Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekend Project: Odds and Ends

It's better to take many small steps in the right direction 
than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backwards.  
~ Chinese proverb

It has been a busy weekend of odds and ends.  On the sewing front, I did get the bodies of 3 more doll houses mostly assembled.  These are the doll houses that Ana is going to give as gifts to her nieces.  Here are our fabric choices:  

The pink house outside:  

The pink house inside:

The red/yellow house outside:

The red/yellow house inside:

Somewhere along the way I apparently became fixated on the idea that wall paper should be striped!  ;)

Last, but not least: the green/blue house outside:

The green/blue house inside:

Another miscellaneous bit - Yesterday, Ana and I walked the exhibit hall for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, which was in Lakeland, Florida this week.  I was a little disappointed - mostly because I was hoping to find some lace for my 1912 projects (of which I have not yet been assigned any).  

There is usually a booth full of lace from a company in Netherlands - but he wasn't there this year...  Here's his website:  

I may have to order online - with international shipping that is going to be a nuisance.  :(

Finally, I spent some time working on preparations for Ana's going-away party.  Among other things, I worked on the invitations.  I found a woman who designs passport-based invitations on etsy - here is one of her samples:  

Isn't that cool?  An invitation done up like a passport and an RSVP card done up like a boarding card!  How perfect for a going-away party!  :)

Finally, I had a meeting today with 5 of Ana's friends - from her school, her work and her church - to talk about planning her party, and especially the food.  All of the food - except the cake - will be homemade.  I would have taken a picture of our meeting, but at one point or another almost everyone was teary-eyed at the thought of her leaving us...  Yikes!  :(

I hope people can be happy and enjoy the party itself - what if everyone breaks down and cries?  I don't want to host a party where everyone is crying...  :(

So, now it's time to finish up my assorted weekend chores and snuggle up with my husband to watch a movie.  I hope everyone had a wonderful sewing weekend!  :)


gwensews said...

I hate goodbyes. I would cry.