Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Our yearly 4th of July tradition...Hillsoboro 5K Run and Parade...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010


"And amongst all of Rachel's other talents, she can sew too!"

That, my friends, is a conversation that I hope to overhear some day, but alas, I doubt it will ever come to pass.

Nothing brings me more angst and frustration than sewing. My pioneer heritage has somehow instilled the guilt within that as a mormon woman I must know how to sew and so I keep trying, but as the teddy bear that I made in my junior high home ec. class proves, I keep failing. ( I gave it to my brother for Christmas and a week later, all of the stitches had fallen out.)

So one can imagine the pride I am feeling right now to have tried again and perhaps not proven to be successful ( don't look too closely), but to not have failed too miserably either.

And Wa - La!...

Clara here is modeling the 4th of July outfit that I made her. Very simple pattern, but hey baby steps, right? The amazing thing about this project is that I did it all on my own, unlike my other projects in which I had someone holding my hand (literally) all the way. Yes, a pat on the back would be nice. ( I really need it if I'm ever going to attempt this again and since I bought enough fabric to make three more similar outfits, I'm really going to need the encouragment).