March 7, 2013

Needle and thREAD and some piles

Decisions, decisions, decisions....
I couldn't chose a theme for today. Thursdays seem to be very busy. There is Needle and thREAD - sewing edition at Elizabeth, at Clan Donaldson the photography theme is piles, and who doesn't want show off their piles???:)
There is beautiful theme of {pretty, happy, funny, real} at Like mother, Like daughter, and I bet there is something to share in cooking or baking or crafting or DIY home edition category. All of those things seem to be my hobbies.

I will stick it to the needle-ing and piles for today:)

I have picked up sewing needle recently. Kateri has a "minor part in major category" in Seussical.
She is Mrs Mayor. I have volunteered to make a dress for her. For majority of more or less skillful seamstress' it is not a big challenge. For me, a beginner in that profession, it was more complicated.
Few weeks of planning, few hours of sewing. I have made my own pattern, and just put pieces together. There are few faults, but the dress should "survive" a couple of hours of preforming.

My model is missing in school, but I will post pictures of her in that dress.

I am reading now "Fatima for today" by Fr. Andrew Apostoli. This one is very unsuspected read. While looking for nonfiction in my neighborhood library, I have encounter that book. Surprisingly, because most of the time I see Obama biographies, Bill Maher, anti bulling, pet lovers, new cook books and so on.
Finding something Christian, Catholic (sic!) was unexpected.

Even though I knew a big deal about apparitions in Fatima, I have learn a lot of new very interesting facts. Father's Apostoli account and research about Fatima is through and through. He underlines the call and message of popes JPII and BXVI, that the Fatima message is more important now than ever:

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima's prophetic message is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: Where is your brother Abel(...) Your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground! - Gen 4:9. Mankind has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to en end." BXVI
Good choice for spirtual, lenten reading...

There is also "Don Quixote" on the side table of my bed. It requires long explanation, that is frankly quite embarrassing. I am going to leave for next week.

Which brings me to "Piles" theme.
Well, we can't avoid them. There are mostly piles of laundry to be washed, or folded or hang or store away. There are plies of dishes either clean of dirty in the sink. Piles of books, piles of homework, piles of clothes to be sorted. There are piles of groceries to be put away after the shopping. And those are just the every day piles. We mothers, encounter piles few times a day:)
So to Cari, you should not beat yourself up about this undignified theme that you have created today:) It is a part of our lives!

Pile of books. Our own and those belonging to the library.

Pile of messiness from the daughters desk. It will go well with mess theme one day:)

Pile of clothes to be put away for later.

Pile of clothes to give away or throw out !

And last but not least a pile of cuteness that accompanies me every day for the last 2 years, 4 months and 17 days!



  1. I have my share of piles, too. Thank you for sharing. The dress is so pretty, too bad the model was missing.

  2. I am always amazed by people who can set out to sew something and have it actually look like the intended object at project's end. Amazing.

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thank you! I am amazed myself that it came out the way it did:)

  3. Seussical! I donated a bridesmaid dress to the crafty costume moms for my own Mayzie la Bird. Break a leg, Mrs. Mayor!

    1. Thank you! We are looking forward her performance:)

  4. Wow, you made your own pattern - that's awesome and I don't think you can call yourself a beginner anymore! Love the dress.

    1. Yet, I have so much to learn, so little time! Thank you...

  5. I love your pile of cuteness! Mine is just a couple months younger, and yup, accompanies me everywhere.

  6. You have a great eye for photography!
    I also used books for my pile--my favorite types!

    1. That's is the first time somebody appreciated my photographic skills:) Thank you !

  7. Yay for earning to see! I am still struggling with that. And your boy is totally adorable.