This week was a little insane. Sometimes it’s frustrating to get to the end of a week where you were hoping to accomplish so much and not have anything done. But sometimes you’re just happy to have made it and you don’t care about the bazillion to-dos that fell flat, right?
My week, in a nutshell:
On Sunday, a deer hit my car going roughly 50 mph (see the great thing about being a physics teacher is you can employ Newton’s Law. Did I hit the deer? Or did the deer hit me? Answer: YES). No one was hurt, just a bit shaken. So we’re down to one car indefinitely, which incidentally happens to be a 2-door yellow VW convertible. How much do I love installing two toddler car seats in that back seat? Not much. How much do the two kiddos love riding in that back seat with the top down? LOTS.
On Tuesday, both my kids — who were staying in West Michigan with Mr Rae’s parents for a couple of days — had to be rushed back to this side of the state for a doctor’s visit, which determined that poor Elliot’s endless cough had turned into pneumonia and Clementine’s had turned into a full-blown sinus infection. They’re both doing much better now, but pneumnonia = never fun.
And then yesterday just before we were about to leave for our Crafty Meetup in Ann Arbor, the tornado sirens started to go off. We spent the next hour and a half in the basement. Did we cancel the meetup? NO! We did not and we still had loads of fun. And I must add that the snacks were above average.
I don’t actually know what any of this has to do with the Treasure Pocket Pants I began this post with the intention of showing you but I suppose it’s somewhat satisfying that I managed to get something done amidst the fray. The pattern is from the Sewing for Boys book, but as you can see it’s fabulous made up for girls as well. I love these colors together (you can find the lovely pink crossweave at Pink Castle, but get it before it’s gone because allegedly Moda is going to discontinue it…waaah!!!). The mushrooms are older, out of print Alexander Henry I think.
If you love these pants as much as I do, next weekend is our Whipstitch Weekend (already!) and we’ve still got a few spots left in the Treasure Pocket Pant Workshop if you’re in the Atlanta area and would like to join us. We’ve also got spots left for our Friday night meetup and of course everyone is welcome to our Saturday morning demo. You can see more info on this post or sign up for the workshop right here. Karen and I a super duper excited and can’t wait to head down to Atlanta!
We also had a party last weekend for my niece Baby M who turned 1, so I had to make her a little Flashback Tee with puff sleeves and some Big Butt Baby Pants to match. So now Clementine can match her cousin. Cute!
I had hinted earlier that I might hold some fabric giveaways this week to kick-off our Spring Top Sewalong, but like many other things in my life right now it will just have to wait. I’ll shoot for next week. Monday happens to be the first day of the month-long timeframe for entering tops.
I hope you’ll all be sewing up a storm (get it, STORM? har) this weekend!