Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crawling out of my funk

The first of May seemed more like "mayday" to me.  I couldn't shake off the sadness from losing Abby.  Everytime I looked into Alsley's eyes over the weekend it seemed that he was feeling sad too. 

I finally forced myself to do some sewing to occupy my hands if not my mind.  I finished making a quilted nap mat cover for Em.  She will be attending a new school for the summer in a few more weeks and I can't imagine in this hot, sticky climate just slapping a sheet over one of those nap mats for her to try and rest on.  She tends to be warm natured like her grammy.  I didn't manage to get a picture of it (Em wanted to bring it home when she left), but I used some Benartex Paris Cats and two of the dots from Cats Amore fat quarters to piece the top and made the back out of some bunny fabric that I had gotten on sale.  When the bunny fabric arrived, I didn't like the way it felt - it was rough, and therefore, was perfect to use to envelop the back of the mat.  I'll try and snap a picture over this coming weekend.

I ordered a couple yards of Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile fabric to make myself a nice cool tunic top as the summer swelter has hit - almost 90 today and very humid.  I ordered the Diamond Mine Ink fabric because I think it will be dark enough so as not to be too see through.  I'm hoping to be able to wear it to work, but I figure I can always throw on a camisole under it (which would unfortunately defeat the purpose of it being cool and light).

Speaking of summer - here's a picture of my little pumpkin at the beach

Finally, I want to thank you so much for all the kind thoughts and well wishes that we received after losing Abby - you'll never know how much the love and support means to us.


  1. ((((((((Mary)))))))) You're still in my prayers, sweetie.
    You're making me thankful I'm up here. It's been beautifully cool, except for the weekend when the humidity was 96%. I can't take it anymore - when I was younger I loved it!
    I can't wait to see your top. It sounds lovely. That's a darling pic of your sweetie at the beach - wish I was there too! The ONLY place I can stand hot weather, lol!

  2. A while back I had two dogs, brother and sister from the same litter. When he died she seemed very sad and lonely. So we went away for a few days. New smells and new scenery. Perked her up - and me. Alsley is a cutie.