Wednesday, January 14, 2009

sickness and skirts

We've been diligent about taking our vitamins, washing our hands and covering our mouths and noses, yet somehow we've ended up with ANOTHER cold. The girls and I all woke up with sore throats and runny noses so we opted to sequester ourselves at home instead of getting ready for Bible study. I was pretty bummed to miss it as we're studying 1st Corinthians and spent the last week delving into chapter 13 - the "love" chapter. The study was so good, it deserves it's own post. So more on that in a moment.

As for the colds, I think they might be coming from the kids' area at the gym. I went for the first time in a while last week and the runny noses started not long after. Yet another reason I should be waking up early to get my gym time in while the kids are still sleeping. But it's hard to go to bed when there are projects to be undertaken. Like the skirt I've been wanting to make for Maryn. It's the twirly skirt pattern from the House on Hill Road blog. Maryn picked out the fabric herself at Joann's (they are having a 40-50% off sale on fabric through next week). It's a purpley-pink floral...but she calls it "fuschia," just like Fancy Nancy.

I used the basic twirly skirt tutorial but didn't have contrasting fabric for the top and the hem. So I picked out some matching ribbon and used the technique from the Oliver + S Lazy Days skirt pattern. The ribbon is so easy and makes the edge look really tidy. I have some fabric leftover from Maryn's skirt so I might make Lucy a matching one using the Lazy Days tutorial.

I finished the skirt this morning and Maryn and I had a twirly skirt photo shoot:

Maryn twirled...

Then I had to put my twirly skirt on (no, I didn't make it!) and we twirled together...

Until we got tired and plopped down in a sunny spot to take a rest...

Before having more fun with the tripod and timer!



That's what sick-days are for!

6 comments:

Doug and Kathy said...

How beautiful-"Mother and Daughter Together!!!" forever!
Love you Daughter : )

Dan,Melissa & Caleb Barnett said...

you two are adorable! and great job on the skirt - so cute!

Carol said...

Oh, Jess. This is just too cute. I love the skirt and I wish I could have seen you twirl. Although, I guess Maryn did twirl for me on skype. God has bless you with being a gifted and talented mother.

Bonnie said...

this blog is so beuatiful on so many levels, the love, the pictures, the skirts, the sacrifice...so beautiful =) You are an amazing mother!!

Drew & Erica said...

I must say Maryn has GREAT taste in patterns/designs. She will be one chic woman one day. Beautiful skirt and looks like so much fun!

Katers said...

this looks like the most delightful day ever. i'm glad to be able to be a fly on the blog to hear your thoughts about motherhood & love. thanks for sharing your heart!