Tuesday, September 14, 2010


A little bit of sewing...
Here's Jacob with his new pillow case. This one is from that pattern where you put all the parts together and then stuff the whole thing into the cuff, sew that down, pull it right side out and tada! A pillow case. Was that totally confusing? I have made quite a few of them, but it has been a while and thought I better get his done before I forgot how. But it all came back to me and I whipped it up in no time. And kids love new pillow cases. Jacob said this one was "pretty much awesome."
Of course, he isn't much of a kid anymore. He'll be 18 in the Spring. He works for a construction company a few days a week and seems to like it. He does all sorts of work- drywall, windows, ditchdigging, painting and cement work. He really is a good guy and he loves all things coffee. He would love to open his own coffee shop. He has even some really great expresso soap. He would make a good shop owner as he is very personable. More naturally outgoing than our two older sons. Used to drive me crazy how he would talk to everyone- he was that baby in the buggy at the grcoery store that would wave you down and always say, "Hi!" Took me hours to get done with my shopping as he charmed his way through the store. I rather like that quality in him now.
Well, I am off to help Sandy organize her fabric cupboards. I am really looking forward to seeing what she has in there. I made us a nice lunch of poppyseed chicken casserole. We plan on spending the day "working." I can hardly wait to get started. Have agreat day!

5 comments:

Peni said...

I was thinking the same thing about making pillowcases just yesterday...wonder if I remember how???? I think the guy holding that one is pretty much awesome, too. God bless him.

teelduo said...

Oh it's so HIM!!! LOL

Have fun with Sandy and I am sure whe will be sending stuff home with you. LOL

Julie in the Barn said...

My goodness, you have been a busy gal. I've been in a clean up the scraps mode and have made a zillion blocks for future projects, including a new stack of crumb blocks. I've been eyeballing that soot & ashes...just may join in on that one. Have never made a pillow case.....yet.

Isobel said...

Can't believe he is that old already. What a handsome young man.

Darcie said...

Can that guy get any more handsome?!? ;-) Yes...I know the answer.

I love that he's so into coffee. I wish him well. I just know that he's got the drive and the ambition and the talents and the family support to do whatever his caffeinated heart desires!!! "And that's a fact." (ala Lily Tomlin)

Love and hugs to all!