Pardon my tempter tantrum. And thank you, most sincerely, for all the lovely comments. They brought so many smiles to my face. I was explaining to my husband last night that though I acted like an overtired 3 year old on Tuesday, it was a completely understandable case of seven months of feeling like cr%p catching up to me combined with some very stressful days last week. I really do feel like I've done my best to stay cheerful, but I admit to having a little pity party on Tuesday.
Fortunately, a couple nights of sleeping well have helped my mood. I had another at home day yesterday so I got out my sewing machine. I hoped to stitch up the little Baby-In-the-Hood Jacket from Handmade Beginnings and I just happened to have everything I needed on hand. That never, ever happens. I even had the foresight last year to buy a bunch of random elastic and fusible interfacing because those two things can quickly derail a project. I also didn't expect to have the time, but after a few morning lessons, my children ran outside to play and enjoy the beautiful weather. So surprise! I started, finished, and even enjoyed a sewing project in just a few hours. (OK, it still needs buttons).
I'm so, so pleased with it. I used some leftover prints from my Children at Play quilt for the main fabric. I had just enough of a sweet pink homespun plaid in the stash for the lining. I love homespun plaids for children's clothes. The seem to have the softness and warmth of flannel without the dreaded pilling.
It was a carefully and clearly written pattern. I'm so thankful because I really needed a win! On top of that, I wrapped up two pairs of socks for my older children last night during the baseball game. It was a very happy Wednesday.
I'm so motivated since clearing my stash. Our space is so limited, but I managed to clean out an entire closet that I will devote entirely to my 'old lady arts' (my husband's view of things). I'm thinking very carefully about a baptismal dress for our daughter. I've been totally smitten with this one since I stumbled upon it last year sometime. I need to get started if I'm going to do it. I will not be using silk, that I know for certain.