Sunday, October 31, 2010

For the cabin...

...curtains for the windows. I actually sewed these up before Roy was born and I'm only now getting around to posting pictures. For many months...lets just say a really long time, Jay had been asking me to get curtains for the windows in our little cabin because he didn't want me being home alone and just anybody being able to walk up and look in the window. I kept trying and trying to get them cut out and sewn up but something always came up, I'd plan a day to work on them and I wouldn't feel well or I needed to clean the very messy house (its amazing how dirty such a small place can get in such a little amount of time.) and curtains were down lower on the list than dishes and so on and so forth. Anyways...finally I just made time and after scrubbing the cabin floor I laid out the fabric and carefully measured out sections and they came out too short for the windows, after debating it and trying many different things, I finally tried doing ruffles along the bottom and I think they turned out very nicely. No pattern was used, just lots of measuring and careful sewing! :-) (It took me over an hour which was a little depressing since curtains are such a simple thing one would think.;-) are pictures:
With the curtains shut. Now I just need tiebacks which I have yet to make, they are going to be leather braids. :-)
I love the view! After its snowed the mountains look especially beautiful!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Why I love my husband so much.....

Caution. Sappy post! :-)

It was not long after we’d found out I was pregnant and the morning sickness was still really bad, Jay had gone to work that day really early and I was home in bed, feeling sick and rather miserable. When I talked to Jay on the phone he said he would try to get off work early and come home and fix me something that hopefully I would be able to eat, which even though it didn’t sound very good, I still was touched that he was willing to try since my eating habits had been so odd I’m sure he had wondered about my sanity a couple times. I mean, who eats microwave popcorn four to six times a day or pears for breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea time, dinner and bedtime snack? Or canned chili for endless meals? Apparently a pregnant lady with serious cravings does. ;-) Anyways, to get back to what this story is all about, my husband could tell when talking to me on the phone that I needed some cheering up, serious cheering up. So when he came home he had a surprise for me, a little jewelry box with a gold necklace with hearts and leaves in the delicate chain. Now, my husband is not a jewelry type of person so for him to go to the jewelry store and pick something out for me made his gift all the more precious and all the more thoughtful since he knew it was something I’d like and I enjoy wearing it even more because of it. So, dear readers that is only one of the many reasons I love my Man so much. His thoughtfulness is amazing and I still wonder what I did to deserve such a guy!