Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall break! Family Pictures! And a Squishy Baby Cherish!!

Beautiful girls and one goofy face!

Ahnalin and I just got home from spending over a week at my parent's home in NV. Right after school on Friday, October 16, Don, India, Ahnalin and I jumped into the car and headed over the mountains to Sparks to FINALLY meet our precious baby niece, the GORGEOUS Cherish Noel. Oh...yeah...and her cute mama and daddy were there too! Heehee!
Let me tell you that I LOVED grabbing those yummy baby legs! Cherish is sooooo yummy!

India looks so beautiful, holding her darling cousin Cherish.

We were all so excited to be together, which is a very rare treat, so all complied with my mother's request to take family photos.

My brother Christian, sis-in-love Chelle, and their gorgeous girl Cherish!

Don, me, India and Ahnalin. Guess I should have cropped this one.

My parents with all three of their grandgirls.

After we finished the pictures, and then lunch, Don and India left to drive back to CA so that India could leave for Disneyland with her boyfriend's family. Don had a gig Saturday night and then had to be back at work at church on Sunday. I had originally planned to go back with them to G.V. to sing for church, and then return to Sparks after church. Well, I lost my voice the day after "Showstoppers" and battled my asthma for most of the week. So, Don felt it would be better for me to just stay at my parent's house and get well.

Ahnalin spent nearly every waking second playing with Cherish.

I had planned on making Ahnalin and Cherish some matching "Fall" jumpers, but decided instead to do a "sew-along" with Chelle. I had brought along a ton of things to sew, patterns, fabric, trim, etc. I had fallen in love with some darling fabric with Pilgrims and Indians on it that my friend Janet had sent me. Thank you Janet!!!! It is so cute! We used my favorite a-line dress pattern from the Martha Pullen applique book, because it could be reversible. The other side of the jumper was made from uncut chocolate brown corduroy and we sewed on some turquoise ribbon with daschunds on it. Christian and Chelle have two doxies  (Hey Crockett and Clementine!) and they looked just like the doggies on the ribbon.


We literally got the dresses finished just minutes before Christian, Chelle, and Cherish had to leave for the airport to fly back home. I can't wait to see pics of Cherish wearing her jumper, made just for her by her mama Chelle! See, Chell-Belle, you CAN sew!

After the 3 "Cs" left, I got busy doing more sewing. This little outfit is a dress and leggings made from the cutest hot pink giraffe knit. The lap shoulder top of the dress is from a vintage t-shirt pattern and then I just added the skirt. The leggings pattern is from an older Ottobre.

I love how this leggings pattern fits. I have made several of these and they take about 15 minutes a pair!

More sewing included embroidering these towels for my mom. I like to give embroidered dish towels as thank you gifts and my mom wanted some to give as well. We purchased the blank towels at the dollar store and then embroidered in coordinating colors. It is a fun, fast and economical gift that is fun to give.

I did more sewing as well, but I will continue that in the next post. Ahnalin and I had a wonderful time with my parents. But we were anxious to get home to Don and India by the time Fall Break was over. Ahnalin thought that a perfect solution would be for my parents to move in with us, so that both sets of her grandparents would live in the same house! Oh My!!

There is just so much more I could write about but I am feeling bad that it took me so long to post, so I am just going to close now.

In the morning, I will post pics of the other things I worked on.........Alice in Wonderland costumes for India and to come!


seamsgreat said...

I love the jumpers! I am glad you could use the "faces" fabric. :-)

Tabitha said...

I love the jumpers but well everything is so lovely I hope you are feeling better my asthma has got me down with a cold on top too.

julia said...

What a wonderful time with family. Those jumpers are adorable. I am planning to make some reversible Valentine jumpers. That way the girls can wear them even after V - Day.

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