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February 18, 2012

Spring is in the air

Where did this week go?  Sorry it's been so long since my last post.  I can't believe the weekend is here again already.  I am really starting to enjoy both my retirement and our empty nest.  Who knew you could clean house on Tuesday and it would still look spiffy on Saturday?


While I still get a little lonely at times, I can honestly say I am loving my life right now.  Thank you for praying for me during this time of transition.


I hope you don't mind me showing you a couple of little dresses I put together this week.  I have fallen in love with my sewing machine again and just can't seem to pull myself out of my studio. 


I hope to clean up all the strings and restore order in there this weekend.  It promises to be a sunny couple of days and I want to take some pictures of the whole studio to share with you.  I was smart enough to take before pictures this time so you will really be able to see the transformation.


Besides sewing, I went to see The Descendants with two of my BFF's this week (aside from George Clooney, it was a hard movie to sit through) and I have finally finished reading Ann Voskamp's "one thousand gifts" nearly one year after I started it.  I think God knew that I would need it more now than earlier and he held it for this time in my life on purpose.  It has been transforming.  If you haven't read it, find a copy and be blessed.


My oldest daughter is in town and is taking me to lunch and to see "The Vow" today, so you can see it's been a very full week.

I am so thankful for what I have, not focusing on what is gone, looking forward to what's to come and exceedingly full of joy and it feels wonderful. 

Spring is definitely in the air.

24 comments:

  1. I'm glad you've had such a great week. The dresses look so sweet. I can't tell you the last time I went to the movies, so I'm impressed that you will have seen two of the highly advertised ones.

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  2. Your dresses are adorable! Glad you are enjoying your retirement! Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. I lovey our attitute and your those darling dresses. We too are retired and so enjoying the time we get to spend being grandparents. I totally agree with the whole clean house thing. But when it is messy, no one else to blame but ourselves. Blessings to you.

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  4. You made some really sweet little dresses in your new sewing room! We have been empty nesters for a few years now and I do love the 'clean and tidy' feel to the house! :) Have a lovely weekend. Pamela

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  5. Such a sweet little dress! Enjoy the movie with your dd!

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  6. the dresses are adorable! I can clean on tuesday...but my dog and husband seem to have other plans about keeping the house clean!

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  7. Precious dress...so glad you are transitioning easily...that is great, each season of our life has such treasures.

    Haven't seen the movie Descendants but was wanting to...heard The Vow is great..enjoy!

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  8. Good stuff there Patty. We too, will be empty nesters, once again, after the 24th. Although, cleaning one day, only to find the house still clean a few days later, will not be happening here. I have my little guy every day, m-f, and he is terror! Not really, only in a very good way.
    Enjoy your lunch with your daughter. Who is the lucky little lady to receive those sweet dresses?

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  9. The fabrics in the the little dresses are charming and definitely have a "spring" feel to them! Meanwhile, it's snowing outside my window; rather pretty, though!

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  10. Wow, you have been busy! Glad you are enjoying the time. I love having my "me" time. Your dresses are very lovely. I am impressed! Kit

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  11. I ADORE the Daydream dresses!!! How sweet! I am happy that you are enjoying this new season of your life. Change can be a tricky thing. xoxo Debbie

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  12. I LOVE the little dresses you have created, love the design and colors, so cute! Have a nice weekend. :D

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  13. I'm glad that you are enjoying yourself!! :) The dresses you made are so beautiful! You are very talented!! Great job :) I also loved the pictures!

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  14. So adorable...I wish I had a little girl to wear one of those! Precious!!!

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  15. I remember in high school, I went to your house so you could help a friend sew her drill team outfit. At 17, you were so patient and talented in my eyes. Through the years, your gift just shines more and more. I love seeing all the beautiful things you create and sew. I am one of many who are touched by your lovely heart and hands. The dresses are so sweet!!

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  16. Patty,
    Amazing that when the stress of employment is gone the creativity begins to overflow! Those dresses are darling!!! Enjoy your time in the Studio! I did the same thing today...instead of fabric...I used paper! Ha!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. So pleased you are happy with the now. I am too,it's nice to be in this place in ones life I think.
    Happy Sewing.

    xx jeanetteann

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  18. It takes time for adjustments to take place and to change the way you have been doing things and it seems as though you are doing it beautifully. The little dresses are too cute! And I love the fabrics you chose. Looking forward to seeing the changes you have made to your studio (I need to do the same). How gracious God is to give us the things we need when HE knows we need them. :) Hugs....

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  19. My sewing machine has never created anything that pretty! The dresses are so cute and someone will be so happy to get them. I am impressed with your gifts of creativity and I am thankful that you share them with all of us. Hope you had fun at the movie.

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  20. The dresses are perfectly springy!! Sooooooo cute! You do such great work and I can see why you are having such fun.

    xx

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  21. I missed this post. These dresses are so darn sweet!

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