Happy Father’s Day George!

Really this is another sewing post disguised as a post about Father’s Day. Because I made George a shirt for Father’s Day, and gave it to him early because I was excited that I made a complicated shirt with buttons and a collar and stuff. (It’s Kwik Sew 3484.) Next time I think I’ll make the view that looks more like a bowling shirt, with the contrasting panels.

Anyway, he likes it. So yay!

Tardis print, next to the Tardis at the pub.

A few other pics of George and the boys, just because.


Summer so far

It’s the start of the second full week of summer break, and finally I have some peace and quiet! Ahhhh. I told the boys they could have a couple of weeks at home before camp started, and so they don’t start that officially until next week, but the fitness center near our house has a camp that allows drop-ins and this week’s theme is World Cup so I brought them there today.

We haven’t done a whole lot, really. I took a few days off last week so we could hang out, but one of the days was spent on set (ARE WE NOT FANCY?) while two of the boys filmed a scene for Claws (watch episode 3 in a few weeks!) and the other two days were pretty lazy, spent at home or at the pool. Not the worst thing in the world.


Yesterday, Oliver and I had a little day to ourselves and went to an escape room and saved the world from nuclear annihilation. You’re welcome!


We also had beignets. Look, saving the world requires carbs, and lots of ’em.


I’ve also been sewing. Mostly stuff for other people. Hats and gifts for certain nieces who had birthdays last month. Will post pictures after they receive them. (It’s not so much that I’m very late with their gifts, but it took a while to find juuuuust the right fabric, and believe me, it was worth the wait!)

Grandee’s LSU hat:


The boys have also started summer soccer, which is pretty intense. I think it’ll be good for them, as long as they don’t have heat stroke. They’re the youngest kids there, but as I’ve told them, playing with better kids will only make them better. And I ordered my canopy chair like the one in the picture. Woo!


Well, that’s about it for now. A busy week coming up. Soccer of course, and we’re going to a double feature of Incredibles on Wednesday night, plus the dentist YAY, and I’m getting a haircut on Friday and oh just all sorts of fun stuff. Oh, and next week I’ll be heading to Portland for work. There are lots of fabric stores in Portland, you know. 😀

Wrapping up Me Made May 2018

I did it! Every day in May, I wore something I made. Now, granted, near the end of the month, I didn’t post to Instagram every day because I was sick of taking pictures of myself in the same clothes I’d already posted 15 times before. (Always clean. I do a lot of laundry.)

So here’s how I rounded out the month:

May 22: The striped P4P shirt:

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Last day of Fourth grade!

I cannot believe how fast this year went. I mean, this year really went by in a flash. Even the boys thought so. I think partially because they rode the bus and partially because third grade went at a snail’s pace because of whooping cough. But I am already predicting that fifth grade is going to go by even faster because my sabbatical starts in December, so by the time that’s done in March the year will be practically over and OMG MY BABIES ARE ALMOST IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

First day:

Last day:

Okay, they don’t look that different, except for their hair.

At the bus stop with the girls:

Mary Catherine was excited on the first day about the bus, today was my turn to show my excitement:

Our golden steed, driven by our knight in shining armor, Mr. C…

On to fifth (!!!) grade!

25 year reunion!

It’s getting to be overwhelming but if I put it off much longer, I’ll just never do it. So I’ll just do it.

The most important thing was my 25th high school reunion, which I already posted a little bit about in my last post, since I wore a bunch of clothes I made to it. But it was more than just showing off my sewing prowess, believe it or not. Getting to hang out in Natchitoches (Na-ka-tish, duh) brings back such fond memories and of course getting to see friends I hardly ever see is so great.

I wish I’d taken more pictures, though. So let me give a quick (?) recap.

Friday, Ren and I drove up, somehow managing to miss major rains and flooding in New Orleans, but not missing the police officer waiting for me to do 51 in a 35 in a small town near Bunkie. (“Let’s take the scenic route,” said Ren. “It’ll be nice,” said Ren.) Continue reading

Me Made May – week 3!

I’m a few days late with this post, only because the first part of the week was so busy with various anniversaries of births and deaths. (Quite the roller coaster of emotions.)

Anyway, here we go!

May 15: Plaid Cashmerette Springfield

May 16: Went shoe shopping in my Cashmerette Washington.


May 17: Exhausted in my (wait for it…) Cashmerette Concord (I swear I’m working on another color!) Continue reading

It’s been twenty years

Today marks twenty years since my dad died. Instead of posting the same old pictures for the, well, twentieth time, I dug through my boxes of pictures to find some new ones. And if you want to read more about my dad and what an awesome guy he was, this post about the annual golf tournament that Blue Cross still holds annually in his memory is a good read.

Now that’s a handsome dude.
Coolest family on Earth.

I like how these pictures are basically the same, just a few years apart.

Man, was THAT ever a great first day of school outfit! And perm. Oof. The 80s were not kind.
This must’ve been around late 95 or so, judging by my “Rachel”. (Also it was my brother and SIL’s engagement party.)

I sure did love my Daddy.

I also wrote about him here, here, and here.