Today has been such a quiet simple day. You would have never known it from the way things started out this morning, but everyone settled in within an hour or so and it has been really nice since. The kids are playing well outside. It is a beautiful day-one of the first cool days we have had really. The windows are up and there is a nice crisp breeze. My house is mostly clean except for the little everyday messes, that always makes for a nice day. Today I have determined to slow down the pace and enjoy this. I feel like the cloud that has been stuck over this house is starting to lift, I can breathe easier- like somehow the air is not as thick. Thank God for sweet days like this, I am really learning to appreciate such simple gifts.
This morning Molly and I went out for a little photo shoot so I could get some pictures of the shirt we worked on last night, but like everything else today, we went in another direction. She had a messy bed-head ponytail (I love messy little heads), and was in a silly mood (excited about the cool air) so I got some good pictures of her. She is such a beautiful girl. She reminds me of when I was a girl, like the way she enjoys sitting quietly to draw after everyone is in bed. She is so gentle and loving. I love my little lady.
The pictures below show the little pieced applique flower we worked on last night. I have needed a few quick and easy little projects to get my creative juices flowing again and this fit the bill. We plan to make Madeline one using fall colors. The little T-shirt was less than $5 at Wal-Mart and I just used scraps for the applique so overall it was a pretty quick, easy, and inexpensive project.
I have the pattern drawn out for this but I need to write out some instructions. Then it will be in the shop as a freebie. I will write those up soon...but not today, no today I will just enjoy the sound of my children's laughter coming through the windows from outside while I drink coffee and do my chores. What a sweet day God has made!