Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sick, but surprisingly productive.

My poor little Madeline is sick. She is acting fine during the day and I get my hopes up thinking I will actually get some sleep and she won't be miserable, but then somewhere between 1:30-2:30 am she wakes up. It's not pretty. It's really not. Then I have to give her a bath, and by then she is awake enough to ask for "a-rella" (Cinderella). So somewhere between 4:00- 5:00 am we fall asleep on the couch- I think I'm too old for the couch- and then Tim is ready to go around 7:30, if I'm luck he will last until 8:30. The good news is that since she feels great during the day I've been getting a lot done! Today we didn't go to church. So when I peeled myself off of the couch around 9am I started with 6 loads of laundry, got those folded and put away. Then I waded through my inbox (that thing scares me!) and got every last email in it's rightful folder. Oh, that felt so good! Next I cleaned up some, started lunch and dinner and cleaned that mess up. I love to get all my cooking done at one time! Then I started two more versions of "Miss Molly" for the cover of the pattern. I like the way they turned out. I made one all sweet and vintagey (I'm not sure that's a word, but I'm tired so just go with it. LOL!) and the other kind of funky and cutesy. I wanted to show that the pattern will work well for different styles.
The funky one is for Molly. I like the gold dotted (like dotted swiss) fabric, it adds a good texture. Well friends I'm getting sleepy, I better go finish up. Please pray for my baby. We really need some rest. Thanks mamas. ~xoxoxo, Samantha


Karen said...

those are awesome.

I hope your little one gets well soon!

Sheila said...

Poor Maddie, I hope you feel better today. Poor mama, I hope you got some sleep last night.
The dresses are so cute. I love the polka dots, and I especially like when you use a contrast for the top part. It is a very versatile pattern. I know they will sell like crazy!

Steve & Molly said...

Oh, poor little Maddie (and Mommy!)! I hope she is much better soon. I will be praying for you when I am awake in the night with my little stinker who has some really bad night time habits lately! It will help me to have a better attitude about it and think of someone else! :) Praying you get some much needed rest today! Can't believe you are so productive when you are so tired! I'm impressed! Have a good day!

Jessica B. said...

If it makes you feel better, I just pre-ordered my pattern for this dress!!! I really love it and can't wait to try it.

Hope you get some sleep- nothing makes you feel better than a good night's sleep.

Anonymous said...

o, geeze, now I'm REALLY feeling guilty!!! I did not get my dress done this weekend and I said I would! I got lots of other stuff done - gutters cleaned, back step built, doors painted, deck railing partly finished - but no dress sewn! Ok, Ok, I'm going to go home and sew it TONIGHT!!! It doesn't matter that I also didn't get any cleaning done or that the sink is full of dirty dishes from all weekend of working - I'VE GOT A DRESS TO SEW!!!! I PROMISED!! Note: I DID pick out some fabric!

The dresses so far are DARLING!! Hope you get some sleep and Maddie recovers from her Mystery night illness!!!!
from a >guilty< Sparkle

Anonymous said...

**I DID IT**I DID IT** well I'm working 11s this week so I only had 2 hours and I had to stop and talk to my son for half an hour and I was taking notes so I could do a good critique but **I DID IT**. In under 2 hours I dug some more fabric out, made the final decision, printed and traced the pattern, read - yes read - the directions, cut the pattern out and sewed the dress. I still have to hand stitch the lining down and add the trim but other than that it's DONE!

Samantha - you're a GENIUS!!!

The inverse curves fit together like a DREAM! And it is cute-cute-cute as can be!!! I will send you pics and my critique as soon as I can - hopefully later tonight!

THANKS!!! and really hope Maddie is better and managed to sleep thru the night!

CharityinAlaska said...

I don't get over here as often as I'd like, but everytime I do I am just charmed at your projects and your little girls. God blessed me with sons, and I've loved every minute, but if I had had a little girl, I would have dressed her as you do yours. That's how little girls should look! Just added you to my blog list.


Sarah Doyle said...

These are just the cutest little sundresses. We have quadruplet grandbabies (2 1/2 yrs old), and the 2 little girls would LOVE to have these dresses. Guess I'll have to find something for the 2 little boys, so they all will get something.