Monday, September 29, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 39

Motivational Monday, Week 39
There is no pillow so soft as clear conscience.
-French Proverb
(iPhone photo)
Linking up to Rachael.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 38

The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.
-Asleigh Brilliant
I hopped on the swing at the park the other night.
Photo creds to my oldest daughter.
Linking up to Rachael.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 37

Motivational Monday, Week 37
Take the attititude of a student, never be too big to ask questions,
never know too much to learn something new.
-Og Mandino
This past weekend, I had the chance to travel to a photography convention with three friends.
We spent three days learning,
and having a good time.
Linking up to Rachael.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 36

Motivational Monday, Week 36
You never know when you're making a memory.
-Rickie Lee Jones
Within the past month, I was asked thru Etsy if I'd be willing and able
 to make 350 blankets for the Maple Grove Hospital's Baby Ball Event.
(It's a small world. Maple Grove is near where I grew up.)
After consulting my husband, I agreed to do it.
Once I had ordered all the fabric I needed,
I only had two weeks to get them all done.
Once I thought I was ready to start, I ran into a few hiccups.
I forgot to order more able mabel tags to put on each blanket.
One whole bolt of fabric went thru the wash with an ink pen, ruining it, so I had to order more.
My wholesale supplier of green minky didn't have enough in stock
so I had to order it from a different source, adding a week to the ship time.
So realistically, once I really was ready to start,
I was down to a week before my deadline.
I put in several long days at my sewing machine.
Luckily, on the last day I had my oldest girls help me.
We got them all done in no time!
This picture didn't show up very well on the blog.
I took it from my instagram account.
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The finished stack, all ready to box up and ship out!
The stacks went up past my knees when I stood next to them.
Oh, the things you learn when you take on a project
of this magnitude with such a short turnaround time!
But, I got it done and I'll always remember it!

Someone else is happy I'm done!
Linking up to Rachael.