Friday, May 28, 2010

All work and no play . . .

We all need a break every now and then. The last day of school for the girls was Friday, and we had to attend graduation on Sunday afternoon (Emily is in the choir, and they always perform the Hallelujah Chorus at the end of the ceremony). Immediately following graduation, my mom, sister and I (along with my three girls and my sister's two boys) left for a mini-vacation to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.

While there, we took the kids to the new Titanic museum. They were all anxious to find out at the end if they survived (upon entering, you are given a "boarding pass" with the name of an actual passenger, and a brief bio of that person - age, why they were on board, etc.) It was interesting to see why these people were on board what "class" they were in. The museum itself was designed to make you feel like you were actually on the ship, beginning in the hull of the ship with the third class cabins and ending on a upper deck where you could feel the actual temperature of the water on the night the ship went down. It was very educational for me as it was for the kids. Sometimes we have the Hollywood image of things and don't really stop to think about the actual people who were involved. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend visiting the Titanic.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The "Blue Issue"

What a busy, busy month May has already been! I've recovered from Easter and am frantically trying to get summer things finished before the end of the month. I can't believe summer's almost here!

The May/June issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine includes my variation of a popular swimsuit that has been available in the past from trunk shows/home parties. The best part of all, is SB included a FREE pattern on the pull-out centerfold! I've been so pleased with the response we've received from this article. If you don't subscribe, PLEASE be sure to pick up a copy of this issue. There are just too many pretty things in this one to list. I've already made a daygown for a baby boy using one of the ideas in this magazine and can't wait to make a dress from the pattern featured on the cover.