Saturday, April 12, 2008

Life Can Be Sooo Busy

I am retired but was asked to substitute at work this week. It was funny being back after a year off. I was dreading it, sure that I would not be able to remember things and that they had changed procedures since I left. However, as soon as my fingers hit the keyboard the dust bunnies in my brain shook loose and I was okay. Sure I had to ask some questions, but not too many, what a relief.

Of course I had just started taking wallpaper down in my bedroom after it was up there for about 25 years so I was determined to finish that task. Scraping my way through it at 6:30 in the morning wasn't fun, but it is off! Now to choose a paint color.

It seems like most of the blogs I visit are showing spring flowers these days, even summer flowers, it is killing me because where I live we get a taste of Spring and then just like that I am back to sitting under the afghan on the couch trying to keep warm and it's April!!! Okay, I have lived here for 25 years so I should be used to this by now but oh well. So here is a picture of a poor little daffodil in my garden trying to grow but shivering in the cold rain. I'm still waiting for a dry day to start cleaning up the garden.

So with the chilly weather comes bootie crocheting, boy are these fun and fast and so cute on my granddaughter. My daughter put them on over those little stay on socks and the booties stay put that way. I know at least five young women who are pregnant right now so the booties make great gifts along with those wonderful burp cloths.
I have also been busy sewing, my favorite thing to do. I finally got around to making this dress, from the directions here. I picked up the shirt at the Salvation Army for $3 and I can't wait to see it on one of my granddaughters, hope it fits.
The back, made from the front of the men's shirt.
And the front, my husband said what kind a man would wear a shirt like that?? He, he, such a man comment!
I knew I'd find a use for all those yo yos that I made years ago, they look so sweet on kids clothes.


Needled Mom said...

What a cute dress. Isn't sewing an absolute delight? I love the booties too.

Glad that the substitute work went okay this week. It is always hard to fill in like that.

Anonymous said...

Darling dress, and booties,too. You know I cannot crochet! I wanted to make some things out of plastic bags for a garden club project but I need help! Sorry you don't live nearer to me. Your sister.