Mother's Day Tea...10 Things... and a fun new series!

Yesterday was the 1st Grade Mother's Day Tea at K's school...all of the kids in her class sang songs and told stories & then there was the sweetest slide-show at the end. It's so amazing to see how all the kids have grown since the beginning of the year. I can't believe 2nd grade is on it's way...what happened to my baby??? I feel like it was just yesterday when I dropped her off for her first day of 3-year-old preschool...people always tell me how fast the time goes...I never realized until only recently just how true that was...

Here's me with my little girl yesterday morning - I'm so proud to be her mommy...

Now, enough about that...(sniff sniff, wipe the tears away...)
Here are a few things you may not know about me...

1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat - not just sweets, not just junk food, but EVERYTHING - salad, fruit, vegetables, love love it!!! (Let's just say thank goodness that above photo is not a full body shot...;))

2. I grew up without a middle name - when I got married I changed my name to include my maiden name as my middle name.

3. Whenever I eat at a restaurant, I try to order something I've never had before and would never make at home...dangerous sometimes...

4. I love getting into a hot car in the summertime...seriously...I love it - it makes me feel secure...strange, huh?

5. All three of my kids have last names for their first names.

6. I played "Sandy" in our high school production of "Grease" - that was sooo much fun.

7. I read for at least 1/2 hour every night before I go to sleep.

8. I hoard fabric & scrapbook paper...TLC should do a show about me.

9. I love to exercise, but I rarely do it...(another reason to be thankful that the above shot is not full-body)

10. My Great-Grandmother was friends with Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of, really, she was.

So, there - now you know me just a little bit better...;)

And finally! A fun new series I hope to start early next week!!!

I just recently received a copy of Sandi Henderson's book, Sewing Bit & Pieces.

Can I just say...ummmm....WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I love Sandi - she is just an amazing designer and she seems so down to earth. Her new book is really fantastic - 35 projects to make all with FABRIC SCRAPS!!! This is a book I desperately needed - I have scraps overrunning my little crafting space - truly, they are everywhere. Sooo...this is what I want to do - in the spirit of the movie, Julie and Julia, I plan to go through all of the projects in Sandi's book and blog about them. 1 project per week (sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less) - start to finish. Some weeks I will give away the project I make &, at the end of the series, I will give away a copy of Sandi's, what do you think? Sound fun???? I think so - plus it will give me a reason to finally sit down and actually DO all of the fun projects I want to do...

Have a copy of the book & wanna do these with me? Let me know - we'll do them together and post photos of everyone's projects! Yay!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! And Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there...the world wouldn't work without you...never doubt yourselves - you're perfect.

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