went to the campus store and bought all these things for me. The candles and bath salts are for a relaxing bath, obviously, but how many 11-year-old boys would think to buy their mothers hem tape? He's a funny kid. Drew very kindly gave me a gift card to Designer Shoe Warehouse to buy some shoes for my Alabama Chanin dress. I have been blessed with sweet and thoughtful children.
And here's what I've been up to in the middle of beading the dress. This is the sweater I started back in February 2013, and I'm finally in the home stretch. This is from Seamless Knits by Andrea Knight-Bowman:
And voila, I only have a few inches left of the yoke, making the buttonhole, finishing the edges, and sewing on a button.
And in the middle of THAT, I also decided that Dean needed a fleece jacket like the rest of the family, so I started THAT a couple of days ago and am finishing it up tomorrow. WHEW!
In between all the sewing projects, I've watched a ton of movies (The Great Gatsby was gorgeous to look at, but I fell asleep in the middle; The East was really good and made me want to recycle more; and The Purge just stunk.), had some wonderful family dinners, and have just really enjoyed these 2 weeks. Hope the rest of the year goes as well as these few days have...