Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I've lost that restless feeling...almost

So, I've made the most of my restless energy and over the last week have made 8 curtains for my living/dining room! I bought the material for these curtains about 2 years ago (yes, I am a total procrastinator) but if you know my house, you know I have a lot of different sized windows and I just couldn't come up with a good plan for the curtains. Finally, I just made a decision and went for it! I am almost finished with the last one then I have to get the curtain rods and...tada! New curtains! I hope to have a functioning camera in the next few days to post some pictures (I dropped the camera yesterday and have not been able to get it to work since...uh oh!).
When we made bonnets and skirts for the pioneer trek, I remembered how much I enjoy sewing. I used to sew a lot growing up but since I got married, have only made the occassional pair of pj pants (usually at Christmas). In addition to my curtains I also made a cute nursing cover. I was surprised at how simple it was and how cute it turned out. I plan on making more to give to friends as baby gifts and possibly sell so if you are interested in one, let me know! I will post a picture of the one I made when the camera is working!
On to the Olympics...I am seriously obsessed and I know I am not alone in this obsession. I just heard on the news that Utah has the 5th highest Olympic viewership in the country! I LOVE IT! I love the patriotism that it brings out in people, I love the spirit of a world-wide party, I love seeing the pride of the host country (who wants to go to China with me?), I love hearing the Star-Spangled Banner, I love sharing my excitement for the games with my children. I love the competition! There have been many late nights that I have spent in front of the TV, jumping up and down, tears running down my face and trying to stifle my screaming so I don't wake up the family. I don't want to go anywhere in case I might miss something (except to my parents' house because they just got a new huge TV with high-def...oh my, I love the high-def!I may be moving in with them for the next 10 days). And, I ALWAYS cry...I cried watching the American women sweep the fencing competition...hello, who watches fencing? Apparently, I do! Curtis was so cute this morning telling Sam about the swimming relay from last night when the US won by such a huge margin. He was so animated as he told about the win...that's my boy! Both Curtis and Noah are planning which sports they will be competing in during the next Olympics. Noah is going to compete in track and field AND gymnastics and Curtis wants to compete in swimming. It is so fun to see them get excited about the Olympics (although they wish it was over now so they could watch one of their shows!). Can you tell I love the Olympics? Just a tad...
I'm off to get dinner ready and then some serious prime time Olympic viewing!


Melissa said...

Love your cute new layout!

I think I'm going to hire you to teach me how to sew when the kids start school..

I have a machine, and every time I pull it out it's this hour long process of figuring out how the thread the dang bobbin.

Then I just throw it all in back in the box and say to (ahem) "heck" with it.

RLRP said...

I can't wait to see your curtains - I have been wanting to redo ours but have no idea where to start. Amen on the Olympic thing. Troy and I keep waking up with an Olympic Hangover from staying up too late the night before.

girlygirl said...

Cute blog! I love what you've done with the place!