Saturday, April 5, 2008

Open Mic.

Hey friends! I get lots of personal email from people who read my blog and they had one (or two) burning question about this quirky mama of three that they just had to ask. I love those emails (and sometimes comments), they really make me think! Well, since I couldn't think of anything to blog about -other than the tutorials that I am behind on- I decided to have an open mic night. You know what I'm talking about, you get to ask me questions! Just leave a comment asking anything you've been wanting to know and I will answer them in the next post. I'm kinda excited! I'm always so interested in you all, I know I'm going to enjoy the questions you come up with. Oh, and about those tutorials. There has been NO sunshine for the last few days! If it wasn't raining it was cloudy. I do the videos at my kitchen table and if I don't have any sun from the french doors, they turn out so dark that you can't see good. Same with the growth pleat tutorial, but I promise as soon as the sun cooperates I will put them up. I think you are going to like this next video! I'm going to talk in it. Yep that's right, I think I am growing out of my fear of hearing my country voice on video. How do ya like that? And to prove that I'm really trying to do better I included a full length picture of me in my new skirt. A few of you asked to see the skirt on me, but to tell you the truth I did not want to put my big behind on the Internet for everyone to see. Then I thought about that speech I made about having a woman's body and not being ashamed, so here it is. Big mama's here! LOL! I'm sorry the mirror is so clucked up, it's my prized antique dresser. I don't have one clear full length in the whole house and that's just the way I like it. Let me tell you a little more about this skirt, it was my mother's tablecloth. Wanna hear the story? We were camping. It went something like this. Me: Mom, where did you get that tablecloth that's on the picnic table? It's so cute. I want to get one to make a skirt out of. Mom: "Oh it's just a piece of fabric" I secretly already knew that. hehe. "take it." Me: Oh, I don't want to take your table cloth. Mom: "I bought a bunch of fabric to use for table cloths while we are camping. I got the fabric on sale so I just got a few different prints" Me: Oh really? I want to see the other ones too! This picture is from the other night when the kids and I surprised dad with his favorite dinner. It was so cute Molly was the "waitress". She put on a dress and an apron. Helped me cook and clean the kitchen. Then when Dad called and said he was close we lit the candles and she set the table. When Dad walked in she told him where to sit, asked what he wanted too drink, took his plate for me to put food on, and took it back to him. We had so much fun! After we were all seated and Molly had blessed the food, she asked Ben with concern "Daddy, do waitresses get to eat?" It was hilarious!

11 comments:

Katie said...

What a sweet way to surprise your husband! I bet he loved the extra attention. And, I love your new skirt!

I can't think of any questions. Oh, OK. I'm about to homeschool. We're starting next year. So, tell me your favorite thing and least-favorite thing about homeschooling. Plus any advice you might like to add. How's that?

Coming Along Nicely said...

oh please, honey! If your a big girl then I'm an elephant. You're beautiful!

Cindy said...

Ok Samantha I'm in.....I want to know two things. What process do you use to draft patterns and how did you learn? Ok, one more....how did you learn french heirloom sewing? Your sewing is always so beautiful. I have been teaching myself pattern drafting for awhile now....and I love it. It is addicting. And I've taught myself heirloom sewing out of books. I love to hear how others learn things. I'm just curious by nature.

Karen said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Love the new skirt. And remember, we all have a "woman's body", especially after popping out three gorgeous kids. I just made my first skirt for myself from Sew What Skirts. I was thrilled to finally make something that fits!

For what it's worth I think you look great and your "country voice" is lovely. There is such a calm gentleness in a Southern accent.

Lady_MSnow said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful waitress. Did you leave her a nice tip? ;) The skirt looks wonderful to. Did you use a pattern or draft it yourself?

Anonymous said...

You often talk about being "green" and thrifty. Do you have any words of wisdom for heirloom sewing on a budget? Most of the materials and patterns needed seem to be so expensive.

Karen

Megh said...

I love your blog. I love the shirt your daughter made and the video too! So sweet! I'd also be interested in learning how you draft patterns, and any sewing techniques you'd like to share, because I tried to make a little dress with no pattern for my two year old and it was a sorry sight. It's so nice that your children are growing up with the opportunity to learn to sew and crochet- I wish I had been doing this all my life instead of for a couple years. I get so frustrated with myself, learning all this stuff!

Paula said...

I just found your blog and I love it, especially the sweet video of your daughter and her shirt. I love your accents!

Sheila said...

I've asked you this before Samantha, do you ever sleep? You seem to get so much accomplished. Where in your house is your sewing machine/room? Do you have unfinished projects that didn't turn out how you wanted?(please say yes so I don't fell like a complete failure). If you weren't a wonderful stay at home mom, what career would you be in? xo

Linda S. said...

Thank you, Samantha, for both your visit to and your kind words about my blog... I must say I have enjoyed you blog also. The pink crocheted edging makes my heart melt...grin

Anonymous said...

I have some questions! :-)
- How did you get started with heirloom sewing? Your creations are beautiful.
You seem to be such a calm, down-to-earth, and fun mom on your blog... what are your top 3 mommy tips?
And because we answered these in our home group tonight...
- What would you do with a million dollars if you had a week to spend it, anything left would be gone?
- What's the best gift you ever gave?