ADVENTURES WITH SEWING KIT AND GMAMA
Featuring "Cmiling Celina"
plus a Baby Max Update
Sewing Kit learns to use the Serger
How many of you learned to sew at the foot of a Mother or Grandmother? I loved to watch my mother use the peddle Singer but I never was allowed to actually USE the sewing machine. My sweet Mama was too afraid of my getting hurt. Bless her heart...in her attempt to shield me from all pain and/or injury I often wasn't allowed to learn skills such as cooking and sewing.
I did not do a very good job of passing along any domestic skills to my own children unfortunately. I have therefore vowed to do a much better job as a Grandmother in teaching my Grandchildren the skills of sewing and cooking. Sewing Kit (aka...Emma Grace) is obsessed with anything sewing related. You would have thought I had taken her to DisneyWorld when I took her to my friend Cmiling Celina who had just purchased a BERNINA 830 Limited...........AHHHH that machine does everything but cook the supper and wash the dishes! It's embroidery and quilting capabilities are Incredible!!!!
Look at those two!!!
SK learned to serge AND thread/program the Bernina 830 for an embroidery project!!!
Here is our stash of Fabric for Project Linus Blankets and Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) blankets. If you are not familiar with either of these two organizations, PLEASE google them and check out the important work/service they provide FREE OF CHARGE.
Look through to the back room and see the nice portable cutting table CC has in one of the TWO bedrooms she has hijacked for sewing!!! Doesn't that sound a little too familiar to some of us???
I have now hijacked TWO bedrooms myself!
Cutting Table with Gmama's prerequisite Diet Pepsi
(I can't function without Diet Pepsi... Just FYI)
ALL HAIL!....THE SEWING QUEEN
monogramming a NICU blanket....programmed and hooped by Sewing KIT with minimum assistance, thank you very much! That girl may have her own sewing business one day!
I had never used a serger before...I know, it's sad but I told you I was a sewing newbie
NONA...She kept guard while we sewed. She decided she liked Gmama!
We enjoyed a wonderful day sewing together and there will be approx. 14-17 new blankets ready to be delivered as soon as bindings are completed. I'll tell a little more about NILMDTS in a future post. Some of you may not be aware of the service and how you can help in your own community.
Now for a quick Baby Max Update:
There hasn't been many changes since my last update. Max is still intubated but definitely showing all the signs that he is ready to get up and go. They have weaned some of his ventilator settings and are hoping for extubation tomorrow. They are trying to find the balance for all the meds as he is already showing withdrawal symptoms. This is gonna be rough but like always we will get through. Max is going to have a cardiac cath on Thursday to get a good read on his numbers of lung pressures since this traumatic event. He is getting fed continuously one ounce per hour with 27 calories formula so he is definitely plumping up. After his cath they will set a plan for the next few weeks as far as testing and treatment. He is making small baby steps in the right direction. I just hope he cooperates for extubation.
Thank you so much for your prayerful efforts.
patricia (Gina's Friend)